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CE Committee Goals and Progress Report Form

Jolene Skinner, Chair CE Committee
June 5, 2009
Committee Members:
Anne Offner and Jacqueline Wall (SIOP members)

Goals Report
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.

CE Strategic Planning Goals:
  1. Strategic Focus Goal: Identify CE priorities for SIOP practitioners (SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goal 3):
    • Action: Leverage existing SIOP data and partnerships with the Professional Practice, SIOP Program, and Workshop chairs to determine current CE approach, gaps, and needs (summer 2009).
    • Action: Prepare for a formal CE needs assessment of our members for 2010-2011 by end of 2009.
  2. Process Improvement Goal: CE approvals in conjunction with program deadlines for CE content
    • Action: Improve CE notification letters timing and process for the spring conference
    • Action: Continue to provide CE objective guidelines to presenters and approve CE learning objectives in accordance with APA standards
  3. Increase CE availability and alignment to member needs (SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goal 3):
    • Action: Pre-certify SIOP CE offerings and conference participation as SHRM certification credits
    • Action: Investigate whether workshop presenters can earn CE credit
    • Action: Investigate opportunities to offer more CE credits both during the conference (via scheduling/accessibility) and outside of the annual conference (via the online Learning Center).
Updates or Comments From Chair: none