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2017 Theme Track: Driving Breakthroughs by Anticipating What’s Next: Planning for the Future of I-O Psychology

Tracy Kantrowitz, CEB, Chair

This full day of programming on Thursday, April 27, 2017, is designed to bring SIOP President Mort McPhail’s vision to life, celebrating I-O progress through the years, highlighting ongoing initiatives that chart a course for the future, proposing new frontiers and up-and-coming career paths, and debating what is really new on a variety of trending topics. 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 32nd 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. All Theme Track sessions are intended for a general audience at a post-graduate level; no specific content knowledge is required. There are no known conflicts of interest or commercial support regarding these sessions and their presenters.

Schedule for Thursday, April 27, 2017:

10:30-11:50am  How the World Changes I-O as I-O Changes the World
12:00-1:20pm  Shaping the Future of I-O through Multidisciplinary Approaches
1:30-2:50pm As the Pendulum Swings: Debating What’s Really New in I-O
3:00-3:30pm Coffee Break
3:30-4:50pm Learning from ‘Career Visionaries’ to Create Future Contribution Paths
5:00-5:50pm Predictions on The Future of Work

Theme Track: How the World Changes I-O as I-O Changes the World
1.5 continuing education credits

Thursday, April 27, 2017
10:30-11:50am
Southern Hemisphere 1

Chair:

Richard N. Landers, Old Dominion University

Co-Chair:

Ted Kinney, Select International

Presenters:

Miriam Erez, Technion Israel
Ruth Kanfer, Georgia Institute of Technology
Steve Kozlowski, Michigan State University
John Mathieu, University of Connecticut
Robert Ployhart, University of South Carolina

Discussant:

Gilad Chen, University of Maryland

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Abstract:

This session will provide short, engaging examples of how major paradigm shifts have changed I-O or been changed by them, followed by a facilitated panel discussion. Presenters include the editor of and several contributors to the Journal of Applied Psychology Centennial Issue, a celebration of I-O psychology’s last hundred years.

Full Description:

Based on the 2017 SIOP theme, “exploring new frontiers,” this session calls on five experts to describe how I-O psychology has reacted to major world changes and what role I-O has played in those changes. These areas include international pressures and globalization, paradigm shifts in psychology, the evolution of technology, war and conflict, and civil rights and social change. After presenting a brief, engaging historical account of these issues, presenters will discuss the future of I-O and HR given this broader context in a panel format, with questions taken from the audience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the historical events that have affected I-O psychology research and practice
  • Articulate how I-O psychology has changed as a result of these historical events
  • Predict how I-O psychology might change in the future given historical patterns
  • Analyze I-O psychology’s role in world affairs and plan for its future

Presenter Biographies

Gilad Chen is the Robert H. Smith Chair in Organizational Behavior, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and current Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University, and his Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University.  His has conducted research on work motivation, adaptation, teams and leadership, with particular focus on understanding the complex interface between individuals and the socio-technical organizational context.  His work has been widely published and was recognized by several research awards, including the 2007 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and the 2008 Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.  He is also an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Miriam Erez is a Professor Emeritus of Organizational Psychology & Management, and Vice Dean of the MBA programs, Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management, Technion, Israel. She received her BA at the Hebrew University, Israel, 1965, M.Sc. at the Technion, 1969, PhD at the Technion, Israel, 1972.  She is the founder and chair of the Knowledge Center for Innovation at the Technion. Her three research topics: Innovation Management; Cross-Cultural OB; Work Motivation. She co-authored and co-edited five books, and about 100 journal papers and book chapters. Erez received the IAAP Distinguished Scientific Award (2002) and the 2005 Israel Prize in Administrative Sciences. She is Fellow of AOM, APA, SIOP, IAAP. She has advised about 100 master and doctoral students. She served as editor of Applied Psychology: An International Review and she is AE of Journal of International Business Studies and of Cross Cultural & Strategic Management.

Steve W. J. Kozlowski is a Professor of Organizational Psychology at Michigan State University. He is a recognized authority in the areas of multilevel theory; team leadership and team effectiveness; and learning, training, and adaptation. His research is, or has been, supported by the AHRQ, AFOSR, ARI, NASA, and ONR, among others. Dr. Kozlowski is the Series Editor for the Oxford Series on Organizational Psychology and Behavior. He is the former Editor-in-Chief and a former Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology. He is an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Management and has served on the Editorial Boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Human Factors, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. He is a Fellow of APA, APS, IAAP, and SIOP. He is Past-President of SIOP (2015-2016). Dr. Kozlowski received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Rhode Island, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in organizational psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.

John Mathieu is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at the University of Connecticut, where he also holds the Friar Chair in Leadership and Teams. His primary areas of interest include models of team and multi-team effectiveness, leadership, training effectiveness, and cross-level models of organizational behavior. He has conducted work with several Fortune 500 companies, the armed services (i.e., Army, Navy, and Air Force), federal and state agencies (e.g., NRC, NASA, FAA, DOT), and numerous public and private organizations. Dr. Mathieu has over 100 publications, 200 presentations at national and international conferences, and has been a PI or Co-PI on over $10.5M in grants and contracts. He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Association, and the Academy of Management. He serves on numerous editorial boards and has guest edited special volumes of top-level journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University.

Dr. Robert E. Ployhart is the Bank of America Professor of Business Administration and Chair of the management department at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business. His Ph.D. is in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University (1999). His research focuses on human capital resources, personnel selection, recruitment, staffing-related legal issues, and applied statistical models. His most recent research focuses on the intersection of psychology with organizational strategy. Hehas served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. He has received many scholarly awards, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Ruth Kanfer is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Work Science Center in the School of Psychology at Georgia Institute of Technology.  She received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University, completed a post-doc at the University of Illinois, and previously served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota.  Her research focuses on motivation and engagement during learning, work, and following job loss, on workforce aging and time perspective, and identifying motivational levers in teams.  Her work has been published widely in psychology and organizational behavior, and she has been recognized by several research awards, including SIOP’s Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, the William R. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award, and the Academy of Management’s Outstanding Publication of the Year Award (OB Division).  She is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Sciences, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Academy of Management.

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Theme Track: Shaping the Future of I-O through Multidisciplinary Approaches
1.5 continuing education credits

Thursday, April 27, 2017
12:00-1:20pm   
Southern Hemisphere 1

Chair:

Valentina Bruk-Lee, Florida International University

Co-Chair:

Samantha Taylor, Amgen

Presenters:

Amy Grubb, Federal Bureau of Investigations
Leslie Hammer, Portland State University
Ben Hawkes, Shell International
Autumn Krauss, Sentis
Steven Poelmans, EADA Business School
Eduardo Salas, Rice University
Jerry Miller, Evolution Institute

Discussant:

Steven Rogelberg, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

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Abstract:

Advances in science and practice are born from blending knowledge across disciplines. Discover innovations to our knowledge of work, its design, and its impact resulting from multidisciplinary efforts. This Ignite session will present a vibrant future of I-O in which the integration of diverse disciplines is key to our success.

Full Description:

A growing movement exists to foster multidisciplinary science as a means of addressing the pressing questions of our time. The merging of disciplines to address scientific and practical questions has, in fact, resulted in imaginative solutions and inventions. I-O psychologists, too, have made meaningful contributions to our knowledge of work, its design, and its impact by spanning across discipline boundaries. What opportunities and challenges lie ahead for organizational psychologists in an increasingly cross-boundary world? Find out why the future of I-O is multidisciplinary in this vibrant Ignite session from leaders in both academia and practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify opportunities and threats in multidisciplinary research/practice
  • Explain the trends or external forces that promote multidisciplinary science
  • Discuss major contributions to the psychology of work that have resulted from multidisciplinary work
  • Define one’s role as an organizational psychologist in an increasingly cross-boundary global environment

Presenter Biographies

Amy Grubb is the senior industrial/organizational psychologist for the FBI.  In her 17 years at the FBI, she has worked in all forms of talent management and organizational development, building human capital processes and initiatives to maximize performance across all occupations and leadership levels.  She built the first comprehensive leadership development program for the FBI that encompasses all occupations at all levels of leadership throughout the employee lifecycle.  She also built the first organizational development function within the FBI.  Amy led the design and validation of human capital systems such as selection systems, promotion systems and assessments, and performance management, and received the HR Impact Award in 2014 for one of the several promotion processes.  The recipient of two FBI Director's Awards for Excellence, her work in building more effective organizations through people continues to be recognized and furthered through her executive coaching and serving as a trusted advisor for the highest levels of management at the FBI. Dr. Grubb holds a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Houston.

Dr. Leslie B. Hammer is a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Portland State University and a Professor in the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at Oregon Health & Science University. She received her Ph.D. in I-O Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 1991. She has studied work and family issues for over 25 years, and was part of the national Work, Family, and Health Network comprised of a multidisciplinary research team that recently completed a cluster randomized trial evaluating workplace policies and programs that impact worker health. Dr. Hammer is also the Director of the Occupational Health Psychology graduate training program at Portland State University that is funded through a training program grant from NIOSH and an Associate Director of the NIOSH-funded Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC), one of six centers of excellence in Total Worker Health.

Ben Hawkes has over 15 years of experience in the field of assessment. He is Assessment Lead for Shell International, where he oversees the use of assessments, interviews and other selection techniques throughout Shell’s global operations. Prior to this, Ben worked for over ten years for IBM Kenexa, initially within the assessment consulting practice before taking responsibility for the portfolio of online assessments. Ben's research interests include the application of new and emerging technologies to the practice of assessment, including simulation, gaming, text analytics, social media, mobile devices and computer adaptive testing. He has authored and co-authored several book chapters on psychological assessment, simulation technologies and the use of games as psychological assessments. Education: BSc (Hons) - University of Surrey and University of North Texas.

Autumn Krauss is Chief Science Officer at Sentis, a Propulo Group company that partners with organizations to implement interventions to enhance employee safety, wellbeing, and engagement at work. In her role, she manages the global Research Team and directs the Sentis Academy, Sentis’ division for academic and research partnerships. The Research Team is responsible for developing and implementing quantitative and qualitative assessments to evaluate an organization’s safety and wellbeing cultures, ensuring that Sentis’ interventions are evidenced-based, and conducting applied research to further the understanding of the factors that influence employees’ experience at work. Autumn’s applied research programs have been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Society for Human Resource Management. She holds both a Ph.D. and M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Colorado State University, and a Bachelors of Science from LaSalle University.

Jerry Miller, PhD, is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. He spent 18 years at the University of South Florida where he created, directed, researched, and managed organizations and projects that served communities and youth in economic and job creation activities, as well as school-based and out-of-school intervention programs. Programs he directed include the nationally recognized Prodigy Youth Cultural Arts Program, a juvenile justice court diversion program for at-risk and arrested youth that has among the lowest recidivism rate in the state. He founded the College Link program that served about 2000 high school youth annually with tutoring and mentoring. He has also created micro lending programs and job development centers. He has been awarded over 25 grants and contracts from federal, state, and local agencies and foundations and has presented his work both domestically and internationally. He is currently the Executive Director of the Evolution Institute, an international applied science think tank. Dr. Miller holds a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from University of South Florida.

Dr. Steven Poelmans is professor at EADA Business School. He holds a Master in Organizational Psychology (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium), a Master in Marketing Management (Vlerick Management School, Belgium), a Ph.D. in Management / O.B. (IESE Business School, Spain), and a Postgraduate in Neuroscience of Leadership (Middlesex University, UK). He is trained as a neuroscience-based coach by the NeuroLeadership Group Europe. His research, teaching and consulting mainly focuses on neuroleadership, employee wellbeing and flexible work arrangements, emotional and cultural intelligence, mostly with a cross-cultural perspective. He developed the NeuroTrainingLab™, a leadership development methodology using competencies assessment and neurophysiologic indicators. He has trained executives in Telefonica, SWIFT, WHO, Aga Khan Development Network, Nestlé, Pfizer, Henkel, Santander, Nike, Novartis, Deutsche Bank, ENEL/ENDESA, Japan Tobacco International, Roche Diagnostics, European Investment Bank, IMF, and BAT. He has coached over 250 executives of 30 different nationalities.

Eduardo Salas, PhD, is the Professor and Allyn R. & Gladys M. Cline Chair of psychology at Rice University.  Previously, he was Trustee Chair and Pegasus Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Florida (1999-2015) and a senior research psychologist and Head of the Training Technology Development Branch of NAVAIR-Orlando for 15 years.  Dr. Salas has co-authored over 450 journal articles and book chapters, has co-edited 27 books, and is past president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.  Dr. Salas is also a recipient of the 2016 American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology.  He is currently working on designing tools and techniques to minimize human errors in aviation and medical environments. Dr. Salas’ research interests are in uncovering what facilitates teamwork and team effectiveness in organizations; how and why does team training work; how to optimize simulation-based training; how to design, implement and evaluate training & development systems and in generating evidence-based guidance for those in practice. Dr. Salas received his PhD in Personnel Psychology from Old Dominion University.

Steven Rogelberg holds the title of Chancellor’s Professor at UNC Charlotte for distinguished national, international and interdisciplinary contributions.  He is a Professor Management and Psychology at well as the Director of Organizational Science. He has over 100 publications addressing issues such as team effectiveness, leadership, engagement, health and employee well-being, meetings at work, and organizational research methods. His research was profiled on Public Television, Radio (e.g., NPR, CBC, CBS), Newspapers (e.g., Chicago Tribune; LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, London Guardian) and Magazines (e.g., National Geographic, Scientific American Mind). Other awards and honors include receiving the Psi Chi Professor of the Year Award and the BGSU Master Teacher Award.  He is the Editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology and the Talent Management Essentials book series. Key professional leadership roles have included elected Science and Research Officer (SIOP) and serving as Chair of the SIOP Education and Training committee. Dr. Rogelberg received his PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from University of Connecticut.

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Theme Track: As the Pendulum Swings: Debating What’s Really New in I-O
1.5 continuing education credits

Thursday, April 27, 2017
1:30-2:50pm
Southern Hemisphere 1

Chair:

Samantha Taylor, Amgen

Co-Chair:

Lynda Zugec, The Workforce Consultants

Presenters:

Dennis Doverspike, University of Akron
Alan Colquitt, Eli Lilly and Company
Seymour Adler, Aon Hewitt
Aman Alexander, CEB
Dan J. Putka, HumRRO
Eden King, George Mason University
Jennifer Deal, Center for Creative Leadership

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Abstract:

This debate on the future of I-O Psychology will contrast perspectives on topics that have tended to “swing” in direction over the history of the field. Are these fads or natural evolution? How can I-O Psychologists balance “trends” with science? What can stop the pendulum from swinging in the future?

Full Description:

The session moderator will pose pointed questions whereby three pairs of presenters will offer different points of view on the topic. The following three topics related to the practice of I-O Psychology at work will be debated: 1) Performance Management, 2) I-O and Data Science, and 3) Generational Differences.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe challenges and opportunities I-O psychology faces in an increasingly changing environment.
  • Discuss topics that have seemed to “swing” in direction over the history of I-O Psychology.
  • Determine existing commonalities and how to leverage them to establish common ground and solve future problems.
  • Articulate how I-O professionals can stop the pendulum from swinging in the future and reduce susceptibility to fads.

Presenter Biographies:

Dr. Dennis Doverspike, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Full Professor of Psychology at the University of Akron, Senior Fellow of the Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology, and Director of the Center for Organizational Research. He is certified as a Specialist in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and in Organizational & Business Consulting Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He is also a licensed psychologist in the State of Ohio. Dennis has over thirty-five years of experience working with consulting firms and with public and private sector organizations. Services provided include individual assessments, statistical analysis, development of large scale assessment systems, job evaluation and job analysis, and expert witness services. He is the author of 3 books, 18 book chapters, over 150 professional publications, and over 100 conference presentations. He has served as an expert witness in court cases and assisted with the preparation of expert testimony in additional cases. Dennis received his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1983 from the University of Akron. His M.S. in Clinical Psychology is from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his B.S. in Psychology is from John Carroll University.

Dr. Alan Colquitt is the Director of Global Assessment, Organization Effectiveness and Workforce Research at Eli Lilly and Company. His group is responsible for assessment efforts related to recruiting, selection, development, talent identification and promotion. Alan is the architect of Lilly’s employee survey strategy including employment lifecycle, customer satisfaction, 360 feedback, team health and alliance surveys. His group also conducts workforce research projects in areas such as attraction, hiring, and engagement. Alan’s group also has responsibility for Lilly’s global performance management system. He is a member of i4cp’s performance management exchange group and leads a performance management subgroup within the Mayflower group survey consortium. Alan joined Lilly in 1990 from Procter & Gamble. Alan received his B.A. from Indiana University and his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University.  Alan is a member of SIOP, the American Psychological Association and the Academy of Management.

Dr. Seymour Adler is a Partner at Aon Hewitt where he serves as chief strategist for Talent Consulting. He has served as co-practice leader for the Talent Consulting practice at Aon as well as head of the Human Capital Global Practice Council and the Aon Hewitt Global Leadership Council. On the basis of his extensive publications, lectures, and research, Seymour is regarded as a national thought leader on the design of performance management processes. Seymour directs the development and implementation of performance management, leadership development, talent assessment, and talent management programs for global organizations across a variety of industries. Seymour was a founder and principal of Assessment Solutions Incorporated, a firm he helped take public in 1997, which was acquired by Aon in 2001. In addition to his career as a practitioner, Seymour is currently an adjunct professor at Hofstra University’s doctoral program in Applied Organizational Psychology. A graduate of the Doctoral Program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at New York University, Seymour is a Fellow of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association, has served as President of the Metropolitan New York Association of Applied Psychology, and has contributed to both the scientific and practitioner literatures in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He is co-author of a chapter on performance management in the customer service environment for the SIOP Professional Practices volume on Customer Service, multiple articles on performance management, and is the co-editor of Technology Enhanced Assessment of Talent (Wiley, 2011).

Aman Alexander is the Product Management Director for CEB Sunstone Analytics, an algorithmic assessment platform which leverages cutting edge machine learning and natural language processing technology. He manages the overall growth and strategic direction of the Sunstone Analytics platform, including direction of new product development, oversight over the core product and client advisor teams, and advising on high-level commercial / channel partnership discussions. Aman previously served as CEO and co-founder of Sunstone Analytics, managing its growth from product conception to bringing on Sunstone’s first Fortune 500 customers. Aman continued in this role until Sunstone’s acquisition by CEB in 2015. Prior to founding Sunstone Analytics, Aman worked at Serent Capital, an operations-focused private equity firm backed by a leading LP base, as well as McKinsey & Company out of its New York office, focusing on optimizing back-office operations. Aman has a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics, with specialties in Management and Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Dan J. Putka is a Principal Staff Scientist at the Human Resources Research Organization in Alexandria, Virginia. Over the past 15 years, Dan has helped numerous organizations develop, evaluate, and implement assessments to (a) enhance their hiring and promotion processes, and (b) guide individuals to career and job opportunities that fit them well. He has also led several large-scale analytics projects to identify key drivers of employee engagement and turnover and improve personnel selection and performance management systems. Complementing his client-centered work, Dan has maintained an active presence in the I-O scientific community, focusing on advancing psychometric and analytic methods that are sensitive to the demands of applied research and practice.  Along these lines, he has delivered numerous presentations and invited workshops at national conferences, published over 20 book chapters and articles in top-tier journals, and serves on the editorial board of five scientific journals. Dan is a past-president of the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington, and a fellow of APA and three of its divisions to include SIOP, APA’s Quantitative and Qualitative Methods Division, and the Society for Military Psychology. Dan holds a Ph.D. in I-O Psychology with a specialization in Quantitative Methods from Ohio University.

Dr. Eden King joined the faculty of the Industrial-Organizational Psychology program at George Mason University after earning her Ph.D. from Rice University in 2006. Dr. King is pursuing a program of research that seeks to guide the equitable and effective management of diverse organizations. Her research integrates organizational and social psychological theories in conceptualizing social stigma and the work-life interface. This research addresses three primary themes: 1) current manifestations of discrimination and barriers to work-life balance in organizations, 2) consequences of such challenges for its targets and their workplaces, and 3) individual and organizational strategies for reducing discrimination and increasing support for families. In addition to her academic positions, Dr. King has consulted on applied projects related to climate initiatives, selection systems, and diversity training programs, and she has worked as a trial consultant. She is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Management and the Journal of Business and Psychology and is on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Applied Psychology. Dr. King was honored to receive the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia's Rising Star Award in 2011.

Dr. Jennifer Deal is a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL©) in San Diego, California, an Affiliated Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California, and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s “Experts” panel on leadership. Dr. Deal is the manager of CCL's World Leadership Survey and the Emerging Leaders research project, and has published on generational issues, the Always On work environment, the strategic use of information in negotiation, executive selection, cultural adaptability, global management, and women in management. Dr. Deal has published three books Success for the New Global Manager (co-authored in 2002, Jossey-Bass/Wiley Publishers), Retiring the Generation Gap (2007, Jossey-Bass/Wiley Publishers), and What Millennials Want from Work (co-authored in 2016, McGraw-Hill Publishers).  Her work on global management and leadership, generational differences, and the Always On work environment has been featured in such media outlets as the Harvard Business Review, The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, The Guardian, strategy&, Forbes, Fortune, South China Morning Post, and Globe and Mail. Dr. Deal holds a B.A. from Haverford College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology with a specialty in political psychology from The Ohio State University.

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Theme Track: Learning from ‘Career Visionaries’ to Create Future Contribution Paths

1.5 continuing education credits

Thursday, April 27, 2017
3:30-4:50pm
Southern Hemisphere 1

Chair:

Ted Kinney, Select International

Co-Chair:

Valentina Bruk-Lee, Florida International University

Presenters:

Alexander Alonso, SHRM
Sarah Fallaw, DataPoints
Alexis Fink, Intel Corporation
Rick Jacobs, Pennsylvania State University
Elizabeth Kolmstetter, NASA
Michael Woodward, Human Capital Integrated

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Abstract:

Despite the growth and recognition of I-O Psychology, our career paths are often described narrowly. As I-O seeks to contribute to ever-changing organization structures and dynamic definitions of work, new “contribution” paths can be explored.  During this session, six presenters with unique career paths provide guidance about future “contribution” options.

Full Description:

I-O was cited as the fastest growing occupation according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014. This recognition represents evidence that our profession has had success in demonstrating value to people and organizations. While this growth is exciting for the future I-O career outlook, there has never been a better time to creatively re-define what it means to have a career as an I-O Psychologist. The presenters in this session have pushed the boundaries of the traditional I-O job paradigm. Each will provide insights and advice about future career options in the years to come.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe several possible non-traditional career “contribution” options for I-O psychologists.
  • Explain the trending of I-O careers and understand predictions for how I-O professionals will be employed and contributing 20 years from now.
  • Create a personal career “contribution” goal that may deviate from the traditional consultant vs. academician career paths.

Presenter Biographies

Alexander Alonso, PhD, SHRM-SCP is SHRM's Senior Vice President for Knowledge Development overseeing SHRM Research and the SHRM Knowledge Advisor Service.  He also currently serves as the head of examination development and operations for certification. During his career, he has worked with numerous subject matter experts worldwide with the aim of identifying organizational trends, strategy, and performance standards.  Dr. Alonso has published provocative works in peer-reviewed journals and popular press, as well as serving on the boards of several professional societies. He received his PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Florida International University.

Sarah Fallaw is the founder and President of DataPoints, an Atlanta-based assessment technology company that provides psychometric-based tools for the financial services industry. Sarah created the industry's first biodata-based assessments of individual propensity to build wealth over time by analyzing personal financial management as a function where individuals perform and can improve. This pioneering approach to financial planning competencies has been featured in MarketWatch, Money Magazine, InvestmentNews, and U.S. News & World Report, among others. Prior to founding DataPoints, Sarah created the consulting division of what was formerly Qwiz (then PreVisor, SHL, and CEB), and worked for 15 years in the field of personnel selection, designing hiring systems and tests for use in the prediction of job performance for Fortune 100 companies. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Psychology, and Ph.D. in Applied Psychology, from the University of Georgia.

Alexis Fink is currently leading the talent intelligence and analytics team at Intel. Her team delivers insight that drives business results, including talent marketplace analytics and research across leadership, management, and employee audiences. Previously at Intel, Alexis was principal organizational consultant, leading consulting engagements across Intel businesses. From 2005 to 2012, she was at Microsoft, most recently as director of talent management infrastructure. Previously at Microsoft, she was responsible for curriculum development and delivery, measurement and assessments, building a change management framework, competency strategy, and employee research including employee engagement, culture, and employee value proposition. Prior to Microsoft, Alexis spent eight years at BASF, leading through acquisition integrations, driving curriculum design, and leading organizational change initiatives. Alexis received her Ph.D. in organizational psychology form Old Dominion University. In addition to her industry experience, Alexis conducted research for the United States Navy and NASA, and taught at the doctoral level.

Rick Jacobs is professor of psychology at Penn State University and CEO of EB Jacobs, a consulting firm specializing in selection and assessment. In both of these positions he works on and writes about the design of selection & appraisal systems and matters of fair employment. Rick received degrees from UCLA (BA), San Diego State University (MA), and UC Berkeley (PhD).  He has testified on equal employment issues in various courts ranging from local to U.S. District. He is the author of over 60 research articles and book chapters and a fellow in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.

Elizabeth Kolmstetter is Director, Workforce Engagement at NASA where she leads corporate talent management programs. Prior to this, she served on assignment to the White House to work on Senior Executive reform. Elizabeth is known as a change leader and pioneer of innovative programs across her career: USAID, CIA, FBI, Director of National Intelligence, TSA/DHS, and DOL. As Chief Human Capital Officer at USAID, she led a major HR transformation. Directly after 9-11, Elizabeth helped stand up TSA and her selection work resulted in the largest civilian workforce mobilization in US history. She went on to the Intelligence Community to implement performance and leadership programs to drive post 9-11 reform. She was the first IOP at FBI and later became their first Chief, Personnel Assessment. Elizabeth is a SIOP Fellow and received her Ph.D. and M.S. in I-O Psychology from Virginia Tech and her B.A. in Psychology from Hollins University.

Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, PhD is an organizational psychologist, CEC certified executive coach, and founder of Human Capital Integrated (HCI). He is an advisor to Ernst & Young’s (EY) entrepreneur programs and is on faculty at the Institute for Management Studies where he has trained managers from BOSE, Verizon, McDonald’s, and the NBA. Prior to founding HCI, Dr. Woodward served as an HR consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (PwC) and as a project manager for IBM Business Consulting Services. Dr. Woodward is author of the Amazon top selling book The YOU Plan. He writes a weekly column for Fox Business, a monthly blog for Psychology Today and has appeared on The TODAY Show, LIVE with Kelly, Fox & Friends, Fox Business, CNN, HuffPost Live, NBC, and many others. Dr. Woodward has an undergraduate degree from University of Miami, a masters from Springfield College, and a PhD from Florida International University.

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Theme Track: Predictions on The Future of Work
1 continuing education credit

Thursday, April 27, 2017
5:00-5:50pm
Southern Hemisphere 1

Chair:

Lynda Zugec, The Workforce Consultants

Co-Chair:

Richard Landers, Old Dominion University

Presenters:

Libby Sartain, Libby Sartain LLC
Evan Sinar, DDI

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Abstract:

What does the future of work hold and what external forces will shape the work ecosystem? This session explores the “future of work” through the lens of business strategy to uncover the ways in which I-O psychology can prepare itself to anticipate the needs of organizations and employees.

Full Description:

How aligned is our work to what’s on the minds of business executives and their projections about what workplace issues will propel their companies into the future? From technology disruption to generational differences, there are many external forces shaping the way in which work is being conducted and conceptualized. The purpose of this session is to highlight the forces of change driving the evolution of work and spark a re-evaluation of how I-O can align itself to these forces to ensure ongoing impact. The featured speaker, Libby Sartain, brings a wealth of executive experience as head of talent at Yahoo and Inc. and Southwest Airlines. She will share her perspective and that of other CHROs on the evolution of HR and the future of work. Evan Sinar will follow with how I-O can take action on this information to inform a research and practice agenda for the future of work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss and encourage academics and practitioners to consider how connected we are to economic and world events
  • Gain insights into what the future of work holds
  • Compile suggestions and input from different perspectives on what is happening that is changing the way work is performed
  • Utilize creative thinking strategies and make predictions about the role of I-O in the future

Presenter Biographies:

As head of HR for both Yahoo! Inc. and Southwest Airlines, Libby Sartain led significant business transformation initiatives as a member of executive leadership teams and guided global human resources efforts. Sartain serves on the Boards of Directors of ManpowerGroup and was a Director of Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Inc. Sartain also served as chairman of the board of the Society for Human Resource Management and was named fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. She is a Trustee for the NAHR Foundation and on the Board of SHRM Foundation. She holds an MBA from the University of North Texas and a BBA from Southern Methodist University. She was named by Human Resources Executive as one of the 25 most powerful women in HR in 2005. Among other publications, Libby co-authored HR from the Heart: Inspiring Stories and Strategies for Building the People Side of Great Business.

Evan Sinar is Chief Scientist and Vice President at DDI, leading the Center for Analytics and Behavioral Research (CABER), a team of analytical and research specialists deploying its expertise globally across DDI’s solutions portfolio and worldwide client base. He and his team evaluate talent management programs to gauge their impact and to forecast opportunities to better align with business strategy, and produce contemporary, prescriptive, highly-visual thought leadership about talent practices. Evan is an active author, curator, and recognized influencer on topics such as leadership development, HR analytics, data visualization, generational differences, social media, and pre-employment assessment. He is the author for data visualization chapters in the book Big Data at Work and on data visualization, generational differences, and Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures in the forthcoming SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Evan has authored over 70 professional presentations and articles for major publications and professional conferences, serves on the editorial board of several journals, and is a current member of SIOP’s Executive Board as Conferences and Programs Portfolio Officer. Evan received his PhD in I-O Psychology from Bowling Green State University.

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