August 2012

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 Don't Miss Out! LEC Early Reg. Deadline Approaching

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.
SIOP’s 8th Leading Edge Consortium (LEC), “Environmental Sustainability at Work: Advancing Research, Enhancing Practice,” will take place in New Orleans October 19-20, 2012. This event will bring together an interdisciplinary team of experts and keynote speakers from industry, psychological research, the environmental sciences, and consulting to discuss implementing environmental sustainability in the workplace through employees. Sessions will address interdisciplinary topics as well as specific issues relevant to I-O practitioners. 

The early registration deadline for this year’s LEC is quickly approaching. Register on or before August 29 to get a valuable discount!

If the early registration discount isn’t enough reason to attend this year’s LEC, check out five more reasons you shouldn't miss it on the SIOP website, or register today on the LEC homepage!

We hope to see you in New Orleans!

Beat the Rush: Call for Proposals Now Open 

Submit your conference proposals now so you don’t have to worry later! The online submission of proposals is now open for the 2013 SIOP annual conference, which will be held at the Hilton Americas-Houston April 11-13, 2013. Paid SIOP members should have already received reminder e-mails with information about the submission process.

The Call for Proposals is available here. You will not need your username and password to access the Call for Proposals, but you will need your username and password to submit proposals, and you will need to have paid your 2013 dues. (Haven’t paid your dues yet? Pay here!) 

This year’s submission deadline is Wednesday,
September 12, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
It may be easy to toss reminders aside and put off submitting your proposal until September, but SIOP history shows that may not be such a good idea. Find out why you should submit your proposal early by reading more here!

Advocacy Training Webinar September 21
This fall, APA is partnering with the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) in a District Science Lobby Week to get interested scientists involved in advocacy efforts on behalf of the sciences of psychology, mind, brain, and behavior.
As part of this effort, the two organizations will be hosting a 1-hour webinar, titled “APA-FABBS Science Advocacy Training,” on September 21, 2012 from 3-4 p.m. EST.
Read more about the advocacy training, including the complete steps, here

Calls for TIP Editor and Publications Board
TIP Editor: SIOP is now soliciting nominations for the editor of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP). The new editor will be selected by the Publications Board and approved by the Executive Board in January 2013. The new editor-in-training would begin working with the current editor immediately after the announcement. The term for TIP Editor is for 3 years.

Requirements and the nomination submission
procedure for the TIP editor are described 

The editor must be a SIOP Member or International Affiliate. Any SIOP Member or International Affiliate can nominate for the editorship. Self-nominations are also welcome. Nominations and/or self-nominations with appropriate submission materials outlined below should be sent via e-mail by November 16, 2012 to Allan Church (, Publications Officer, SIOP.
Publications Board: SIOP is also now soliciting nominations for the Publications Board. Several positions are currently available to serve a 3-year term with the board.  The Publications Board is Chaired by the SIOP Publications Officer, Allan Church.  

Three new members will be selected by the Publications Board and approved by the Publications Officer in October of 2012.  New members would begin working with the current board immediately following notification of approval to select future candidates for SIOP publications as appropriate. The term for the Publications Board is for 3 years. Requirements for the board membership are as follows:  

Nominees must be a SIOP Member or International Affiliate. The individual should have extensive experience with SIOP publications (either as ex-editor or widely published authors in SIOP outlets), and/or experience with professional journals and/or practitioner publications in I-O or related disciplines. The role of the Publications Board is critical in selecting future leaders of SIOP’s publications as those positions rotate through succession so experience is of paramount importance.

Self-nominations are also welcome. Nominations and/or self-nominations included with a full CV should be sent via e-mail by October 1, 2012 to Allan Church (, Publications Officer, SIOP.

 Meet the APA President-Elect Candidates
APA elections are just around the corner. To help members prepare to cast their ballots, SIOP asked this year’s president-elect candidates about how I-O would fit into their presidencies.
APA members nominated five candidates to appear on the 2012 president-elect ballot. The final ballot will be sent to all SIOP members who are voting APA members on September 14, 2012. Once again this year, SIOP’s External Relations Committee has solicited from the APA president-elect candidates responses to two questions pertinent to I-O psychologists:
• How will your initiatives influence the practice and science of I-O psychology?
• How will you ensure that you hear and reflect the point of view of I-O psychology and other non-healthcare provider groups within APA?
The candidates were asked to restrict their responses to one page or less (total) and return them to SIOP by the end of July. Please click the links below to view each of their responses.
• Sheldon Cohen, PhD, Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University
• Paul L. Craig, PhD, ABPP, board-certified clinical neuropsychologist in Anchorage, AK
• Todd Finnerty, PsyD,, LLC, Columbus, OH
• Douglas C. Haldeman, PhD, independent practice in Seattle, Washington
• Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, Emory University School of Medicine
To learn more about each candidate, visit the APA elections webpage here.

 LGBT Committee Announces New Award
The SIOP Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Ad Hoc Committee would like to announce the SIOP LGBT Research Award. This award honors researchers who are engaged in high-quality LGBT research.

The guidelines for submissions are:

1. Have a sound basis in science, theory, and/or practice.
2. Increase our understanding of workplace issues faced by LGBT employees.
3. Offer practical guidance to organizations seeking to improve the workplace experiences of LGBT employees.
4. Extend and broaden our theoretical and/or empirical knowledge of sexual identity in the workplace.
5. Represent technical adequacy, including issues of internal validity, external validity, appropriate methodology, appropriate statistical analyses, and comprehensiveness of review (if the publication is a literature review, and/or theoretical rigor and soundness.

When submitting SIOP proposals, you will be asked if you would like to compete for the SIOP LGBT Research Award. The recipient of this award will receive a plaque presented at the conference opening ceremony, a $500 award, and a write up and picture on SIOP’s website. This is a great opportunity to gain visibility in the field of I-O psychology as well as within the LGBT research community. Questions regarding this award should be sent to Katina Sawyer at

SIOP Member Elected to APA Board
SIOP member William J. (Bill) Strickland has been elected to the APA Board of Directors.  
The 2012 APA Board of Directors and Recording Secretary elections were launched June 29 with elections closing Monday, July 30. The auditing firm of Veris Consulting tallied the ballots, the APA Election Committee certified the elections, and all of the candidates were contacted by Melba J. T. Vasquez, PhD, chair of the Election Committee, and informed of the results. Tally sheets are available from APA upon request.

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