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4th Annual SIOP Fall Consortium 2008  

Executive Coaching for Effective Performance: Leading Edge Practice and Research

October 17-18
Cincinnati OH

Westin Cincinnati

General Chair: Jeff McHenry




Thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors, and attendees who helped make SIOP's 4th Annual Consortium a resounding success. We are already looking forward to next year where we will meet October 16-17 in Denver, Colorado.   The theme is “The Leading Edge of Selection and Assessment in a Global Setting.”   Please check back as the date gets closer for more information. 

Also, preorder your DVD of the 2008 consortium now.  If you attended the conference, click here; nonattendees click here.

Here are some additional resources made available from the 2008 consortium:

Open Space Notes

New Learning Center:  Your Single Source for Conference and Consortium Audio, Video, Slideshows and More


> Topical Dinners

> Hotel Information


> Continuing Education Credits

>Register for the Consortium

Read more about the consortium: 

New Learning Center:  Your Single Source for Conference and Consortium Audio, Video, Slideshows and More

We are pleased to announce that at this year’s Leading Edge Consortium we will focus on the exciting topic of executive coaching.  The conference will be organized around the following areas:  

The psychology of coaching.  The key question is how coaching contributes to learning and behavior change.  We’ll look at some of the different theoretical perspectives that coaches bring to the coaching engagement, and how these perspectives affect the role the coach plays and the dynamics of the coaching relationship.  We’ll examine potential personal and performance outcomes of the coaching relationship, and discuss how the coach’s theoretical perspective and beliefs about coaching impact the outcomes targeted.  We’ll examine evidence from clinical and counseling psychology about how people learn through coaching and counseling.  Topic chair: Douglas McKenna, Oceanside Institute.

The impact of coaching.  Over the past 2-3 years, we have begun to develop research and measurement models to assess the impact of executive coaching.  We’ll look at those models and discuss some of the preliminary findings from empirical research.  We’ll get both executive and coach perspectives on the impact of coaching.  We’ll also look at empirical research from other closely related disciplines, such as clinical and counseling psychology, to help inform our understanding of the potential impact of coaching. Topic chairs: Gina Hernez-Broome, Center for Creative Leadership, and Lisa Boyce, U.S. Air Force Academy.

Best practices in coaching: Perspectives from organizations and coaches.  Coaching has become a big business for consultants and a big expense for organizations.  We’ll hear from organizations about steps they’ve taken to ensure that they get the best possible ROI from their coaches (e.g., certifying coaches, training coaches on how the company’s competency model, hosting coaching conferences where they share coaching tips and best practices).  We’ll also learn about how coaches (and the consulting firms that employ them) are packaging their services to ensure that they are being used in a way that has impact.  This section will include a discussion of coaching ethics, including the coach’s obligation to the organization when the organization has hired and is paying for the coach. Topic chairs:  Anna Marie Valerio, Executive Leadership Strategies, and Mariangela Battista, Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Consortium attendance is limited to no more than 300 persons and each presentation takes place in general session, a setting conducive to interaction with presenters and networking with leaders in the I-O field. A popular feature of the event is the topical dinners where attendees can select from an assortment of area restaurants to sample the Cincinnati cuisine and enjoy great discussion while enjoying the company of new and old friends.

Registration cost is $425 on or before August 29 and $495 thereafter.  The consortium starts with a welcome reception at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 16. The program begins at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, October 17, and concludes at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 18. Consortium includes breaks, lunch on Friday and Saturday and receptions on Thursday and Friday evenings. Topical dinners are planned for Friday evening. You are encouraged to register promptly since seats are limited. To register, please click here.

Transportation is available from the airport to the hotel through Executive Transportation.  The cost is $17 and $28 round trip.  You can reach them at 1-800-990-8841.

We hope you will join us for this special event. See you in Cincinnati!  

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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