Los Angeles Campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology to Host 34th Industrial Organizational & Organizational Behavioral (IOOB) Conference on July 18-19


Professionals, Students and Academics from Across the U.S. to Meet on Current and Future Issues of Human Resource Management and Business Psychology

(LOS ANGELES) (July 1, 2014)—The 34th Annual Industrial Organizational and Organizational Behavioral (IOOB) Conference: Shift Ahead, presented by students from the Los Angeles Campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, at TCSPP’s downtown Los Angeles Campus (617 West 7th Street). Industrial Organizational and Organizational Behavioral Psychology is the scientific study of the workplace and will be the fastest growing occupation over the next decade. The field will grow by 53 percent between 2012 and 2022 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Chicago School is a leading nonprofit graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral and health sciences.

Kicking off the IOOB Conference will be a networking mixer on Friday, July 18 (5:30 – 9:00 p.m.), at the Seven Bar Lounge in downtown Los Angeles (555 W. 7th Street; close to the Los Angeles Campus).

Jay Finkelman, Ph.D., TCSPP Department Chair and Professor of I-O and Business Psychology, will officially open the conference on Saturday, with an 8:30 a.m. keynote address and his presentation, The Psychologist Manager: Success Models for Psychologists in Executive Positions.

Immediately following Dr. Finkelman, featured speakers will include:

10:00 a.m. – Judith S. Blanton, Ph.D., of Blanton Consulting; and Louise Kelly, Ph.D., of Alliant International University in the expert panel discussion, People, Profit – Leveraging the Triple Bottom Line for Business Success, moderated by Dr. Jay Finkelman.

11:15 a.m. – Theresa Lu, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, Lu & Associates, presents Lessons Learned Running a Consulting Practice.

1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Students from TCSPP, and other higher education institutions around the country will  present  on topics ranging from Unearthing the Competition and Integrating Project Management into Change Initiatives, to Exploring Relationships between Websites Personality, Person-Job Fit and Organizational Attractiveness.

“At a time when organizations and job markets are going through rapid change, the demand for I-O psychology professionals within areas of human resources, training and development, consulting, professional administration and marketing is great,” says Dr. Finkelman. “Students enrolled in I-O programs are destined to be of immense value and need to businesses as they will be able to assess organizations and design positive work environments for productivity, as well as foster individual and organizational success.”

Registration for the IOOB Conference is $10 for students and $70 for professionals. For more information and full schedule of speakers, visit the IOOB website or email the IOOB team. Follow the IOOB 2014 Conference on Facebook.

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About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Founded in 1979 and celebrating 35 years, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral sciences. It serves more than 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Westwood); and Washington, D.C. as well as online programs. The institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and its Clinical Psychology doctoral program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for five consecutive years. The Los Angeles Campus gained its first recognition in 2013. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.


Contact: Elinor Gilbert



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