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We base our criteria to select training for our members on the ABP Business Psychologist Certification.

It is divided into three main areas:

  1. The Consulting Cycle (CC)
  2. Professional Business Practice (PB)
  3. Areas of Practice (AP)

As a training providers for professionals in the field we will use CC, PB and AP as macro-areas for our training supply, essentially guaranteeing that every course caters for the development and/or advancement in any of the competencies listed in the certification.

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Where does your training proposal fit?

Before submitting your training proposal, please read about the three different macro-areas and build your proposal around (at least) one of them.

Members who attend our training programmes are usually students or junior professionals. However, we have also quite senior consultants who are interested in new perspectives and original approaches to traditional topics in our field.

The consulting cycle (CC)

Practitioners of Business Psychology typically work across the consulting cycle. Can your training support practitioners in evidencing their knowledge, skills and experience at one or more of the following stages?

1.Advise – offering an unbiased, scientifically credible perspective, advising on a wide range of people issues at work – from careers to large scale organisational change.

2.Diagnose – helping organisations to better understand issues and challenges (e.g. high turnover and low engagement), using social scientific research methods to investigate human behaviour at work.

3.Design – creating solutions to organisational challenges (e.g. designing psychometric tools or assessment exercises to improve employee selection).

4.Implement – implementing solutions to organisational problems through facilitation rather than by taking ownership of the problem for the client.

5.Evaluate ­– demonstrating evidence of the individual and organisational benefits of interventions (a core principle of Business Psychology).

Professional Business Practice (PB)

The ABP has identified several core professional practice principles which differentiate the field from other psychological disciplines. Can your training help practitioners of Business Psychology demonstrate and apply knowledge in these areas?

1.Business or commercial acumen, for example, business income, return on investment, feasibility studies, creating business studies, business impact and sustainability.

2.The legal environment in which organisations and individuals operate.

3.Business ethics.

4.Diversity and inclusion.

5.A critical consideration of latest business developments in the field.

6.Promotion of evidence-based psychology in the world of work and demonstration of its value.

Areas of Practice (AP)

Business psychologists are often both specialists and generalists, applying their skills and knowledge to solving problems in diverse and ambiguous environments.  Does your training fit in any of the five broad practice areas in the field?

1.The Psychology of Selection and Assessment

2.Strategy and Organisational Effectiveness

3.The Psychology of Learning and Development

4.Behavioural Science

5.Human Motivation and Wellbeing


Business Psychology practitioners are additionally expected to evidence their practice through the scientist practitioner model by showing how their work is informed by the theory, principles of business psychology.

Training Submission Form

If you would like to submit an idea for our training area, fill out the following form.

We base our decision on the following criteria:

Training Proposal Form
What type of training is your idea for?
Proposed Title for the Training
List your learning objectives, including tools/frameworks and practical applications that participants can use after the workshop.
Learning Flow
Describe the structure of the training and include an overall design of the learning flow you expect to create for our participants throughout your workshop.
Psychological Theory
What is the evidence you are using to design your workshop and how does science support your learning points?
Delivery methodology
How will you deliver this training? Describe core elements of your delivery (for example, activity-based, group discussions, pair work, individual reflection, etc.)
Facilitator's bio
Include a short biography of the facilitator, highlighting achievements and experience in the topic proposed. Please include a linkedin profile link, if possible, or a website for further information.
Training criteria framework
Describe how your proposed training fits into one or more of our criteria (Consultative Cycle, Professional Practice and/or Areas of Practice)

1. Takeaways: does the proposal include a reference to tools/framework and practical applications that participants can use after the workshop or concepts that our members would find valuable?

2.  Learning Flow: are the learning episodes clearly demonstrated in the proposal and is there an overall flow to the learning experience?

3.  Psychological Theory: is the training evidence-based and is the evidence current and relevant (has direct links to business psychology?

4.  Delivery methodology: the programme is presented as a practical workshop which engages the participants (experience based and not too lecture-based)

5.  Facilitator’s bio: is the trainer a credible expert in the subject and known enough to attract registrations?

6.  Does it fit into our Training criteria framework (Consulting Cycle, Business Practice, Areas of Business Psychology practice)?

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