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2008-2009 Workshop Committee Goals and Progress Report Form


Committee Chair Name – Suzanne Tsacoumis

Date – 06/8/08

 X Goals Report
     Progress Report
Committee Members:
Margaret Barton                              Tim McGonigle
Mindy Bergman                               Mort McPhail
Wanda Campbell                             Liberty Munson
Linda Carr                                       Dwayne Norris
Robin Cohen,Chair in Training       Bill Strickland
Robert Gibby                                   Suzanne Tsacoumis, Chair
Tom Giberson                                  Deb Whetzel
Amy Grubb                                      Kate Zimberg
John Howes                                     
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: (Please highlight committee goals related to the advocacy of SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals)


  1. Develop at least 14 but no more than 16 pre-conference workshops with high demand that will attract full participation in April 2008 (linked to SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals related to Visibility and Organization of Choice)


Action: The workshop committee agreed to develop 15 workshops for April 2009. There are presenters for most of the workshops, and for the remaining sessions the coordinators are very close to securing a firm commitment (see below).


  1. Develop workshops tapping a range of I/O topics with participation from presenters in different types of organizations (e.g., academic, private industry, consulting) (linked to SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals related to Organization of Choice and Model of integrated scientist)


Action: The workshop committee identified a variety of topics including areas in organizational, assessment, methodology, legal, and HR management. In addition, the presenters represent a diverse group of organizations, and where feasible we teamed an academician with a practitioner.


  1. Create clear guidelines for presenters to use in preparing workshop handout materials (linked to SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals related to Visibility)


Action: Guidelines have been prepared and shared with the workshop coordinator to pass along to the presenters.  


  1. Work with Chair-in-Training to ensure smooth transition in April 2009 (linked to SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals related to Organization of Choice)


            Action: In progress: Have shared information about the planning process with the Chair-in-Training, Robin Cohen and explained to her that she needs to select new committee members to replace those who will rotate off after the 2009 conference. Robin attended the conference planning meeting in New Orleans in June 2008 to get more familiar with the process and any conference issues that may be relevant to the workshops. Will continue to keep Robin informed of workshop process/deadlines, etc. throughout the year.

Proposed SIOP Pre-Conference Workshops 2009


1.      Communicating Organizational Strategy to Employees: Fostering Involvement and Building Excitement

Speakers:  Heidi Keller-Glaze & Courtney Partlow, ICF International

                  Terry McKenzie, Sun Microsystems

Coordinator: Margaret Barton


2.      Reliability, Ratings, and Reality: Oh My!

Speakers:   Dan Putka, HumRRO

                  James LeBreton, Purdue University

Coordinator: Mindy Bergman


3.      Development in Place: Leveraging the Other 90% of Your Organization’s Talent

Speakers:  Cynthia McCauley, Center for Creative Leadership

                  Paul Yost, Seattle Pacific University

Coordinator: Wanda Campbell


4.      The Future of HR Metrics: It’s a Brave New World

Speakers: Jay Jamrog & Mary Ann Downey, Institute for Corporate Productivity

Coordinator: Linda Carr


5.      Analyzing Survey Data: Choosing the Method and Message that Best Answers the Question

Speakers:  William H. Macey, Valtera Corporation

                  David A. Futrell, Eli Lilly and Company

                  Scott A. Youngt, Valtera Corporation

Coordinator: Robert Gibby


6.      O*NET

Speakers:  Phil Lewis & Dave Rivkin, National O*NET Center

                  Trying for one other person

Coordinator: Tim Giberson


7.      Is that Really Any of Your Business? Privacy in the Workplace

Speaker:     Donald L. Zink, Personnel Management Decisions

Coordinator: Amy Grubb


8.      Diversity, Complexity, Uncertainty…Managing Them as Both Leadership and Change Challenges

Likely speakers: David Dotlich, Stacey Philpot, & maybe Ron Meeks

Coordinator: John Howes


9.      Preparing to Play Defense: Litigation Fundamentals and Statistical Analyses

Likely speakers: Tony Rosenstein, still working on another speaker

Coordinator: Mort McPhail


10. Selection of First-Line Supervisors: What we Know

Speakers: Nancy Tippins, Valtera Corporation plus someone else

Coordinator: Tim McGonigle


11. Exploring New Frontiers in Test Security: Approaches for Protecting Your 

      Testing Program

Speakers:  Monica Hemingway, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

                  Eugene Burke, SHL Group Limited

                  Dennis Maynes, Caveon Test Security

Coordinator: Liberty Munson


12. Evidence Based Approaches to Training Teams

Speakers:  David Baker, Carilion Clinic

                  Eduardo Salas, University of Central Florida

Coordinator: Dwayne Norris


13. Financial and Accounting Concepts for I-O Psychologists

Speakers: Just backed out. Working on new person

Coordinator: Bill Strickland


14. Selection, Work Team Effectiveness and Unions: Lessons of Experience

Speakers:  Jerry Kehoe, Selection and Assessment Consulting

                  Lee Sanborn

Coordinator: Deb Whetzel


15. The Psychology of Executive Coaching: Best Practices in Accelerating Learning

Speaker: David B. Peterson, Personnel Decisions International

Coordinator: Kate Zimberg