Division of Work and Organizational Psychology: 2002—2004 Report
Virginia E. Schein, President
The Executive Committee of Division 1 held
its first meeting in
At this meeting the Division 1 EC developed the following mission and objectives for 2002-2006.
The 2002-2006 objectives are:
1. Improve and expand communications to Division members about Division activities, member services, and member activities and interests.
2. Improve communication between the Executive Committee and the membership.
communications among members, with a particular focus on underrepresented
geographical areas, such as
4. Bring members together as a scientific community to discuss applied psychological theory and research from a global perspective.
5. Facilitate the communication of our members to the scientific community by enhancing our members’ ability to do research and publish in scientific journals.
6. Increase membership by publicizing the activities of the Division and assist those from developing countries in affiliating with Division 1 and IAAP.
The Executive Committee has made significant progress during 2002 -2004 toward achieving these objectives. All of the following activities of the Division during this time period meet one or more of the objectives
Division 1/IAAP Roundtable at SIOP
Virginia Schein hosted a Roundtable at the Annual Meeting of the
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in
Other IAAP members who participated in the discussion were Miriam Erez, Milt Hakel and Dick Ritchie. The meeting was well attended with more than 40 participants who actively engaged in the discussion.
Division 1 hosted
a Roundtable, “Expand your Global Networks: Link with W & O Psychologists
through the International Association of Applied Psychology at the European
Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology in
The goal of the workshop was to provide doctoral students and junior faculty with the tacit and explicit knowledge that is instrumental for developing their research program and help them publish it. About twenty–seven doctoral students and junior researchers in organizational psychology participated in the workshop.
Division 1 Membership Survey
During the last
year and a half the Executive Committee of Division 1 has been working on the
Division’s first survey of its members.
With guidance from the EC,
the May of 2003 Division 1 Roundtable at the European Congress on Work and
Organizational Psychology in
In October of 2003 the Special Report: Membership Survey Results/Needs and Interests of Division 1 Members was sent by e-mail to all Division 1 members. Among other results, members said a top priority was to be better recognized as specialists with an extensive set of competencies in the field of work and organizational psychology. They see Division 1 and IAAP as the most important international voice they have.
The Executive Committee will hold a special session at ICAP06 at which members can discuss the Membership Survey results and consider ways in which Division 1 can better serve its members.
Division 1 Electronic Newsletter
request of the IAAP president, Division 1 submitted 25 names as possible new
members. Given our focus on developing countries, 13 of these names were from
ICAP 2006, Division 1 Program
Working closely with the ICAP06 Scientific Committee, Program Chair Hadan Kepir Sinangil has invited and secured the following Invited Speakers:
Addresses: Veronique de Keyser (
State of the Art Speakers: Bernhard Wilpert (
Presidential Address: Virginia Schein (US)
In addition she has invited and secured the following Chairs to organize symposia:
Leaetta Hough (US)
Francesco Avallone (
Barbara Kozusnik (
Steven Poelmans (
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Virginia E. Schein, President, Division 1
On behalf of the Division 1 Executive Committee