by SIOP Administrative Office
Lynda Zugec, Managing Director of The Workforce Consultants, based in Toronto, is the chair-elect of the Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (CSIOP).
CSIOP is affiliated with the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and its membership, like SIOP, is comprised of academics, practitioners and students.
Zugec, like many other members of CSIOP, is a member of SIOP, and one of her primary goals is to further develop I-O in Canada.
“I envision CSIOP as a Canadian association that provides unmatched value to it’s I-O practitioner and academic membership via activities, resources, and tools that encourage networking, professional development, and collaboration across the I-O community,” she said.
She will promote increased involvement in CSIOP initiatives. “I strongly believe in the need to strengthen ties and build bridges with like-minded associations worldwide and assist in the exchange and dissemination of our knowledge and scientifically-based best practices globally,” she said
She will succeed SIOP member Silvia Bonaccio, an associate professor of management at the University of Ottawa, in the chair position.
The Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology is an official section of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). Members consist of faculty from both Psychology departments and Business schools, consultants from various organizations, and students from numerous universities.
The Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (CSIOP) is an organization whose mission is to further the welfare of people by: (a) helping organizations effectively manage their human resources, (b) scientifically investigating human behaviour and cognition at work, and (c) helping individuals realize their work goals, including helping them to maximize job satisfaction and minimize work stress.
CSIOP prints a quarterly newsletter and is an active participant at the annual conference of the Canadian Psychological Association. At the conference, CSIOP hosts workshops featuring leaders in the field of I/O Psychology and human resource management, and has a rich slate of symposia, paper and poster sessions, and round-table discussions.