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Volunteers coordinate SIOP’s activities with the United Nations. The primary goal of SIOP’s involvement is to bring I-O thought leadership to bear in addressing key challenges in the United Nations agenda such as the promotion of decent work.

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Project Summary


On July 25th, 2011, SIOP was officially granted special consultative status as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).  The ECOSOC is one of 6 principal organs of the United Nations System established by the UN Charter in 1945 and serves as the central forum for formulating policy recommendations regarding international economic and social issues.

NGO consultative status allows SIOP to make direct contributions to the programs and goals of the United Nations by accessing and participating in the work of the ECOSOC. This is an important milestone and provides significant benefits for SIOP and all of its members:

  1. SIOP members will be afforded numerous opportunities to promote their skill sets on the global stage in support of ECOSOC’s vision and mission.
  2. SIOP’s role as an international player working in collaboration with high profile governmental and non-governmental organizations will enhance the visibility of the field.
  3. SIOP will be able to leverage its consultative status to advance the objectives of the Alliance for Organizational Psychology (AOP), which strives to increase I-O psychologists’ potential for global impact and collaboration among businesses around the world.
  4. The enhanced access and opportunities afforded by NGO consultative status allows us to leverage our membership’s desire and capacity to drive positive societal change on a global scale.

Requirements for Volunteers


One of the key goals of SIOP’s UN team is to bring I-O thought leadership to bear in addressing key challenges to the United Nations agenda. Towards that end, the UN team acts as a clearinghouse to recruit “rapid-response teams” from SIOP membership to respond to UN calls for assistance in areas aligned with our expertise. This is one of the ways in which SIOP can have a voice in international policy making, and build awareness of our knowledge and skill set with the hope of promoting positive social change at a global level.

In addition to directly serving the advocacy, international, and UN-related mission of SIOP, this can also open the door for special projects with UN agencies, member states, and other NGOs within SIOP members’ areas of expertise. The specific knowledge and expertise required will be based upon the nature of the project or call for assistance. Please be on the lookout for calls for proposals for UN projects on this site and on our my.SIOP group page.


How to Get Involved


Check out our My.SIOP group page at: http://my.siop.org/group.htm?mode=home&igid=58572

or e-mail John Scott at: Jscott@aptmetrics.com


Additional Information


The members of SIOP are engaged in work and research that is directly relevant to, and can be leveraged by, the ECOSOC to support its long-term goals.  A few of these areas include:

  • Gender and diversity research & program development
  • Talent selection & development
  • Corporate social responsibility research and initiatives
  • Entrepreneurship (enterprise development)
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Teams & team leadership
  • Performance management
  • Research design
  • Compensation & pay equity analyses
  • Program evaluation and the development of key outcome metrics

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