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State Affairs Committee Goals and Progress Report Form

 
 

Committee Chair Name Judith S. Blanton

Date 5/28/08
Goals Report
 
 
For the initial Goals Report, please list committee goals, time frame, and action steps. Please include expected results and how the goal relates to one or more of SIOP’s four strategic goals.
 
For subsequent Progress Reports, please provide a brief update including a listing of actions taken.


SIOP Vision: To be recognized as the premier professional group committed to advancing the science and practice of the psychology of work.
SIOP Goals: SIOP will become the…
1. Visible and trusted authority on work-related psychology. This includes:
  • Heightened awareness within lay, business, scientific, and government communities of the role and value of I-O psychology in improving productivity and well-being in the workplace.
  • Greater outreach to the broader field of psychology and related disciplines and organizations (including organizations outside the United States), policy makers, the public, and the media.
 
2. Advocate and champion of I-O psychology to policy makers. This includes:
  • Increased efforts to obtain federal funding for I-O research.
  • Increased efforts to monitor and influence policy and legislation affecting human behavior at work.
  • Heightened awareness among top managers in business about the value of I-O psychology and I-O professionals.
 
3. Organization of choice of I-O professionals. This includes:
 
  • Increased enjoyment and satisfaction of members.
  • More members in all categories, including regular, Student, International, Affiliate, and Associate Members.
  • Higher annual retention rate.
  • Increased support for SIOP members in their efforts to study, apply, and teach the principles, findings, and methods of I-O psychology.
 
4. Model of integrated scientist–practitioner effectiveness that values research, practice, and education equally and seeks higher standards in all three areas. 
  • Increased collaboration and dialogue between academics and practitioners where science informs practice and practice informs science.
  • Increased collaboration and exchange of ideas with non-North American I-O professionals.
  • Decreased perception of fissure between academics and practitioners.
  • Clear and rigorous means of evaluating the quality of graduate training programs.
  • Clear and rigorous standards for practice.
 

 
Strategic Planning Goals:   For STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
(Please highlight committee goals related to the advocacy of SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals)
 
The State Affairs Committee’s goals are related to the following SIOP Strategic Planning Goals
1. Visible and trusted authority on work-related psychology. This includes:
  • Greater outreach to the broader field of psychology and related disciplines and organizations (including organizations outside the United States), policy makers, the public, and the media. 
2. Advocate and champion of I-O psychology to policy makers. This includes:
  • Increased efforts to monitor and influence policy and legislation affecting human behavior at work. 
  1. Goal with brief description –
To monitor state and provincial jurisdiction’s laws and regulations that impact I-O psychologists and work to make these laws and regulations more appropriate and user friendly for I/P psychologists. 
 
Action: 
Committee members are assigned to monitor a small group of jurisdictions and report in quarterly on any changes or potential changes in laws and regulations
 
The SIOP EC will be informed of any changes or potential changes in order to intervene by letter writing or other actions in order to assure that any such changes to not adversely impact I/O psychologists.
 
  1. Goal
To increase awareness of the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award in our membership
 
Action:
The chair will be meeting with David Ballard of APA who heads the PHWA initiative to discuss how SIOP can be helpful. Meetings scheduled in June and August
SIOP members have expressed some concern about the methods used and the need for additional focus on business outcomes in the award. These issues will be raised with APA
We will be involved in developing training for site visitors for the California award
The committee will distribute information about the PHW to members though the SIOP Website and other venues.
In its contacts with various state psychological associations or regional SIOP groups, SA Committee Members will urge SIOP members to nominate organizations and serve as site visitors. 
 
  1. Goal
To answer questions of members regarding licensure and regulations and assist them in dealing with boards of psychology
 
Action
The chair (and others as appropriate) will be available as resources by email and phone to members who have questions about licensure  (Approximately one per week)
We will maintain and update the State Affairs pages of the SIOP website to assist members and the public become more informed about this area
 
  1. Goal
To develop a simple guide for students to increase awareness about licensure issues
 
Action
We are considering the development of a short pamphlet to be made available on our website with a title such as “An I-O student’s guide to licensure” We have found that many students have no information about issues they might face in licensure or have (even worse) wrong information. Faculty are seldom well informed about these issues so we believe that such a guide is needed.  
Timeline – Draft by Oct 1, 2008, Final by Jan 2009, Distribution in March 2009 
 
  1. Goal
To keep SIOP aware of issues regarding the President’s Task force for the revision of the APA Model Act for licensure and to assure that the I-O voice is heard in these discussions. 
 
Action
The chair is a member of this task force and will keep the President and EC aware of issues as well as obtain their input on issues that may impact I-O psychologists.