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Professional Practice Committee Goals and Progress Report Form
 

 
Committee Chair Name: Rich Cober
Date: June, 2011
 
Committee Members:
 
Chair
Richard Cober, Marriott International, Inc.
 
Samantha Morris, Miller Coors
Greg Micheaud, Bradford Hill Associates
David Morgan, DCI
Alexander Alonso, Society for Human Resource Management
Michael Trusty, Rolls Royce
John Weiner, PSI
Dennis Doverspike, The University of Akron
Amy DuVernet, NC State
Anu Ramesh, PDI Ninth House
Mark Poteet, Independent Consulting        
Cathie Murensky, Innovision
David B. Peterson, Google
Samantha Ritchie, NovoNovartis
Nancy Tippins, Valtera Corporation
Carl R. Persing, Marywood University
 

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)
 
The Professional Practice Committee will continue momentum that has been established by my predecessors. The goals for 2011 include (not in order of importance):
 
Goal 1 – Creating greater research access for Practitioners through:
 
A.    Supporting SIOP’s partnership with the IO At Work website
 
Action: We have laid a foundation for SIOP and the IO at Work website to effectively coordinate and create a mutually beneficial relationship that supports Practitioner access to research. In this case through research summaries.
 
B.    Supporting establishment of research access through an established database (e.g., EBSCO).  
 
Action: The Practice Committee worked with EBSCO to establish a pilot period for research access. This period has allowed SIOP members to try out the access and we have received tremendous, positive response from our practitioner members. EBSCO has provided an initial estimate for providing research access to SIOP members. Pending final confirmation of details of the proposal, the Practice Committee will forward to the EB for review and determination of next steps. The Practice Committee has also created a survey to get feedback from SIOP members and confirm from their perceptions that this is a direction that SIOP should go and that the details of access are hitting the mark.  
 
Members supporting: Tracy Kantrowitz, Amy DuVernett
 
Goal  2 - Work related to our Visibility Committee thoughts no where we might go as a practice committee include:
·          The purpose of the Practitioner mini-webinars is to disseminate important information that improves practitioners’ knowledge and profitability, engages or reengages practitioners with SIOP, and increases practitioners’ identification with their discipline of I/O Psychology. A committee consisting of Carl Persing, Mark Poteet, Jeffrey Jolton, and Cathie Murensky has created a formal action plan that identifies and describes each significant component of the initiative, and is now working on delineating a strategy to solve administrative details within the plan.  
·          Consider online blogs and the network blogspots. Work with electronic communications committee to figure out how to better harness the power of social media and electronic communications.
·          Connect with electronic communications
 
Members Supporting: Carl Persing, Cathie Murensky, Mark Poteet, Anu Ramesh
 
Goal 3 - Extending our Mentoring program, building off of the successful SIOP Speed Networking session and directly fulfilling some areas of recommendation from our Practice Study
 
Action: Mark Poteet who has been the lead of this task area to date will be working to transition leadership in this area to Same Ritchie (verify).
·          Over the next 4 – 6 months, will be focused on Leading Edge Consortium. Will increase the advertising around the mentoring program.
·          Building a formal budget around the SIOP Speed Mentoring program.
·          Developing virtual mentoring program. Working with the SIOP communications committee to leverage the wiki site. Leverage internal resources rather than build a budget for this.
·          Build in mentors as moderators for the wiki. Use virtual mentoring as an extension of the group mentoring or speed mentoring session. Keep people in contact or this.
·          Create more interactive communities of practice within the Wiki area that would include at least one Scientist/Academic and one practitioner to serve as “moderators”
 
Members Supporting: Samantha Ritchie, Mark Poteet, Anu Ramesh
 
Goal 4 – Support the Science of HR Series with SHRM – working with our Committee members who are trying to bring a publishable series to life in cooperation with SHRM
 
Action: The committee will be getting an update on the Science of HR during its next conference call. The committee will plans to put together a proposal that provides details related to the Practitioner Review component of this goal.
-          Action item related to the goal – we do need to define our committee member roles more specifically with regard to  review vs authorship. Will work with Mark Schmidt from SHRM to work through to role clarity – but in short we will have to support in at least two ways:  
o    Generate topics and ideas for authors who can write to them  
o    Provide a SIOP review focused on the article being accurate and written to be accessible
 
Members Supporting: Nancy Tippins, Alex Alonso,Anu Ramesh, David Morgan, Sam Ritchie
 
Goal 5 – Practitioner Study Data Review and Potential Follow up
·          Support review of educational standards to more explicitly include competencies/requirements that support Practitioner Success
o    Practitioner career study. Understanding of what practitioners do would provide clarity in how to guide any update or recommendation around standards for education. Doing this type of study or gaining access to the data that has been collected by ASPBB with the help of SIOP members would give some data to support the changes that we may want to drive and support.
o    Study done through ASPBB – Dennis Doverspike is pursuing getting this data but likely will need some help from Joan Brannick to obtain it. ASPBB said we would be able to have the data and analyze it. But then he requested it and they did not provide it.
§   ASPBB did a job analysis of all psychologists in the US – they technically only do licensed IO Psychs.
§   Lois Tetrick and Dennis said that they need more IOs --- negotiated with div 14 and did a separate study with unlicensed IOs ---  
o    Option A – get the ASPBB data
o    Option B – potentially do a study for SIOP based on this data. 
o    There has been a huge change in the demographics and licensure rates in IOs as you move across the age range – this work may help explain this trend in more detail.
 
Members: Dennis Doverspike, Mike Trusty, David Morgan
            - Action item for Dennis is to send an email to the ASPBB folks.
 
 
Goal 6 - Define, develop, and deliver a SIOP track on “Business Acumen” for the IO Practitioner
o    Committee members will define exact focus of work with intent of determining a course of action that would lead to a SIOP Track (idea above) or other meaningful member-touching events or resources. Alex Alonzo is working on the HR competency model at SHRM and sees some nice synergies between that work and this goal.
 
Members: Jamie Lopez, Alex Alonzo, Samantha Morris
 
Goal 7 – Contribute to Practitioner column in TIP
o    We are gong to use a rotating authorship platform to keep the TIP column fresh while also continuing to use the column to communicate Practitioner-oriented news and notes.
o    Participation to support this goal would be to serve as a primary author on an upcoming TIP column, with parameters around writing pretty open to whatever you feel may be of interest to our practitioner audience (refer to past TIPs for general parameters of the column).
 
Members: Rich Cober will coordinate, Greg Micheaud (contributor), Tracy Kantrowitz (contributing sources of content/authors)


Updates or Comments From Chair:
 
2010-2011 Committee Members
Alex Alonso, Debbie Gebhardt, Carl Pershing, David Peterson, Mark Poteet, Heather Prather, Jodi Simco, Nancy Tippins, Dennis Doverspike, Michael Trusty, Samantha Ritchie, Amy DuVernet, Anu Ramesh, Tracy Kantrowitz, John Weiner
 
EB Action Item
-          Upcoming: Review the proposal for EBSCO access and summary of SIOP survey results related to member perceptions of our pilot. Need to make a decision on how to make EBSCO available to members. 
-          Move to formally link the SIOP site to the IO at Work web site.
-          Support SIOP obtaining data from ASPBB’s career-study so that we can determine whether a SIOP sponsored Career Study of SIOP Practitioners should be engaged.
 
Professional Practice Committee Update (March-June 2011)
See below the list of things that this committee has accomplished since the last Professional Practice update in March (sorted by our new goals areas as listed above:
 
 
Goal 1 – Creating greater research access for Practitioners through:
 
A.    Supporting SIOP’s partnership with the IO At Work website
-          The Committee has a post SIOP meeting with Alison Mallard (IO at Work founder) and provided an update to Joan Brannick to marshal next steps. The desired outcome here is to have a quick link from the SIOP site to IO at Work and vice versa – and engaged the appropriate participants in discussions on how to leverage a partnership for mutual visibility.  
 
B.    Supporting establishment of research access through an established database (e.g., EBSCO).  
-          Tracy Kantrowitz has worked with EBSCO to create a proposal for SIOP member use. That proposal will be sent under separate cover and contains details on cost and specifics related to journal access. Our team has also done a summary analysis of the survey that went to members who had tested out EBSCO during the pilot. Responses from over 170 members will be provided to the EB for its own review.
 
 
Goal  2 - Work related to our Visibility Committee thoughts no where we might go as a practice committee include:
·          This committee is working on consideration of a number of ideas to support visibility of SIOP and outreach to experienced members who may be on the fringe of discontinuing membership (or who may already be “past members”).    
 
Goal 3 - Extending our Mentoring program, building off of the successful SIOP Speed Networking session and directly fulfilling some areas of recommendation from our Practice Study
 
·          Another successful SIOP event was held in April. Key feedback from the participants was that the event was positive and they wish they had more time with the mentors.
·          Sam and Mark have submitted information for budgeting this long term into the conference.  
·          Sam and Mark are working intently on the next piece of the program - developing virtual mentoring program. Working with the SIOP communications committee to leverage the wiki site. Leverage internal resources rather than build a budget for this. The intent will be to create more interactive communities of practice within the Wiki area that would include at least one Scientist/Academic and one practitioner to serve as “moderators”.
 
Goal 4 – Support the Science of HR Series with SHRM – working with our Committee members who are trying to bring a publishable series to life in cooperation with SHRM
-          Awaiting updates from 2 authors so that we can move two additional articles to press. The Committee is refreshing the members who support this initiative in the hopes of generating ideas on future articles, engaging new authors, and making this a more consistently moving operation and partnership.
 
Goal 5 – Practitioner Study Data Review and Potential Follow up
-          Dennis Doverspike has sent a request to ASPBB for data that SIOP helped to collect as part of its career study of IO professionals (related to licensing/certification considerations). Once we get that data – the team will evaluate whether it is sufficient for informing SIOP’s views on practice and potential updates to educational guidelines to support the evolution of practice today.
 
Goal 6 - Define, develop, and deliver a SIOP track on “Business Acumen” for the IO Practitioner
-          This is a new goal set, but we have identified members with significant energy for this area, one of which is working for SHRM and engaged in a broader HR competency modeling project that will provide great insight and potential synergy for this area (this was a theme/need identified in the Silzer and Cober survey of experienced IO professionals).
 
Goal 7 – Contribute to Practitioner column in TIP
·          The committee has established a rotational authorship format for the column and will operate this way for 2011-12.
 
If you have any questions or if you need more information about any of the information contained in this committee report, contact Rich Cober via email at rich.cober@marriott.com or by phone at (301) 380-4811.