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Descriptions of SIOP Pre-Conference Workshops

Sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc.* and presented as part of the 15th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc.

Thursday, April 13, 2000

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Continuing education and workshop committee:
Karen B. Paul (Chair), 3M
James Eyring, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting
Kris Fenlason, Questar
Blake A. Frank, University Of Dallas
Alberto Galu, GTE Service Corporation
Ed Kahn, Royal Dutch/Shell Group
Kalen Pieper, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Luis F. Parra, William M. Mercer, Inc.
Jack Kennedy, Brecker & Merryman
Joan R. Rentsch, The University of Tennessee
Steven Robison, The Dow Chemical Company
Irene Sasaki, The Dow Chemical Company
William Shepherd, Personnel Decisions International
Mick Sheppeck, University of St. Thomas
Jeffery Stanton, Bowling Green State University
Karla Stuebing, FSD Data Services
Stephen Wunder, The Kingwood Group, Inc.

* The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The APA-Approved Sponsor maintains responsibility for the program. Seven (7) hours of continuing education credit are awarded for participation in two (2) half-day Workshops.


Pre-Conference Workshops:
Thursday, April 13, 2000

For detailed information on each workshop, click on the blue link.

1. Why Should a CEO Listen to You? The Perils and Opportunities of an I-O Practitioner by Anthony J. Rucci, University of Illinois at Chicago. Coordinator: Luis F. Parra.

2. Creating An Integrated, Global, Competency-Based HR System by Charles V. Bell, Stephen W. Constantin, and Kenneth R. Pederson, The Dow Chemical Company. Coordinator: Irene Sasaki.

3. Beyond the Validation Study: Avoiding Practical Pitfalls When Implementing a Selection System, by Mark Schmit, Personnel Decisions International, and Ann Marie Ryan, Michigan State University. Coordinator: William Shepherd.

4. Innovations in Selection: Use of Conditional Reasoning to by Lawrence R. James and Michael D. McIntyre, The University of Tennessee and Innovative Assessment Technology, and James M. LeBreton, The University of Tennessee. Coordinator: Joan R. Rentsch.

5. Implementing Web-Based HR Systems: From Recruitment to Surveys and Beyond by Nathan Mondragon and Scott Eriksson, graymattermedia inc. and John Furcon, PricewaterhouseCoopers. Coordinator: Jeffrey Stanton.

6. EEO/Legal Update: What You Really Need to Know by Keith M. Pyburn, Jr., McCalla, Thompson, Pyburn, Hymowitz & Shapiro, LLP, and William W. Ruch, Psychological Services, Inc. Coordinator: Steven Robison.

7. Identifying and Developing High-Potential Talent by Elaine B. Sloan and Paul VanKatwyk, Personnel Decisions International, and Scott Gregory, Pentair. Coordinator: Alberto Galu.

8. Utilizing Strategic Psychological Assessment for Executive Selection and Coaching by Rob Silzer, HR Assessment and Development, Inc., and Pierre G. Meyer, MDA Consultants, Inc. Coordinator: Stephen Wunder.

9. Mergers and Acquisitions: The Human Issues and How Change Agents/Consultants Can Help by David A.Whitsett, University of Northern Iowa. Coordinator: Blake A. Frank

10. What is Knowledge Management and Why Should I Care? by Erick Thompson, West Group. Coordinator: Karla Stuebing.

11. Linking and Modeling: Unleashing the Value of Employee Survey Data by William H. Macey and Diane Daum, Personnel Research Associates. Coordinator: Kris Fenlason.

12. Learnings From the Forefront of Large Systems Change by Gary Jusela, Equiva Services and Nancy Lloyd Badore, The River Lane Company. Coordinator: Ed Kahn.

13. The Changing Role of Human Resources Meets the I-O Practitioner; Thinking and Acting Like an Executive by Phil Jury, Safelite Auto Glass Corporation and Dick Beatty, Princeton. Coordinator: Mick Sheppeck.

14. Retaining Valued Employees: Robust and Promising Methods for Improving Retention by Peter W. Hom, Arizona State University and Rodger W. Griffeth, Georgia State University. Coordinator: Jack Kennedy.

15. Leaders Developing Leaders: A Strategy for Change by Charles Tharp, Steve Sadove, Ben E. Dowell, Peter Fasolo, Ginger L. Gregory and Kalen F. Pieper, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Coordinator: Kalen Pieper.

16. Practicing HR and I-O Across Cultures: The Human Touch by Miriam Erez, Technion_Israel and Vicki Pollman, Caltex_Singapore. Coordinator: James Eyring


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