Workshop Committee Goals and Progress Report Form
Committee Chair Name: Robin Cohen
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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 2010 (linked to SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals related to Visibility and Organization of Choice)
Action: We have identified 15 workshops and are in the process of securing presenters for all. Presenters will be confirmed by June 5, 2009.
- 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 in the following areas: organizational, assessment, methodology, legal, ethics, and HR management. In addition, the presenters represent a diverse group of organizations, and where feasible we teamed an academician with a practitioner. Also, there are several workshops being developed that have more of an academic-practitioner blend.
- 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 coordinators to pass along to the presenters.
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