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SIOP Fall Consortium 2007



To view pictures from the event, click hereThanks go to Bob Muschewske for providing the photos. 

Practice Chair Bill Mobley, Keynote Speaker Ingar Skaug, General Chair Leaetta Hough, and SIOP President-Elect Gary Latham

If you were unable to attend the consortium, you can still experience the presentations via DVD.  Orders are currently being accepted. You can purchase your 2007 Consortium DVD online or by calling the SIOP Administrative Office at 419-353-0032.


Enabling Innovation in Organizations:  The Leading Edge

Kansas City, MO
October 26-27, 2007

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza


General Chair - Leaetta Hough
Science Chair - Michael Frese
Practice Chair - Bill Mobley 



2007 Leading Edge Consortium Agenda

Hotel Information

Country Club Plaza

Kansas City Visitor Information

SIOP's third Leading Edge Consortium will be the first ever meeting of applied psychologists, innovation specialists, and company executives focused on the topic of enabling innovation in organizations.  I-O psychologists constantly strive to draw a connection between their efforts and broader business performance, and, in today's economy, innovation is a key driver of organizational success.  The critical issue of the psychological factors behind creating and maintaining organizations that are capable of market-changing innovation will be explored.   Here's more of what you can expect:

  • A fresh look at the psychological variables that enable staffing for team and individual creativity 
  • Sharing ideas on the role of leadership and top management, knowledge transfer and climate/culture issues relative to innovation 
  • Provocative ideas emerging from practice and research
  • Exploring the dark side of creativity and innovation, including how to alleviate the negatives 
  • Effective strategies for introducing innovative ideas and produts that make a difference 

Ed Lawler, director of the Center for Effective Organizations and Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Southern California , will open the consortium as keynote speaker. Lawler has been honored as a major contributor to theory, research, and practice in the fields of human resources management, compensation, organizational development, and organizational effectiveness. He has worked with many of the Fortune 500 firms as well as a number of government and non-profit organizations. Lawler is author of over 300 articles and 35 books, and his articles have appeared in leading academic journals as well as Fortune, Harvard Business Review and leading newspapers.




Ingar Skaug will also provide a keynote address.  He is president and group chief executive officer of the global shipping firm Wilh. Wilhelmsen, and also serves as chairman of the Center for Creative Leadership's Board of Governors. At Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Skaug leads a company with more than 18,000 employees and offices in 71 countries. Under his guidance, the company, based in Lysaker, Norway, has instituted many pioneering leadership practices related to employee empowerment, diversity, environmental responsibility and innovation. Wilh. Wilhelmsen's value-centered approach is based on the conviction that creative and motivated employees are the key to competitive advantage. Few executives have had the weight of leadership thrust upon them as swiftly and completely as Skaug. In 1989, the entire leadership team of Wilhelmsen Lines - a subsidiary of Wilh. Wilhelmsen - was killed in a plane crash on the way to a ship-naming ceremony. Skaug, who at that time was heading Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) in Norway, was recruited as Wilhelmsen Lines' new managing director. His mission: helping the close-knit and distraught company's employees rebuild in the wake of tragedy. Under Skaug's leadership, Wilhelmsen Lines and its parent company have evolved into diverse and fast-growing organizations that set the standard in the global shipping industry.





The Consortium offers networking opportunities and 11 hours of CE credits.  The consortium begins with a welcome reception at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 25. Presentations are scheduled 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, October 26, followed by a reception and topical dinners at area restaurants. Sessions are scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 27. Breakfast and lunch are provided on Friday and Saturday.

Fall Consortium Presenters Including Bios and Abstracts

Here is an advance look at some of the presenters and abstracts. Information will be added in the near future as it becomes available.


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