Thank you to all those who attended the 3rd Biennial IWP International Conference 2012 on Work, Wellbeing and Performance: Thriving in times of uncertainty
The IWP International Conference 2012 was held from 26th to 28th June at the Mercure St. Paul’s Hotel, Sheffield City Centre. It was hosted by the Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, a distinctive community of researchers focused on work psychology and related areas, such as organisational behaviour and human resource management.
The conference followed our extremely successful events in 2008 and 2010 each of which attracted over 200 delegates from 36 different countries. This year we had over 280 delegates from around the world.
This year's conference theme, Thriving in times of uncertainty, encouraged us to consider what facilitates high performance and well-being in challenging times. We encouraged academics and practitioners to focus on the positive contribution that work psychology and related areas can make in a post-recovery climate.
The conference featured three internationally recognised keynote speakers - Professor Talya Bauer, Professor Gilad Chen and Professor Sharon Parker. An internationally recognised business panel also featured at the conference involving David Carew (DWP), Jochen Barth (&samhoud), Mick Hood (Tata), Alison McKinna (Tribal). There was a full programme of papers and an interactive poster session.
The week opened with a follow-up to 2008’s and 2010's very popular Postgraduate and Early Careers Event, Pre Conference Workshops and Statistics Training Courses.
Feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to welcoming back to Sheffield in 2014.