A professional in the industry
Una McGarvie, Director of Mindset UK Ltd visited our BA HRM students as part of the course’s regular Lunch and Learn series. Una’s work focuses on developing individuals through changing mindsets. This follows a positive psychology approach which helps people become the best they can be. Many organisations focus on competencies, identifying weakness and then focusing on those. Mindset UK’s approach is about capitalising on strengths.
With this in mind Una presented some of the latest thinking from positive psychology and the benefits of focusing on strengths rather than weaknesses. The interactive session saw students debating HR’s role as a Reactor, Anticipator or Partner. Students then had the opportunity to match their behaviours against the CIPD Professional Map descriptors.
Lunch and Learns are designed to aid students’ employability and provide advice on a range of HR activities and careers. The events are open to all HRM students on the BA HRM degree and are very popular with students.