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 Need Mentoring?

Come to the Third Annual SIOP Practitioner Speed Mentoring Event!

SIOP welcomes all interested practitioners to join in discussions with an accomplished panel of mentors at the third annual Speed Mentoring event, to be held at SIOP’s 27th Annual Conference! To participate in this event, you must be a SIOP Member (Associate, Professional, or International) or Fellow engaged in professional activities.


The event will take place from 5:00–6:50 p.m. on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 in Cunningham ABC (4th Floor) at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.


About Speed Mentoring

Ø  The Speed Mentoring Event will begin with an overview of the SIOP Practitioner Mentoring Program and introductions of the mentors participating in the session.

Ø  Practitioners will then have the opportunity to participate in two 25-minute roundtable topic-driven discussions guided by seasoned mentors.

Ø  This event is a terrific opportunity for practitioners to seek guidance and wisdom from experienced mentors who have “been there and done that.”

Ø  Topics to be discussed, and the mentors leading these discussions, are provided below.

How to Participate

Ø  We have limited space and only 70 openings for this event, so please reserve your space by sending an email to Mentoring@siop.org with your NAME, EMPLOYER/ORGANIZATION, and TOP FOUR (4) TOPICS of interest, in rank order.

Ø  We will reserve a maximum of seven (7) participants for each topic and you will receive confirmation of your participation.




1.  Making Career Transitions: Transitioning between academia and industry, HR Generalist to I/O Psychologist, corporate consultant to independent consultant, etc.

·    Jeff Kudisch (University of Maryland)

·    Neta Moye (PDRI)

2.  I/O Psychology around the World: Challenges and opportunities for I/O practitioners working in an international and/or cross-cultural environment

·    Paula Caligiuri (Rutgers University)

·    Kyle Lundby (Valtera)

·    Mo Wang (University of Florida)

3.  Communicating I/O Psychology to Clients and Decision Makers: Challenges and techniques for communicating I/O Psychology practice to organizational decision makers and other stakeholders

·    Scott Erker (DDI)

·    Suzanne Tsacoumis (HumRRO)

4.  Workplace Discrimination in I/O Practice: Past and recent EEOC issues in I/O practice, common challenges, and creative tips for handling these issues

·    Arthur Gutman (Florida Institute of Technology)

·    Jim Outtz (Outtz and Associates)

5.  I/O Professional and Business Partner: Considerations and best practices for solidifying the I/O professional’s role as an integral business partner

·    Mike Campion (Purdue University)

6.  In-House Consulting vs. External Consulting: Differences, advantages, and disadvantages of working as an internal vs. external consultant

·    Veronica Harvey (Aon Hewitt)

·    Rebecca Schoepfer (Novo Nordisk Inc.)

7.  Using Data to Drive Organizational Strategy: Tips and suggestions for using data to help organizations make more effective decisions and develop sound goals and strategies

·    Nathan Kuncel (University of Minnesota)

·    David Weston (Cresting Wave Solutions)

8.  When Best Practice and Practicality Conflict: Ideas and creative approaches for balancing rigor and reality when implementing I/O solutions in practice

·    Carolyn Facteau (Facteau and Associates, LLC)

·    Rick Hense (Bank of America)

9.  Maintaining a Professional Identity as an I/O Psychologist: Challenges and opportunities presented by the further “professionalization” of I/O Psychology (e.g., licensing, accreditation requirements, and continued education)

·    Judy Blanton (Blanton Consulting)

·    Mark Nagy (Xavier University)


10.  How Things "Really" Work within Organizations: How to navigate political structures and organizational pressures when implementing I/O Psychology in organizations

·    William Schoel (Health South)

·    Patrick Powaser (Occidental Petroleum)


If you have any questions about Speed Mentoring, please contact Samantha Ritchie at samantha.ritchie@verizon.net.