Five Conferences about Organizational Psychology in 2019
- Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- International Conference on Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Society for Human Resources Management
- Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium
- Work, Stress, and Health Conference
Organizational psychology is an exciting and rewarding field. Best practices in the field are constantly changing, so the best organizational psychologists are those who continue to learn throughout their careers. One of the most enjoyable ways to accomplish this by attending conferences such as these five.
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1. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is the nation’s largest professional society for organizational psychologists. It was designed to bring together professionals in the field from across the country. It offers resources, training, and networking opportunities. The SIOP Annual Conference is the ultimate yearly opportunity to find a great deal of all three in one exciting location. The 2019 event will take place from April 4th to 6th in Washington D.C. Students and professionals alike are invited to attend.
2. International Conference on Industrial and Organizational Psychology
It is important to maintain a global understanding of one’s field. For organizational psychologists, the best way to do this is by attending the annual International Conference on Industrial and Organizational Psychology. This conference features the latest in research from the world’s leaders in organizational psychology, as well as plenty of of opportunities to connect with international colleagues and broaden one’s perspective. This year’s event took place on January 14th and 15th in the beautiful Bali, Indonesia. Now is a great time to reach out to those who attended and start planning for next year.
3. Society for Human Resources Management
A large portion of an organizational psychologist’s career is spend working in human resources management. Membership in the Society for Human Resources Management is therefore a valuable asset. In addition to utilizing the online resources and local trainings, members also enjoy attending the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition. It is the perfect opportunity to learn about the latest findings in human resources, explore cutting edge products and services, and get to know human resources professionals from across the country. This year’s event will be June 23rd to 26th in Las Vegas. Keynote speakers include Brené Brown and Martha Stewart.
4. Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium
It is important for organizational psychologists to take opportunities to dive deeply into the most pressing issues in the field. Workplace violence is currently one such issue. The Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium on March 14 and 15 will be a space to present and hear the most recent research findings and participate in discussions about how to resolve workplace violence and prevent it in the future. The symposium will be held in San Antonio, Texas.
5. Work, Stress, and Health Conference
One role of organizational psychologists is to assist individuals and organizations in creating a balance between work and health and minimizing stress. The Work, Stress, and Health Conference is a fantastic opportunity to learn the newest ways of accomplishing this in the context of specific workplace environments and situations. Attendees will also pick up valuable tips and tricks for maintaining their own work and health balance and minimizing their own stress. The event will take place from November 6th to 9th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
There are many things that organizational psychologists can and should be doing outside the office to stay at the top of their careers. Following the latest research, seeking continuing education, and participating in academic discussions and networking events are some of the best ways to grow professionally. Conferences such as these five about organizational psychology combine all of these activities into one exciting weekend.