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SIOP Professional Practice Committee Goals Report

 
August, 2007 
Committee Chair:    Rob Silzer
 

Committee Members:
 
Alana Cober              (alana.cober@dhs.gov )                                
Anna Erickson         (aerickson@questarweb.com)                  
David Dickter          (dndmail1@aol.com)                             
David Van Rooy      (David.Vanrooy@marriott.com)               
Deb Gebhardt         (dlgebhardt@humanperfsys.com)            
Dianne Maranto      (dbmaran@nsa.gov)                              
Greg Robinson        (gnrobinson@sbcglobal.net)                    
Joy Hazucha              (joy.hazucha@personneldecisions.com )    
Julia McElreath       (julia.mcelreath@dhs.gov)                      
Matt Smith              (matthew.r.smith@ge.com)                    
Maury Buster           (mbuster@personnel.state.al.us)             
Rich Cober              (richard.cober@marriott.com)                  
Rob Silzer                 (robsilzer@prodigy.net)                                  
Tanya Delany          (tdelany@us.ibm.com)                           
Ted Hayes               (ted_hayes@gallup.com)                         
Tom Walk                (twalk@calipercorp.com)                        
Van Latham             (vlatham@pathpointconsulting.com)        
William Shepherd    (william.shepherd@skyfi.com )
 
 
 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 and Time Frame
Ø      Propose Practitioner Needs Survey of all SIOPmembers (August, 2007)
Ø      Get approval from the SIOP EC (September, 2007)
Ø      Start the survey in Fall , 2007 (October, 2007)
Ø      Complete the survey and present results at the 2008 SIOP conference (April, 2007)
 
Expected results:
Ø      Get results on the following topics and communicate to EC and SIOP membership:
-         Practitioner professional needs
-         Practitioners professional interests
-         Ongoing practitioner development needs
-         Practitioner involvement across professional organizations
-         The positioning of our work in the professional marketplace
-         Practitioner perceptions of SIOP support and visibility
-         The desired value proposition for SIOP membership.
 
 2.     To propose and implement 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 & Time Frame:
Ø      Propose Practitioner Career Study (August, 2007)
Ø      Get approval from the SIOP EC (September, 2007)
Ø      Start the study in Fall, 2007 (October, 2007)
Ø      Conduct literature and material review (Fall, 2007)
Ø      Conduct SME interviews (Winter, 2007)
Ø      Conduct Focus Groups at SIOP conference (April, 2008)
Ø      Design and distribute Job Analysis survey (Spring, Summer, 2008)
Ø      Analyze and integrate study results Fall, 2008)
Ø      Present results (Winter, Spring, 2008)
 
Expected results:
Ø      Get results on the following topics and communicate to EC and SIOP membership:
-         Documentation of the full range of work tasks and roles of I/O Practitioners.
-         Competency models for different roles and levels of Practice
-         Career progression models for different Practice career paths
-         Professional Standards for Practice
-         Training and development goals for different roles and levels including early career development needs
-         Recommendations to SIOP on
o       Education and Training suggestions for Practitioners
o       Performance standards for Practitioners
o       Recognition guidelines for practitioners  
 
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 & Time Frame:
Ø      Develop proposals for the SIOP conference
Ø      Submit by September 12
Ø      Deliver sessions at SIOP conference
 
Expected results:
Ø      Provide practitioners with program sessions that address their professional needs and interests.
 
 
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 & Time Frame: 
Ø      Organize and hold international reception at the SIOP conference (April, 2008)
Ø      Organize and conduct new and improved International café at the SIOP conference (April, 2008)
Ø      Identify and pursue other engagement initiatives for International SIOP members.  (Fall, 2007 – Winter, 2008)
 
Expected results:
Ø      Continue to attract and engage international members
 
5.      To pursue stronger Practitioner – Academic Connections.
 
Description:  
Ø      To identify and implement initiatives that would build stronger practitioner – academic connections
 
Related SIOP Goal
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.
  • Decreased perception of fissure between academics and practitioners.
 
Action & Time Frame:
Ø      Science-Practice Bulletin Board. Explore use of an online bulletin board, hosted on the SIOP web site, to support research collaboration as well as the promotion of internship opportunities (Fall, 2007 – Winter, 2008)
  • Talk about idea with SIOP administrative office resources
  • Define parameters for the site (how accessed, how used, etc)
  • Define some suggested parameters for collaboration initiated through the online interchange (rights of those providing data, rights of interested parties in conducting research, etc)
  • Support development and implementation of the site 
Ø      Month of Connection. Coordinate the promotion of a “Month of Connection” for the I/O Community. During this month (exact month to be determined), I/O Academics and Practitioners will be encouraged to spend some time on the other side of the fence. Practitioners bringing Academics into their organizations to shadow a day in the life or perhaps to present some applicable research material to colleagues. Academics returning the favor and having Practitioners come to campus to talk with students (MBA, other graduate, or undergraduate) about life and issues of a practicing I/O Psychologist. Participants will be encouraged to document their experiences for sharing with the broader I/O community.  (Fall, 2007 – Winter, 2008)
  • Validate the name of the concept
  • Determine month for promotion
  • Identify a couple of practitioners and academics that can serve as benchmarks for this connection/collaboration
  • Develop suggested guidelines for the connection
  • Determine appropriate method of collecting insights from experiences (online survey, submission to Bulletin Board, submission to practice member for aggregation into a TIP article)
  • Coordinate a round table event based on experiences at an upcoming SIOP conference
 
Expected results:
Ø      Increased awareness of shared interests in research collaboration and internships between practitioners and academics
Ø      Increased local connections between practitioners and academics