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SIOP Conversation Series

Get to know the minds shaping the way we think about work

The SIOP Conversation Series is a live webinar-style series in which SIOP members and those involved in the field can have a conversation with some of the leading minds in I-O psychology. Join us virtually as thought leaders in academia and industry participate in an “Ask Me Anything” style conversation about their work. Listeners will have the opportunity to ask real-time questions and interact with the speaker in addition to listening to archived recordings. 

Invite your friends! The Conversation Series isn’t just for current or aspiring I-O psychologists. Conversation topics will appeal to the public and raise awareness of I-O in your community.


A Conversation with Amy Grubb

The SIOP Visibility Committee is proud to present the fourth installment in its Conversation Series, a half-hour conversation with Amy Grubb, a prominant I-O psychologist in the public sector, about her background, work, and insights on the field. Amy has worked as an I-O Psychologist for the FBI for more than eighteen years!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM CT
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Amy Grubb, Ph.D. is the senior I-O psychologist at the FBI. In this role, she has been responsible for the implementation of a number of change initiatives, from serving as a leader on the post-9/11 enterprise-wide transformation of the FBI to a balanced national security and law enforcement mission to implementing HR systems and processes at all levels. Additionally, Dr. Grubb instituted the first corporate-wide FBI Annual Employee Survey and has extensively integrated it with organizational processes and operational programs. She also advises executive leaders on risk from the human capital perspective regarding organizational performance, policy decisions, and change initiatives. Because of her success in these endeavors, Dr. Grubb has received the 2010 and 2012 FBI Director's Award for Excellence and the 2014 SIOP/SHRM HRM Impact Award for her work on leadership promotion. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in I-O psychology from the University of Houston, earning her bachelor's degree from Villanova University. Read a complete biography of Dr. Grubb here!

Ask A Question / Help Shape the Series

You will have the opportunity to submit questions for Dr. Grubb in advance of the conversation during registration. You will also have the opportunity to submit questions live during the event using the hashtag #SIOPTalk.


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 2018 Schedule

A Conversation with Amy Grubb (FBI) – March 14 at 10:30AM Central 

A Conversation with Quinetta Roberson (Villanova) – May 2 at 10:30AM Central 

A Conversation with Bill Byham (DDI) – June 27 at 10:30AM Central 

A Conversation with David Peterson (Google) – August 15 at 10:30AM Central 

A Conversation with Fred Oswald (SIOP/Rice) – October 10 at 10:30AM Central 

A Conversation with Elaine Pulakos (PDRI/Gartner) – December 5, 2018 at 10:30AM Central 

A Conversation with Talya Bauer (SIOP/Portland State) – January 30, 2019 at 10:30-11:00AM Central  


A Conversation with Erica Desrosiers (January 17, 2018)

In the third installment of the Conversation Series, SIOP Visibility Committee members speak with Erica Desrosiers, Ph.D. 

Desrosiers has worked in the talent space for multiple Fortune 50 companies throughout her career. She is currently the Head of Accelerated Development at Johnson and Johnson. In this role, she is responsible for development of the enterprise-wide strategy that ensures high potential talent have a diverse portfolio of experiences and are prepared to assume positions of increasing complexity and scale. She is also accountable for driving investment in differentiated development opportunities that provide increased capability, visibility, and enterprise leadership development. Erica was previously Senior Director of Global Talent Management at Walmart and held roles in the talent management space at PepsiCo, Applied Systems, Saville and Holdsworth, Ltd., and Eli Lilly & Company. She earned her Ph.D. in I-O Psychology from Purdue University, specializing in areas such as leadership development, competency modeling, and performance management. Read more about Erica’s background and accomplishments here!

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A Conversation With Bob Hogan and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic (November 1, 2017)

In the second conversation in this series, we talk with two prominent I-O psychologists about their background, work, and insights on the field.

Bob Hogan is the founder and president of Hogan Assessments. He earned his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in personality assessment. He is an international authority on personality assessment, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. To learn more about Dr. Hogan, click here.



Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is the CEO of Hogan Assessments. He earned his PhD from the University College London, specializing in personality and intellectual competence. In addition to being a professor of Business Psychology at University College London, Dr. Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority on psychological profiling, consumer analytics, and talent management. To learn more about Dr. Chamorro-Premuzic, click here.


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A Conversation with Adam Grant (July 26, 2017)    

In the first conversation in this series, SIOP Visibility Committee members speak to one of the most prominent I-O psychologists in the public eye today about his background, work, and insights on the field. 

Adam Grant is a SIOP member and winner of several recent SIOP awards, including the Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award in Science in 2011 (see a list of all of SIOP's award winners online here!). He is the New York Times bestselling author of “Option B, Give and Take, and Originals.” 

Adam earned his PhD in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan and is currently a Professor of Management at Wharton. His research focuses on how we can find motivation and meaning, and lead more generous and creative lives. To learn more about Adam, visit http://www.adamgrant.net/bio.

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