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Local I-O Groups and Related Organizations

Search the list below for a Local I-O Group near you. If you cannot find a Local I-O Group near you, click on the Local I/O Tool Kit for instructions on how to start your own local group. You can contact us to update or add information to this by emailing Jim Rebar at jrebar@siop.org.


Organization State Country Notes
ASAP (Atlanta Society of Applied Psychology) Georgia USA Bi-monthly meetings, periodic workshops and a newsletter. E-mail listserv. CE credits available. Job/resume postings. About 80 members.
BAAP (Bay Area Applied Psychologists) California USA 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.
CIOP (Chicago I/O Psychologists, formerly GCAIOP)  Illinois USA Four to 6 half-day seminars/workshops each year and an annual dinner meeting. Newsletter. Job postings.
DAIOP (Dallas Area I-O Psychologists) Texas USA Founded in 2002, DAIOP has about 60 members who meet bimonthly in the Dallas area to discuss I-O topics.  CE credits are provided at meetings. Job postings are listed on the Web site.
ECAP (Erie Canal Applied Psychology Network) New York USA 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. 
GIOP (Gateway I/O Psychologists) Missouri USA 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.
HAIOP (Houston Area Industrial and Organizational Psychologists)  Texas USA 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.
HODN (Kansas City area)  Missouri USA 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.
IO Task Force, Chicago School of Psychology Illinois USA Created to raise awareness of Industrial Organizational Psychology throughout the Chicago area with a system of integrated educational, professional, and social programs. Acts as an academic liaison and provides professional development and networking opportunities to students and professionals who are passionate about Industrial Organizational Psychology.
KCAPS (Kansas City Applied Psychology Society) Missouri USA 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. 
MAIOP (Michigan Association of I-O Psychologists)  Michigan USA Four meetings a year in the Detroit area. About 150 members from SE Michigan, northern Ohio, and southern Ontario.
METRO (Metropolitan New York Association for Applied Psychology)

New York

USA Grandma of all I-O groups, founded in 1939. Monthly meetings, newsletter, job listings. 500-600 members.
MIOP (Memphis Industrial-Organizational Psychologists).  Tennessee USA 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.
MPPAW (Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work) Minnesota USA 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.
NCIOP (North Carolina Industrial and Organizational Psychologists)

North Carolina

USA 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. 
NESAP (New England Society for Applied Psychology) Massachusetts USA 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.
NYSPA IOP Division (New York State Psychological Association's Industrial, Organizational & Personnel)

New York

USA This organization 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.
OH-IO (Ohio I-O Psychologists) Ohio USA 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 austin.38@osu.edu or David Kriska at (614) 645-8008, Email dkriska1@csc.cmhmetro.net
PAAP (Philadelphia Area Applied Psychologists) Pennsylvania USA 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. Contact: Holly Geldhauser atholly.geldhauser@gmail.com
PIOPA (Portland Industrial & Organizational Psychology Association)  Oregon USA 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.
PSAIOP (Puget Sound Association of I-O Psychologists) Washington USA 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 peter@scontrinopowell.com.
SCPMA (Southern California Personnel Management Association) California USA Monthly meetings in LA or Orange County area. Spring conference. Training sessions throughout the year. About 400 members. Contact: Bill Osness at 714-536-5586.
SDIOP (San Diego Industrial and Organizational Professionals).  California USA 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.
COP (College of Organizational Psychologists, Australia) N/A 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.
CSIOP (I-O Division of the Canadian Psychology Association) N/A Canada Quarterly newsletter. Hosts workshops at CPA annual conference. Job and internship postings.
EAWOP (European Association of Work and Organizational Psychologists) N/A Europe A network of networks liking together I-O groups from several European nations. Newsletter and regular conference.
GOHWP: (The Global Organisation for Humanitarian Work Psychology) N/A International 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.
PAI (People Assessment in Industry, South Africa) N/A South Africa Focuses on marketing and educating people about psychological assessment, validation studies, and ethics of use. 16 individual and 22 organizational/corporate members.
SIOPSA (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology of South Africa) N/A 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.
CODESP (Cooperative Organization for the Development of Employee Selection Procedures) California
USA (Personnel Testing and Assessment.) 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.
IPAC (International Personnel Assessment Council)    N/A International (Personnel Testing and Assessment.) 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.
PTC/A (Personnel Testing Council of Arizona) Arizona USA (Personnel Testing and Assessment.) Quarterly workshops in the Phoenix area and a newsletter.
PTC/MW (Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington, DC) Maryland
USA (Personnel Testing and Assessment.) About 300 members. Monthly meetings, periodic workshops, and an excellent newsletter. Job listings.
PTC/NC (Personnel Testing Council of Northern California) California USA (Personnel Testing and Assessment.) Monthly meetings rotating between the Bay area and Sacramento, spring conference and a quarterly newsletter. Periodic training workshops.
PTC/SC (Personnel Testing Council of Southern California) California USA (Personnel Testing and Assessment.) Monthly meetings, spring conference, and a newsletter. Periodic research meetings and workshops. Between 200-300 members.
WRIB (Western Regional Item Bank) All USA (Personnel Testing and Assessment.) Cooperative personnel testing resource utilizing a test-item database. Periodic training sessions. 175 members from public agencies nationwide.
WRIPAC (Western Regional Intergovernmental Personnel Assessment Council) Arizona
USA (Personnel Testing and Assessment.) 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.
ASTD (American Society of Training and Development) All USA (Training) The major, national training association. Many local chapters. Info-line. Publishes books, journal, and software.
ISPI (International Society for Performance Improvement) N/A International (Training) 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.
HRPS (Human Resource Planning Society) All USA (Human Resource Management) 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.
IPMA (International Personnel Management Association) All USA (Human Resource Management) The SHRM for public sector HR generalists. 50 local chapters. Offers online ordering of test materials.
SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) All USA (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.
SPIM (Society of Psychologists in Management) All USA (Management) National group whose focus is on the application of psychology to management. Annual conference. Newsletter and journal. About 250 members.
ODI (Organization Development Institute) All USA (Organizational Development) Newsletter, journal, job placement, assistance in starting a local OD network.
Mayflower Group All USA (Benchmarking) 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.
Performance America Learning All USA (Benchmarking) 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.
CSIOP (Clemson SIOP) South Carolina USA Energetic new group with student, faculty, and practitioner members from Clemson University and upstate South Carolina. Bi-monthly meetings, newsletter, speakers, and social events.
I-O Practitioners Network All USA (Social Media and Networking) 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.
Brunswik Society All USA (Decision Making) 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).
SJDM (Society for Judgment & Decision Making) All USA (Decision Making) Annual meeting. Newsletter, journal discounts for members, and eligibility for discounted membership dues in APS.
Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations  All USA (Emotional Intelligence) 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.
Economic Psychology & Behavioural Economics N/A International (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: tougareva@yandex.ru, with a request to join the group.
HFES (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society) All USA (Human Factors) 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.
ITSG (Information Technology Survey Group) All USA (Human Resources and Technology) 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.