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SIOP IAC 2009-2010 Committee Report

(as of March 16, 2009)

1. Goal:    The International Affairs Committee will set up a successful International Reception at the upcoming SIOP 2010 Conference including seeking sponsorship and collaborating with David Nershi of SIOP to ensure effective coordination.
Action: By August 2009 the IA Committee will establish a taskforce to manage a fully-sponsored International Affairs Reception at SIOP and attend similar receptions at sister conferences.
Action: In April 2010, the IA Committee will host an international reception attended by more than 300 persons. This reception will also consist of a brief introduction and commentary from SIOP, IAAP, and EAWOP representatives.
Tasks Accomplished thus far:
·          The SIOP Office has secured a sponsor, Korn Ferry, for the International Reception.
·          The subcommittee finalized a potential invitee list and an agenda for speakers including IAAP and EAWOP representatives.
·          The subcommittee will be contacting Donald Truxillo to invite him to make a few remarks on behalf of SIOP.
·          The subcommittee has begun developing a mixer activity involving national flags.
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2. Goal: The IA Committee will identify opportunities for collaboration with sister associations like IAAP and EAWOP including seeking opportunities for sharing information through trade journals and magazines by December 2009.
Action: The IA Committee will submit a joint proposal to the Executive Board of each association or society enumerating collaborative opportunities like joint workshops, publications, a series of position papers on topics in I-O psychology, and edited books describing effective practice of I-O psychology across the globe by October 2009.
Action: The IA Committee will establish a joint taskforce with IAAP and EAWOP to explore how members would like to receive information about best practices in I-O psychology and where such information should be stored.
Action: The IA Committee will establish a directory of international internship and exchange programs for students, as well as identify potential sponsors to fund such programs by March 2010.
Tasks Accomplished thus far:
·          The subcommittee would like SIOP Executive Board approval for the following protocol for developing a series of topically-driven white papers. The process will entail the following:
o    Step 1: Identifying a committee of 6-8 leading researchers and practitioners (both foreign and domestic) to identify potential topics of interest to both the US and International Communities.
§   The Nominees for this Committee are:
·          Chockalingam Viswesvaran
·          Donald Truxillo
·          Juergen Dueller
·          Paul Spector
·          Neal Ashkenazy
·          Filip Lievens
·          Gilad Chen
·          Juan Sanchez
·          Mo Wang (IAC Coordinator)
·          Gary Latham
·          Steven DeKrey
·          Meni Kozlowsky
·          Fred Mael
·          Ilya Garber
·          2-3 seats for EAWOP members
·          2-3 seats for IAAP members
o    Step 2: Convene the topic committee to generate a list of potential topics and 5 potential authors per topic.
o    Step 3: Submit potential topics and authors for review by the SIOP Executive Board (and IAAP and EAWOP Officers) by April 2010.
o    Step 4: Build a template for 3-page white papers by August 2010.
o    Step 5: Solicit authors from list generated.
o    Step 6: Set deadline for paper submission (~January 1, 2011). 
o    Step 7: Convene the topic committee to conduct formal review of white papers.
o    Step 8: Allow 4-6 weeks revisions.
o    Step 9: Publish to SIOP Exchange (~April 2011).
 
·          The subcommittee would like feedback from SIOP Executive Board members on potential nominees before sending invitations to join the white paper topic committee.
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2. Goal: The IA Committee will identify opportunities for collaboration with sister associations like IAAP and EAWOP including seeking opportunities for sharing information through trade journals and magazines by December 2009.
Action: The IA Committee will develop an editorial proposal for a joint journal with IAAP and EAWOP by January 2010.
Action: The IA Committee will work with the Visibility and Professional Practice Committees to build opportunities for exposure in international settings including using resources developed by these Committees to brief stakeholders worldwide like Departments of Commerce and Better Business Bureaus.
Action: The IA Committee will submit a proposal for a recurring collaborative publication forum to the TIP by July 2009.
Action: The IA Committee will develop a joint membership communication vehicle where I-O practice blogs can be shared across EAWOP, IAAP, and SIOP by July 2010.
Tasks Accomplished thus far:
·          The subcommittee met with L. Foster-Thompson to discuss potential column for TIP. After proposing an international forum on a given research topic, editors noted that this would again need to be distinct from the international practice column and the Global Spotlight on I-O column. The current proposal modification is being put together by Mo Wang. The modification will focus on an international forum on a given research topic for academicians.
·          Mo Wang will submit a draft to TIP Editors no later than April 30.
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2. Goal: The IA Committee will identify opportunities for collaboration with sister associations like IAAP and EAWOP including seeking opportunities for sharing information through trade journals and magazines by December 2009.
Action: The IA Committee will submit a proposal on the establishment of an International Research Consortium for members of SIOP, EAWOP, and IAAP by June 2010. 
Action: The IA Committee will submit develop an international research incubator on topics such as International Standards for Testing. 
Tasks Accomplished thus far:
·          The subcommittee met with Donald Truxillo to prepare protocols for facilitating research incubator sessions at the 2010 SIOP Conference in Atlanta. There are now two research incubators that will be presented at the upcoming SIOP conference: 1) Performance Management Strategies for Employee Engagement Enhancement. Facilitators will include Debbie DiazGranados, Scott Martin, and Walter Reichman. 2) Applicant Reactions. Facilitators will include Julie McCarthy, Talya Bauer, Cornelius König, Neil Anderson, and Donald Truxillo.
·          The subcommittee also sought to publicize these sessions in conjunction with SIOP Office efforts. We have prepared a flyer to handout at the International Reception and will be preparing announcements for the SIOP Exchange.
 
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SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES
1)    Met three times as a committee.
2)    Continued communications with IAAP and EAWOP.
3)    Developed an agenda for international reception.
4)    Finalized a process for development of white paper series.
5)    Confirmed that W. Reichman will be at IAAP and can facilitate research incubators.
6)    A proposal for the joint (IAAP, EAWOP, & SIOP) incubator sessions has been developed by Jose Maria Peiro (IAAP), Franco Fraccaroli (EAWOP), and Donald Truxillo. Topics for the upcoming IAAP conference will include Retirement (facilitators Mo Wang, Beryl Hesketh; others TBD) and Applicant Reactions (facilitator Sally Carless; others TBD).
 
EXECUTIVE BOARD ACTIONS NEEDED
1)    Review and offer feedback on the white paper series process and nominees.
2)    Review and offer feedback on TIP proposal when sent by M. Wang.
3)    Provide feedback on proposed budget when submitted which will include a request for funding for future joint association calls for white papers and proposals, as well as a potential survey of international affiliates and EAWOP/IAAP members.
4)    Assist with communications with IAAP and EAWOP leadership to identify potential seat members for White Paper Topic Committee.