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DRAFT ONLY College of Organisational Psychologists (COP) Student membership May, 2008
DRAFT ONLY Introduction to APS The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the largest professional association for psychologists in Australia, representing more than 16,000 members.
DRAFT ONLY Introduction to APS The APS is committed to advancing psychology as a discipline and profession. It spreads the message that psychologists make a difference to peoples’ lives, through improving scientific knowledge and community wellbeing.
DRAFT ONLY Introduction to COP APS members and student members can join groups or colleges which promote specialty areas of psychology. One of these is the College of Organisational Psychologists (COP)
DRAFT ONLY APS Colleges Promote the Profession Maintain practice standards and quality assurance Encourage and support the education and professional development of specialist practitioners Hold seminars, courses and conferences Publish newsletters Perform a range of activities on behalf of members
DRAFT ONLY College of Organisational Psychology Organisational psychologists apply the latest psychological knowledge and techniques to improve organisations. There are many benefits to being part of a progressive college where networking, support and education are key components.
DRAFT ONLY Our members COP has 453 members nationally (and 8 international members) Membership consists of students through to experienced organisational psychologists Almost 100 members are students
DRAFT ONLY Student Membership Benefits Exposure to knowledge of latest discoveries, recent trends, popular tools, and career opportunities Networking, social contacts, enjoyable interactions, and a sense of professional identity
DRAFT ONLY Student Membership Benefits COP facilitates new entrants into Organisational Psychology and strives to support and enhance individuals who work in the field.
DRAFT ONLY Student Membership Benefits An exciting time to join COP as new goals and initiatives will bring value to your membership A terrific opportunity to be a part of this exciting organisational transformation
DRAFT ONLY Student Involvement in COP Students can become more involved with COP by serving on the State committee Opportunity to serve community and enhance CV; e.g. positions on the committee or student representative
DRAFT ONLY What Students Say "Being a student rep on the SA COP committee has proven to be a great way of keeping up to date with org psych events/developments in SA. For example, I attended the recent organisational psychology conference in Adelaide as a "student helper“ and in return got free access to all the sessions! Being a student member also provides me with an opportunity to network with people who are already in the field and to get a better idea of what to expect once the degree is finished.“ Gorjana, Student member of COP SA
DRAFT ONLY What Students Say “A positive outcome of being involved with COP/SA chapter, as a student, is getting to know colleagues! I have learnt about becoming a registered OrgPsych and what you need to know to be a good one. I hear what the other COP chapters in Australia are doing to attract new members and I am proud that SA is steps ahead in initiatives and actions.” Marcela, Student member of COP SA
DRAFT ONLY What Students Say “Serving on the National and State committees has been a useful professional development experience for me, as I’ve been given leadership and project management responsibilities that students aren’t usually exposed to. Being a student member of COP has been great, both in terms of networking and receiving the latest professional knowledge.” Tim, Student member of COP NSW
DRAFT ONLY How Do I Join? If you are a student member of the APS, COP student membership is free and involves completing a short form. Contact SA COP secretary, Shelley Rogers at email@example.com
DRAFT ONLY COP Website www.groups.psychology.org.au/cop/ www.groups.psychology.org.au/cop/ Visit the COP website: www.groups.psychology.org.au/cop/ www.groups.psychology.org.au/cop/