Flexibility @ Work – Personal Flexibility @ Work: Session 2

Course Description

Recorded Webinar
Presenters: Ross McIntosh & Annie Gascoyne

These sessions aim to develop your personal psychological and behavioural flexibility to enhance your effectiveness and wellbeing at work.

We firmly believe that an effective facilitator of ACT interventions in the workplace will have both an understanding of the ACT processes and an experience of applying those processes and skills in their own lives.

In Module 1, we will be helping to cultivate your personal flexibility, towards more effective and healthy behaviours at work, using ACT in the Workplace. This is ideal for individuals who may have heard of ACT and want to experience how it could impact their own lives. It is also ideal for people who are considering facilitating ACT workshops, in their organisations, but have limited experience of ACT. By taking this module, you’ll get the chance to experience the protocol from the perspective of a workplace participant, before becoming a trainer.

This experience will be valuable as a stand-alone experience for your working life and beyond. If you’re thinking of progressing to Module 2 – (where we’ll share the perspective of the facilitator) this module will give you a grounding and insights for the way you could adapt the programme to suit the organisations you might be intending to work with.

The workshops are based on an evidence-based approach for enhancing flexibility, known as acceptance and commitment training (ACT), developed by Paul Flaxman, Frank Bond and Fredrik Livheim, and recently updated by Paul Flaxman and our very own Ross McIntosh.

Your Facilitators

Ross McIntosh

Ross is an organisational and coaching psychologist. As a practitioner, he uses evidence-based psychology in all areas of his portfolio career.

In his research role at City, University of London, Ross designs and deliver Personal Resilience Training for both the public and private sector, based upon Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and wider contextual behavioural science. He lectures in organisational psychology at City, University of London, Goldsmiths and Birkbeck.

He also works part-time as the in-house organisational psychologist for an agency of HM Treasury. Here he focuses on leadership development, psychological flexibility and senior recruitment.

He founded the start-up, People Soup which aims to cultivate psychological flexibility in organisations. He has recently delivered evidence-based training to staff in the NHS, Civil Service, Nectar Loyalty, teachers, a global American bank and a variety of ballet companies including the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rambert, Scottish Ballet and The Royal Ballet. Most recently he designed and delivered a development workshop for a group of Senior Leaders at a multinational technology company. In 2020 he’s been working on the design and deliver of interventions for specialist paramedics, wellbeing leads in schools and nurses in Uganda.

Prior to his portfolio career, Ross spent over 20 years in Senior HR roles in Government. He holds a BSc (Hons) in psychology from the University of Dundee and Masters degrees in Human Resource Management and Organisational Psychology. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and also hosts the popular podcast – People Soup – psychology@work.

Twitter https://twitter.com/PeopleSoupPod

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/people.soup/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/peoplesouppod/LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-mcintosh-261a2a22/

Visit Ross’ website – http://www.rossmcintosh.co.uk/

Hear Annie and Ross in action as they chat in a two-parter on the People Soup Podcast!

Dr Annie Gascoyne

Annie is an organisational psychologist and coach who uses behavioural science to equip people and organisations with skills to achieve their aims, with a greater sense of wellbeing, meaning and purpose.

Annie has over 20 years of experience across a wide range of organisations from multinational corporations through to entrepreneurial start-ups, and from financial services to charities. She has worked as an external consultant and coach, and as an internal manager of people, projects, operations and change.

Annie’s transition to organisational psychology was driven by her desire to help organisations and their people to work together more successfully and healthily. Her doctoral thesis, which researched organisational and psychological flexibility, provides her practice with a leading-edge, evidence-based perspective for improving our world of work.

She is also a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Management Studies (IMS), Goldsmiths University of London, teaching Organisational Behaviour & Health and Assessment & Selection courses on the MSc Occupational Psychology programme.

Connect with Annie on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/anneligascoyne/

If you have disability and require adjustments or accommodation, please email us at to discuss your needs and we will do our best to help you.

Flexibility @ Work – Personal Flexibility @ Work: Session 2

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