Two upcoming conferences of note

Here are two upcoming conferences that may be of interest to those who are involved in employment relations and committed to psychologically healthier workplaces.  I have attended and presented at both, and I happily can attest that they have been compelling learning experiences due to the breadth and quality of the programs and speakers.   I’m posting about them now for those who may want to make plans to attend and to submit a proposal for a paper or presentation:

Work, Stress, and Health 2009: Global Concerns and Approaches — 8th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health — Nov. 5-8, 2009 — San Juan, Puerto Rico.

This international conference is co-sponsored by the American Psychological Association, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Society for Occupational Health Psychology, and the University of Puerto Rico.  It is a terrific, interesting multi-disciplinary conference, useful to researchers, professors, and practitioners alike.

Here’s the conference website, with instructions and deadline info for submitting proposals: http://www.apa.org/pi/work/wsh.html.

“Transforming Research: Evidence and Practice” — 7th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment — June 2-4, 2010 — University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.

This biennial conference is the world’s leading gathering of researchers, academicians, practitioners, and students interested in workplace bullying.  If my experience is at all representative, your head will be spinning with ideas and reactions to the speakers, panels, and poster sessions.

Here’s the conference website, with instructions and deadline info for submitting proposals: http://www.bullying2010.com/.

In December I posted an essay containing my reflections on the 2008 International Conference in Montreal: https://newworkplace.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/immersion-in-the-twisted-world-of-abuse-at-work/

2 responses

  1. Re: Conference on Workplace Bullying & Harassment

    FYI — Recent imaging research suggests that bullies’ brains could be hardwired for sadism and that they enjoy inflicting pain. The actual brain circuitry is different in people with conduct disorder than a typical person’s neuro-circuitry, when it comes to pain. Ethic Soup blog has an excellent article on the subject at:

    http://www.ethicsoup.com/2008/11/bullies-may-be-wired-in-brain-to-enjoy-others-pain.html#more

    • Sharon, thank you for sharing that research with us. Of the chronic, repeat workplace bullies I’m familiar with either first-hand or through reports of others, I’d have to say this strikes a responsive chord. Best, David

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