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February 15, 2012 | Volume 6 | Number 2
February 15, 2012
Review the listings below to find conferences and other events to help you build a healthy and productive work environment. Events come from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, human resources, health promotion and employee benefits.
Listings are provided for informational purposes only. Unless otherwise indicated, inclusion of an event does not reflect endorsement or sponsorship by the American Psychological Association, APA Practice Organization or the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program.
February 14-29, 2012 • Online
If you love your job, tell us about it. The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program will be featuring submissions throughout the month on our website and social media pages. At the end of February, we’ll select and recognize our three favorite submissions. If your entry is selected, you’ll receive some delicious treats at your office to share with your co-workers! It’s our way of helping you spread the love!
February 23-26, 2012 • Charleston, SC
SPIM is made up of psychologists who work in a wide array of corporations and organizations. Between 80 – 100 members attend the annual meeting, mainly doctoral level psychologists interested in management and leadership and serving in management, consulting, academic or corporate positions. The conference theme is “Refocus, Inspire, Innovate: Leadership as Science and Art.”
March 2-6, 2012 • Las Vegas, NV
The American Society for Public Administration’s annual conference “Redefining Public Service through Civic Engagement” will bring together government and nonprofit professionals, scholars, students and citizen groups to learn what is happening in various areas and obtain skills that they can implement in their communities, states and countries.
March 4-7, 2012 • Washington, DC
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Employment Law & Legislative Conference for HR professionals will address the external factors that can impact business and how to navigate the landscape and manage work – especially during a general election year.
March 12-15, 2012 • Arlington, VA
Participate in three full days of keynote briefs, panels and workshops dedicated to human capital management in a time of limited resources and doing more with less as well as the Focus Day dedicated to HR technology and streamlining HR IT processes.
March 12-13, 2012 • Las Vegas, NV
Based on the book of the same name, this conference offers an experiential approach to transforming “telling” into activities that result in long-term retention and behavior change. The conference will introduce interactive, practical techniques that can be implemented immediately to improve your training programs.
March 14-16, 2012 • Denver, CO
Join your colleagues in Denver for the Association for Community Health Improvement’s 2012 national conference.
March 18-23, 2012 • Cancun, Mexico
The theme of the Congress of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) 2012 is “Occupational Health for All: From Research to Practice.”
March 21, 2012, 1:00-2:00 PM CT • Online
This Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) webinar will present a comprehensive, systems-based framework for promoting a workplace culture where both employees and the organization thrive. Using the American Psychological Association’s healthy workplace model, participants will examine the key characteristics of a healthy, high-performing organization, with special attention given to the importance of custom tailoring workplace practices to meet the unique needs of an organization and its workforce. Case examples from award-winning Northeast Delta Dental will demonstrate the application of psychologically healthy workplace principles in a real-world setting, with an emphasis on practical considerations and lessons learned.Click here to learn more »
March 22-24, 2012 • Seattle, WA
Join the National Association for Elementary School Principals (NAESP) for the National Conference & Expo of the Year. The conference will provide you with the opportunity to share your best practices, expertise and successes with school leaders from around the country and gain national recognition. Headliners such as Diane Ravitch, Rick and Becky DuFour, Charlotte Danielson, Rick Stiggins and Yong Zhao, among others, who have agreed to speak, will provide a cutting-edge framework for professional development presentations.
March 26-28, 2012 • Boston, MA
This Harvard School of Public Health program provides oversight and focused skill building in the critical areas of leadership and management development with the objective of bridging the gap between EHS technical skills and leadership skills essential for achieving organizational objectives that meet ISO 14001, ANSI Z10, OSHA VPP and EPA’s NEIC management system standards and sustainability requirements.
March 27-29, 2012 • Stockholm, Sweden
The theme of the 2012 ILP conference is: “The Comparative Political Economy of Work and Employment Relations” The primary focus of the conference is work and employment relations in the context of the broader political economy, with an emphasis on employee perspectives and theory-led empirical research.
April 11-13, 2012 • Zurich, Switzerland
The European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP) in collaboration with the Division of Public and Organizational Health (POH) of the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich would like to invite you to attend the 10th conference of the EAOHP. The theme of the conference is: “The contribution of occupational health psychology to individual, organizational and public health.”
April 11-15, 2012 • Manchester Grand Hyatt • San Diego, CA
The theme of the 22nd Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference is “Making Healthy Choices the Easiest Choices: Increasing Awareness, Enhancing Motivation, Building Skills, and Creating Supportive Environments.” The conference continues its long-standing tradition of bringing together practitioners, scientists and educators from across disciplines to learn and share their experience.
April 18-23, 2012 • Sheraton Centre Toronto • Toronto, Ontario
Join your colleagues in Toronto for the International Society for Performance Improvement’s 2012 conference.
April 26-28, 2012 • San Diego, CA
Join your colleagues in San Diego for the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology’s (SIOP) 2012 conference.
April 29-30, 2012 • Algiers, Algeria
This international conference aims to diagnose the reality of ergonomics in developing countries and means of taking advantage of its applications in various fields and raise awareness of the importance of ergonomics among institutions, industrialists and social partners. The conference is sponsored by the Laboratory of Prevention and Ergonomics, University of Algiers.
April 29-May 2, 2012 • Los Angeles, CA
The 2012 American Occupational Health Conference is the premier professional meeting for the fields of occupational and environmental medicine. AOHC is designed for physicians who specialize in or have an interest in OEM as well as for non-physicians, such as industrial hygienists, nurses, safety professionals, and environmental health specialists who are involved in the field.
April 30-May 2, 2012 • Washington, DC
Win the “war for talent” by attending this Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference and gaining tools from innovative thinkers in the talent management space. Refocus your talent management strategies by learning to: leverage social media to recruit and retain top talent, increase engagement levels in your organization, use innovative assessment tools to help you make the best hiring decisions and more.
May 6-9, 2012 • Denver, CO
Join your colleagues in Denver for the American Society for Training & Development’s annual conference.
May 11-13, 2012 • Cincinnati, OH
This conference is sponsored by the University of Cincinnati and the Emergency Nurses Association and will cover the problems of, and solutions to, many of the pressing issues in today’s healthcare environment with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, industrial hygienists, healthcare administrators and advocates, researchers and other healthcare stakeholders.
May 22-26, 2012 • Williams Bay, WI
Join your colleagues in Williams Bay for the International Society for Organizational Development’s Spring Information Exchange.
May 21-23, 2012 • Manchester, United Kingdom
The theme for the Health and Safety Laboratory’s 2nd international conference is “Making the Case for Wellbeing at Work.” The conference will provide an environment where research, best practice and innovation can be shared amongst interested researchers, employers, trade unions and policy makers from all relevant subject areas.
May 24-27, 2012 • Chicago, IL
Join the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in Chicago for the annual convention.
May 28-June 8, 2012 • Turin, Italy
This is an International Labour Organization (ILO) educational program designed to assist in the development of policy and action to address health promotion issues in the workplace. It focuses on prevention by addressing the integration of health promotion into OSH policies and action at the enterprise level. This course will be held in French.
June 4-15, 2012 • Turin, Italy
This International Labour Organization (ILO) course provides participants with the concepts, methods, techniques and skills to advise about, and carry out, the management of occupational safety and health (OSH) within an enterprise.
June 12-15, 2012 • Copenhagen, Denmark
Join us for the 8th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment: ‘Workplace Bullying and Harassment: Towards future Challenges’ in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference is organized by the Departments of Psychology and Sociology at the University of Copenhagen in collaboration with The National Research Centre for the Working Environment
June 14-16, 2012 • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The theme of CPA’s 73rd Annual Convention is “on a journey to the frontiers of Canadian Psychology.” The convention will bring together psychology scientists, practitioners, educators and students from all corners of Canada as well as from abroad for discoveries, innovations and ideas.
June 14-16, 2012 • New York, NY
The theme of the conference will be “Interdisciplinary Conversations.” The conference will feature cutting-edge research along with synthetic overviews of different topic areas. Confirmed speakers include: Peter Cappelli, Professor of Management; Director, Center for Human Resources, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Kathleen Christensen, Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Ellen Galinsky, President, Families and Work Institute.
June 24-27, 2012 • Atlanta, GA
Join colleagues in Atlanta for the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference.
June 24-27, 2012 • Goa, India
The theme of the conference will be “Work Values: Stability and Change in the Global Context.” Goa University is the main host of the ISSWOV conference.
June 26-28, 2012 • Sheffield, UK
Join the Institute of Work Psychology for its 3rd biennial conference on Work, Wellbeing and Performance. The conference theme, “Thriving in times of uncertainty,” encourages us to consider what facilitates high performance and well-being in challenging times. Academics and practitioners will focus on the positive contribution that work psychology and related areas can make in a post-recovery climate.
July 2-5, 2012 • Philadelphia, PA
The Labour and Employment Relations Association of the United States, and its Philadelphia chapter, welcomes your attendance at the 16th World Congress of International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA; formerly IIRA). The World Congress will take place in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the American nation, and the location of the first labor law case in the United States.
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