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GGWG Annual Conference 2016; Behaviour Change in Action

Monday 19th September 2016 BPS London Office Tabernacle Street

The Going Green Working Group is pleased to announce their forthcoming conference on ‘Behaviour Change in Action’.
All our events are inclusive - you do not have to be a psychologist to attend! All are welcome, from human resources to environmental specialists; in-house to consultancy.

We believe that by sharing the knowledge and experience of different disciplines, we will become better equipped to tackle the difficulties of making the workplaces more sustainable.
The event is open to professionals, practitioners and members of the public and from all fields. We will consider the latest psychological research and practical examples of pro-environmental behaviour change in the workplace.

During this one day event there will be a series of workshops and presentations and opportunities to network.

The conference is intended for Occupational and other Psychologists as well as practitioners in other disciplines who have an interest in behaviour change in action – with the emphasis on pro-environmental behaviour change at work and in organisations.

Speakers include:

'Behaviour Change Wheel'
Dr Carmen Lefevre Centre for Behaviour Change, UCL
Carmen is Research Associate and Research Lead at the Centre for Behaviour Change, UCL.
In this session Carmen will briefly explain the development of the Behaviour Change Wheel, how it can be applied in different contexts and some examples of its application.

'Behaviour change or lifestyle change? Evidence and prospects for behavioural "spillover" '
Prof. Lorraine Whitmarsh, School of Psychology, Cardiff University.
Lorraine is an environmental psychologist, specialising in perceptions and behaviour in relation to climate change, energy and transport. She is based in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University and is partner coordinator for the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

'Spillover' is the notion that taking up one green behaviour can lead to other green behaviours. The government and other psychologists have suggested that this might be the way to encourage the behaviours that are needed to match the scale of the climate change challenge. This session will present initial work to explore when spillover does, does not and could occur; across different contexts, including work and home and the implications for greening workplaces.

'From here to Obliquity'
John Mulholland CEng CSci
John is a behaviour change specialist working with large organisations to engage employees to reduce energy use
John is a chartered energy consultant and is an ESOS Lead Assessor with the Register of Professional Energy Consultants (RPEC) with the Energy Institute. He is also a chartered chemical engineer, chartered scientist and registered as a European Engineer.

John will present the concept of 'obliquity' with examples applied to sustainability communications. This session will include an interactive exercise that will enable participants to identify and share their ideas - as a demonstration of the method which can be used as a problem solving mechanism.

Bookings for this event have now closed. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224505

Agenda

Monday 19th September 2016

09:30Registration and refreshments
10:00'Behaviour Change Wheel' Dr Carmen Lefevre Centre for Behaviour Change, UCL
11:00Break
11:30Behaviour change or lifestyle change? Evidence and prospects for behavioural ‘spillover’ Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
12:30Lunch
13:30'From here to Obliquity' John Mulholland CEng CSci
14:30Break
15:00100 Day Challenge
15:30Going Green future events and activities
16:30Close

Speakers and Facilitators

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Prof. Lorraine Whitmarsh, School of Psychology, Cardiff Univ

Speaker
There is increasing acknowledgement that profound changes to individual behaviour are required in order to tackle climate change, and yet policies to achieve these changes have so far met with limited success. Most people are willing to make only very small changes to their lifestyle – so new ways of encouraging green behaviour which can match the scale of the climate change challenge are needed. The UK government and several psychologists have suggested behavioural ‘spillover’ might be a way to achieve this. Spillover is the notion that taking up one green behaviour (e.g., recycling) can lead on to other green behaviours (e.g., taking your own bags shopping). Ultimately, this might hold the key to moving beyond piecemeal behaviour change to achieving more ambitious, holistic lifestyle change. This talk will present initial work to explore when spillover does, does not, and could, occur. The talk will also explore how and when spillover may occur across different contexts, including home and work – and the implications for greening workplaces.

Biography:
Prof. Lorraine Whitmarsh is an environmental psychologist, specialising in perceptions and behaviour in relation to climate change, energy and transport. She is based in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University and is partner coordinator for the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.
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John Mulholland CEng CSci

Speaker
Eur Ing John Mulholland BScTech CEng CSci MIChemE MEI is a behaviour change specialist working with large organisations to engage employees to reduce energy use.

John has designed and delivered behaviour change programmes for many organisations in the public and private sectors in the UK and has worked in 12 countries. He is currently working with behavioural psychologist, Dr Phillipa Coan, to address complex behaviour/organisation change challenges and opportunities in larger organisations.

John is a chartered energy consultant and is an ESOS Lead Assessor with the Register of Professional Energy Consultants (RPEC) with the Energy Institute. He is also a chartered chemical engineer, chartered scientist and registered as a European Engineer.

Venue

BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

The British Psychological Society, 30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE

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