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SIOP Professional Practice Committee Update Report


 
March, 2008 
 
Committee Chair: Rob Silzer
 
Committee Members:
 
Alana Cober             
Anna Erickson                         
David Dickter         
David Van Rooy                   
Deb Gebhardt                    
Dianne Maranto     
Greg Robinson       
Heather Prather     
Joy Hazucha      
Matt Smith                               
Maury Buster                      
Rich Cober                               
Rob Silzer                                                  
Tanya Delany                                     
Ted Hayes                                     
Tom Walk               
Van Latham       
William Shepherd    
 
  
Committee Goals
 
1.     To propose and conduct a Practitioner Needs Survey

Description: 

Ø Practitioner Needs Survey - To identify and evaluate the needs and interests of SIOP practitioners with regard to what SIOP, as a professional association, can provide to them. 

Related SIOP Goal:
3. Organization of choice of I-O professionals.

  • 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

Action taken:

Ø      Submitted Proposal for Practitioner Needs Survey (August, 2007)
Ø      Received survey approval from the SIOP EC (September, 2007)
Ø      Developed survey through numerous revisions (October, 2007 – January 2008)
Ø      Administered survey to all SIOP members (February – March, 2008) 

Next steps:

Ø      Analyze survey results (March, 2008)
Ø      Prepare presentation on survey for SIOP conference session (March, 2008)
Ø      Prepare action recommendations for SIOP EC (April, 2008, following SIOP conference)
Ø      Write a survey results summary article for TIP and SIOP website / newsletter (April – May, 2008) 

2.     To propose and conduct a Practitioner Career Study
 
Description: 

Ø      Practitioner Career Study - To conduct a practitioner job and career analysis in order to formally document the breadth of work engaged in by SIOP practitioners and the competencies and experiences required to succeed in various practitioner roles. To establish standards of practice. 

Related SIOP Goal
2. Advocate and champion of I-O psychology to policy makers.
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.
Increased enjoyment and satisfaction of members.
More members in all categories, including regular, Student, International, Affiliate, and Associate Members.
Increased support for SIOP members in their efforts to study, apply, and teach the principles, findings, and methods of I-O psych
4. Model of integrated scientist–practitioner effectiveness that values research, practice, and education equally and seeks higher standards

  • Clear and rigorous standards for practice.

Action Taken:

Ø      Submitted Proposal for Practitioner Career Study (August, 2007)
Ø      Received Career Study approval from the SIOP EC (September, 2007)
Ø      Decided to start the Career Study once the results were known from the Practitioner Needs Survey in Spring, 2008. 

Next steps

Ø      Outline Career Study design (April – May, 2008)
Ø      Coordinate with Science – Practice Model effort (Wally Borman) (April, May, 2008)
Ø      Initiate Career Study (June - July , 2008)
-         Conduct literature and material review
-         Conduct SME interviews
-         Conduct Focus Groups
-         Design and distribute Job Analysis survey
-         Analyze and integrate study results
-         Present results

3.   To develop and submit Practitioner oriented Conference sessions
 
Description: 

Ø      Identify and submit conference sessions of interest to I/O Practitioners

Related SIOP Goal
3. Organization of choice of I-O professionals.

  • Increased enjoyment and satisfaction of members.
  • More members in all categories, 
  • Higher annual retention rate.

Action Taken:

Ø      Submitted proposal to present results of Practitioner Needs Survey at EC invited conference event: I-O Psychology Practitioners - What do they want from the profession?
Ø      Agreed to participate in SIOP sponsored symposium: Preparing for the Future: A Critical and Constructive Look at I/O Education.

Next Steps:

Ø      Present results of Practitioner Needs Survey at SIOP conference
Ø      Present talk on practitioner education needs at SIOP conference

4.     To propose and implement activities and initiatives of interest to SIOP international members
 
Description:  

Ø      Identify and implement SIOP conference activities and other initiatives that engage International SIOP members

Related SIOP Goal
3. Organization of choice of I-O professionals.

  • Increased enjoyment and satisfaction of members.
  • More members in all categories
  • Higher annual retention rate.
  • Increased support for SIOP international members

4. Model of integrated scientist–practitioner effectiveness

  • Increased collaboration and exchange of ideas with non-North American I-O professionals.

Action Taken:

Ø      Organized an International reception for the SIOP conference  (January – February, 2008)
Ø      Organized an International café at the SIOP conference                    (January – February, 2008)

Next steps:

Ø      Hold the International reception at the SIOP conference (April, 2008)
Ø      Manage the International café at the SIOP conference (April, 2008)