APS Program Committee Goals and Progress Report Form 

Committee Chair NameL Michele Gelfand

X Goals Report
o Progress Report
Committee Members:
Michele Gelfand
Verlin Hinsz (outgoing)
Deborah Rupp (incoming 2009 APS Chair)
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.

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)
Advocate for space on the APS program to showcase the contributions of IO Psychology to the field of Psychology; Educate other members of the APS executive committee as to exciting and important work that is being done in the field.
Action: At the APS executive committee meeting, I advocated for a cross-cutting theme for the next conference that focuses on psychology’s contributions to national priorities, including workplace health, innovation, and national competitiveness (along with contributions to education, which will be drawing on cognitive psychology). This was accepted as a cross-cutting theme for the next conference, and I am now inviting SIOP members to participate. This cross-cutting theme will be in addition to the normal space we have on the program (5 hours).
Increase SIOP members’ awareness of our role at APS, and increase the number of submissions to the conference this year.
Action: Will be including an announcement in TIP, and I would like to have an announcement on the SIOP website.
Invite SIOP members to participate in symposia and invited talks that will be of broad interest and be well attended by IO psychologists and the broader field of psychology.
Action: Am in the process of inviting scholars; this will be done by the end of the summer and announced through APS.
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