Sport and organisational psychology: get set, go

Event Date: 
05 November 2014
UWA Club
Hackett Drive

Knowledge, techniques and processes ‘borrowed’ from other areas of psychology are often suitable to use in differing professional circumstances and can yield similar positive outcomes. The opportunity to recognise the unique technical similarities between sport and organisational psychology will be discussed extensively in this CPD event.

This seminar offers attendees an opportunity to gain insights into processes used by sport psychologists and to discuss their applicability to the practice of Organisational Psychology. Dr Sandy Gordon (UWA) and Jodii Maguire (Think Performance Psychology) will co-present on methods utilised by sport psychologists to build high-performing teams on and off the field.
 Sandy Gordon will discuss two new methods utilised by Sports Psychologists to build high performing teams: Open-space technology and Appreciative-Inquiry process.
 Jodii Maguire will share some insights into the current parallels of assessing, developing and improving performance in the business and sporting domains. She will also touch on some of the ways that business and sport can learn from each other.
 Finally, Organisational Psychologist, Justine McGillivray (Worksafe) will facilitate an interactive discussion with the audience interfacing both disciplines on the topic of creating high performing teams.

About the Presenters:

Dr Sandy Gordon
Sandy Gordon, PhD, FAPS is a Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology in the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health at UWA. He is a Registered Psychologist and member of the APS College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists (CoSEP) and the Coaching Psychology Interest Group. He has facilitated strategic planning initiatives with Hampshire (England) and Western Australian Cricket Associations and similar involvement with the Australian Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and Perth Wildcats is ongoing.

Jodii Maguire
Jodii is a Registered Psychologist and a member of the APS College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists (CoSEP). She has over 15 years’ experience in Human Resources, Organisational Development and High Performance Sport consulting and is the Director of Think Performance Psychology, a company providing specialised psychological and coaching services to Sport and Corporate sectors across Australia. Jodii consults to a variety of Australian companies and works with a number of sporting teams including the West Coast Fever, Cairns Taipans, West Coast Waves and the West Coast Eagles.

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