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NB This workshop is provided at the request of previous participants in the Constructivist Approaches and Techniques workshops. Only those who participated in one of those workshops may attend because this session builds on ideas developed in the previous ones. It will not be possible for you to participate without that grounding/preparation.

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The workshop facilitators will provide a brief reminder of the main tenets of constructivist elicitation of constructs in general and repertory grid elicitation in particular, followed by guiding participants’ practice with various forms of grid.

Similarly, participants will be reminded of other forms of construct elicitations, using a variety of techniques and again there will be guided practice opportunities.

It is important that it is clearly understood that throughout the workshop everyone will be expected to engage as both a researcher, eliciting constructs, and as a participant, sharing their constructs. We will provide examples of topics that are least likely to broach sensitive issues and ethical procedures will be followed.


10.00 – 10.05

SRHE welcome and housekeeping

10.05 – 10.20

Introductions and Ground Rules

10.20 – 10.30

Most Important Constructivist Skills

10.30 – 11.00

Skill Development Activity

11.00 – 11.30

Conversational elicitation of constructs (with refreshments)

11.30 – 11.45

Overview of Repertory Grids

11.45 – 12.40

Practice Grid Elicitation

12.40 – 12.45

A note on Grid analysis

12.45 – 13.30

LUNCH and networking

13.30 – 13.45

Introduction to Alternative Construct Elicitation Techniques

13.45 – 14.30

Practice of techniques

14.30 – 14.45

More Catalysts for exploring constructs

14.45 – 15.30

Practice with catalysts

15.30 – 16.00

Questions and Review


Facilitator bionotes

Pam Denicoloa chartered constructivist psychologist, is Emeritus Professor of Postgraduate and Professional Education at the University of Reading where she developed over the 2000s a Graduate School, initially for the Social Sciences and Humanities, eventually encompassing all disciplines in the university. Contemporaneously she helped establish a School of Pharmacy, having previously been made an Honorary Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and led the Centre for Postgraduate and Professional Education and Training. Originally her work at Surrey University had encompassed academic staff development and the establishment of doctoral research methods and supervisor training, reflecting her passion for improving doctoral education. Similarly, she has contributed to and served on the executive committees of numerous bodies concerned with that goal, such as the UKCGE, ISATT, Vitae, RIN, QAA and, of course, since 1995 the SRHE PIN.  She has supervised to successful completion 60+ doctorates and examined over 200. Her retirement is filled with national and international consultancies, writing articles and books, presentations, workshops, and editing two book series devoted to Higher Education, predominantly Postgraduate Education.

Kim Bradley-Cole is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at University of Winchester. She is a Chartered and HCPC Registered Occupational Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is an award-winning researcher and lecturer, with extensive practitioner and commercial experience gained in senior consultancy and client-side roles. She has practical expertise in improving processes and people performance across the employee lifecycle, including leadership development, coaching, engagement, talent management, OD, and the social psychology of work. Kim has co-authored two books on constructivist approaches, and actively uses these methods in her research and practice, as well as teaching students, managers, and coaches how to apply them in their own work. As a constructivist coach, Kim has developed considerable distinctive expertise in helping people thrive at work, build more effective relational networks, and achieve transformative outcomes.


May 24th, 2024 from 10:00 AM to  4:00 PM
Society House
8 Regents Wharf, All Saints St
London, N1 9RL
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
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Member Price £0.00
Guest Price £75.00
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