Los Angeles Campus to Host IOOB Conference July 18 and 19


Industrial Organizational Psychology Fastest Growing Occupation Over Next Decade

 (LOS ANGELES) (April 21, 2014)—“Shift Ahead” is the theme of the 34th Annual Industrial Organizational and Organizational Behavioral (IOOB) Conference, presented  by students from the Los Angeles Campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), taking place on Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, at TCSPP’s downtown Los Angeles Campus. The conference brings together students, professionals and academics to analyze pertinent issues in the I/O and OB fields.

Industrial Organizational and Organizational Behavioral Psychology is the scientific study of the workplace. Methods of psychology are applied to issues of critical relevance to business that includes talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance and work-life balance. According to a recently released Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the field of Industrial Organizational (I/O) will be the fastest growing occupation over the next decade. The field will grow by 53 percent between 2012 and 2022.

Jay Finkelman, Ph.D., TCSPP’s department chair of Industrial Organizational, Business Psychology, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker. He is the author of The Psychologist Manager: Success Models for Psychologists in Executive Positions. The book addresses the challenges and opportunities for psychologists entering leadership and management roles. In addition, student presentations and posters will be scheduled throughout Saturday, including a presentation by TCSPP Clinical Psychology Doctorate (Psy.D.) Student L’Orangerie Crawford titled “How Training & Development Can Enhance Your Change Initiative.”

The Chicago School's doctoral program in Business Psychology (I/O track) and master’s program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology both prepare students to assume high-level responsibilities in today’s global, multicultural business environment. The programs are offered at all three TCSPP campuses (Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C.). Both programs are also offered online.

Registration for the IOOB Conference is $35 for students and $70 for professionals. A limited number of student scholarship registrations are available for $10. 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 and health sciences. It serves more than 4,300 students across campuses in Chicago; Los Angeles and branches in Irvine & Westwood); and Washington D.C.  as well as online/blended 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 six consecutive years, and the Los Angeles Campus gained its first award in 2013. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is a leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu

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