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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Professional Development and Meetings
Monthly meeting Auckland IO SIG - free attendance for Psychologists
Date: Tuesday 9 July 2013, 5:30-7pm
University of Auckland
Room 336, Level 3, 1-11 Short St, Auckland
Wilson parking (open air) is available
The invisible majority culture: How white privilege harms us all
The disproportionality of Maori and Pacific disadvantage in New Zealand is the subject of intense and ongoing research, policy, and evaluation initiatives. It often lies at the heart of numerous national narratives constructed to make implicit statements about identity, difference, decency, values, efficiency, wisdom, work ethic, merit and deservedness. Much of the recent research on disparities across a number of social indices suggests however, that race, ethnicity and gender are important influences on a range of outcomes irrespective of socio-economic circumstances. Various forms of social exclusion including racism, sexism as well as the intergenerational effects of colonisation are now accepted as key causal factors in explaining disparities. If we accept that there are forces in our society (additional to socio-economic) that are significant in creating and maintaining disadvantage within certain populations, it is also likely that equivalent forces - environmental, cultural, societal, institutional, interpersonal - protect and perpetuate advantage in other population groups. While there is a mountain of attention paid to disadvantage as a societal issue, the position of privilege and conferred advantage are relatively unheard of in public discourses about national life.
This seminar will take an introductory gaze at the place of societal privilege in the production and maintenance of ethnic group disparities. Together we will discuss the implications of maintaining silence and invisibility of societal privilege and its role in both personal and professional life and how it can and often does harm us all.
About Belinda Borell
Belinda Borell (Ngati Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi, Whakatohea) is a researcher with maori research group, Whariki, based within Massey University. She has a research background in identity politics for young urban Maori living in South Auckland. In 2010 she completed a four year HRC funded research project examining the role societal privilege and conferred advantage may play in the continuing disparity of health status between ethnic groups in Aotearoa. Her research areas of interest are in Maori identity, young people, racism, whiteness, discourse analysis and social justice.
RSVP Tamara Sallis (email@example.com)
BUILDING MINDFULNESS: Optimising Your and Your Client's Effectiveness
Presenters: Sue Dykes and Dianne May
Date: 19 & 20 October 2013
Fee: $395 + GST (Early Bird) or $445 plus GST after 1 July 2013.
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