THe Educational Outreach (THEO) Program: An Introduction to I-O Psychology
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
8 a.m. to 12 noon
Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan)
Joliet Room (note room change)
Background: In an attempt to increase the awareness of I-O psychology in the general psychology curriculum, chairs from multiple committees within the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology are offering a 4-hour, half-day preconference to psychology teachers in the Chicago area free of charge. This event precedes SIOP's annual conference, which takes place April 14-April 16 at the Hilton Chicago.
Mission: The goal is to introduce the field and/or teach basic principles of I-O psychology to local psychology educators (particularly those constituents who come from high schools or colleges where there are currently no I-O programs, teachers, or classes). This inaugural event will be held at this and future year’s SIOP conferences.
Logistics: During the course of 4 hours, approximately 6-7 speakers will briefly expose attendees to the field of I-O psychology and talk in general about the field and showcase some of the speakers’ interests. The selection of speakers will come from previous SIOP teaching award recipients and other known effective speakers.
Costs: It is free of charge to register and attend this event.
Why Attend? Data suggests that I-O psychology is one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S., that most Americans spend more of their waking hours at work than anywhere else, and that SIOP is one of the largest divisions of the American Psychological Association. This is a chance for you to learn about the field and be able to share it with your colleagues and students.
For any questions about this event, feel free to contact either Mikki Hebl (Chair of SIOP Education and Training Committee) at email@example.com, or Kizzy Parks (Chair of Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs), at firstname.lastname@example.org.