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SIOP IAC 2009-2010 Committee Report

(as of August 28, 2009)
 
1. Goal:    The International Affairs Committee will set up a successful International Reception at the upcoming SIOP 2010 Conference including seeking sponsorship and collaborating with David Nershi of SIOP to ensure effective coordination.
Action: By August 2009 the IA Committee will establish a taskforce to manage a fully-sponsored International Affairs Reception at SIOP and attend similar receptions at sister conferences.
Action: In April 2010, the IA Committee will host an international reception attended by more than 300 persons. This reception will also consist of a brief introduction and commentary from SIOP, IAAP, and EAWOP representatives.
Tasks Accomplished thus far:
  • The subcommittee has secured a spot for International Reception sponsorship on the SIOP Conference Sponsorship Flyer.
  • The subcommittee has begun developing a series of proposed activities for the reception including a regional mingling activity.
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2. Goal: The IA Committee will identify opportunities for collaboration with sister associations like IAAP and EAWOP including seeking opportunities for sharing information through trade journals and magazines by December 2009.
Action: The IA Committee will submit a joint proposal to the Executive Board of each association or society enumerating collaborative opportunities like joint workshops, publications, a series of position papers on topics in I-O psychology, and edited books describing effective practice of I-O psychology across the globe by October 2009.
Action: The IA Committee will establish a joint taskforce with IAAP and EAWOP to explore how members would like to receive information about best practices in I-O psychology and where such information should be stored.
Action: The IA Committee will establish a directory of international internship and exchange programs for students, as well as identify potential sponsors to fund such programs by March 2010.
Tasks Accomplished thus far:
  • The subcommittee has established a relationship with IAAP external affairs committee members and held a meeting to review proposals for collaboration.
  • The subcommittee has identified an initial opportunity for a series of position papers around the topic of international standards for testing and begun scheduling meetings to collaborate with international affiliates on this effort.
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2. Goal: The IA Committee will identify opportunities for collaboration with sister associations like IAAP and EAWOP including seeking opportunities for sharing information through trade journals and magazines by December 2009.
Action: The IA Committee will develop an editorial proposal for a joint journal with IAAP and EAWOP by January 2010.
Action: The IA Committee will work with the Visibility and Professional Practice Committees to build opportunities for exposure in international settings including using resources developed by these Committees to brief stakeholders worldwide like Departments of Commerce and Better Business Bureaus.
Action: The IA Committee will submit a proposal for a recurring collaborative publication forum to the TIP by July 2009.
Action: The IA Committee will develop a joint membership communication vehicle where I-O practice blogs can be shared across EAWOP, IAAP, and SIOP by July 2010.
Tasks Accomplished thus far:
  • The subcommittee has prepared a proposal for a modification to the Global Spotlight on I-O TIP column.
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2. Goal: The IA Committee will identify opportunities for collaboration with sister associations like IAAP and EAWOP including seeking opportunities for sharing information through trade journals and magazines by December 2009.
Action: The IA Committee will submit a proposal on the establishment of an International Research Consortium for members of SIOP, EAWOP, and IAAP by June 2010. 
Action: The IA Committee will submit develop an international research incubator on topics such as International Standards for Testing. 
Tasks Accomplished thus far:
  • The subcommittee prepared and submitted two research incubator symposium proposals to the Executive Board. Topics for consideration included the ARCOS project and Employee Engagement Enhancement. The proposals were prepared in conjunction with Donald Truxillo, Talya Bauer, and Julie McCarthy who were responsible for the research incubator on ARCOS.
  • The subcommittee prepared and submitted an International Affairs Committee panel discussion proposal to the Executive Board. The aim of this proposal will be to interact directly with SIOP members and introduce the newly-formed committee and its objectives. 
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SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES
1)      Met three times as a committee
2)      Submitted three SIOP proposals for the 2010 conference to the Executive Board
3)      Established communications with IAAP
4)      Prepared sponsorship package for International Reception
5)      Prepared proposals for collaborations including a new TIP article and a series of position papers about International Standards for Testing
 
EXECUTIVE BOARD ACTIONS NEEDED
1)      Not applicable