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Tuesday, March 11, 2008


The WorkPlace Big Five Profile 3.0

3 ½ DAY Program

2-3-4-5 APRIL 2008

The Big Five or the Five-Factor Model of Personality is the most current, most valid, most reliable means of assessing personality available today. Psychologists use it as the primary means of understanding and interpreting personality. From the mid-1980’s to the mid-1990’s, the Five-Factor Model of Personality was primarily tested and re-tested in the academic and research communities world-wide and was found to be a superior model to earlier means of explaining and describing personality.

The business community began to take the Big Five seriously when Pierce J. Howard and Jane Mitchell Howard’s article was published in the September 1995 issue of Training and Development, the trade magazine of the American Society for Training and Development. The article, entitled, “Buddy, Can You Paradigm?”, gives a brief history of the model’s development and explains how the Five-Factor Model may be used to understand individuals, relationships, and teams in work situations.

Chatura Damle and Jayant Damle both Master Trainers who have worked with Dr. Pierce Howard and Jane Mitchell Howard, the authors of The WorkPlace Big Five ProFile 3.0™, will conduct the Certification Program for the use of this instrument. Between them Chatura Damle and Jayant Damle carry over 40 years of experience in Psychology, Training, Business Application and Industry.

The WB5P is a normative test and can be used for Job Selection, while many commercially well-known assessments should not be used for Job Selection. The WorkPlace questionnaire and reports have been approved by an EEOC lawyer. Busy executives find it fast and easy to complete online in 10 – 15 minutes with only 107 questions. The coefficient alpha of 0.81 is among the highest of all other assessments. This is a level-B APA accredited Psychometric Instrument and needs certification for use.

The WorkPlace Big Five ProFile 3.0™ (WB5P) has become the standard for psychologists. The WB5P was specifically written in workplace terminology to be used for business applications such as:
 Team Building
 Leadership Development
 Performance Coaching
 Job Selection and Hiring
 Succession Planning
 Management/ Supervisory Training
 Career Development
 Sales Training
 Conflict Management
 OD Intervention

Principal Program co-ordinator
Suhas Wadivkar V.
Cell : 99755-99148

Mumbai co-ordinator
Santosh Kumar
Cell : 98330-58633

Chatur Knowledge Networking Pvt Ltd
(India Partners of CentACS)
201, The 4th Dimension, Mehendale Garage Road, Erandwane, Pune - 411 004
+91-20-2544 0553 +91-20-6526 4076

Benefits of using the WorkPlace
 Strategic HR application
 Reduced Attrition
 Increased Productivity
 Improved Communication
 Increased Sales
 Increased Associate Satisfaction
 Effective Use Training Dollars



If truth be known, public service psychologists have fascinating lives. Professionally, we are only limited by our vision, enthusiasm, and willingness to remain focused upon our individual agency's underlying mission. Public beneficiaries often provide unique and challenging opportunities. At the same time, governments (i.e., both state and federal) possess financial, technical, and personnel resources that are simply unavailable in the private sector. The federal government's increasing investment in cutting-edge computer technology, telehealth capabilities, virtual realities, as well as the resources necessary to effectively respond to natural and other disasters is unmatched anywhere in the world. Each of our nation's health professional training disciplines have historically relied upon the public sector for their students' clinical placements. State and federal legislators � not to mention progressive labor unions for some of our colleagues � appreciate that they are ultimately responsible for providing the necessary resources, as well as ensuring productive and satisfying working environments.

Perhaps most exciting are the clear signs that the public sector is increasingly providing a real opportunity for creative visionaries to develop (and evaluate) unprecedented holistic-oriented healthcare environments which will be consumer-focused and based upon critical public health principles. "How else can we ever hope to curtail the ever-escalating costs of health care or take care of our new and growing generation of senior citizens?" public health experts would ask. Those colleagues interested in the history of the expansion of non-physician scopes of practice will appreciate the historical (and ongoing) opportunities for all disciplines to demonstrate their clinical competence, based upon their core training and objective measures. Our nation's federally qualified community health centers and the Department of Defense (DoD) psychopharmacology training initiatives (RxP), for example, are providing our next generation with the opportunity to obtain innovative and highly exciting interdisciplinary (i.e., collaborative) clinical experiences, leaving behind traditional isolated professional "silos." The February APA Monitor story describing the efforts of the U.S. Public Health Service to bolster the number of PHS Commissioned Corps officers at military hospitals represents another exciting opportunity for our new graduates. I am, of course, acutely aware of organized medicine's continuing efforts to "turn back the tide" and remain "captain of the ship." However, I am confident that the 21st century, with its new generation of educated consumers and highly trained and articulate non-physician providers embracing the unprecedented advances occurring within the communications and computer fields � such as electronic health records (EHRs) � will make their quest herculean, if not impossible. Our Special Rural Responsibility: A long time friend and professional colleague, who has also served extensively in the public sector on Capitol Hill, has gone on to administer several rural health initiatives, most recently as Chair of the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota. Mary Wakefield is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and served as chair of their 2005 report Quality Through Collaboration: The Future Of Rural Health. "In too many ways, rural communities have been at the margins of the health care quality movement. Most quality initiatives in the United States have been developed with urban health care features in mind and as a result have not always been directly applicable to rural health care settings.... For example, inpatient care in rural hospitals is often a smaller part of the total set of services than is the case in urban hospitals. Smaller case volumes and long-standing shortages of key health care services, such as those for mental health and substance abuse, draw a mix of providers different from the norm in urban settings. Historically, moreover, the financing of rural health care has been a particularly fragile endeavor.... While acknowledging these challenges, the [IOM] has charted an agenda for rural communities that fulfills the six aims set forth in the 2001 IOM report... of making health care safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. This agenda also reflects the need to improve both the quality of personal health care and the health of the rural population as a whole, as well as to apply the newest tools available, such as information technology, to the work of delivering high-quality care in rural settings.... Among the profound changes needed to achieve these aims are that information technology must play a central role in support of the delivery of care...."

"Rural America is a vital component of American society. Representing nearly 20 percent of the population, rural communities, like urban landscapes, are rich in cultural diversity. From the Native American Indian tribes and Hispanic communities of the southwest, to the African American communities of the Mississippi Bayou, to the Amish settlements of Pennsylvania, to the European descendants of the Great Plains, rural communities are home to many of the earliest Americans, as well as more recent immigrants. Rural communities are heterogeneous in other ways as well, differing in population density, remoteness from urban areas, and economic and social characteristics. ... In many respects, rural communities have been on the periphery of discussions of national health care quality. A roadmap for applying the quality agenda now evolving at the national level to sparsely populated areas is needed.... The IOM committee also wants to draw special attention to the very limited availability of mental health and substance abuse services in many rural communities, which is likely attributable in part to a lack of adequate funding. The committee recognizes that this is a complex area. The mental health needs of populations are diverse, and mental health care services are provided in both general and specialized settings and by a plethora of health care professionals. "

Mary's committee is aware of a wide range of interventions that are available to improve health and health care in rural America and points out that priorities for implementation are not yet clear. There is a significant need in rural communities, and especially in those interested in health systems redesign, for leadership training and learning from the efforts of others that have been successful. Workforce training should ensure that all health care professionals master the core competencies of providing patient-centered care, working in interdisciplinary teams, employing evidence-based practice, applying quality improvement, and utilizing informatics. Telehealth capabilities possess particular potential for providing outstanding teaching and mentoring opportunities for our senior colleagues. In so many ways, our nation's rural communities can serve as living laboratories for social change.

As psychologists and as behavioral scientists, we should be particularly sensitive to the fact that our future is directly tied to our research and knowledge dissemination efforts. Accordingly, the associate editors of our Division's journal Psychological Services (Shelia Brandt, Leon Green, Jill Oliveira, Morgan Sammons, Gary VandenBos) and I strongly urge you to commit your experiences to print and submit an article to the journal, especially sharing relevant data. It is critically important that we communicate with each other, across programs and institutions, about the lessons we have learned in serving our public beneficiaries.


AGRA – 282002

Email: Ph. 0562-2603692- 93

Walk-in Interview
Institute of Mental Health and Hospital, Agra (IMHH) requires following position urgently in an ICMR sponsored ad hoc research project titled "Effects of remunerative jobs on psychopathology and psychosocial functioning of hospitalized chronic schizophrenic patients"

Designation: Senior Research Fellow (One Post-Unreserved)

Pay: Rs. 14000/- PM + HRA (Fixed Emoluments)

Age: upto 35 years as on 1st January 2008

Essential Qualification: M.A. in Social Sciences with two years of research experience and knowledge of computer applications including MS Office

Preferential Qualification: Ph.D./M.Phil in clinical psychology/rehabili tation psychology or postgraduate diploma in clinical psychology

Conditions: (1) The post is purely temporary for a duration of one year extendable upto one more year (2) No claim for regularization or absorption on the pay roll of IMHH or ICMR shall be entertained (3) The candidates must bring an application along with photocopies of all documents pertaining to educational qualification and experience and two passport size photographs. The application should reflect full name, father's name, full address, phone number, email, date of birth, educational qualification, research experience, details of computer knowledge. (4) The candidate should also bring all original documents for verification. (5) The candidate is required to submit an application fee of Rs. 300/- (three hundred) through Bank Draft in favor of Director, Institute of Mental Health and Hospital, payable at Agra. (6) The candidate should also bring two conduct certificates issued by two gazetted officers.

Venue: Office of the Director, IMHH
Time: 9 a.m.
Date of Interview: 26th March 2008

Qualitative Research workshop for Psychologists

Qualitative Research workshop for Psychologists

Conducted by Manas Tatva, Pune.
11, 12, 13th April 2008

Manas Tatva is a charitable organization that promotes research and documentation. This workshop will be the first qualitative research skill based workshop to be organized. The need to balance quantitative data with qualitative analysis is predominantly important for any researcher especially those who are working on action research. This workshop will cater to young researchers in the field of psychology, sociology and education. We would like to encourage those who already are into research projects either as a part of their doctoral degree or as a part of institutional research projects to attend and benefit from the same.

Dr. Rajshree P. Mahtani, Associate Professor, Chairman, Centre of Equity of Women, Children, and Families, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, will be conducting the workshop for three days. Her doctorate is from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Post graduation from Nirmala Niketan, in Masters in Social Work.
She has four research articles to her credit in the field of management of voluntary and NGO’s using qualitative research methodology. Her soon to be published book is titled as Éthical Guidelines for social development research. She has guided to several M. Phil & Ph.D students.

-Define and introduce qualitative research methodology,
-Techniques of Qualitative research
-Application of qualitative research to individual research projects.

Dates of workshop: 11, 12, 13th April 2008. (Fri, sat, sun)
Timings: 9.30 pm - 5.30pm.
Venue: Ritu Gandh Hotel, basement hall, behind Deccan bus stand, Pune.
Fee: Rs. 2000/- inclusive of course materials. (cheque/D.D in the name of ‘Manas Tatva’)
Cash to be paid to Mrs. Anjali Joshi, Co-ordinator of the program,
Address: No.1, Nyasa, 2nd floor, 14, lane, income tax lane, Prabhat rd, Pune.
Mobile: 9822523081, or contact Dr. Devasena Desai, 9860 883720 for further details.
Last date for registrations: 25th March 2008. (limited to 20 seats only).
(Dr. Mahtani would like a profile of participants to give us prepared course materials based on our projects & researches) So please hurry to avoid disappointments. She is extremely particular about punctuality and appreciates participants to discuss their personal research projects post workshop timings).