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SIOP IAC 2009-2010 Committee Report

(as of December 28, 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 subcommittee has secured a sponsor, Korn Ferry, for the International Reception.
  • The subcommittee has begun working on invitation lists for international affiliates.
     

 
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:
  • Walter Reichman has established ties with members of IAAP to identify opportunities for building a joint social networking site such as a LinkedIn working group.
  • The subcommittee has identified a protocol for developing a series of topically-driven white papers. The process will entail the following:
    • 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.
    • Step 2: Convene the topic committee to generate a list of potential topics and 5 potential authors per topic.
    • Step 3: Submit potential topics and authors for review by the SIOP Executive Board (and IAAP and EAWOP Officers) by April 2010.
    • Step 4: Build a template for 3-page white papers by August 2010.
    • Step 5: Solicit authors from list generated.
    • Step 6: Set deadline for paper submission (~January 1, 2011). 
    • Step 7: Convene the topic committee to conduct formal review of white papers.
    • Step 8: Allow 4-6 weeks revisions.
    • Step 9: Publish to SIOP Exchange (~April 2011).
  • The subcommittee has also met with D. Truxillo and K. Kraiger to ensure that SHRM white paper series is accounted for in the development of international topic white papers.
 

 
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 has begun revising a proposal for the Global Spotlight on I-O TIP column.
  • The subcommittee has also met with K. Kraiger to discuss potential modifications to the Global Spotlight on I-O TIP column. 
    • The new proposal will call for the identification of four topics per year and the solicitation of international perspectives from numerous researchers across many nations on the topics.
    • This new proposal will also set up a potential blog with the same structure on a shared website.
       

 
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 prepared and submitted a research incubator symposium proposal for the 2010 SIOP Conference in Atlanta. The central topic for consideration was Performance Management Strategies for Employee Engagement Enhancement. The proposal was prepared in conjunction with Donald Truxillo, Talya Bauer, and Julie McCarthy who were responsible for the research incubator on ARCOS. This proposal was accepted.
  • The subcommittee prepared and submitted an International Affairs Committee panel discussion proposal to the Executive Board. The aim of this proposal will be to interact directly with SIOP members and introduce the newly-formed committee and its objectives. This proposal was accepted as part of the Executive Board block for SIOP 2010. 

SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES
1)      Met three times as a committee
2)      Developed a proposal for TIP column based upon international research topics.
3)      Continued communications with IAAP
4)      Found a sponsor for International Reception
5)      Developed a process for development of white paper series.
 
EXECUTIVE BOARD ACTIONS NEEDED
1)      Review and offer feedback on the white paper series process.