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Workshop Committee Goals and Progress Report Form   


Committee Chair Name – Joan Brannick

Date – 8/30/06 

X   Goals Report 
o  Progress Report   


Committee Members:  

Peter Bachiochi                    Rob Schmieder 

Joan Brannick, Chair            Debra Drenth Setzer 

Robin Cohen                        Bill Sipe 

Shane Douthitt                     Bill Strickland 

Barbara Fritzsche                 Suzanne Tsacoumis, Chair in Training 

Tom Giberson                      Sara Weinterl 

Joan Gutkowski                    Deb Whetzel 

John Howes                          Kate Zimberg 

Rose Mueller-Hanson

For the initial Goals Report, please list committee goals, time frame, and action steps.  Please include expected results and how the goal relates to one or more of SIOP’s four strategic goals.


For subsequent Progress Reports, please provide a brief update including a listing of actions taken.


For subsequent Progress Reports, please provide a brief update including a listing of actions taken.


For subsequent Progress Reports, please provide a brief update including a listing of actions taken.


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 2007 (linked to SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals related to Visibility and Organization of Choice) – have confirmed topics and presenters for 14 workshops (see workshop info on last two pages of this document); may have one more workshop; will know no later than 9/15/06 if that workshop will be offered




  1. Publicize 2007 SIOP workshops in 5-10 business and/or HR-related organizations in New York City such as SHRM and HRPS (linked to SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals related to Visibility) – will reach out to New York city based SIOP members to generate list of organizations and contact info for organizations no later than December 1  




  1. Create clear guidelines for presenters to use in preparing workshop handout materials (linked to SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals related to Visibility) – in process of drafting guidelines


  2. Work with Chair in Training to ensure smooth transition in April 2007 (linked to SIOP’s Strategic Planning Goals related to Organization of Choice) – in process; have shared workshop planning process info with Chair in Training, S. Tsacoumis; will continue to keep informed of workshop process/deadlines, etc. throughout the year 





Updates or Comments From Chair:



2007 Workshops – confirmed as of 8/29/06


  1. Building Legal Defensibility into Your HR Processes; R. Lawrence Ashe, Jr., Esq., Ashe, Rafuse & Hill, LLC; Kathleen K. Lundquist, Applied Psychological Techniques.  Coordinator:  John Howes, Nike.

  2. Managing in the Middle Kingdom:  Using Culturally Informed I/O Psychology Practices in China; Donald D. Davis, Old Dominion University; Kaiguang (Carl) Liang, C&D Management Consulting Co., Ltd.; Ying (LeeAnn) Liu, Renmin University.  Coordinator:  Rob Schmieder, Schmieder & Associates.   


  1. Creating and Implementing Effective Healthy Workplace Initiatives; Anna Erickson, Questar Organizational Insights Group; David Ballard, American Psychological Association.  Coordinator:  Barbara Fritzsche, University of Central Florida.   


  1. The Making of a Coach; Michael H. Frisch, Executive Coach/iCoach NewYork Faculty; Bob Lee, Executive Coach/iCoach NewYork Faculty.  Coordinator:  Debra Drenth Setzer, Franklin Templeton.   


  1. Are We Ready? Strategic Human Resource Management and the Maturing Workforce; Jerry W. Hedge, Organizational Solutions Group; Janet Barnes-Farrell, University of Connecticut; Walter C. Borman, Personnel Decisions Research Institutes, Inc.  Coordinator:  Sara Weiner, IBM.   


  1. Leading a Thriving Consulting Practice:  Building the Foundation, Operating Practicalities, Clients and Their Needs;  Tim Irwin, Irwin Inc.; Adam Ortiz, Executive Development Consulting.  Coordinator:  Shane Douthitt, Bank of America.   


  1. The State of the Art in Personality Assessment; Lawrence James, Georgia Institute of Technology; Jose Cortina, George Mason University.  Coordinator:  Rose Mueller-Hanson, PDRI.

  1. Get to the Point! Presenting Survey Research Data for Maximum Impact; Sarah Johnson, Genesee Survey Services, Inc.; Kris Fenlason, Data Recognition Corp.  Coordinator:  Deb Whetzel, Work Skills First.   


  1. An Update on the Science and Practice of I/O Psychology; Frank Landy, Landy Litigation Support Group; Jeff Conte, San Diego State University.  Coordinator:  Bill Strickland, HumRRO.   


10.  Ethics Matters:  Part I :  Laying the Foundation for the Ethical Practice of Psychology in Organizations; Rodney L. Lowman, Office of the Provost; Alliant International University; Vicki V. Vandaveer, The Vandaveer Group, Inc.  (AM only)  Ethics Matters II:  Dealing Effectively with Advanced Topics and Your Own Cases in the Ethical Practice of Psychology in Organizations;  Rodney L. Lowman, Office of the Provost; Alliant International University; Vicki V. Vandaveer, The Vandaveer Group, Inc.  (PM only)  Coordinator:  Peter Bachiochi, Eastern Connecticut State University. 


  1. Early Identification and Development of Senior Leadership Talent: The Secret Insider’s Guide; David B. Peterson, Personnel Decisions international; Paul Erdahl, Medtronic, Inc. Coordinator:  Robin Cohen, Bristol Meyers Squibb.  


  1. Using Performance Measurement to Improve Organizational Performance; Robert Pritchard, University of Central Florida; Gary Latham, University of Toronto; Coordinator:  Bill Sipe, Mercer Human Resource Consulting.   


  1. Fits About Fit: Can You Have Too Much Of A Good Thing? Should You Do Anything About It?, Benjamin Schneider, Valtera; Nancy Tippins, Valtera; Scott Young, Valtera.  Coordinator:  Tom Giberson, Oakland University.   


  1. Talent Management: The Promise And Paradox Of Potential; Paul Yost, Microsoft Corporation; Morgan McCall, University of Southern California.  Coordinator:  Kate Zimberg, Microsoft.