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Prof. Barbara Kożusznik becomes the President of the Alliance for Organisational Psychology

05.10.2022 - 09:12 update 07.11.2022 - 11:04
Editors: MK

Prof. Barbara Kożusznik – the Director of the USil Interdisciplinary Centre for Staff Development – has been elected the President of the Alliance for Organisational Psychology. She is to hold the office until 2026. The elections for new members of the Executive Committee took place in July 2022.

The Alliance for Organisational Psychology (AOP) is a federation of Work, Industrial, and Organisational Psychology societies from around the world. The AOP goal is to connect academics and practitioners as well as deepen the connections between international policy promoted, among others, by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Alliance is also to develop effective communication and collaboration among international member organisations and expand the application of solutions in organisational and work psychology to improve the quality of work and life.

The international Alliance consists of: Division 1 – the Work and Organisational Psychology within the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), the Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (SIOP), and the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology (EAWOP). Additionally, the Canadian Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (CSIOP) joined the AOP in 2017.

Barbara Kożusznik is a professor of work and organisational psychology at the University of Silesia in Katowice and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Staff Development. Between 2018-2022, she was the President of the Division 1 International Association of Applied Psychology; the Vice-Rector for International and Student Affairs at the University of Silesia between 2005–2009 and 2009–2013. Her current teaching and research concerns: social influence in organisation, leadership and teamwork development.  he is the author of more than 100 publications on leadership behaviour, social influences in organization and teamwork, the editor of Management and Information Technologies, and serves on the editorial board of the Polish Journal of Applied Psychology.

prof. Barbara KożusznikProf. Barbara Kożusznik will serve as the President of the Alliance for Organisational Psychology in the years 2022–2026 | Photo: University of Silesia

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