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18 Aug 2016

SIOPSA Earlybird Membership

Dear IOP professional, fellow Psychologist and Psychometrist
This time of year is traditionally very busy for us! We have recently concluded a successful and content-rich Annual Conference and August 1st also marks the start of SIOPSA’s new financial year (1 August 2016 - 31 July 2017). On this note, I would like to thank those of you who have participated in the conference and look forward to new growth and learning during this year.
Based on the questions and discussions we had with pre-members throughout the past reporting year as well as at the conference, I thought this a good opportunity to ask you to consider joining SIOPSA and also share how the SIOPSA membership can work for you.
1.  Membership renewal
Renew your membership by 31 October 2016 and pay before 30 November 2016 to get your membership at a substantially reduced rate.

You will not only receive discount on your membership fees, but you will also qualify for a generous discounted registration fee for the 2017 SIOPSA Annual Conference. The 2017 Early Bird discounted Conference fee will ONLY be extended to those members who renew their membership by 31 October 2016.

Next year’s Annual Conference is scheduled for 25-27 July 2017.

Membership Category

Early Bird 2016/2017 Rate

2016/2017 Rate

Full Members

R 950.00

R 1 060.00

Associate Members

R 950.00

R 1 060.00

Student Members

R 160.00

R  160.00

Emerging Psychologists

R 480.00

R 535.00


R 950.00

R 1 060.00

International Affiliates

R 950.00

R 1 060.00

2.  Make the best of your membership
There are so many ways in which you can benefit from your SIOPSA membership. Follow the hyperlinks for more information:
2.1  Interest groups
Join one of our eight (for now!) Interest Groups – learn from, connect and contribute to the body of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (IOP) knowledge and best practice methodologies:
  • Interest Group for Psychometric Professionals (IGPP) – Detailed information to follow
  • Interest Group for Positive Psychology (IGPoP) – Detailed information to follow
  • Interest Group for Neuro Psychology (IGANP) – Detailed information to follow
  • Interest Group for Medico Legal (IGML) – Detailed information to follow
  • Interest Group for People Assessment in Industry (PAI)
  • Interest Group for Coaching and Consulting Psychology (IGCCP)
  • Interest Group for Systems Psychodynamics of Organisations (IGSPO)
  • Interest Group for International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP)
2.2  SIOPSA Academy
Keep a look-out for networking and dialogue opportunities offered by the SIOPSA Academy. This platform is a mechanism for knowledge brokering in a virtual, not-for-profit organisation with many diverse members spread across the country. It creates and leverages platforms and partner with like-minded individuals and organisations to facilitate the sharing of scientific and practice-orientated knowledge as well as best-practice know how.
The SIOPSA Academy builds on existing learning from tertiary institutions, the internship programme and CPD offerings to enhance and elevate IOP as a profession by sharing knowledge.
2.3  Local and International partnerships
Collaborate with, learn from and share your expertise during opportunities created through our Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and Corporate Membership offering. SIOPSA currently has MOUs with the:
  • British Psychological Society’s Division of Organisational Psychology;
  • European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology;
  • Division of I-O Psychology of the Hong Kong Psychological Society (Ltd);
  • Psychological Association of Mozambique;
  • International Society for Coaching Psychology;
  • Section of the Psychology of Organisations and Work of the Col·legi Oficial de Psicòlegs de Catalunya; and
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in America.
Our MOU with SIOP, in particular, offers a number of benefits for our members. Join SIOPSA now to qualify for a 50% reduced SIOP affiliate membership fee and 75% reduced SIOP student membership fee.  
While still in the pilot phase, SIOPSA’s Corporate Membership offering also promises to enrich our corporate as well as individual members.
2.4  Continual professional development
Access our free eCPD activities. You can also obtain CPD accreditation for your events and activities through SIOPSA, which has received accreditor status from the Health Professional’s Council South Africa (HPCSA) in the categories of IOP and Psychometry.
2.5  Discount opportunities
Take advantage of membership discount for, among others:
  • Our flagship event, the Annual Conference (refer to point 1);
  • Skills training via the SIOPSA Academy;
  • Regional and other CPD events;
  • Highly reduced membership fee for SIOP (American IOP society, refer to point 2.3); and
  • Professional indemnity insurance at a very competitive rate.
2.6  And many more…
Receive ethical support through the SIOPSA help line; access and contribute to the development of best practice guidelines; stay up to date with IOP through our newsletters and updates (websiteFacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTube and the SIOPSA Forum); and enjoy a culture of consistency in excellence through, for example, standardisation.
2.7  If you are a student member, you benefit from all of the above including:
  • The opportunity to have your membership paid in full by the Professional Provident Society (PPS);
  • Practical training opportunities for emerging IO psychologists; and
  • Support with, among others, skills training, internships, registration at the HPCSA and possible workplace opportunities.

The Office as well as our new Executive Committee, look forward to another full and rewarding year with our members as we continue to pursue SIOPSA Strategy 2020, establishing IOP as a critical contributor to the development of South Africa’s workforce.

All the best,

Nadene Venter



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