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19 Jul 2017

Brain Bag Invitation: Professional Ethics: Ethical decision-making & Scope of Practice and code of ethics of the Industrial Psychologists in South Africa

Begins: 19 July 2017 09:30 Ends: 19 July 2017 15:00

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North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Building E9 room K40
Start Date:
19 July 2017 09:30
End Date:
19 July 2017 15:00



Brain Bag Invitation

Professional Ethics: Ethical decision-making

Presented by Dr. Leon van Vuuren


 Scope of Practice and code of ethics of the Industrial Psychologists in South Africa

Presented by Prof. Deon Meiring


Venue: North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Building E9 room K40                

19 July 2017


SIOPSA North West Regional Branch invites you to:

LEARN and NETWORK with fellow professionals at our Brain Bag event

with  Dr. Leon van Vuuren

The Ethics Institute (TEI)

Convenor: Board for Psychology Ethics Task Team


Prof. Deon Meiring

(University of Pretoria, Department of Human Resource Management)


Some of the topics of discussion on the workshop will including the following:


  • An ethics vocabulary.
  • Some ethical challenges of behavioural scientists in the workplace.
  • Ethical decision-making.
  • Factors that prevent ethical decision-making.


  • What is this new code of ethical practice all about?
  • What will the task team deliver on the code of ethics?
  • How will this new code of ethics effect you as an Industrial Psychologist?


  • Participate in the focus group discussions on ethics risk analysis relating to Industrial Psychology ethical matters.

About the presenters

Dr. Leon Van Vuuren                                                                                                                   

Dr. Leon van Vuuren holds the position of Executive Director: Professional and Business Ethics at The Ethics Institute (TEI). Prior to joining the Institute in July 2014, he was a professor in Industrial Psychology in the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management (IPPM) at the University of Johannesburg where he taught industrial psychology and business and professional ethics for 26 years.

During 2015 he was appointed by the South African Minister of Health to serve a second five-year term on the Professional Board for Psychology of the HPCSA. In this capacity he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board and the Chairperson of the Committee for Preliminary Inquiry (Ethics Committee). He is also currently the convenor of a multi-stakeholder task team responsible for a total revision of the regulations and codes that govern professional ethics in psychology in South Africa.

Leon acts as an advisor on professional ethics to several professional associations. He was the convenor of the ‘Future Fit’ professional ethics task team of the SIOPSA. In the latter regard he was the primary author of the Industrial Psychologists’ Oath. During 2013 he was awarded honorary life membership of Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA) for his contribution to this discipline and profession.

Prof. Deon Meiring                                                                                                                    

Prof Deon Meiring is an associate professor in the Department of Human Recourses Management at the University of Pretoria. He is registered as an Industrial Psychologist (PS 009492) with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) since 1995. Prof Meiring serves as an executive committee member on the portfolio professional practice in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA). He was recently appointed on the Ethics task team of the HPCSA. In 2016 Prof Meiring received a presidential award from the SIOPSA for significant contributions to Industrial and Organisational Psychology in South Africa. He is also an honorary member of the South African Assessment Centre Study Group (ASCG) for invaluable contributions to the field of Assessment Centers practice in South Africa.

WHY should you attend?

Relevance for the South African Industrial-Organisational Psychologists/HR practitioners:

  • Be informed about the latest developments on ethics practice for the Industrial Psychologist.
  • Participate and contribute to the ethical dilemmas focus group discussions and give you opinion.
  • Attending the workshop will boost you ethics CPD points. 

Relevance for Emerging Psychologists (IOP Interns, MCom and Honours Students):

  • Receive the latest information on ethical practice in the field of Industrial Psychology.
  • Participate and contribute to the ethical dilemmas focus group discussions and give you opinion as an emerging Industrial Psychologist.
  • Participating in this workshop will also assist you in your preparation for the HPCSA board examination.

Members will also receive CEUs  for Ethics when attending this event

SIOPSA has applied for 4 CEU points for this workshop 


19 July 2017


Building E8, Room K40, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus


09:30 – 10:00



10:00 – 12:00

First speaker (Dr. Leon van Vuuren): Revising the Code of Ethics for

Psychology: Principles and Process


12:00 – 12:15

12:15 – 13:45

Short Break (coffee and tea)

Second speaker (Prof. Deon Meiring): Code of Ethics and Scope of






13:45 – 14:00

Short Break: Brain Bag Lunch


14:00 – 14:30

Second speaker (Prof. Deon Meiring): Code of Ethics and Scope of

Practice (continues)


14:30 – 15:00




To cover costs we need to charge a nominal fee

SIOPSA members : R   450.00

Non-SIOPSA members : R   530.00

Emerging Psychologists : R   250.00

SIOPSA Student members : R   165.00

Late bookings – 10% late booking fee.

You do not need to be a member of SIOPSA to register for this workshop 

Attend this workshop as a GUEST, or even better, why don’t you sign up for membership?

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Space is limited so please secure your place before the 14th of July 2017

Your invoice will be generated from the SIOPSA website, EFT and credit card payments facilities are available. Your registration will only be confirmed on proof of payment.  Delegates that arrive on the evening without proof of payment or booking, will be expected to complete a registration form and sign the signature list.

*** take note of our 72 hour cancellation policy***

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Best Regards,

The North West Branch


Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa



tel:     0860 SIOPSA (746 772)
fax:    086 558 4097



Presenters and attendees of all CPD activities must please note that the attainment of continuing education units (CEUs) does not licence any professional to practice outside their official scope of practice.  CEUs are intended to broaden the knowledge of professionals but do not constitute professional training.      










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