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Program Committee Goals and Progress Report Form

Committee Chair Name: Sara P. Weiner
Date: June 5, 2009

x Goals Report
x Progress Report
Committee Members:

Sara P. Weiner, Chair
John C. Scott, past Chair
Mariangela Battista, Chair-in-training
Eden King, Call/Flanagan Committee Chair
Linda Shanock, COI/IP Committee Chair
Scott Mondore, Master Collaboration Chair
Julie Holliday Wayne
Marisa Adelman
Chu-Hsiang (Daisy) Chang, Friday Seminar Chair
C. Shawn Burke, Thursday Theme Track Chair
Kara L. Orvis
Nancy DeLay
Kenneth G. Brown
-          Others to be decided
Mariangela Battista, Saturday Theme Track Chair
Corinne Donovan
Anne Herman
Rick Pollak
Paula Schlesinger
Fabio Sala
Harold Goldstein

Strategic Goals and Progress:
The goals below are aligned with SIOP’s Vision and SIOP’s Goals:
            Vision: “To be recognized as the premier professional group committed to advancing the science and practice of the psychology of work.”
            Goals: “1. Visible and trusted authority on work-related psychology.; 2. Advocate and champion of I-O psychology to policy makers.; 3. Organization of choice of I-O professionals.; and 4. Model of integrated scientist–practitioner effectiveness that values research, practice, and education equally and seeks higher standards in all three areas.” 
SIOP Program - Strategic Planning Goals:
  1. Create a program that showcases SIOP as the premier association in which to find the most credible and practical information regarding work psychology and business performance.
  1. Ensure the program contains exciting speakers and sessions that will energize the attendees and promote I-O to senior leaders and managers in organizations and government entities worldwide.
  1. Create a program that assures SIOP’s place as the premier association for I-O and related psychology and business professionals.
  1. Create a program appealing to both academicians and practitioners to ensure collaboration, integration, healthy debate, and innovation within the scientist-practitioner model.
Progress Updates from Chair:
·         Committee chairs in place
·         Subcommittee members identified (For Thursday Theme Track a couple of others may be added)
·         Training in progress for program-chair-in-training (Continuing to update program chair “bible” (timeline and all steps) building on the detailed documentation from 4 previous program chairs (John Scott, Steven Rogelberg, Tammy Allen, Julie Olson-Buchanan)
·         Programming for Friday Seminars, Master Collaboration, COIs/IPs, and Theme Tracks being defined
·         First TIP article submitted
·         Initial ideas for two Friday speakers being formulated and coordinated with Julie Olson-Buchanan (conference chair) – will be discussed at June 19 meeting in Atlanta
·         Strategic goals defined
·         Call for proposals on target for delivery by deadline of June 15 with added language about making commitment to attend and having legal clearance to present should a proposal be submitted

Program Progress by Subcommittee to Date:

Call revised – draft submitted by committee; I updated; input from Julie/Suzanne on new language re: commitment and legal clearance to present/attend. Committee reviewing one final time. Final will be ready by June 15 deadline.
Flanagan process will be in place by time of conference submissions.
Two sets of collaborators [final presenter commitment pending] for the Master Collaboration. One presentation will have two presenters (one academic and one practitioner) and will focus on an “O” topic (leadership development) and another presentation will have two different presenters (one academic and one practitioner) and focus on an “I” topic (safety). Our focus will be more on how the collaboration came to be and how it worked to the advantage of both collaborators (versus the actual topic on which they collaborated).   These are the questions that we will answer in the presentations:
·          How did you go about forming the collaborative relationship?
·          What did the logistics of carrying out the study (e.g., gaining organizational approval, administering the study) look like?
·          How did your collaborative study address the needs of both science and practice?
·          What were the benefits on both the academic and practitioner sides?
·          What challenges did you face along the way?
·          What were the outcomes of the study?
There will also be some time at the end for Q&A.
The COI committee has been gathering feedback from 2009 session facilitators. In addition they have each asked for session topic ideas from people who usually attend SIOP. They have generated a list of about 25 topic ideas (including 12 from last year).
Over the next couple of weeks they will go through the feedback received from facilitators and decide on the set of topics for next year. About 12 will be chosen, with about 3 as backup in case there is trouble finding facilitators. Once the list of topics is set, potential facilitators will be contacted (toward the end of June).
IPs will be identified after poster proposals are accepted.
1)       Proactive Behavior at Work: Applying Positive Psychology to Organizations; Speakers: Sharon Parker, Johannes Rank
2)       When Begging is Not Enough: Detecting the Dealing with Nonresponse Bias to Organizational Surveys; Speakers: Steve Rogelberg, Jeff Stanton
3)       Aging workforce; Speakers: TBD (Tentative commitment from Ruth Kanfer speaking about changes in self-regulation associated with the aging process. Alternative options lined up if needed.)
4)       Legal issues (Adverse Impact - Title TBD); Speakers: Dennis Doverspike, David Snyder, and Scott Morris will be giving a presentation on an adverse impact related issue. Each of them will represent a different perspective: Dennis will be the defendant, David will be the plaintiff, and Scott will come in from a pure statistical analysis point.
THURSDAY THEME TRACK - The Virtually Connected Workforce - Preliminary description:
The Thursday Theme Track will address an emerging movement engaging scholars, practitioners, and educators in closing the research–practice gap. Advancements in computer programming and technology provide increasingly efficient ways for individuals to share information and collaborate. Vast economic and demographic changes continue to force organizations to rethink policies regarding where individuals work and how they work together. Generational differences offer challenges in how to recruit, retain, and ensure productivity of younger workers, and how best to manage geographically, technologically, demographically diverse teams and organizations.
The Thursday Theme Track can address an array of practical and theoretical issues embedded in a virtually connected workforce. These themes will appeal both to academics (e.g., predictors of virtual team performance, social networking sites and work/life balance) and practitioners (e.g., best practices in remote collaboration, use of social networking sites for recruitment and selection). Topics on online social networking and virtual teams have begun to appear on the SIOP conference program in the past few years, but there is not yet much published research, at least on a number of potential topics. Thus, the objective for the day will be to define what is known and not known about the virtually connected workforce from past research and practices, establish current best practices to help organizations manage their workforce today, and establish practically-relevant and scientifically meaningful research agendas for the future.
Some potential topics include:
·         Tools for remote collaboration
·         Trust in virtual collaboration
·         Trends in telecommuting
·         The third place as an alternative work setting
·         Effectiveness in virtual teams
·         Knowledge management
·         E-Learning; Web 2.0 and training
·         Recruiting and screening using social networks
·        Social network sites for market analysis
·         Cross-cultural, gender, and age differences in preference for and use of technology
·         Social networking as workplace deviance behavior
·         Work-life balance and virtual collaboration and networking
·         Virtual leadership – leadership in virtual organizations & teams
·         Virtual assessment centers and leadership development programs
SATURDAY THEME TRACK - Reengineering I-O Psychology for the New World of Work
 - Detailed description (in progress):  
Introductory session  
  • Multi-disciplinary in panelists and approach.
  • Present at a macro level
  • Will discuss the future of human capital and what is needed to meet the changing demands and what I-O psychologists can do to address the issue
  • Presentation of global org data.  Where do we see trends?  Where are the jobs going?
  • Potential speakers here include Cascio, Cappelli, Dan Ariely (economist), Huselid, USC:Center for Org Effectiveness, the Conf Board, McKinsey
  • Discussant who can pull together the key themes across the panelists and point us in a future direction
  • Want to provide a common conceptual framework for the audience of what renewal is about
Leadership Session
  • Managing through change – perhaps through breakouts sessions and small groups
  • Managing different generations – GenY has never worked in difficult environment, how do they learn to manage in one?  What are the career opportunities if people are not retiring?
Changing employee and employer relationship
  • What is new in the employment contract?  How should we be looking at engagement, retention, etc. under this new employment contract?  There are a greater number of contract employees in organizations today than ever before.  How do employees stay motivated and focused when it is just a job versus a career (no development)?  How does an org remain productive when the majority of workers are not their own?
  • How do we define community or affiliation under these new conditions?
  • Rick may chair this session
Workforce of the Future
  • Unskilled workers – what can and should I-O psychologists do for them (refer to this month’s TIP article on Marginalized Workforce)
  • Union workers – what is implication of Employee Free Choice Act on union workers and their skill building and job security?
  • Knowledge workers?
  • Diverse workers?
  • What is the implication of this future workforce to org innovation and productivity?
  • What are the people analytics involved?  Is there linkage research looking at individual differences and different org outcomes?
    1. Should this be 2 sessions? – One focusing on people metrics (Anne are you interested in this??)
  • Harold has looked at NSF and Conf Board and will continue to do so for possible speakers
  • Mab will take a look at Conf Board agenda, Corinne will review NSF as well for speakers
Innovation and Growth
  • What can I-O psychologists do to spur innovation and growth in organizations?
  • Is anyone doing this today?  What does it look like?
Personal renewal session (before closing session) Two aspects to it:
  • Personal renewal for us as I-O professionals
  • Personal renewal for our clients – health & wellness, stress-mgmt
  • Speaking with APA reps on health and wellness for potential speakers
  • Would like to offer techniques in breathing or meditation as part of this
Closing session
  • Marshall Goldsmith (waiting for confirmation) – may be closing for Saturday Theme Track OR closing plenary speaker for SIOP overall – TBD at June 19 planning committee meeting in Atlanta.