The Winter meeting of SIOP's Executive Committee and Committee Chairs
was held January 23rd and 24th, 1999. Some highlights of that
meeting and the corresponding discussions include:
The Long Range Planning Committee will be evaluating the alignment
between expenses and services provided by the Society to the membership with particular
emphasis on the Society Conference, Workshops, book publications, and general membership
Irv Goldstein reported on the SIOP Foundation's activities.
Irv shared a new brochure that the Foundation Committee has prepared and noted the
specific efforts that will be made to recognize those who have contributed to the
David Hofmann led a discussion of issues related to offering
academically oriented workshops. The discussion focused on issues of goals, content and
The Long Range Planning Committee will be working closely with
individual Committee Chairs to develop and implement a planning process for committees.
The Executive Committee approved a motion to prepare a recommended
change in the Society Bylaws to discontinue the Committee on Committees.
The I-O Psychology Instructor's Guide prepared by Debbie Major and
the Education and Training Committee was approved by unanimous vote of the Executive
Linda Sawin led a discussion of extending placement services
beyond those currently offered at the society conference. The Executive Committee
subsequently approved the extension of current placement services to include support for
Internet job postings and searches.
The Executive Committee approved funding of a membership survey to be
conducted by the Professional Practice Committee. The survey will be used to collect
member opinions regarding a broad range of SIOP activities.
Discussion groups were formed to explore wide-ranging issues
including Public Policy, Membership, Education and Training, Fellowship, and the future
direction of the Frontiers and Practice Series.
As always, if you have a specific question or comment regarding these
or any other topics, please don't hesitate to contact me or any other member of the
Executive Committee. Your ideas and comments regarding how SIOP should serve its members
would be particularly valued as would any suggestions you might have regarding what you
believe should be our priorities.
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