June 2020 Newsletter

Member Benefits

Are you looking to hire someone with a background in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or Work and Organizational Psychology? Or maybe you know someone who is

New Job Board for Work and Organizational Psychology Now Available!

The Alliance for Organizational Psychology (AOP) and the Work & Organizational Psychology Division of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) have launched a new job advertisement board to connect work and organizational psychologists with opportunities:

“During this unprecedented time, we hope to create connections and support opportunities that will help work and organizational psychologists across the globe” – Barbara Kozusznik, President, Work & Organizational Psychology Division, IAAP

“With this new initiative, work and organizational psychologists worldwide will have equal access to information that will help them forge their personal career paths.” – Gudela Grote, President, Alliance for Organizational Psychology


Psychology Day at the United Nations 2020

One thousand people attended the virtual 13th annual Psychology Day at the UN on May 27th, 2020. The event was co-sponsored by IAAP as it has been since its inception and was co- moderated by Walter Reichman, the main NGO representative to ECOSOC from IAAP and the former president of the Psychology Coalition at the UN. The title of the event was “UN75 The Multilateralism We Want: Building Bridges Among and Within Nations.” To read a summary of the event click here.

OrgVitality was pleased to once again co-sponsor Psychology Day at the United Nations. Since individuals could not be together in person at the United Nations this year, the message of the day was extended by holding a follow-up panel discussion on multilateralism at the company level. To read a summary of the panel discussion, click here.

Member Spotlight

Walter Reichman has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Walter is a partner and vice president at OrgVitality, a psychologically based management consulting firm, and Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the main NGO representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from IAAP and former president of the Psychology Coalition at the United Nations. He is editor of the book entitled “Industrial and Organizational Psychology Help the Vulnerable: Serving the Underserved.” Walter has an MBA from the City College of New York and an M.A. and Ed.D from the Teachers College of Columbia University. Congratulations Walter!


In response to the COVID-19 crisis, please send your articles/resources/tools for Teleworking, Virtual Teams, and Online Learning to the IAAP Division 1 Communications Officer, Lynda Zugec at so that we can compile your contributions and make them available through the newsletter and on the IAAP Division 1 website.

Message From Elections Committee: Nominations Open for Division 1 President-Elect

We hope each of you are doing well during these very unusual and challenging times. As a work and organizational psychologist, you may be thinking about how leaders influence the direction of our nations, organizations, and our future as we address ways to redefine work.

Who do you think possesses the skills required to lead work and organizational psychologists at the international level?

Who can help align Division 1 members in promoting the science and practice of applied psychology in ways that address these new demands? 

The timeline for nominations is shown below and details regarding eligibility and the nomination procedure can be found at the link below. Please see that the deadline to submit nominations is the 30th of June 2020 at 11:59 PM (New York City time).  

Be well and we look forward to hearing from you! 


Gary Latham
Chair of the Division Elections Committee
Past President of IAAP Division 1

Virginia “Ginger” Whelan
Secretary of Division Elections Committee
Membership Chair Division 1 IAAP

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