Staff member elected as President
By Department of Human Resource Management
Posted on 20 September 2012
Prof Karel Stanz, Head of the Department of Human Resource Management, is the new President of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology in South Africa (SIOPSA) for the term 2012/2013.
The Society's mission is to help develop a fair and humane work environment, enabling people to reach their full potential and experience a high quality of work life in South Africa.
To this end, the Society strives to create conditions in which industrial and organisational psychologists will be able to deliver efficient and effective services to the benefit of all in South Africa. As objectives the Society strives to understand the needs of industrial and organisational psychologists, enhance the credibility of the discipline and promote public awareness. Other objectives are to encourage research that is related to the science, the practice and teaching of industrial and organisational psychology, to provide bursaries and to promote excellence in training and development. Close contact with the consumers of professional services and the promotion of available, accessible and affordable professional services are also very important aspects to SIOPSA. Good relations with consumers are specifically important in order to provide good practice guidelines and to define, monitor, promote and adhere to the statutory regulations and ethical guidelines of the profession and to liaise with national and international bodies.
The Executive Committee is the highest authority of SIOPSA and promotes the interests of industrial and organisational psychology as a science and profession in accordance with the objectives of SIOPSA. It has the right to conduct all business whatsoever of the Society, subject to the direction of members at properly constituted general meetings. The Executive Committee shall meet not less than four times in any year.
The new 2012 / 2013 Executive Committee of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology in South Africa (SIOPSA). Front left to right: Andre Westraat (President Elect), Nadene Venter (Students/Interns and former past president), Karel Stanz (President/Strategic Alliances) and Andrew Johnson (Past President/Industrial and Organisational Psychology in Context). Back left to right: Shirleen Titus (Marketing/Communication), Manoko Matlala (on behalf of the Chair – Johannesburg branch), Alison Felix (Western Cape branch), Ester Kruger (Conference), Llewelyn van Zyl (CPD/eCPD), Kim Dowdeswell (Chair: PAI Interest Group), Juliette Erasmus (Office Manager on behalf of the Chair: Interest Group Coaching) and Steven Breger (Consulting Psychology (IGCCP).