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SIOP at APS 2009

Chair: Deborah Rupp

-         Current I/O Program Chair: Deborah Rupp
-         Incoming I/O Program Chair: Deidra Schleicher
-         I/O Program Chair In-Training: Maria Rotundo
I/O Track at APS ‘09
-         Invited address by Howard Weiss
-         Invited address by Dave Day
-         Symposium on Emotions in the Workplace chaired by Dan Beal (tentative speakers: Hillary Elfenbien, Doug Pugh, Jim Deifendorff, Teresa Glomb, John Trougakos)
-         Symposium on Leadership Development chaired by Deidra Schleicher (speakers Steve Green, Fred Morgeson, Dave Day)
-         Poster Session (we will begin reviewing submissions soon)
Cross-Track Theme on Emotions: Emotional Ups and Downs: Experiencing, Self-Regulating, and Capitalizing On Affect (*indicates I/O representation)
-         Fredda Blanchard-Fields (Georgia Tech)
-         *Stephane Cote (Toronto)
-         *Alicia Grandey (Penn State)
-         Ann Kring (Berkeley)
-         Nalini Ambady (Tufts)
-         Jennifer Beer (UT Austin)
General APS Conference Update:

Walter Mischel is the current president and Daniel Cervone in the program chair. In addition to the emotions theme track there will also be themed tracks on gene-environment interplay in stress and health, and the architecture of the mind. APS already has its keynote speakers lined up (Nancy Kanwisher, Richard Nisbett, and Gordon Bower). I was thoroughly impressed with the Chicago conference, and San Francisco promises to be just as exciting if not more.
Action Items for EC:
            Proposal by Kurt Kraiger to formalize the succession process and committee:
1) The tenure of the APS program chair would be extended from one to three years. The first year would “chair-in-training,” followed by a year as chair.  This is similar to what we are now doing with the SIOP program and the APS program committees.
2) There would be a new APS program committee consisting of three members – the chair-in-training, the current, and the past chair.  The past chair would have no formal responsibilities, but would serve in an advisory role to the others. This system reflects an informal process now in place and is advantageous because it provides better continuity with regards to APS relationships.
3) The chair-in-training would need to be selected prior to the APS conference, usually by April of each year.  Both the chair-in-training and the program chair would attend the APS convention.  Historically, APS has funded attendance by both SIOP representatives.  Accordingly, there are no cost implications for SIOP.
A committee structure not only provides greater continuity year-to-year, but a broader platform for decision-making.  Committee responsibilities would include:
train the incoming
generate speaker ideas
review conference submissions
In addition, one role of the chair-in-training would be to chair a symposium to get a better sense of logistics around programming and coordination.  Again, this reflects what has been done informally for a few years.