ONLINE MA DIPLOMA IN I-O PSYCHOLOGY: OVERVIEW

In 2016, our development team received an eCampusOntario grant to develop an online, course-based Master’s Diploma in Industrial-Or- ganizational (I-O) Psychology at the University of Windsor. We saw a need to offer potential stu- dents a smoother entry into the field. Outside of graduate school, people have little exposure to how psychology is applied in the workplace. Nor is it always clear how training in I-O psychology differs from the training in Business schools. The Graduate Diploma is an online program con- sisting of five online courses, a field placement, and the submission of a program-level ePortfolio. This program is targeted towards working profes- sionals and recent gradautes with bachelor degrees in psychology, sociology, labour studies, and business. Students enrolled in the program will be exposed to common areas of concentra- tion for I-O Psychologists including human resources; data analysis and interpretation; organizational development; and training and development. - Greg A. Chung-Yan, PhD On behalf of the development team

PLANNED STRUCTURE OF THE DIPLOMA

The diploma is designed to be completed within one-year, giving students a grounding in I-O Psychology either as preparation for graduate school in I-O Psychology or serving as partial requirements for other certifications and programs such as for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. The proposed curriculum for the new graduate diploma is consistent with requirements outlined by prominent I-O Psychology societies, such as: the Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Division of the Canadian Psychological Society); the Society for Industrial and Organi- zational Psychology (Division of the American Psychological Society); and the British Psychological Society Standards for the Accreditation of Masters and Doctoral Programmes in Occupational Psychology.

Planned Course Curriculum

Fundamentals of Industrial & Organizational Psychology. Students will learn funda- mental aspects of I-O Psychology and its relationship to the fields of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management. Designed to prepare students for the more advanced study and practice of I-O Psychology. Learning, Training, & Development. Emphasizing theories and practical applications of training and development, the content of this course will be framed within theories of adult learning. Students will engage in the collaborative processes of designing a training program including needs analysis and program evaluation. Talent & Performance Management. Students will delve deeper into the specific theories and practices that guide decisions involved in recruitment, selection, and performance management. The primary goal of an I-O professional engaged in personnel selection is to ensure the efficient, sustainable, and defensible hiring of employees suited to their positions, while attending to the needs, rights, and well-being of all relevant stakeholders (e.g., job applications, management, union members, current employees, etc.). Students will be provided learning opportunities to develop and integrate skills necessary for creating and evaluating sound selection and performance management procedures for organizations. Organizational Behaviour & Development. This course will challenge students to integrate both micro- and macro-level perspectives of humans and organizations, in order to understand the complex factors related to organizational behaviour and development. Students will engage in reflection, discussion, case-analysis, and relevant skill-development in order to analyze organizational problems and promote positive change. Leadership & Motivation. This course will expose students to approaches and consider- ations for effective leadership, including underlying theory and supporting evidence. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on course concepts in relation to their own experiences and values as a leader; exploring topics such as power, authority, motiva- tion, team management, workplace safety, and occupational health psychology.

Program Philosophy

Although there are some inherent weakness of online training, they are largely in reference to the traditional training model of in-person lectures. What is sometimes ignored are the inherent strengths of online training, including standardized delivery, easier discussions between col- leagues, adaptivity to different learning styles, and exposures to experiential components (e,g, interview skills practice) that are logistically more difficult to organize given the space and time limitations of traditional courses. We would be the first to acknowledge that nothing can take the place of in-person interactions, but it is questionable whether such interactions actually take place in lecture halls of dozens or hundreds of students. Alternatively, although such interactions can--and do--occur in graduate school, it’s only realized because class numbers are kept extremely small, which is becoming much more difficult with the current state of educational funding and the number of students needing to be educated. New technologies are also making interactions between professors and students far easier and more personalized than in the past. Our hope is to provide an enriching experience that meets the needs of--and is accessible to--students from different walks of life, making the best use of the resources and technology at our disposal, while at the same time making it is cost effective for everyone.

Support from eCampusOntario

Development of this Diploma program is financially supported by a 2016 eCampusOntario, Online Development Grant of $247, 273.00.

Current Development

The program is still under development and continues to pass through the approval stages of Univeristy governance required for all new academic programs. Nevertheless, it is planned to begin Fall 2020. Prior to this date, individual pilot courses might be offered to a select number of students. Currently (Summer 2019), the Foundations of Industrial-Organizational Psychology is being piloted.

Primary Curriculum Designer

The primary curriculm designer is Dr. Greg Chung-Yan, who received his BA in Psychology from York University and his MA and PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Guelph. He also has an electronics technician diploma.

His relevant positions and activities include:

Associate Professor, University of Windsor Research Director of the Occupational Health and Well-Being Research Group (supported by an infra- structure grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunity Fund). Chair of the University of Windsor’s Program Develop- ment Committee (Senate subcommitte overseeing approvals and changes to all curricula at the university) Former Department Head of Psychology, University of Windsor Former Chair of the Committee on Participant Recruit- ment (Oversees the Department of Psychology’s Participant Pool Former Director of the Applied Social Psychology Training Committee (Oversees graduate student practica and internships)  Published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Personnel Assessment and Decisions, the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

For their support, special thanks to:

Online Diploma in Industrial-Organizational Psychology | Greg A. Chung-Yan. PhD | Date last edited: 2019-07-12
INDUSTRIAL-ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Online Master’s Diploma

INDUSTRIAL-ORGANIZATIONAL

PSYCHOLOGY

Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology is the scientific study and application of psychological theories and principles to workplace issues impacting individuals, teams, and organizations. I-O Psychology helps answer questions as to why work- place problems arise and how to address them, taking into consideration the be- haviour, attitudes, abilities, group dynamics, and social context present in organizations and businesses. More information can be found on Greg Chung- Yan’s website.
Greg Chung-Yan, PhD

ONLINE MA DIPLOMA IN I-O

PSYCHOLOGY: OVERVIEW

In 2016, our development team received an eCampusOn- tario grant to develop an online, course-based Master’s Diploma in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology at the University of Windsor. We saw a need to offer potential students a smoother entry into the field. Outside of gradu- ate school, people have little exposure to how psychology is applied in the workplace. Nor is it always clear how train- ing in I-O psychology differs from the training in Business schools. The Graduate Diploma is an online program consisting of five online courses and includes, a field placement com- ponent, and the submission of aprogram-level ePortfolio. This program is targeted towards working professionals and recent graduates with bachelor degrees in psychol- ogy, sociology, labour studies, and business. Students enrolled in the program will be exposed to common areas of concentration for I-O Psychologists including human resources; data analysis and interpretation; organizational development; and training and development. - Greg A. Chung-Yan, PhD On behalf of the development team

PLANNED STRUCTURE OF THE

DIPLOMA

The diploma is designed to be completed within one-year, giving students a grounding in I-O Psychology either as preparation for graduate school in I-O Psychology or serv- ing as partial requirements for other certifications and programs such as for the Certified Human Resources Pro- fessional (CHRP) and the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. The proposed curriculum for the new graduate diploma is consistent with requirements outlined by prominent I-O Psychology societies, such as: the Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Division of the Canadian Psychological Society); the  Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Division of the American Psychological Society); and the British Psychological Soci- ety Standards for the Accreditation of Masters and Doctoral Programmes in Occupational Psychology.

Planned Course Curriculum

Fundamentals of Industrial & Organizational Psychology. Students will learn fundamental aspects of I-O Psychology and its relationship to the fields of Organizational Behaviour and Human Re- sources Management. Designed to prepare students for the more advanced study and practice of I-O Psychology. Learning, Training, & Development. Emphasiz- ing theories and practical applications of training and development, the content of this course will be framed within theories of adult learning. Students will engage in the collaborative processes of designing a training program including needs analysis and program evaluation. Talent & Performance Management. Students will delve deeper into the specific theories and practices that guide decisions involved in re- cruitment, selection, and performance management. The primary goal of an I-O professional engaged in personnel selection is to ensure the efficient, sustainable, and defen- sible hiring of employees suited to their positions, while attending to the needs, rights, and well-being of all rele- vant stakeholders (e.g., job applications, management, union members, current employees, etc.). Students will be provided learning opportunities to develop and integrate skills necessary for creating and evaluating sound selec- tion and performance management procedures for organizations. Organizational Behaviour & Development. This course will challenge students to integrate both micro- and macro-level perspectives of humans and organizations, in order to understand the complex factors related to organizational behaviour and development. Students will engage in reflection, discus- sion, case-analysis, and relevant skill-development in order to analyze organizational problems and promote positive change. Leadership & Motivation. This course will ex- pose students to approaches and considera- tions for effective leadership, including underlying theory and supporting evidence. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on course concepts in rela- tion to their own experiences and values as a leader; exploring topics such as power, authority, motivation, team management, workplace safety, and occupational health psychology.

Program Philosophy

Although there are some inherent weakness of online training, they are largely in reference to the traditional train- ing model of in-person lectures. What is sometimes ignored are the inherent strengths of online training, in- cluding standardized delivery, easier discussions between colleagues, adaptivity to different learning styles, and exposure to experiential components (e,g, interview skills practice) that are logistically more difficult to organize given the space and time limitations of traditional courses. We would be the first to acknowledge that nothing can take the place of in-person interactions, but it is question- able whether such interactions actually take place in lecture halls of dozens or hundreds of students. Alternatively, although such interactions can--and do-- occur in graduate school, it’s only realized because class numbers are kept extremely small, which is becoming much more difficult with the current state of educational funding and the number of students needing to be edu- cated. New technologies are also making interactions between professors and students far easier and more personalized than in the past. Our hope is to provide an enriching experience that meets the needs of--and is ac- cessible to--students from different walks of life, making the best use of the resources and technology at our dis- posal, while at the same time making it is cost effective for everyone.

Support from eCampusOntario

Development of this Diploma program is financially sup- ported by a 2016 eCampusOntario, Online Development Grant of $247, 273.00.

Current Development

The program is still under development and continues to pass through the approval stages of Univeristy governance required for all new academic programs. Nevertheless, it is planned to begin Fall 2020. Prior to this date, individual pilot courses might be offered to a select number of stu- dents. Currently (Summer 2019), the Foundations of Industrial-Organizational Psychology is being piloted.

Primary Curriculum Designer

The primary curriculm designer is Dr. Greg Chung-Yan, who received his BA in Psychology from York University and his MA and PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Guelph. He also has an electronics techni- cian diploma.

His relevant positions and activities include:

Associate Professor, University of Windsor Research Director of the Occupational Health and Well-Being Research Group (supported by an infra- structure grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunity Fund). Chair of the University of Windsor’s Program Develop- ment Committee (Senate subcommitte overseeing approvals and changes to all curricula at the university) Former Department Head of Psychology, University of Windsor Former Chair of the Committee on Participant Recruit- ment (Oversees the Department of Psychology’s Participant Pool Former Director of the Applied Social Psychology Training Committee (Oversees graduate student prac- tica and internships)  Published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Occupational Health Psy- chology, Personnel Assessment and Decisions, the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

For their support, special thanks to:

Online Diploma in Industrial-Organizational Psychology | Greg A. Chung-Yan. PhD | Date last edited: 2019-07-12
INDUSTRIAL- ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Online Master’s Diploma

INDUSTRIAL-ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology is the scien- tific study and application of psychological theories and principles to workplace issues impacting individu- als, teams, and organizations. I-O Psychology helps answer questions as to why workplace problems arise and how to address them, taking into consideration the behaviour, attitudes, abilities, group dynamics, and social context present in organizations and businesses. More information can be found on Greg Chung-Yan’s website.
Greg Chung-Yan, PhD