Practice Network Special Edition
Directory of I-O Groups
Thomas G. Baker
Feast your eyes on the following 41 I-O, PTC and related groups,
consortia, interest associations, Saturday evening bridge clubs and et cetera! Send any
missing groups or corrections/updates to Tom Baker at 614-475-7240.
ABSORB (Applied Behavioral Sciences Organization woRk Behavior)
A group being reestablished in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Rebirth is
planned; quarterly meetings expected. Marv Dunnette or Rob Schneider at
612-331-3680. Fax 612-623-7614.
ASAP (Atlanta Society of I/O Psychology)
Bi-monthly meetings, periodic workshops and a newsletter. E-mail
listserv. About 80 members. Chuck Lance at 706-542-3053. Fax 706-542-3275. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASTD (American Society of Training and Development)
The major, national training association. Many local chapters. ASTD at
CAPA (Connecticut Applied Psychology Association)
Periodic meetings through the academic year in the Hartford area.
Newsletter. Todd Silverhart at 860-298-3903. Fax 860-298-3904. E-mail email@example.com.
Central Florida I/O Interest Group
An informal IO interest group with infrequent dinner meetings rotating
between Tampa Bay and Orlando. About 75 members. Ed Levine at 813-9740459. Fax
CIOP (Chicago I/O Psychologists, formerly GCAIOP)
Four to six half-day seminars/workshops each year and an annual dinner
meeting. Newsletter. Russell Day at 847-824-4130. Fax 847-824-2702.
CODESP (Cooperative Organization for the Development of Employee
Selection Procedures) A consortium of classified personnel departments in CA public school
districts who meet in Orange or LA counties. Several general membership and training
meetings each year. Newsletter. Share test item data bank. Over 100 members. Jan Klein
at 714-847-8203. Fax 714-848-2963.
COLO-WYO I/O (Colorado-Wyoming Association of I/O Psychologists)
Meetings three to four times a year to discuss a wide range of IO
topics. Nearly 125 members. Meetings occur along the Front Range, in God's country. E-mail
listserv. David Robinson at 303-5819778. Fax 303-516-9040. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consortia providing a forum for organizations to share competency
models, applications, lessons learned and benchmark best practices. Companies must qualify
to become members. Mariangela Battista at 212-640-5199. Fax 212-619-9108. E-mail email@example.com
D/FW-OPG (Dallas/Fort Worth Organizational Psychology Group)
Quarterly meetings on a range of IO topics. About 65 members. Doug
Johnson at 817-565-2680. Fax 817-565-4682. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. edu.
EAWOP (European Association of Work and Organizational
A network of networks liking together I-O groups from several European
nations. Newsletter and regular conference. Please update PN if you have good contact
information for EAWOP. EAWOP Secretariat at Coosemanstraat 100, 3010 Leuven, Belgium. Fax
32-16-25-7815. Try e-mail to Johannes van Veen at email@example.com.
GCAIOP (Greater Chicago Association of I/O Psychologists)
Refer to CIOP.
GIOP (Gateway I/O Psychologists)
Bimonthly meetings in the St. Louis area. Newsletter. Mary Suszko
at 314-233-2756. Fax 314-233-9767. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAIOP (Houston Association of I/O Psychologists)
Monthly meetings during the academic year. Continuing Education credits.
Newsletter. About 80 members. Eric Brown at 713-729-7704. Fax 713-729-4019.E-mail email@example.com.
HFES (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society)
5,200 members strong, and in existence since 1957! 50 plus local
chapters internationally. Annual meeting usually in October. Monthly newsletter and two
periodicals. Information office at 310-394-1811.
HRPS (Human Resource Planning Society)
20-year-old national group for senior HR consultants, academics and
Fortune 500 practitioners. 2,500 members. Focus is on HR planning, executive development
and change management. Sponsors research. Over a dozen seminars/workshops each year and an
annual conference. Quarterly journal and newsletter. 15 local chapters in US. European HR
Forum has 150 members. Cyllian Fenty-Waldron at 212-490-6387. Fax 212-682-6851. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
IPMA (International Personnel Management Association)
The "SHRM" for public sector HR generalists. 50 local
chapters. Diane Skoien at 703-549-7100. Fax 703-684-0948. E-mail email@example.com.
A subset of IPMA. Focuses on recruitment, selection and assessment
issues primarily in the public sector. 600 members. No local chapters. Bimonthly
newsletter. Annual conference. Periodic training workshops. Web presence. Marianne
Ernesto at 703-549-7100. Fax 703-684-0948. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISPI (International Society for Performance Improvement)
A 35-year-old group of "performance technology" folks. 6,000
members. 82 local chapters in US and abroad. Conferences, workshops, journal. Web
presence. These folks take training seriously. Information at 202-408-7969. Fax
202-408-7972. E-mail email@example.com.
MAIOP (Michigan Association of I-O Psychologists)
Three to four meetings a year in the Detroit area. About 150 members
from SE Michigan and Northern Ohio. Todd Sperl at 313-885-4421. Fax 313-885-3704.
MAPAC (Mid-Atlantic Personnel Assessment Consortium, Inc.)
An association of mid-Atlantic public sector agencies interested in
assessment. Three conferences a year and a newsletter. Around 20 member agencies. Bob
Schneider at 717-787-5974 x3539. Fax 717-787-8950. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Granddaddy of all consortia. Founded in 1971. Dedicated to employee
opinion surveys. Limited membership with a tough qualification process. Two meetings per
year. Sam Sequenzia at 402-271-6242. Fax 402-271-4313.
METRO (Metropolitan New York Association for Applied Psychology)
Grandma of all I-O groups. Monthly meetings, newsletter, job listings.
500-600 members. Contact the Metro Line at 212-539-7593.
NESAP (New England Society for Applied Psychologists)
Informal group of monthly senior psychologists open to new blood. About
two dozen members. Two meetings per year in the Newton/Boston area. Twice-yearly
newsletter. Robert Berk at 617-965-9696. Fax 617-965-9692.
An informal association of assessment professionals in the Pacific
Northwest. Mighty nifty annual 2day conference in Seattle. 80-100 members. Leta
Danielson at 360-753-5387. Fax 360-586-1346. E-mail letad@dop.
OH-IO (Ohio I-O Psychologists)
A not-yet fully born group struggling to come alive in central Ohio.
Three to four evening meetings planned per year. Want to qualify to grant CE credit. Jim
Austin at 614-292-0685. Fax 614-292-5601. E-mail austin.38@
ODN (Organization Development Network)
3,200 members. Works closely with 36 regional ODN groups. Yearly fall
national conference, special interest conference each spring. Excellent job line.
Quarterly journal. Listserv and web presence. Richard Ungerer at 210-763-7337. Fax
201-763-7488. E-mail email@example.com.
New learning network to assist in assessing and improving Government
performance. Similar to the Mayflower Group in goals and objectives. Current members
include federal, state and local government agencies. Quarterly meetings, initially in DC.
David Dye at 202-606-3742. Fax 202-606-1399. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTC/A (Personnel Testing Council of Arizona)
Quarterly workshops in the Phoenix area and a newsletter. Vicki
Packman at 602-236-8731. Fax 602-236-8706. E-mail email@example.com.
PTC/MW (Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington)
Monthly meetings, semiannual conferences and an excellent newsletter. Bev
Dugan at 703-706-5681. Fax 703-549-9025. E-mail bdugan@mail. humrro.org.
PTC/NC (Personnel Testing Council of Northern California)
Monthly meetings rotating between the Bay area and Sacramento, spring
conference and a newsletter. Periodic training workshops. Mike Willihnganz at
916-732-6051. Fax 916-732-6412. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTC/SC (Personnel Testing Council of Southern California)
Monthly meetings, dynamite biannual conferences and a newsletter.
Periodic research meetings and workshops. Between 200-300 members. Kristine Smith at
909-387-6086. Fax 909-387-5609. E-mail ksmith@
PSCF (Personnel Selection Council of Florida)
Meetings combined with workshops once every 3 months in the Fort
Lauderdale area. Newsletter. About 100 interested parties. Michael Chasin at 954-357-6434.
PTC/South Florida: Linsay Craig (407) 3554994.
PTC/UNY (Personnel Testing Council of Upstate New York)
Informal bi-monthly luncheons rotating between Rochester and Buffalo. Nancy
Abrams at 716-4254273. Fax 716-425-8098.
PSAIOP (Puget Sound Association of I-O Psychologists)
Four-year-old group with over 50 members in the Seattle area. Quarterly
luncheon meetings and periodic continuing education. Peter Scontrino at
206-392-5694. Fax 206-392-7054.
SCPMA (Southern California Personnel Management Association)
Monthly meetings in LA or Orange County area. Spring conference.
Training sessions throughout the year. About 400 members. Bill Osness at 714-536-5491. Fax
Call Lee Hakel and our other fine administrative folks at 419-353-0032.
Fax 419-352-2645. E-mail email@example.com.
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. Web presence. 800-283-7476.
SPIM (Society of Psychologists in Management)
National group dedicated to the needs of the psychologist-manager.
Annual mid-winter meeting. Informal meeting each August at APA national convention.
Newsletter and an upcoming journal. About 250 members. Ann Howard at 201-894-5289.
Fax 201-569-8753. E-mail 73530.2377
TIOP (Texas I-O Psychologists)
An organization serving the needs of I-O psychologists across the state
of Texas. About 65 members. Sponsors workshops twice a year in conjunction with Texas
Psychological Association conferences. John Dyck at 713-739-7000. Fax 713-739-1220.
Upward Feedback Forum
Consortia dedicated to the issues relating to the development and
implementation of upward/360 degree feedback processes. Qualification process to become a
member company; open to large organizations with active multi-rater systems. Two meetings
per year. Dave Bracken at 404-527-4730. Fax 404-523-0739. Carol Timmreck at
713-241-0299. Fax 713-241-0766. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WRIB (Western Regional Item Bank)
Cooperative personnel testing resource utilizing a test-item database.
Periodic training sessions. 175 members nationwide. Kristine Smith at 909-387-6086. Fax
909-387-5609. E-mail email@example.com.
WRIPAC (Western Regional Intergovernmental Personnel Assessment
Council) A consortium of public sector agencies in CA, NV and AZ with an interest in
assessment. Three meetings a year. Job analysis tool, video training tapes and monograph
series. Newsletter, too. T.R. Lin at 213-743-3532. Fax 213-748-2390. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.