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SIOP 2018 Preconference Workshops

Gavan O’Shea, HumRRO, Workshop Chair

We are pleased to present the 2018 SIOP Preconference Workshops. The Workshop Committee has identified a diverse selection of innovative and timely topics to offer this year as well as a spectacular set of experts to lead these workshops. Not only will you learn new skills and grow professionally, you will also have the opportunity to network with recognized experts in these content areas as well as other prominent professionals in our field who will be attending workshops with you.


The workshops will take place on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, the day before the regular program of the SIOP Annual Conference begins, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois.

Registration: 7:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Morning Workshops: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Afternoon Workshops: 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Reception: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


  Regular Fee
Thru 4/3/18
Late Fee
4/4 - 4/21/18
SIOP member half day (1 workshop) $420 $470
Non-member half day (1 workshop) $600 $650
SIOP member full day (2 workshops) $525 $625
Non-member full day (2 workshops) $775 $875

Registration for the workshops is done via the online conference registration process on a first-come, first served basis. The Full Day registration fee includes two different workshop sessions, lunch, coffee breaks, and entrance to the evening reception. The Half Day registration fee includes one workshop session, a coffee break, and reception (note that lunch is not included for Half Day registrants). Both Full Day and Half Day registrants will be provided with access to the presentation materials for all 11 workshops, not just the one(s) for which they register. The workshop resources web site will open approximately one week before workshop day.

Continuing Education

The Preconference Workshops are sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. (SIOP) and presented as part of the 33nd Annual Conference. SIOP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SIOP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. SIOP is also an HR Certification Institute Approved Provider for recertification credit and is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Please see the individual Preconference Workshop descriptions for continuing education credit details. There are no conflicts of interest unless otherwise noted.

The 2017–2018 Workshop Committee consists of:


Gavan O’Shea
HumRRO (Chair)

Ramzi Baydoun
Abbott Labs

Melissa Harrell

Jaron Holmes
US Office of Personnel

Megan Leasher
Macy's, Inc.

Don Lustenberger

Alyson Margulies
US Foods

Robert Michel
Edison Electric Institute

Brooke Orr

Christopher Rosett

Carra Sims
Rand Corporation

Neha Singla

Stephen Stark
University of South Florida


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