2008-2009 Workshop Committee Goals and Progress Report Form
Committee Chair Name – Suzanne Tsacoumis
Date – 06/8/08
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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
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)
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).
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.
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.
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
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
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
Coordinator: Deb Whetzel
15. The Psychology of Executive Coaching: Best Practices in Accelerating Learning
Speaker: David B. Peterson, Personnel Decisions International
Coordinator: Kate Zimberg