Human management, Hidden Insights and the British Psychological Society

We’re delighted to be sharing a platform with Dr Joanna Wilde on 3rd June at the British Psychological Society’s training centre in London.  We are running a CPD-accredited workshop for practitioners, to demonstrate a practical, evidence-based approach to human management and leadership.

The workshop

It’s an interactive event for leaders, psychologists and organisational design and development specialists.  It shows how to use the positive deviance approach to improve productivity, engagement and well-being in organisations. Click here for the programme, and to book directly with the BPS.

What you will learn about human management

Positive deviance underpins the Hidden Insights way  of working.  It is an inclusive problem-solving method that is based on group coaching. It engages people at all levels in solving their own challenges quickly and within existing systems and resources.  It uncovers and builds on what works and optimises relationships with colleagues, customers and stakeholders.  It’s a very humane and constructive way of working – yet challenges poor practice and negative beliefs.

Joanna connects the approach back to psychological theory.  We’ll be featuring UK case studies run by Hidden Insights, other global examples and introducing some useful group discovery and problem-solving techniques.

Dr Joanna Wilde

Joanna  is on the BPS Board and Governance effectiveness working party.  She co-ordinated the Society’s input to the Francis Report about whJoanna Wilde (1)istle-blowing in the NHS.  She is also on the board of directors for the Council for Work and Health, representing the psychological aspects of well-being and employer involvement  as part of the wider Council agenda.

She is a passionate advocate of human-centred ways to apply evidence and practice know-how to improve well-being and organisational prosperity.

She has recently launched her book on the Social Psychology of Organizations, featuring some controversial views on the potentially toxic impact of performance management and team-building, as well as positive strategies and interventions for improving well-being at work.

She has had 25 years experience in corporate organisational development roles with British Airways, Hewlett Packard, Rio Tinto and Unisys.  She is an Industrial Fellow of Aston University and a director of the Navigate Organization.

For more information about the workshop, and to book directly with the BPS, click here.


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