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SIOP’s 2012 Leading Edge Consortium is devoted to advancing research and enhancing the practice of environmental sustainability in work settings through employees.


Organizations are increasingly concluding that environmental sustainability is central to their missions. As organizations transform to minimize, mitigate, and neutralize their environmental impact, I-O psychology is uniquely positioned to aid in these efforts.

This meeting will bring together an interdisciplinary team of experts and keynote speakers from industry, psychological research, the environmental sciences, and consulting. Sessions will address both interdisciplinary aspects and how science and practice can contribute, the business case for environmental sustainability, and how sustainability can become a competitive advantage, as well as specific issues relevant to implementation in organizations.

Organizations at the cutting edge of environmental sustainability practices will report on their experiences with interventions to make their operations more sustainable through human resources. Make plans to join us for this important and innovative event!

Registration fee is $425 on or before August 29, 2012. After the early registration deadline the fee is $495. Registration includes:

  • Admittance to 1 ½ days of top-quality programming, outlined here 
  • Full online access to presentation materials before and after the event
  • Receptions on Thursday and Friday evenings offering excellent networking opportunities
  • Lunch and coffee breaks on Friday and Saturday
  • Optional participation in the Friday night Networking Dinners

2012 LEC Committee

Sara P. Weiner, Kenexa, Chair
Stephan Dilchert, Baruch College, Co-Science Chair
Deniz S. Ones, University of Minnesota, Co-Science Chair
Mark J. Schmit, SHRM, Practice Chair


Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Environmental Sustainability






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View information about past Consortiums here.
Purchase DVDs from past years here.