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In industries where people drive profit and growth it is essential that organisations recruit and retain the right talent. Over recent years the competition for talent in some industries has become intense and organisations must be able to differentiate themselves and ensure that they focus their attention of the skills and talent that will allow them to develop and grow.

Join us for this public lecture which will explore how organisations can organise themselves to perform better by identifying, measuring and developing expertise as well as the acquisition of skills with Dr David Timony, an expert in educational psychology whose research focuses on the identification, measurement and development of expertise and high level skills.

Who is this event for?

If you are involved in recruiting or retaining talent for your organisation this event is for you, it is suitable for SMEs and owner managers as well as those who work in larger organisations.


08:45 Arrive, light refreshments

09:05 Welcome and Introductions by Professor Jackie McCoy, Associate Dean for Global Engagement, Ulster University Business School

09:10 Dr David Timony - Identification, Measurement and Development of Expertise and High-Level Skill Acquisition

09:55 Q&A

10:00 Close

Speaker Bio

Dr David D. Timony holds a PhD in educational psychology and is a teacher, speaker, and researcher at Delaware Valley University, USA, with more than twenty-five years’ experience in urban classrooms. He is a regular presenter at local, national, and online conferences and seminars. David draws upon his life as an artist and musician to bring creativity to his educational work and has been recognized for his approach in creating and developing tailored programs for individuals, groups and institutions. When not at his desk, Dr. Timony enjoys time with his family, practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and plays experimental music.

Dr. Timony's career began as a music educator, studying at The University of the Arts with Dennis Sandole, Gerald Veasley, Sean Deibler and John Blake. There he earned his B.S. in jazz guitar performance and Master of Arts in Teaching. After several years in the classroom, Dr. Timony earned his EdM and PhD in educational psychology from Temple University. Since that time, he has worked as an adjunct assistant professor in Temple University's Graduate Department of Psychological Studies in Education teaching coursework in statistics, research, learning theories, and assessment.

Dr. Timony's personal research focuses on the identification, measurement and development of Expertise and High-Level Skill Acquisition. His initial research explored teacher expertise, student perceptions of teacher expertise, and the effect that the interaction of these constructs has on the outcomes for teachers and students. His collaborative work with the TORIS Organization examines Learning, Memory, and Performance in Sub-Optimal Conditions. A regular invitee to national and international conferences, his research has been presented at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Temple University’s Department of Psychological Studies in Education, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and Phi Delta Kappa International’s Summit on Teacher Quality and Retention.

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Monday 15 April

8.45am to 10am