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Professor John Rust was invited to lead a Masterclass aimed at experienced psychologists and HR practitioners for the British Psychological Society's Learning a Living Programme. It took place at the Royal Society. The day was stimulating and interactive; the audience comprised test publishers as well as well-versed end users. Here is a summary of the day's activities.

John Rust was assisted by Dr Paul Brewerton and Stephen Walker, who are close collaborators in The Psychometric Centre's activities. The day started with a 'warm up' - how do you describe yourself in the language of personality? With so many extroverts in the audience, there was much laughter and discussion. Next, John led a keynote address on up-to-date research on personality. It covered hot topics such as the problem of cloning (will tests diminish diversity?) and the issue of linearity in testing (do human minds think in an organised fashion?).

The remainder of the day was structured around the learning needs of the delegates who had completed a questionnaire prior to the event. Paul Brewerton and Stephen Walker led delegates through a number of sessions with the focus on practical concerns such as: demonstrating return on investment for psychometrics; feeding back difficult profiles; looking beyond the big five (Emotional Intelligence and Motivation); the impact of on-line testing; and normative vs. ipsative tests. "The day was  rewarding", says John Rust. "We learned from our delegates, the practitioners learned from each other, and we felt privileged to be able to share our knowledge in such an exclusive setting."

We are currently putting together a programme of related events at The Psychometrics Centre. Keep checking our website for regular updates. We would also be happy to provide customised training events, in-house or hosted at our centre.

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