Invited Symposium - AOP-Policy Matters: How To Influence And Create Change In Policy

What:
Invited Symposium
When:
Friday May 19   04:15 PM to 05:45 PM (1 hour 30 minutes)
Where:
Elan Theatre
Discussion:
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EAWOP 2017 Scientist-Practitioner Collaborative Symposium
 
Policy matters: How to influence and create change in policy?
17th – 20th May 2017
 
Chair Prof. Rosalind Searle, Coventry University, Coventry, West Midlands, UK
Email: Rosalind.searle@coventry.ac.uk
 
Integrated summary
There is a growing recognition for the need for Psychologists to both aspire to, and achieve the same levels of significance and influence as that of economists. The formation of the EAWOP and EFPA Standing Working group on I/O Psychology with its attention on policy impact, and the both the Alliances of Organisational Psychology and SIOP white paper series are each steps on the right path. This panel draws together those with distinct insight and experiences on how to be more effectively in engaging and communicating with key stakeholders, and how to actually achieve policy change.
We commence with insights from Dr. Tor Levin Hofgaard, President of the Norwegian Psychological Association, on How to bridge the different universes of science and policy makers followed by an input from Douglas Bilton, (UK’s Professional Standards Authority) for a perspective of what matters to regulators and how work psychology can help them. Prof. Ritsa Fotinatos-Ventouratos from American University in Greece will then reflect in the Economic Crisis and psychological inputs. Finally Christine Hamilton/Rosalind Searle will consider policy influence and capacity building efforts in the UK and internationally through examples of white papers including BPS DOP’s “Implementing Culture Change within the NHS: Contributions from Occupational Psychology” and Alliances for organizational Psychology’s white paper series. We then have questions and further discussion.
Following these inputs there will then be a discussion and question time about these rich and important matters for our profession to consider and become more effective at. 
Organisation of the session
This panel will involve individual inputs (12 min), then general audience participation and questions facilitated by the chair (30 min).
Expected Audience: > 60 persons
 

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