APS College of Organisational Psychologists

2011 Archive

Update on Regulatory Developments

The COP National Regulatory Developments Working Party (NRDWP) presented an update on regulatory issues and impacts at the IOP Conference in Brisbane on 25 June. A good discussion followed, with all agreeing that everyone in the College individually and collectively needs to be active in making sure their voices are heard to the specialty isn’t lost in the broader health system context.

2011 Annual General Meeting and National Committee Elections

The College of Organisational Psychologists AGM was held during the 9th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference on 25 June 2011. The outgoing chair, Fernanda Afonso, led a review of all that had been achieved in the past year, with recognition of committees and key contributions made.

The results of the elections were announced:

  • National Chair – Peter Zarris
  • Committee members – Mark England, Prasuna Reddy, Karen Wittingham, Sharon Stockwell.
    A round of thanks was given to Fernanda and her outgoing committee for the time and effort they had put into supporting the organisational psychology profession over the past 2 years.

REACH: The College of Organisational Psychologists communication newsletter

REACH, your eNewsletter dedicated to communicating with College Members about College matters is released bi-monthly. The June 2011 edition covers the IOP Conference, EBSCO Online Journals, the new Professional Subscriber Grade, the Global Alliance of Organisational Psychology, Global Taskforce on Humanitarian Work Psychology, as well as updates on National Registration, and the newest issue of Illuminations on the topic of resilience.

Annual National Psychology Week (November)

Every year  the APS hosts the National Psychology Week and related activities in early November.

In 2010, active COP Members across Australia hosted and participated in events related to National Psychology Week.  The year's topic, The Social and Psychological Impacts of Social Networking was particularly relevant given its increased use by organisations wishing to develop e-communities and business relationships.
COP thanks member Craig Errey, Organisational Psychologist and expert in online communities in business contexts, who  developed an extensive Tip Sheet to help companies better develop social media,  particularly online communities. He also contributed widely in media opportunities promoting social networks, and organisational psychology in general..