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 Program Committee Goals and Progress Report Form

Committee Chair Name: John C. Scott
Date: 8-22-08

X Goals Report
o Progress Report
Committee Members:
Strategic Program Planning Subcommittee Members:
Sara Weiner, Incoming Program Chair (2010)
Steven Rogelberg, Past Program Chair (2008)

Communities of Interest/Interactive Posters
Thursday Theme Track
Anthony Adorno, Chair                       
Denise M. Rousseau, Chair
Dave Daly
Gerard Beenen
John DeVille
Rob Briner
Michael Hargis
Jone Pearce
Ivan Kulis
Sara Rynes
Katy Melcher
Chad Van Iddekinge
Saturday Theme Track
Sara Weiner, Chair
Call for Proposals/Flanagan Award
Peter Bachiochi
Mo Wang, Chair
Alessia D'Amato
Eden King
Stephen Dwight
Autumn D. Krauss
Michele Ehler
Jeanie Whinghter
Adam M. Grant
John Howes
Friday Seminars
Deborah E. Rupp
Russell Johnson, Chair
Daniel B.Turban
Daisy Chang
Glenda Fisk
Master Collaboration
Chris Rosen
Linda Shanock, Chair
H.P. Sin
Jamie Donsbach
David Hofmann
Ronald Piccolo

Program Goals and Progress to Date:

1.  Preparation for ’09 SIOP program
  • Program Call revised and distributed to SIOP membership
  • Program web site revised and readied for submissions
  • FAQs revised and listed on site 
  • Call for Reviewers emailed to SIOP membership (reminder email readied for distribution at end of August)
    • Emergency reviewers identified and invited
  • Reviewer Guidelines revised
  • Information solicited from all Award Winners, EC and standard invited sessions
  • TIP article submitted describing program highlights in New Orleans
2. Program Subcommittee Activities
  • Call for Proposals/Flanagan Award subcommittee- revised call for proposals and prepared procedures for selecting The John C. Flanagan Award for Best Student Presentation this year.
  • COI/IP subcommittee- surveyed facilitators of last year’s sessions regarding attendance, advice for future facilitators, attendee comments or feedback, their willingness to facilitate in the future, and their recommendations for future session topics. This review resulted in the identification of several new COI sessions, including two topics that align with the 2009 theme track and one that aligns with the Leading Edge conference, and the removal of those sessions that were not well attended last year. The committee will soon begin the search for COI facilitators for these 12 sessions, and hope to have the list finalized by the end of September. Topics for this year’s COI sessions include:
o       P-E/P-O/P-J Fit
o       Corporate Social Responsibility
o       Bridging the Science-Practice Gap
o       Occupational Health in Organizations
o       Evidence-based Management
o       Leadership Talent Management
o       Test Development & Validation
o       Executive Assessment
o       Executive Coaching
o       Women’s Issues in I-O Psychology
o       Issues in Multilevel Research
o       Work Family Interface

  • Friday Seminars subcommittee- finalized topics and speakers for the Friday Seminars:
    • Personality & Selection :Deniz Ones, University of Minnesota; Shelley Spilberg, California Commission on POST
    • Occupational Health & Safety: Lois Tetrick, George Mason University; Leslie Hammer, Portland State University; Robert Sinclair, Clemson University
    • HR Metrics: Wayne Cascio, University of Colorado Denver
    • Social Network Methods & Analyses: Jon Johnson, University of Arkansas; Giuseppe Labianca, University of Kentucky
 Currently finalizing the title, abstract, and learning goals for each seminar.
  • Theme Track Subcommittees – Topics have been identified, sessions are being fleshed out and speakers have been/are being invited
    • Thursday Theme: I-O Psychologists as the Vanguard of Evidence-Based Management. Evidence-Based Management (EBMgt) is receiving increasing attention in the media, popular press, and select industry sectors. EBMgt means making managerial decisions and implementing organizational practices informed by the best available behavioral science evidence. Contemporary managers make limited, if any, use of the broad and deep I/O Psychology evidence base when making human resource decisions — from recruitment and performance management to engagement and team building. This theme track will be designed to highlight the role that I/O psychologists can play in promoting EBMgt in our practice, teaching, and research. We will leverage thought leaders, researchers, and practitioners to shape a vision for promoting better uptake of research, identify and address obstacles to closing the research-practice gap, and develop a model of intervention that capitalizes on and strengthens the ties between researchers and practitioners.
o        Saturday Theme: The Role of I-O Psychologists in Corporate Social Responsibility. Many organizations wrestle with how to embed Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability (CSR) into their business, how to measure its impact, and the rationale for sustaining it as a business priority. Whether through "push" or "pull" factors or both, many organizations today perceive a mandate to focus on CSR. While in some organizations CSR has been conceptually adopted, execution may fall short of expectations. In other organizations, CSR has been incorporated into the fabric of the business with clearly articulated benefits. This theme track will feature prominent decision makers, researchers, and practitioners who will articulate their perspectives on the role of business in society and highlight the part that I/O psychologists can play in driving CSR within global, multinational, and single-nation organizations. The theoretical underpinnings, research applications and obstacles to successful implementation of CSR will be fully explored through a variety of presentation formats.
In addition, this committee is focused on volunteer activities in which conference attendees will be encouraged to participate.  These may be on site, off site, or via contributions of items or dollars.  More to come on this as the choices are narrowed down.
  • Master Collaboration subcommittee- In an effort to underscore the importance of the interaction between science and practice, this subcommittee has assembled a leading researcher and a leading practitioner to inaugurate SIOP’s Master Collaboration series. Scott Tannenbaum and John Mathieu have agreed to participate as this year’s featured presenters, discussing Lessons from Collaborative work on Team Composition and Development. The subcommittee is currently working with the presenters to finalize a description of the session, a plan for the session format and learning objectives for CEUs.
  • Invited Speakers- We will have two keynote speakers on Friday: Dr.Peter Gollwitzer, Professor of Psychology at NYU, whose research spans social psychology, cognition and perception, neuropsychology, and I-O psychology will be discussing the question of how goals and plans affect cognition and behavior; Our second keynote is still in the works.
3. Successfully implement, use, and evaluate the new program builder software system designed for the program
4. Help prepare new program chair (‘10) for the job
  • Documenting all steps and adding to the detailed document that 3 previous program chairs (Julie, Tammy and Steven) produced.