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Industrial/Organisational Division

The Industrial/Organisational (I/O) Division of the NZPsS aims to promote the application of principles of psychology in the workplace, and to encourage research into I/O psychology issues of relevance to New Zealand.   Click on the link for the I/O website.

What we offer our members
The I/O division is one of the most active NZPsS divisions. Its members are linked by a virtual discussion group called "IOnet" that is used for announcing events, research, and job opportunities, and for the discussion of I/O related issues. The division also has strong ties to the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ).

The division has three physical groups, in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, which meet regularly to discuss topics of interest.

The division maintains an active role in the Society's annual conferences, with I/O papers and research forming a significant part of the conference programme.


Contact the membership administrator on for more information.

Professional Development and Meetings

Monthly meeting Auckland IO SIG - free attendance for Psychologists

IOSIG Professional Development:
Building Mindfulness: Letting go of everyday busyness, and taking time to explore its potential for you

This program is for professionals working as advisors to individuals, teams and leaders, who have to ensure their own energy levels and uncluttered focus on the issues, while supporting their clients in increasingly demanding environments.
Mindfulness has to be experienced to be understood and introduced to others. The most effective way of doing this is to be taught by a qualified mindfulness teacher, and to develop a practice of your own. This can best be developed or deepened by leaving behind the usual conditions of your daily life, and practicing mindfulness meditation in a retreat environment.
Sue Dykes and Dianne May are teachers and practitioners of mindfulness meditation, as taught in the highly effective Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Practices over the two days will include sitting and walking meditation, as well as mindful yoga. There will be periods of silence and reflection together as a group, plus an opportunity to discuss ways of building on your understandings of mindfulness in your work.

You will gain:

  • The opportunity to begin or deepen your mindfulness practice
  • The opportunity to understand the research behind the growth of mindfulness in the workplace context
  • The chance to explore the application of mindfulness in your life and work
  • A deeper personal understanding of what makes mindfulness and mindfulness meditation effective

Hosts: The Industrial Organisational Special Interest Group (IO SIG)
Dates: Friday 11 April - from 6 pm, until Sunday 13th April; at 3.00 pm
Venue: Te Moata, a special sanctuary north of Tairua, on the east coast of Coromandel;
Early-bird (payment before 28th February): $395 + GST ($454.25);
Full price (after 28th Feb): $545 + GST ($626.75; 10% discount for Registered Psychologists or members of CP SIG)
Please register with Stewart Forsyth, including identifying if you are a Registered Psychologist or a
member of the CP SIG. Stewart will arrange for an invoice to be sent to you.
Click here to see the brochure.