EAWOP Impact Incubator

This major initiative by EAWOP focusses on the need for WOP to make a real difference in the world and this half-day grouping of fascinating sessions starts off with presentations on the theme What is the EAWOP Impact Incubator and our role? from Annemarie Hiemstra (EAWOP President) and an update by Ros Searle on strategic goals and what has already been achieved.


There follows a short presentation/workshop led by Jo Silvester, Creating and sustaining impact from Work & Organisational Psychology Science, which showcases how to build on research and to create impact.


Then a symposium on Decent Work vs. Precarity features leading WoP scientists in the field (Stuart Carr, Ishbel McWha-Hermann, Christian Seubert, Donald Truxillo, Ines Meyer and Deirdre O’Shea). These scientists are contributors to a forthcoming SIOP Frontiers handbook on Precarious Work and in this session, they outline their contribution and some next steps for work psychology and policy makers.


The next contribution is a panel discussion on Threats and Securities which will focus on Counterproductive Work Behaviours and will feature leading scientist in the field (Roberta Fida, Michael Knoll, Rosalind Searle, Karen Niven and Ivana Vranjes) in conversation to consider what has been achieved regarding reducing risks for individuals and organisations.


A second panel gives further scope for discussion and answering questions on the topic Improving Migration and Refugee Integration.  This is a global topic facing the world – forced and economic migration and how to better integrate people and through a set of short presentations, leading scholars in the area of careers and migration will outline the contributions work psychology can make to help better support those needing to permanently or temporarily settle. Ute-Christine Klehe, Katja Wehrle, Jelena Zikic, and Rosalind Searle will feature, and they will also be introducing a new Human Security animation outlining the significance of work.


This superb set of integrated sessions culminates in a World Café - Getting Involved opportunity to examine different questions posed on each table to develop insight into how to build the Impact Incubator. Table leaders will be Jo Silvester, Roberta Fida, Ishbel McWha-Hermann, Ute-Christine Klehe, Michael Knoll and Stuart Carr.

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