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 CE Committee Goals and Progress Report Form

Jolene Skinner

May 15, 2010

Goals Report
 
Committee Members:
Jacqueline Wall
Daniel Freschi (student)

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 advancement of SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals)
 
1.     Support:
o    Continue to coordinate with the Executive Office to ensure that our members receive timely CE notification and that the CE objectives are in line with the APA and HRCI standards for the April conference.
o    Continue to utilize survey feedback from our members (conference, workshops, LE) to ensure our CE offerings are aligned with our members’ needs.
2.     Integrate (as related to #4):
o    Work with the Executive Office to update our membership tracking information so that we can track both certification and licensure information.
o    Update the conference submission process to partially automate how sessions can be registered for HRCI credit (working with HRCI, Executive Office, and Conference/Workshop Chairs)
o    Ensure we maximize the HRCI partnership
3.     Expand (as related to #3 above - increased support for SIOP members):
o    Provide and produce one pilot online CE offering (Ethics is suggested topic, per Workshop/Conference chairs and CE Assessment data).
§   The Executive Office and Board have given a tentative green light on sponsoring the cost.
o    Explore offering CE in partnerships with local I-O organizations.
o    Explore other potential outside partnerships (e.g., ASTD)
 
 
Updates or Comments From Chair: