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    Telling stories about the developing to your best potential: an interactive workshop on transitions from MSc to the grown up world of OP

    Neale, L.F. and McDowall, Almuth (2014) Telling stories about the developing to your best potential: an interactive workshop on transitions from MSc to the grown up world of OP. In: Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, 2014, Brighton. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The work of the 8 areas project board is showing that the DOP should be more proactive at engaging with education providers and current students as well as recent graduates. This workshop will address this by engaging attendees in an interactive session to record positive experiences and highlights to feed into a best practice guide drawing on the principles of ‘Feed Forward’ (Kluger & Nir, 2006, McDowall et al., submitted) in small group work. Feedforward is a strength focused way of structuring interviews and conversations to allow participants to reflect on positive experiences, the emotions and conditions facilitated with these, and reflections on what the implications are for future goals. Such an approach to facilitation will give participants the opportunity to reflect on positive experiences and experience strengths-focused facilitation first hand, as well as actively contributing to best practice. In the second half of the workshop, we will present delegates with key summaries of data gathered from a recent DOP survey of recent graduates and current students and subsequent focus group. We will present delegates with challenges offered in the data, such as the need to balance core OP skills and professional skills within a one year curriculum, and work towards joint recommendations to address these. Objectives The objectives are to: a) Engage current MSc students and recent graduates and proactively seek their input into current DOP activities b) Use a future oriented and positively valanced approach to understanding relevant experiences c) Draw up recommendations for best practice d) Convene a fun and stimulating session which will give participants first hand experience of using ‘feedforward’ in a group setting.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2016 16:49
    Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 17:29
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14262

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