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

Prof. Marc van Veldhoven from Tilburg University, will give a seminar at the Univerity of Valencia: “Connecting Work Psychology to Strategic Human Resource Management”

Marc van Veldhoven is the chairman of the department of Human resource studies at Tilburg University. He was a practitioner in occupational health care for 15 years before coming to academia in 2002. His main interest is in building bridges between work psychology and strategic HRM. He has numerous publications on applied psychology, HRM and occupational health., and is on the editorial boards of JOOP, Human Relations, and EJWOP.

(8, February 2017. 9:30)

The seminar in two parts: “Connecting Work Psychology to Strategic Human Resource Management” focuses on questions like:

  • An overview of existing research at the interface of Work Psychology and Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Reflection upon 3 directions for future research in the area: complex trade-offs, strategic context, and the active employee
  • Integration of individual and organizational level processes into HRM research: methodological, conceptual and theoretical challenges.

 

 

Prof. Roya Ayman, PhD will give a seminar at the Univerity of Valencia: “Gender’s role in leadership effectiveness and implication for leadership development”

 

Roya Ayman is a Psychology Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology with more than 30 of experience in research topics such as leadership, gender and culture. She coauthored a book on Leadership Theory and Research and she also specialises in training,     mentoring  &  coaching, change management  and  organizational assessment at both public and private entities.

(6, February 2017. 12:00)

The seminar   “Gender’s role in leadership effectiveness and implication for leadership development”   focuses on questions like:

  • How men and women differ in their leadership?
  • How do men and women’s leadership behaviours relate to effectiveness across conditions?
  • How can we develop and empower men and women to become leaders?

 

 

Pia Helen Kampf has been awarded with the “Master Tesis Award” from the Global Conference on Work Psychology and Human Resources.

Pia Helen Kampf: “Linking team clan culture and team climate for organizational support: the role of leader-member exchange quality” has been awarded with the Master Tesis Award from the Global Conference on Work Psychology and Human Resources at a meeting held last October 31, at the Spanish Psychologists Association (COP).

The ceremony took place on Friday, November 25, during the IV Conference on Occupational Psychology, Organizations and Human Resources.

Andrea Ghiselli has been awarded with the “Master Tesis Award” from the Global Conference on Work Psychology and Human Resources.

Andrea Ghiselli: “Social networking: a case study about knowledge sharing and collective efficacy in the Italian real estate marketing” has been awarded with the “Master Tesis Award” from the Global Conference on Work Psychology and Human Resources at a meeting held last October 31, at the Spanish Psychologists Association (COP).

The ceremony took place on Friday, November 25, during the IV Conference on Occupational Psychology, Organizations and Human Resources.