2009 APA Program Committee Goals and Progress Report Form
Committee Chair Name: David Mayer
Date: June 5, 2009
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We had 23 committee members last year and we have 25 new volunteers for the committee this year. We are in the process of contacting individuals from these two groups and will send you the final list of committee members once we have confirmation Consistent with our past practice, the incoming chair (still to be determined), will also invite 5-10 additional SIOP members to participate. Thus, the committee will be sufficiently staffed to continue to provide multiple reviews of all submissions while keeping reviewer workload light. I will submit an updated roster after receiving final confirmation from the prospective committee members and when the incoming chair has confirmed the additional participants.
Strategic Planning Goals:
Our committee goals are most relevant to the SIOP strategic goal of being a “Visible and trusted authority on work-related psychology” and to the SIOP Vision of being “recognized as the premier professional group committed to advancing the science and practice of the psychology of work.”
1. Encourage Division 14 members’ submissions to and attendance at the 2009 APA conference.
Action: We will continue standard practice of advertising in TIP and other media as appropriate. We also will continue the practice of asking SIOP submitters if they would be willing to consider presenting their work at APA if there is not room on the SIOP program.
2. Assemble experienced review committee.
Action: We have assembled a diverse and highly qualified review team. We will supplement the current list with additional members invited by the incoming program chair and potentially through other sources.
3. Actively seek out APA symposia that would be of mutual interest to Division 14 members and members from other divisions to increase Division 14 exposure. Lead and support cross-cutting initiatives that involve multiple divisions for APA programming.
Action: We will continue the current practice of coordinating with the SIOP conference chair to identify quality proposals that are not accepted for the SIOP conference.
4. Encourage local I-O involvement in the APA conference.
Action: We will actively solicit submissions from local I-O psychologists using local I-O groups and advertising mechanisms. We also will invite distinguished SIOP members from the San Diego area to participate in the program. As one example, Dr. Ben Schneider may be invited to give an address at the conference. We will solicit advice from other program committee members to suggest other possible San Diego-area SIOP members for additional sessions and we will attempt to identify an appropriate San Diego area I-O group we can contact to encourage participation.
5. Develop sessions that attract APA attendees who are not SIOP members for the purpose of exposing attendees to the science, practice, and/or teaching of I-O psychology.
Action: The 2008 program chair, Chris Robert, organized a session titled “Evidence-based Practice in I-O Psychology” that included Richard Klimoski and Vicki Vandaveer as co-chairs, and all of our SIOP representatives to the APA Council (Drs. Dipboye, Knapp, Salas, Barnes-Farrell, and Cortina) as panelists. Further, the 2009 program chair, Bob Sinclair, organized a similar session for the 2009 conference. Thus, we will likely put together a related session at the 2010 conference. Finally, our traditional jointly-sponsored reception with Division 5 should help continue to expose non-members to I-O psychology.
Updates or Comments From Chair:
2010 APA Program Committee Roster – Division 14 (As of June 2009)
Final list coming soon…