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2016 Theme Track: Enhancing Impact: A Multilevel Approach

Zachary Horn, Stitch Fix, Chair

This full day of programming on Thursday, April 14, 2016, is designed to bring SIOP President Steve Kozlowski’s vision to life, by both encouraging and enabling initiatives that make an impact from “bottom-up, emergent, and self-organizing communities of SIOP members who are prepared to act.” There is no additional cost to attend beyond the cost of basic conference registration.

Continuing Education

The Theme Track is sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. (SIOP) and presented as part of the 31st Annual Conference. SIOP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SIOP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. There are no known conflicts of interest or commercial support regarding these sessions and their presenters.

Schedule for Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Room 204 C

10:30am - 11:50am How Small Local Efforts Can Yield BIG Impact
12:00pm - 1:20pm Changing the World through Organizations: The Power of One
1:30pm - 2:50pm Using I-O to Make an Impact on the Larger Society
3:00pm - 3:30pm Coffee Break
3:30pm - 4:20pm Creating Impact With(in) SIOP
4:30pm - 5:50pm Making a Difference Together in Impact Action Teams

How Small Local Efforts Can Yield BIG Impact
1.5 continuing education credits for psychologists

Chair:
Emily Stehura, Development Dimensions International (DDI)

Co-Chairs:
Ryan Johnson, Ohio University
Tara Behrend, The George Washington University

Presenters:
Nathan Kuncel, University of Minnesota
Megan Leasher, Macy’s
Eugene Ohu, Lagos Business School, Nigeria
Robert Jones, Missouri State University
Kimberly French, University of South Florida
AJ Thurston, University of South Florida
Katina Sawyer, Villanova University
Mahima Saxena, Illinois Institute of Technology
Amy Grubb, FBI

To read more about the presenters, click here!

Abstract:
Every I-O Psychologist has the ability and opportunity to make a difference in their local communities. An engaging IGNITE session will uncover how, and in what ways, I-Os can use their knowledge and skills to broaden the visibility of I-O and make a BIG impact in their local communities.

Full Description:
Every I-O Psychologist has the ability and opportunity to make a difference in their local communities. During this IGNITE session presenters will engage the audience with 5 minutes and 20 automatically progressing slides to share how, and in what ways, I-Os can use their knowledge and skills to broaden the visibility of I-O and make a BIG impact in their local communities. The audience will have an opportunity to interact with presenters and ask questions to learn how they too can leverage I-O knowledge and skills to have impact.

Intended Audience:
This session is intended for a general audience at a post-graduate level; no specific content knowledge is required.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe techniques for broadening the visibility of I-O in the local community.
  • Explain how to apply I-O Psychology to make a valued impact in the local community.
  • Explain the importance for I-O Psychology to have a presence in local communities.

Changing the World through Organizations: The Power of One
1.5 continuing education credits for psychologists

Chair:
Stuart Carr, Massey University

Co-Chairs:
Emily Stehura, Development Dimensions International (DDI)
M. Gloria Gonzalez-Morales, University of Guelph

Presenters:
Stephanie Klein
Christopher Rotolo, PepsiCo
Paula Caligiuri, Northeastern University
Steven Rogelberg, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Doug Reynolds, Development Dimensions International (DDI)

To read more about the presenters, click here!

Abstract:
How can I-O Psychologists have a positive impact through, within and beyond organizations? Four engaging TED-style talks will inspire us to translate everyday practice in I-O Psychology into interventions that not only improve organizational life and prosperity but also boost environment protection, community volunteering and social inclusion across the profession.

Full Description:
Organizations can change the world yet their potential is often either overlooked or underestimated. Organizational psychologists can leverage that potential. Individual I-O Psychologists have had amazing positive impacts from, through, and within their organizations. Four engaging presenters will give TED-style talks to inspire us with their first-hand experiences on how everyday practice in I-O psychology can create impact at the organizational level. From protecting the environment to community volunteering and social inclusion for the profession itself, practical insights will be provided as to how organizational change can build from individual initiatives and ripple outwards and upwards into wider society.

Intended Audience:
This session is intended for a general audience at a post-graduate level; no specific content knowledge is required.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe where and how they can make a difference at organizational levels.
  • Explain how individual I-O Psychologists can create positive interventions for organizations in the communities that sustain them.
  • Articulate new diplomacies that I-O psychologists have developed and are developing to boost profit, people, environment and profession.
  • Exemplify how organizational change can be scaled up to wider social goods.

Using I-O to Make an Impact on the Larger Society
1.5 continuing education credits for psychologists

Chair:
Tara Behrend, George Washington University

Co-Chair:
M. Gloria Gonzalez-Morales, University of Guelph

Presenters:
Lori Foster, North Carolina State University / White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team
Barbara Wanchisen, National Research Council
Fred Oswald, Rice University
Stuart Carr, Massey University
Michael Frese, National University Singapore

To read more about the presenters, click here!

Abstract:
This session will feature a panel of high profile psychologists who are addressing issues of global significance in their work, ranging from workforce development and education to economic development. Panelists will comment on the challenges and opportunities of making an impact in the larger society.

Full Description:
This panel will include successful psychologists who work with the National Research Council, United Nations, and other agencies tasked with improving human welfare on a global scale. They will comment on their experiences and share insight about challenges and opportunities for the field of I-O psychology to become more engaged with development issues.

Intended Audience:
This session is intended for a general audience at a post-graduate level; no specific content knowledge is required.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe challenges and opportunities for I-O Psychology to make a difference at the national and global scale.
  • Explain how an I-O Psychologist can contribute to or start new efforts to address global development issues.
  • Appreciate a world view and how I-O Psychology is an international discipline with international application.

Creating Impact With(in) SIOP
1 continuing education credit for psychologists

Chair:
Ryan C. Johnson, Ohio University

Co-Chair:
Zachary Horn, Stitch Fix

Presenter:
Cristina G. Banks, Lamorinda Consulting LLC
Joshua Isaacson, PDRI, A CEB Company

To read more about the presenters, click here!

Abstract:
Creating impact locally or within an organization or society can be challenging, but SIOP can help!  This “how-to” workshop includes success stories and new avenues for SIOP members to self-organize and make an upward impact within SIOP by bringing important issues, needs, and goals directly to the SIOP leadership.

Full Description:
Creating impact at the local, organization, or societal level can be challenging, but SIOP can help!  This “how-to” workshop includes success stories and new avenues for SIOP members to self-organize and make an upward impact within SIOP by bringing important issues, needs, and goals to SIOP leadership’s attention.  Participants will learn more about SIOP’s internal mechanisms for supporting member’s impactful initiatives, and engage in interactive demonstrations of new tools to facilitate collaboration between members.

Intended Audience:
This session is intended for a general audience at a post-graduate level; no specific content knowledge is required.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the various ways SIOP can help members self-organize.
  • Learn how to utilize new tools and mechanisms designed to help members make their impactful initiatives known to SIOP leadership.
  • Apply SIOP tools to facilitate collaboration among members.

Making a Difference Together in Impact Action Teams
1.5 continuing education credits for psychologists

Chair:
Zachary Horn, Stitch Fix

Co-Chairs:
M. Gloria Gonzalez-Morales, University of Guelph
Ryan C. Johnson, Ohio University

Presenters:
Enrica Ruggs, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Doug Reynolds, Development Dimensions International, Inc. (DDI)

To read more about the presenters, click here!

Abstract:
SIOP members can now team up to make a difference in new Impact Action Teams - teams that bring academics together with practitioners to make a positive local, organization, or societal impact. In this fully-interactive session, Impact Action Teams will form and establish their vision, goals, and impact plan.

Full Description:
We can find meaning as professionals by having a positive impact with our work.As the capstone of an impact-focused Theme Track, this interactive session will bring practitioners and academics together to form new Impact Action Teams. Inspired by the ideas generated in the four previous sessions, these new teams will draft plans for making an impact and implement that plan in their communities in the weeks and months following the conference. New to SIOP, these Impact Action Teams give structure and creativity to any SIOP member who seeks to make a local, organizational, or societal impact.

Intended Audience:
This session is intended for a general audience at a post-graduate level; no specific content knowledge is required.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe a process by which I-O Psychologists can team together to have a valued impact in local communities, organizations, or in society.
  • Explain how Impact Action Teams can be formed and managed using project management techniques.
  • Describe how professionals can find meaning by having a positive impact with their work.

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