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Friday Seminars

Liu-Qin Yang
Portland State University

On behalf of the Friday Seminars Committee, I am delighted to invite you to register for one of the four exciting Friday Seminar sessions to be offered at the 2011 SIOP Conference. These sessions cover up-to-date topics that are important to the development of the fields of I-O psychology and organizational science. The organizational scientists leading the sessions will discuss cutting-edge research findings, methodology advancements, and skills critical for succeeding as scholars. Enrollment is limited and these sessions are expected to sell out, so register early to ensure your opportunity to participate!

The following Friday Seminars are sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. and are presented as part of the 26th Annual SIOP Conference.  SIOP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  SIOP maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  Three (3) hours of APA continuing education credits (CE) are awarded for the participants in one (1) Friday Seminar.  

Additionally, the Friday Seminar entitled “How Do You Know What Your Employees Are Going Through? Logistical, Statistical, and Practical Methods for Assessing Daily Experiences at Work” has been preapproved for 3 hours of general credit toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

If you have any questions, please contact me at
liuqinyang@pdx.edu or 503.705.3960.

Duration: Sessions are 3 hours long and you can earn 3 CE credits for attending.

Enrollment: Enrollment for each session is limited to 50 participants.

When: Friday, April 15, during the morning or afternoon.

Location: The location will be at the conference site; the specific room will be indicated in the conference program.

Cost: The cost for each Friday Seminar is $85.00 (U.S.).

Registration:  You must add the Friday Seminars to your order when registering online for the conference.

Cancellation:  Friday Seminar fees canceled by March 31, 2011, will be refunded less a $25.00 (U.S.) administrative fee.


Overview of Topics and Presenters

How Do You Know What Your Employees Are Going Through? Logistical, Statistical, and Practical Methods for Assessing Daily Experiences at Work (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Wiliford B)   (This session is sold out.)
This seminar will focus on experience sampling methods, one of the best methods for understanding the actual experiences of employees while at work. Specifically, it will discuss various practical means of accomplishing the assessment of daily experiences at work and the logistical hurdles that will inevitably arise when using these methods. It will then cover the basic modeling techniques for this resulting rich and complex set of data. 

Daniel J. Beal, Rice University.
Coordinator: Chu-Chiang (Daisy) Chang, Michigan State University.

Organizational Research and Grant Funding: Challenges, Benefits, and Opportunities (10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Wiliford A)
This seminar will focus on various key issues in the process of applying for grant funding. Specifically, the three presenters with expertise in different areas will discuss how to identify funding opportunities most appropriate for I-O psychologists and what strategies to use for different stages of developing grant applications.

Leslie B. Hammer, Portland State University; Thomas F. Hilton, National Institutes of Health; Keith James, Portland State University; and L. Casey Chosewood, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Coordinator: Michael T. Ford, University at Albany, SUNY.

Economic Downturn: Psychological Issues (10:30 am - 1:30 pm, Wiliford B)
This seminar will focus on various ways I-O psychology can contribute to the understanding of, and coping with, the ongoing economic downturn. Specifically, it will start with discussing how economic behaviors can be analyzed from I-O psychology’s  perspective, then address issues including individuals’ job search behaviors, coping behaviors (especially under unemployment), and engaging in entrepreneurial careers that are particularly relevant to the current economic situation.

Michael Frésé,
National University of Singapore and University of Lueneburg, Germany.
Coordinator: Ashley Walvoord, Verizon Wireless.

The Relevance and Viability of Subconscious Goals in the Workplace (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Wiliford A)
This seminar will focus on the role of subconscious goals in predicting workplace outcomes. Specifically, the two leading scholars in field of motivation will discuss the relevance and viability of subconscious goals in the field
of  I-O psychology, particularly the implications for job performance and fairness in the workplace.

Gary Latham, University of Toronto; and Edwin A. Locke, University of Maryland, College Park.
Coordinator: Burcu Rodopman, Bogazici University, Turkey.