Closing session of the 10th Edition of the Master WOP-P in Barcelona and Valencia.

On the 6th of July, the University of Barcelona celebrated the closing session of the 10th edition of WOP-P Master. In such special occasion we counted with the participation of PhD Dolores Sánchez (Vice-rector of Academic Organisation) and PhD Joan Sansa (Vice-dean of Academic Affairs and Students), plus speeches of PhD Marina Romeo (Internal Coordinator WOP-P Master), PhD Días de Quíjano (Former Internal Coordinator WOP-P Master) and Mr. Isaac Lorigados  (Alumni).
Also, a Master Class was developed by Mr Albert Soria (Head of Human Resources at CaixaBank)

 

 

A few days later, (July 11), the University of Barcelona celebrated the closing session of the 10th edition of WOP-P Master, after two intensive days of presentations of the master theses.

Professors José Ramos, Vicente Martínez, Vicente González and Isabel Rodríguez presided over the ceremony and spoke a few words; also, five students: Tessa, Sonja, Mitra, Kamilla, and Lilia had the opportunity to take the stage to deliver an emotional farewell speech.

Third official WOP-P Convention was held in Valencia, Spain. May 13th & 14th, 2017.

 

On May 13th & 14th, 2017, the third official WOP-P Convention was held in Valencia, Spain. This year’s event attracted more WOPPies than ever before: more than 50 international professionals, students and researchers from the field of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology joined together in avid discussions on the spiciest trends in the world of HR.
True to the Convention motto “Bridging Science and Practice”, current organizational tendencies such as agile project management, gender equality and evidence-based management were highlighted from a comprehensive scientist-practitioner perspective. Following a day of interactive keynote and workshop sessions, fruitful discussions in the scientist-practitioner market place and intense knowledge exchange, WOPPies ended the day socializing and networking at the convention dinner and a fun day at the beach!
We are stoked and proud the Convention has been such a success and are looking forward to seeing even more WOPPies, and WOP-P friends and family at the next event!
For more impressions and information on the Convention program, please visit www.woppconvention.com.

Social Hour organized by WOPP Master at EAWOP Congress

To celebrate its 10th edition and the new funding approved by European Commission,  WOPP Master organized a Social Hour, during the Congress organized by European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), held in Dublin, Ireland, between 17th  to 20th  of May.

The Social Hour started with few words of Prof. José María Peiró, the coordinator of the first two generations of the master (2006 -2011; 2012 – 2017) and Prof. Vicente  Martínez-Tur, the coordinator of the next generation of the master (2017 – 2022). It continued with the visualization of the video created by the consortium, which includes the testimony of WOPP students and alumni and with few words from Rita Chiesa, the new coordinator from the University of Bologna. The celebration ended with drinks and possibility to socialize and share experiences and memories from the master.

At this event, the master counted with the participation of more than 30 people: students and alumni from different editions, starting with the first one in 2006, professors from all the universities part of a consortium, but also participants in the EAWOP Congress that were interested in the master and its content.

Prof. Marta Alves from the University of Beira Interior in Portugal on “Definition, operationalization and measure of group-level constructs. The construction of the workgroup socio-affective interdependence scale (WSAIS)”; and “Social network analysis”

Prof. Marta Alves from the University of Beira Interior in Portugal also a professor at the Erasmus Mundus Masters in Coimbra. Gave two seminars on Teamwork, scale´s validation at the collective level, and Social Network Analysis. In addition, she worked on the research project “The incidence of subgroups and emotional competencies in the welfare and performance of virtual teams” (VITEM) with Virginia Orengo and Ana Zornoza as MIs.

Session 1: May 23: “Definition, operationalization and measure of group-level constructs. The construction of the workgroup socio-affective interdependence scale (WSAIS).”

Session 2: May 25: “The social network analysis as a methodology of assessing interdependence relations in workgroups/teams.

CV: Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology and Education of University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal. Coordinator of Master of Clinical and Health Psychology at University of Beira Interior between 2013 and 2015. Director of Department of Psychology and Education (University of Beira Interior) since 2015. Researcher at NECE – Research Center in Business Sciences (University of Beira Interior). Collaborator of Erasmus Mundus in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology (WOP-P) as supervisor of Master Thesis (University of Coimbra, Portugal). PhD degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of Coimbra (Portugal). Master degree in Social and Organizational Psychology from ISCTE- University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal). Current research interests include Social Psychology and Applied Social Psychology (Group Dynamics, Social Network Analysis and Community Psychology). Author and co-author of scientific papers published in books and journals. Member of international research project teams.

Prof. Jacobus Piennar (Umeå University) at University of Barcelona. Conference introducing burnout, occupational stress and suicide ideation in the South African Police Service.

The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology – WOP-P (Barcelona University) was honoured to present on Friday 21st of April a conference of PhD. Jaco Piennar.

Jaco Piennar, Senior lecturer at Department of Psychology at Umea
University. The conference introduced burnout, occupational stress and
suicide ideation in the South African Police Service providing and extensive overview on this specific topic.

Professor Briner gave a course on “The State of Art” during the Winter School “Robert Roe & Bernhard Wilpert” (Joint Intensive Learning Unit).

 

Professor Robert Briner visited the University of Valencia with the aim of participating in teaching activities in the Erasmus Mundus Master in Work Psychology, Organizations and Human Resources. Professor Briner gave a course on “The State of Art” to the students of second of the master during the Winter School “Robert Roe & Bernhard Wilpert” (Joint Intensive Learning Unit). The course focused on developing the skills and skills needed to develop a state of art on a specific intervention topic in the field of Work Psychology.

The course focused on developing the skills and abilities needed to develop a state of art on a specific intervention topic in the field of Work Psychology, Organizations and Human Resources. It was delivered with a participatory methodology in which the students developed various tasks, both in group and individually. Also, Professor Briner carried out mentoring and individual counselling activities with those students who required it.

All the activities have been supported by a grant from Banco Santander BS and Vicerectorate for Postgraduate Studies.

The 10th edition of Winter School Robert Roe – Bernhard Willpert

The 10th edition of Winter School Robert Roe – Bernhard Willpert From the 20th February to 4th March, the Gandia International Centre (CIG-UV) is hosting 56 students from 24 countries, for the classroom phase of the 10th edition of the Winter School “Robert Roe – Bernhard Wilpert”.

The Winter School is part of the training organized for the Master Erasmus +: Erasmus Mundus in Work, Organizations and Personnel Psychology (https://www.erasmuswop.org/), taught in the consortium of five European universities (Barcelona, Bologna, Coimbra, Paris-Descartes and Valencia). A dedicated team of professors from the School of Psychology and the research institute of the University of Valencia – IDOCAL coordinates the Winter School.

This year besides hosting students from the five WOP-P Consortium universities, and two collaborating Universities University of Guelph (Canada) and University of Brasilia (Brazil), we also have participants from various American Universities such as the University of Baltimore, University of Colorado and Florida Institute of Technology.

This intensive joint learning takes place in three stages: First, Virtual Teamworking where students work in teams of 4-5 international members virtually to deliver assignments. Second, Intensive Residential Phase where participants congregate at Gandia International Centre for series of workshops and lectures. Lastly, Integration where participants work independently with the support of the online platform (virtual classroom) of the University of Valencia.

The training team comprised of leading researchers, academians and practitioners in the field of Work, Organization and Personnel Psychology. They include Rob Briner (University of Bath, UK), Dirk Steiner (University of Nice, France), David Guest (King’s College, University of London, U.K.), Eric Andriessen (University of Delft, The Netherlands), Vincent Rogard (Université Paris Descartes, France) Fred Zijlstra (Maastricht University, The Netherlands), Ana Cristina Costa (Brunel Business School, U.K.) Leonor Pais (University of Coimbra, Portugal), Neil Anderson (Brunel Business School, U.K.) Vicente González Romà (University of Valencia, Spain), Salvatore Zappalà (University of Bologna, Italy).

The Winter School was made possible with the coordination of Professors from the University of Valencia – Professor J.M Peiro, Carolina Moliner, and Esther Gracia with the support of Jorge Magdaleno and Nia Djourova; and the University of Bologna – Professor Salvatore Zappalà and the University of Coimbra – Profesor Leonor Pais.

Updating-improving the WOP-P Master: 7th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP THEME: “THE NEW FACE OF THE WOP-P EMJMD”

The WOP-P Master has received the support of the European Commission to continue as an excellent Master programme and to implement three additional intakes (2017-2019; 2018-2020; and 2019-2021). It implies relevant changes related to the contents, the issuing of diplomas, the composition of the Consortium, the distribution of grants, etc. To analyze the implications of these changes and improving-updating the contents, examination criteria, administrative aspects, and other issues, coordinators, teachers, and administrative staff met in Gandía (Spain) for three days: 6-8 March 2017. Their main objectives were:

  • To share the new aspects of the WOP-P Master
  • To incorporate emergent topics and approaches in the syllabi of the courses
  • To share and update-improve training methodologies and activities, focusing the attention on the active role of the student and learning-by-doing
  • To share and delimitate the critical administrative-technical procedures related to the new version of the Master
  • To celebrate the completion of the 10th Edition of the EM Master in WOP-P