September 2012

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The 2012 LEC is Right Around the Corner!

SIOP’s 8th annual Leading Edge Consortium, “Environmental Sustainability at Work: Advancing Research, Enhancing Practice,” is right around the corner—and there is still time to save your spot in New Orleans!

Register online here!


This year’s LEC will take place October 19-20 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, just steps away from fine dining and entertainment. The event will be devoted to the exciting field of environmental sustainability in the workplace. 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. For information about the event, uincluding presenter bios, agenda, hotel information, and a link to register, please visit the LEC page.

Need CE Credit?

SIOP is pleased to announce that LEC 2012 attendees will be eligible for 8.75 hours of continuing education credit* for psychology purposes. Complete CE details can be found on the LEC CE page.

*SIOP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SIOP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Additionally, SIOP holds HR Certification Institute Approved Provider status.

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Foundation Funding Opportunities Deadline October 15

Applications for SIOP Foundation research and scholarship funding programs can be submitted now through October 15, 2012.

Information regarding program focus, eligibility criteria, and submission guidelines for each of these programs can be found here.  Recipients of these funds will be announced at the 28th SIOP Annual Conference in 2013 in Houston. 

If you would like to submit a nomination, please access the online nomination program here.

The complete list of research, fellowship, and scholarship opportunities are available here. If you have any questions, please contact Awards Committee Chair Leaetta Hough at

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SIOP President and Officer Nominations Due September 30

Nominations are now open for elected positions on SIOP’s Executive Board. SIOP voting members should have already received an email outlining the details. The deadline for nominations is midnight EDT on September 30. All nominees must be members in good standing (current dues paid).

We are seeking nominations for the following Executive Board positions:

  • President-Elect
  • External Affairs Officer: Responsible for External Relations, International Affairs, and Visibility Committees
  • Professional Practice Officer: Responsible for Professional Practice and State Affairs Committees
  • Instructional and Educational Officer: Responsible for Education & Training and CE Committees

All terms of office are three years.
Please submit your nominations

For more information about the Elections Committee policy on nominations, read the complete article here. For more information regarding SIOP Election Procedures, please click here. SIOP’s elections procedures have been changed this year. For information on these changes, read the most recent article here.

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Wiley Offers New Custom Select Option

SIOP is pleased to announce a new collection of Industrial and Organizational Psychology content on Wiley Custom Select. Created in partnership with SIOP, Jossey-Bass and Wiley now offer this special collection of research-based, rigorous, and relevant content from I-O psychology’s scientific study of the workplace.

Wiley Custom Select is an easy-to-use website with a three-step process for creating the perfect course text or reader. It puts at your fingertips the complete SIOP Professional Practice series. Copublished with Wiley, this series brings you the best in research-based content, methodologies, best practices, and tools from the field of industrial-organizational psychology. Mapped to I-O psychology curricula, you can easily customize content to fit your course needs.

Take a look at the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Collection here and start customizing your I-O curriculum today!

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External Awards Subcommittee: FABBS Award Now Open

SIOP’s new External Awards Subcommittee, under the Awards Committee, is currently seeking nominations for the 2013 FABBS Foundation Early Career Investigator Award.  The Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS), of which SIOP is a member society, is a coalition of scientific societies that share an interest in advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. The Early Career Investigator Award is presented by the FABBS Foundation to early career scientists of FABBS member societies during the first 10 years post-PhD and recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to our sciences.

Deadline for submissions is October 12, 2012. All submissions must be provided
via e-mail to the External Awards committee at

The goal of the award is to enhance public visibility of mind, brain, and behavior sciences and of the particular research of award recipients. Nominations are encouraged for individuals who have made outstanding research contributions, and especially – but not exclusively – for those who have also increased awareness of science through outreach activities to the public (e.g., community talks, high school demos) or communication with the media (e.g., interviews, blogs).

To learn more about this award, including eligibility requirements, click here. Check the SIOP website next week for more information about the new External Awards Subcommittee!

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Eduardo Salas Receives McGraph Award

The Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) has recently named SIOP Fellow and past president Eduardo Salas as the 2012 winner of the Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups.

This award recognizes scholarly contributions to the understanding and improvement of team performance and is awarded to an individual or research team whose work has shown an enduring commitment to advancing the interdisciplinary science of team or small group behavior, dynamics, and outcomes

The award recipient(s) are granted a lifetime membership to INGRoup, are recognized at the INGRoup conferences, and receive a commemorative plaque. In addition, the recipient is invited to give an address that relates to his, her, or their contributions at the subsequent meeting of INGRoup.

Check the SIOP website this week for a complete story!

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