I-O Related Groups
Academy of Management
Contact: Anne Tsui (president)
Alliance for Organizational Psychology
Contacts: Milt Hakel, Adrienne Colella, Donald Truxillo
American Psychological Association (APA)
Contact: Marianne Ernesto
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
Contacts: Jennifer Naughton, Jennifer Homer
Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Contact: Sarah Brookhart (Government Relations Group)
Association of Test Publishers (ATP)
Contacts: G. Harris (executive director), Jack Jones, Julie Carswell"
Federation of Associations in Brain and Behavioral Sciences (FABBS)
Contact: Paula Skedsvold
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
Contact: Eduardo Salas
Institute for Credentiallying Excellence (ICE)
Contact: Jim Hogan (until they get a new ED)
Social Psychology Network
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Contact: Mark Schmit
Society for Occupational Health Psychology
Contact: Janet Barnes-Farrell
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
Contact: Alex Ingrams
United States Organizations
ASAP (Atlanta Society of Applied Psychology)
Bi-monthly meetings, periodic workshops and a newsletter. E-mail listserv. CE credits available. Job/resume postings. About 80 members.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.asapatlanta.org
BAAP (Bay Area Applied Psychologists)
Located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California, BAAP comprises both professionals and students of Applied Psychology, and provides affiliation and networking with fellow Bay Area psychology professionals. Their meetings and social events provide the opportunity to learn new topical information in the various fields of Applied Psychology, network with other professionals and/or students, and gain new knowledge and the latest information regarding trends and best practices within Applied Psychology.
For more information, please visit our LinkedIn site at http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=2523213.
CIOP (Chicago I/O Psychologists, formerly GCAIOP)
Four to 6 half-day seminars/workshops each year and an annual dinner meeting. Newsletter. Job postings.
For more information, please visit their Web site at http://www.ciop.net.
ECAP (Erie Canal Applied Psychology Network)
The Erie Canal Applied Psychology Network (ECAP) is a professional organization for applied psychologists from Upstate New York. The mission of ECAP is to develop a forum for academics and practitioners to share and exchange research and practices, form collaborative relationships, and disseminate information of interest to professionals in this field. Their membership consists of practitioners and academics who share a common interest in industrial and organizational psychology. Benefits of membership in ECAP include networking with like minded professionals and discussing and exchanging information of mutual interest. Members receive a directory of ECAP's membership. Meetings typically take place on a quarterly basis.
For more information, visit their Web site at http://saunders.rit.edu/ecap/.
State: New York
GIOP (Gateway I/O Psychologists)
The Gateway I-O Psychologists group (GIOP) is a community for St. Louis area I-O psychologists to learn from each other, to connect with colleagues, and to share their expertise. It does this through programs, networking, and professional opportunities. Please visit www.gatewayio.org.
HAIOP (Houston Area Industrial and Organizational Psychologists)
Promotes exchange of scientific, empirical, practical, theoretical, and/or conceptual information and concerns between members. Serves as an open forum where members can discuss topics in HR and related I-O fields of mutual interest and concern. Membership is open to all HR professionals in the greater Houston area having an interest in the application of I-O psychological principles. Monthly meetings during the academic year. Continuing Education credits. About 80 members.
For more information, visit their Web site at www.haiop.org or e-mail email@example.com.
HODN (Kansas City area)
An association of Midwest OD practitioners representing professional roles in private industry, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and consultants who engage in private practice and/or teach. Heartland OD is a values-based professional community which supports its members in their work in human organization and systems development, and offers leadership and scholarship to the profession. A regional network of ODN and ODI. Bi-monthly meetings.
For more information, please visit their Web site at http://www.supertoolbox.com/od/.
KCAPS (Kansas City Applied Psychology Society)
A new group started in 2008 with about 40 members, KCAPS is an association of professionals with an interest in applied psychology and I-O principles. Monthly socials and quarterly professional meetings held in the Kansas City area.
For more information, please visit their website at http://kcaps.org.
MAIOP (Michigan Association of I-O Psychologists)
Four meetings a year in the Detroit area. About 150 members from SE Michigan, northern Ohio, and southern Ontario.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.maiop.net
METRO (Metropolitan New York Association for Applied Psychology)
Grandma of all I-O groups, founded in 1939. Monthly meetings, newsletter, job listings. 500-600 members.
For more information, please visit their Web site at http://www.MetroAppPsych.com/
State: New York
MIOP (Memphis Industrial-Organizational Psychologists).
MIOP is a group of industrial-organizational psychologists and like-minded individuals located in the Greater Memphis area. Our goal is to provide networking and learning opportunities for individuals practicing and researching within the field of I-O psychology.
For more information, please visit their website at memphisiop.weebly.com/.
MPPAW (Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work)
Energetic new group started in 1998. Well organized. 7 monthly meetings during the academic year in the Twin Cities area. About 200 members. Newsletter. CEUs offered.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.mppaw.org
NCIOP (North Carolina Industrial and Organizational Psychologists)
Professional network of, at present, some 100 I-O professionals from universities, corporations, and private practices. Meets twice a year for a one-day program, and publishes two digital newsletters each year.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.nciop.org.
State: North Carolina
NESAP (New England Society for Applied Psychology)
Informal group of senior psychologists open to new blood. About 60 members. Five meetings per year in the Newton/Boston area. Five times-yearly newsletter.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.NESAP.org.
NYSPA IOP Division (New York State Psychological Association's Industrial, Organizational & Personnel) has 70+ members who work in assessment, selection/placement, employee training/development/teaching, personnel research, product evaluation, and the design of work environments. The IOP Division provides opportunities for psychologists to share information and experiences, continue learning about current trends and opportunities, and network. Meetings are held every other month in NYC. Listserv. CE credits are offered for programs developed to meet member needs. To join, go online to www.NYSPA.ORG, and under join NYSPA add divisions write IOP division. For more information, visit their Web site.
State: New York
OH-IO (Ohio I-O Psychologists)
A newer group struggling to come alive in central Ohio. 3 to 4 evening meetings planned per year. Want to qualify to grant CE credit. Jim Austin at 614-292-9897. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Or David Kriska at (614) 645-8008. Email email@example.com.
PAAP (Philadelphia Area Applied Psychologists)
This informal group comes together to discuss practicing the application of psychology in human resources, organizational development, testing, training and development, leadership, and more. Monthly meetings, newsletter, speakers, and social events.
For more information, contact Holly Geldhauser firstname.lastname@example.org.
PIOPA (Portland Industrial & Organizational Psychology Association)
This is an informal association of professionals with backgrounds, professional experience, and education in industrial, organizational, and work psychology, or other related disciplines and working in the Oregon/Southwest Washington region. There are 2 meetings each quarter.
For more information, please visit their Web site at http://www.shapeconsulting.com/piopa/?home.
PSAIOP (Puget Sound Association of I-O Psychologists)
Founded in 1991 with over 80 members in the Seattle area. Quarterly luncheon meetings and periodic continuing education.
Contact person is Peter Scontrino at 425-392-5694. E-mail at email@example.com.
SCPMA (Southern California Personnel Management Association)
Monthly meetings in LA or Orange County area. Spring conference. Training sessions throughout the year. About 400 members.
For more information, contact Bill Osness at 714-536-5586. Fax 714-374-1571.
SDIOP (San Diego Industrial and Organizational Professionals).
Founded in 2005, SDIOP has more than 80 students, faculty and practitioners interested and working in Industrial and Organizational Psychology in the greater San Diego area. Bi-monthly meetings with speakers.
For more information go to www.SDIOP.org.
Personnel Testing and Assessment
CODESP (Cooperative Organization for the Development of Employee Selection Procedures)
A non-profit consortium of classified personnel departments in California and Nevada public school and community college districts. Online test question bank, interviews, writing exercises, performance tests. CODESP Job Analysis Questionnaire and CODESP Job Description Builder. Several training meetings throughout the state each year. Newsletter. Over 700 members.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.codesp.com/.
IPAC (International Personnel Assessment Council)
Focuses on recruitment, selection and assessment issues primarily in the public sector. 400 members. Local section in the Great Lakes area, Great Lakes Employee Assessment Network (GLEAN). Bimonthly newsletter. Other publications, including sponsorship of the online journal Personal Assessment and Decisions. Online bulletin board and job announcements. Annual conference. Periodic training workshops.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.ipacweb.org.
PTC/A (Personnel Testing Council of Arizona)
Quarterly workshops in the Phoenix area and a newsletter.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.ipmaac.org/ptca/index.html.
PTC/MW (Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington, DC)
About 300 members. Monthly meetings, periodic workshops, and an excellent newsletter. Job listings.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.ptcmw.org
PTC/NC (Personnel Testing Council of Northern California)
Monthly meetings rotating between the Bay area and Sacramento, spring conference and a quarterly newsletter. Periodic training workshops.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.ipmaac.org/ptcnc/
PTC/SC (Personnel Testing Council of Southern California)
Monthly meetings, spring conference, and a newsletter. Periodic research meetings and workshops. Between 200-300 members.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.ipmaac.org/ptcsc/.
WRIB (Western Regional Item Bank)
Cooperative personnel testing resource utilizing a test-item database. Periodic training sessions. 175 members from public agencies nationwide.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/hr/wrib.
WRIPAC (Western Regional Intergovernmental Personnel Assessment Council)
A consortium of public sector agencies in CA, NV and AZ with an interest in assessment. 3 meetings a year. Job analysis tool, video training tapes and monograph series. Newsletter, too.
For more information, please visit their Web site at http://www.wripac.org/.
ASTD (American Society of Training and Development)
The major, national training association. Many local chapters. Info-line. Publishes books, journal, and software.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.astd.org.
ISPI (International Society for Performance Improvement)
A 39-year-old group of "performance technology" folks. 10,000 members. Many local chapters in US and abroad. Conferences, workshops, journal. Online discussion group. These folks take training seriously.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.ispi.org.
Human Resource Management
HRPS (Human Resource Planning Society)
National group for senior HR consultants, academics and Fortune 500 practitioners. 3,000 members. Focus is on applying strategic HR management practices to organizations. Sponsors research. Over a dozen seminars/workshops each year and an annual conference. Quarterly journal and newsletter. 11 affiliate chapters in US. Affiliated with European HR Forum (EHRF) and Australian HR Institute (AHRI). CEUs offered for workshops.
For more information, please visit their Web site at http://www.hrps.org/.
IPMA (International Personnel Management Association)
The SHRM for public sector HR generalists. 50 local chapters. Offers online ordering of test materials.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.ipma-hr.org/.
SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)
National group focusing on the needs of HR generalists. Your VP of HR belongs to this group. Scads and scads of local chapters. Journals, job listings, annual conference, CEUs for workshops.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.shrm.org.
SPIM (Society of Psychologists in Management)
National group whose focus is on the application of psychology to management. Annual conference. Newsletter and journal. About 250 members.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.spim.org
ODI (Organization Development Institute)
Newsletter, journal, job placement, assistance in starting a local OD network.
For more information, please visit their Web site at http://www.odinstitute.org/.
Founded in 1971, consortium of blue-chip companies employing at least 10,000 U.S.-based employees. Dedicated to employee opinion surveys. Limited membership with a tough qualification process. 2 meetings per year.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.mayflowergroup.org.
Performance America Learning
A network devoted to assessing and improving Government performance through organizational assessment and development. Similar to Mayflower Group in goals and objectives. Current members include federal, state, and local government agencies. Quarterly meetings.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.opm.gov/employ/html/perf_am.htm.
COP (College of Organizational Psychologists, Australia)
This group is part of the Australian Psychological Society, representing I-O psychologists in Australia. Journal, eMagazine, bi-annual Conference, and PD events in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, SA, WA and the ACT.
For more information, please visit their website at www.groups.psychology.org.au/cop/.
CSIOP (I-O Division of the Canadian Psychology Association)
Quarterly newsletter. Hosts workshops at CPA annual conference. Job and internship postings.
For more information, please visit their Web site at http://csiop-scpio.ca/.
EAWOP (European Association of Work and Organizational Psychologists)
A network of networks liking together I-O groups from several European nations. Newsletter and regular conference.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.eawop.org.
GOHWP: (The Global Organisation for Humanitarian Work Psychology)
A coalition of individuals from low- to high-income countries devoted to the field of humanitarian work psychology and its participants. They work together to promote and engage in humanitarian activities through the practice and study of organisational psychology. Global membership of approximately 150, representing nearly 20 countries worldwide. For more information, visit their website at http://www.gohwp.org.
PAI (People Assessment in Industry, South Africa)
Focuses on marketing and educating people about psychological assessment, validation studies, and ethics of use. 16 individual and 22 organizational/corporate members.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.pai.org.za.
SIOPSA (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology of South Africa)
The Society's mission is to help develop a fair and humane work environment, enabling people to reach their full potential and experience a high quality of work life in South Africa.
For more information please visit their website at http://www.siopsa.org.za/.
CSIOP (Clemson SIOP)
Energetic new group with student, faculty, and practitioner members from Clemson University and upstate South Carolina. Bi-monthly meetings, newsletter, speakers, and social events.
For more information, please visit their website at http://www.clemson.edu/~csiop.
Social Media and Networking
I-O Practitioners Network
A free online networking group via LinkedIn for internal and external experts in the fields of industrial-organizational psychology, leadership and/or organizational development, and change management.
To join, visit the following Web site:
Informal association of researchers who are interested in understanding and improving human judgment and decision making. Members of the Society share an appreciation of the work of the psychologist Egon Brunswik. The Society has no dues. Its primary activities have been an annual meeting held every year since 1985, a yearly newsletter (since 1986), and an Internet discussion list (since 1993).
For more information, please visit their Web site at http://brunswik.org/.
SJDM (Society for Judgment & Decision Making)
Annual meeting. Newsletter, journal discounts for members, and eligibility for discounted membership dues in APS.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.sjdm.org.
Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations
Founded 1996 to aid advancement of research and practice related to emotional intelligence in organizations. Currently made up of 8 founding members and 15 additional members who are individuals with a strong record of accomplishment as applied researchers in the field. Also, 6 organizational and corporate members.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.eiconsortium.org.
Economic Psychology & Behavioural Economics
This LinkedIn group is aimed to connect researchers (predominantly academic) working in the field of economic psychology, behavioural economics and socio-economics. All interested professionals are welcome, in particular IAREP (International Association for Research in Economic Psychology), SABE (Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics), SASE (Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics) and other allied associations members. If you study economic psychological problems, you are welcome to join: http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/2045012/. Please notify Elena Tougareva, PhD, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, IAREP Country Representative for Russia, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, with a request to join the group.
HFES (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society)
5,000 members strong, and in existence since 1957! About 60 local chapters and 20 technical groups internationally. Annual meeting usually in October. Monthly newsletter and 2 periodicals.
For more information, please visit their Web site at www.hfes.org.
ITSG (Information Technology Survey Group)
A consortium of about 20 companies (e.g., Google, Intiut, Cisco, IBM, HP, Intel, Sun, SAP, Dell, Microsoft) in the IT industry. Primary goals are to share survey results and HR best practices through research and benchmarking among the member companies. Meets biannually.
For more information, please visit their Web site at: www.itsg.org.