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SIOP 2012 Friday Seminars

The chair of the Friday Seminar Committee, Ashley Walvoord, invites you to register for one (or two!) of the four exciting Friday Seminars offered at the 2012 SIOP Conference. These extended sessions provide an in-depth treatment of cutting-edge I-O research and practice topics.  The invited experts will present developments in research and theory, organizational best practices, and methodological advancements in an interactive learning environment (e.g., lecture accompanied by break-out discussions, case studies, experiential exercises, and networking).  Space is limited so early registration is encouraged!

The following Friday Seminars are sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. and are presented as part of the 27th 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 content.  Three (3) hours of continuing education credits (CE) are awarded for the participation in one (1) Friday Seminar. These sessions are designed to appeal to practitioners and academics at all levels.

If you have any questions, please contact ashley.walvoord@verizonwireless.com.

•  Duration: Sessions are 3 hours in length and participants can earn 3 CE credits (some sessions may also    
   qualify for HRCI recertification credits)
•  Enrollment: Enrollment is limited to the first 50 participants who register for each seminar
•  When: Friday, April 27, during the morning (8:30 am to 11:30) or afternoon (12:00 pm to 3 pm)
• Location: The seminars will be held at the conference site (specific room will be indicated in conference
•  Fee: The cost for each Friday Seminar is $85.00 (U.S.)
•  Registration:  Registration is available through the general online registration process for the conference
•  Cancellation:  Friday Seminar fees cancelled on or before April 12, 2012, will be refunded less a $25.00 (U.S.) administrative fee.

Overview of Topics and Presenters

(For full descriptions, click a link below)

Global I-O: Developing an International Curriculum
Richard L. Griffith, Florida Institute of Technology, José María Peiró, University of Valencia, and Lori Foster Thompson, North Carolina State University
Coordinator: Ted B. Kinney, Select International

Friday, April 27, 2012, 8:30-11:30am

This seminar will focus on the strategic expansion of I-O training curriculum to reflect the future landscape of globalization. Specifically, the presenters will discuss the balance of design and content for “internationalizing” I-O training, the intended impact for programs and their graduates, as well as appropriate strategies for applying these considerations to participants’ specific I-O program situations.

The Science and Practice of Workplace Mentoring Relationships*
Tammy D. Allen, University of South Florida, and Lillian Turner Eby, University of Georgia
Coordinator: Kristen M. Shockley, Baruch College–City University of New York

Friday, April 27, 2012, 8:30-11:30am

This seminar will focus on the significant contribution of mentoring initiatives in organizations.  Specifically, two leading scholars in the field of mentoring will discuss the latest research developments and the impact of formal and informal mentoring.  Guidelines will be reviewed for developing successful mentoring initiatives, accompanied by hands-on activities to apply session concepts.

Quasi-Experimentation in Organizations
Daniel C. Ganster, Colorado State University, and John M. Schaubroeck, Michigan State University
Coordinator: Liuqin Yang, Portland State University

Friday, April 27, 2012, 12:00-3:00pm

This seminar will focus on quasi-experimental design, one of the most common methodologies used in internal organizational analytics, as well as in academic research leveraging organizational data or interventions. Specifically, two experts in this area will provide instruction in the real-world design, application, and analysis considerations for conducting organizational research, followed by interactive feedback about participants’ current or upcoming quasi-experimental designs.

Followership: The Missing Link in our Understanding of Leadership
Ronald E. Riggio, Claremont McKenna College, Mary Uhl-Bien, University of Nebraska
Coordinator: Laurent M. LaPierre, University of Ottawa

Friday, April 27, 2012, 12:00-3:00pm

This seminar will focus on the importance of followership in co-producing leadership. The presenters will overview the nascent field of followership research, emphasizing the implications of current theorizing and findings for leadership (and followership) development in organizations. Participants will learn about the current instruments being used in followership research, and be invited to engage in dialogue identifying the most promising avenues for future research in this area.


*The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.