February 21 – 25, 2018   One Ocean Resort and Spa   Atlantic Beach, FL

The 2018 Society of Psychologists in Management conference (SPIM) brings together psychologist managers and leaders in both the not-for-profit and for profit / commercial arenas, as well as in privately held companies, government, public policy, academia, and a wide variety of other industries. We will be engaging in various discussions about leaders and organizations navigating transitions -- for themselves, with their teams and in their organizations. Leaders, and consultants / coaches who work with leaders, need a robust appreciation for and clear understanding of the many challenges and dynamics in how individuals and organizational entities evolve over time.

The 2018 SPIM conference, located at One Ocean Resort and Spa in Atlantic Beach, Florida provides opportunities to listen and participate in lively discussions with leaders and practitioners on several important issues related to various changes and transitions experienced by leaders and in organizations.  We are a diverse group of psychologists from all career phases. A welcoming culture with stimulating and supportive colleagues, we appreciate meeting new psychologist mangers and those who consultant with / coach them, as well as connecting with our long-standing SPIM members, all of whom enjoy and benefit from a stellar conference with an engaging community of like-minded professionals.  Please read below for more information on the upcoming conference.

J. Rick Day, MBA, PhD, PsyD, ABPP
2018 SPIM Program Chair


Continuing Education
The Society of Psychologists in Management (SPIM) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SPIM maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Over 30 CEs will be offered during the 2018 SPIM Conference. CE chairperson: Allen L. Parchem, PhD aparchem@alpendeavors.com
Transitioning from Psychologist to Psychologist-Manager: Leadership and Management Skills for Success – Day and ½ Session

Do your boss and staff already expect you to know the job?

The Society of Psychologists in Management (SPIM) can help. We are seasoned psychologist managers. We’ve been where you are and learned how to leverage psychological knowledge into superior management. Come learn from us!

You’ll have the chance to reflect on your own management journey and get advice on how to be more effective. You will learn how your psychological training gives you an edge, and how to use that edge.

You know how hard it can be to translate workshop principles into real life. That’s why you will get three half hour coaching sessions from one of our outstanding faculty members in the weeks after the Institute. Click here for more information

There will be three 4-hour institutes offered pre and post conference. On Sunday, February 25th the institute “APA Ethical Principals and Standards and the Development of Executive Conscience” is APA Ethics approved. You must be register in advance for all institutes.

During the main conference you may earn up to 15 CEs. If you attend the training session, institutes and all the conference you have the opportunity to earn over 30 CEs.


Early Members $535 | Members $625
Early Non-Members $585 | Non-Member Registration $675
Day Rate $325
Day and a half Transitioning Course $600
Half Day Institutes $155

The Annual SPIM Conference has been made possible over the years by many generous sponsorships from SPIM members and supporters. We think it is important that our sponsors have recognition and visibility before and during the conference.
Each sponsorship opportunity includes recognition as a sponsor on the SPIM conference website, onsite signage, exhibit table space, and ad placement in the program book. For more information on sponsorship opportunities click the links below.
Sponsor Fact Sheet
Sponsor Levels
Sponsor Confirmation Form

    JRDA, Inc.
One Ocean Resort and Spa
One Ocean Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Hotel Conference Rate is $209 Plus applicable state and local taxes.
Reservations must be made through the registration site or by calling the conference coordinator at 773-331-0457.

Government Room Rate
One Ocean Resort & Spa is offering a rate of $159 per night for federal government employees.  There is a limited supply for these rooms, you must contact Liz Woodward at liz@wplanning.com or 773-331-0457 to confirm this rate.

Getting There
One Ocean Resort and Spa is located approximately 25 miles from the Jacksonville International Airport. There are a variety of options for ground transportation below.

  • Uber is approximately $20-$30.
  • SuperShuttle provides a shared shuttle from the airport with multiple stops for approximately $40. It is recommended that you make a reservation 1 day prior by going to www.supershuttle.com or calling 800-258-3826.
  • A taxi ride is approximately $60.
  • Valet parking is $27 per night.