Professor Thomas Mitchell gave a lecture at the University of Barcelona

Last February 15th WOP-P  students from Barcelona attended  a conference of Thomas Mitchell PhD, Associate Professor, Industrial & Organisational Psychologist @Division of Applied Behavioural Sciences I-O program (University of Baltimore): “The Changing Global Workforce: Implications for WOP-P master’s programs in Spain and the US”

Conference of Professor Itamar Rogovsky in the University of Barcelona

Last week WOP-P  students from Barcelona attended a conference of Professor Itamar Rogovsky; world referent in the area of Organisational Development and Change Management.

Itamar Rogovsky is at the Atlantic International University (AIU)  and Senior Professor at the Bar-llan Univesity.

Professors Ron Landis and Jennifer Miller (Ilinois Institute of Technology) gives seminars at University of Valencia

Professors Ron Landis and Jennifer Miller (Illinois Institute of Technology) gives seminars at University of Valencia:

Entrepreneurship: 

Jeniffer Miller. December 13th, from 3 pm to 7 pm. Room: “Salón de Grados”

This will be a hands-on seminar that includes an overview of using the canvas model to frame the development of business. We will work through examples of well-known companies to illustrate the key components of the canvas model and will then have students use the model to create a business of their own. In addition, we will provide an opportunity at the end of the session to engage with students who have specific questions about creating their own company.

Metanalysis:

Ron Landis. December 17th and 18th, from 4 pm to 7 pm. Room: “Sala de Juntas”

The overall objectives of this seminar are to (a) provide exposure to the theoretical and applied literature on meta-analysis, and (b) develop skills in critiquing and conducting meta-analyses. We will focus on specifying problems and theory in students’ areas of interest, the sampling of studies, computing study effects, examining statistical significance within and across studies, examining moderation, and interpreting and reporting study results. The course will heavily emphasize running the fundamental analyses and there will be significant opportunities for practice. All analyses will be run using R.

Social Network Analysis:

Jeniffer Miller. December 19th, starting at 4 pm. Room: “Sala de Juntas”

Social networks have applications across a variety of contexts including organizational settings. The purpose of this seminar is to introduce students to social network analysis with the goal of providing a conceptual foundation for thinking about how network analysis can be used for research in organizations. The course also introduces students to basic terms and concepts in relation to the analytic framework. In particular, we will focus on different kinds of networks and use data to generate graphs and figures describing the networks.

María Moura conference on Organizational change: multiculturalism, diversity and global thinking at the University of Coimbra

María Moura (WOP-P Master Alumni) who is HR Generalist at Companeo Portugal, an important French multinational, was invited to give a video conference on the topic: Organizational change: multiculturalism, diversity and global thinking (including the capacity to interact with other frameworks, manage local cultural realities by considering global trends, and work in international contexts). 

This conference was organized by the University of Coimbra (13/12/2018) within the main subject of Intervention in Organizations for the 2nd year students to learn how companies deal with and manage these issues in practice and in an increasingly global, diverse and multicultural world.

The Erasmus Mundus Master in WOP-P has been recognised as a success story (2018) by the European Commission

The Erasmus Mundus Master in WOP-P has been recognised as a success story (2018) by the European Commission:

It has been one of the seven international programmes with this recognition.

Congratulations to the WOP-P Community!

“The Master in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (WOP-P) aims to provide excellent experts in WOP-P for the enduring and new challenges and demands of workers, enterprises, public and third sector, social agents, and the society. To this end, the WOP-P Master: a) trains competencies related to both performance and well-being of individual employees, work-units, and organizations; b) offers a rigorous preparation of WOP Psychologists following the Scientist-Practitioner Model; c) develops an integrated program in order to stimulate the joint diploma in WOP-P and the recognition of the diploma across European countries, as well as the dialogue between Europe and other parts of the world; and d) promote students’ career development and their opportunities in professional and research settings (doctoral programmes).”

See the full text and more information at:

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-project-details/#project/2011-0157

Students participated in the last Coordinating Meeting of the Master, Bologna November 2018

During the periodic meeting of the WOP Master’s Coordination Committee, held in Cécena on 6 and 7 November, representatives of the students were present. Maha Yomn Sbaa and Guido Martinolli, both first and second-year students respectively had the opportunity to attend the presentation and treatment of topics that are of interest to the master’s students. He has also had the opportunity to convey his concerns and ask questions to the Coordinating Committee. These practices of student participation in such meetings are common and are very appreciated by both students and Coordinators.

Collaboration between the “Erasmus Mundus WOP-P Master” and “Escola Gavina”, Valencia, Spain.

On 16th November 2018, the students of the first year of the WOP-P Master visited “Escola Gavina” school as part of the training program at the Organizational Psychology classes. One of the objectives of the course “Organizational Psychology and Organizational behaviour” is “To analyze inter-organizational relationships and organizations in a network, with a stakeholder multicultural approach”. In order to achieve this objective, a partnership has been developed between the Master WOP-P and “Escola Gavina”. Escola Gavina is an education cooperative, formed by teachers and administration and services’ staff that shares an educational project with the students’ families. Nowadays it is a small school of three hundred and fifty students, from 3 to 16 years old. However, it is a centre of reference in the Valencian educational world.

During their visit to the school, WOP-P Master’s students had the opportunity to interview some of the members of the managerial board and the rector council of the cooperative about the organizational characteristics of the cooperative and its network of organizational relationships. In turn, WOP-P students were interviewed by students at the last year of secondary education (4th grade ESO) about their career paths and studying abroad.

Both parts of this inter-organizational collaboration are very satisfied with the results and willing to look forward to further collaborations.
We would also thank Escola Gavina and their managerial board for their kind and warm reception.

 

Professor Danielle Teixeira Tavares Monteiro from Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, gives a conference at University of Coimbra

 

On October 17, 2018, Professor Carla Carvalho, responsible for the curricular unit – Psychology and Quality of Life at Work, 1st year of the European Masters, invited Professor Danielle Teixeira Tavares Monteiro, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais ( PUC-MG), Brazil for a conference whose theme was the description of an Intervention process in occupational health psychology that the said teacher performed in an organization of the Brazilian state.

The objective of this intervention was to improve the quality of life at work. This was followed by a debate with the 1st year students of the European Masters, from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra. This event was a great and valid contribution to the enrichment of the knowledge of the students of this master’s degree.