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Friday Seminars

The chair of the Friday Seminar committee, Laurent M. Lapierre invites you to register for one (if not two!) of the four exciting Friday Seminars offered at the 2013 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 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 2013 Friday Seminars are sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. and are presented as part of the 28th 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, with the exception of the seminar entitled “Humanitarian Work Psychology: Supply Meets Demand,” which does not offer CE credit.

Please contact lapierre@telfer.uottawa.ca if you have any questions.

Click on the seminar title for a full description.

Duration: Sessions are 3 hours in length.

Enrollment: Limited to the first 50 participants who register for each seminar. 

Date and time: Friday, April 12, during the morning (8:30 to 11:30 am) or afternoon (12:00 to 3:00 pm).

Location: The seminars will be held at the conference site (specific room will be indicated in conference program).

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 March 28, 2013, will be refunded less a $25.00 (U.S.) administrative fee.


Overview of Topics and Presenters

Friday, April 12, 2013, 8:30-11:30am

Qualitative Methods 101: When, Why, and How to Use Them.
Michael Pratt, Boston College.
Coordinator: Silvia Bonaccio, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa.

This session is a primer on qualitative methods. Topics include what qualitative methods are and are not, and how they differ from quantitative methods. Case studies, ethnography, and grounded theory will be discussed and their design and analysis will be examined. Assessing and publishing qualitative research will also be discussed.


Friday, April 12, 2013, 8:30-11:30am

Humanitarian Work Psychology: Supply Meets Demand.
Lori Foster Thompson, North Carolina State University, Telma Viale, United Nations.
Coordinator: Rustin D. Meyer, Georgia Tech.
Note: No CE Credit is available for this seminar

Humanitarian work psychology (HWP) uses I-O to promote decent work, reduce poverty, and achieve equitable, inclusive, sustainable development worldwide. In addition to introducing I-Os to HWP, this seminar will help connect HWP supply (I-O psychologists) with HWP demand (workers, humanitarian outreach organizations) through face-to-face networking opportunities.


Friday, April 12, 2013, 12-3:00pm

Multilevel Models: Theory, Methods, and Analyses.
John Mathieu, University of Connecticut, Gilad Chen, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.
Coordinator: Russell E. Johnson, Broad College of Business, Michigan State University.

Multilevel models are in vogue these days. Yet much confusion remains regarding their theoretical foundations; sampling, measurement, and experimental designs; and associated analytical techniques. This seminar will focus on how the above facets are all interrelated, highlight critical decision points for researchers, and illustrate advanced inferential and analytic techniques.


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

Bullying at Work: Perspectives From Europe and North America.
Charlotte Rayner, Portsmouth Business School, Loraleigh Keashly, Wayne State University, Suzy Fox, Loyola University Chicago.
Coordinator: Suzy Fox, Loyola University Chicago.

This seminar is presented by pioneering workplace bullying scholars. Issues include definitions, labeling, measurement, power relationships, intent, perspective, causes, consequences, and efforts by organizations in the UK, continental Europe, and North America to develop antibullying guidelines and practices.