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Register Early for the Leading Edge
It isn’t too soon to reserve your spot at SIOP’s 4th annual
Leading Edge Consortium
October 17-18 at the Westin Cincinnati.
Entitled “Executive Coaching for Effective Performance:
Leading Edge Practice and Research,” the consortium will be centered on the
psychology, impact and best practices in executive coaching. The consortium
will cover the most leading-edge research and practice of executive coaching
• The impact of executive coaching on organizational performance
• How to get the most from coaches.
• Common incidents coaches encounter and the impact of internal versus
• The qualifications to look for when preparing to hire an executive coach.
Some of the scheduled speakers include:
• Dr. Douglas
McKenna, General Manager in corporate HR for the Microsoft
Corporation. From 1993 to 2001, McKenna was the architect of Microsoft’s
executive and leadership development efforts. During that time he had the
opportunity to coach many of the company’s most senior leaders rising stars.
• Dr. Sandra Davis,
Chief Executive Officer of Minneapolis-based MDA Leadership Consulting.
Davis founded MDA in 1981. As CEO of the firm, she is widely known and
respected as an executive coach and thought leader in the industry. Over the
past 23 years, her client list has grown to include top corporations
headquartered in the Midwest and beyond.
Each presentation takes place in general session conducive to
interaction with presenters and networking with leaders in the I-O field. To
preserve this intimate setting, attendance is limited to no more than 300
persons, so be sure to reserve your place today! Registration is $425 on or
before August 29
and $495 thereafter. To register, please click here.
Visit the Leading Edge
Consortium page on the SIOP Web site for more
information, including registration and accommodation details and updates on
topics, speakers, and activities. You can also contact the SIOP
Administrative Office at 419-353-0032.
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SIOP Seeks Nominations for IOP Journal
SIOP is now accepting nominations, including
self-nominations, for the next editor of
Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and
The deadline for nominations is July 30 and the
new editor will begin a 3-year term in April 2009.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology (IOP) focuses on
interactive exchanges on topics of importance to science and practice in the
field of I-O psychology using a focal article-peer commentary-response
format. All SIOP members receive a copy of the journal as a benefit of
Paul Sackett is the founding editor of
the journal and will be concluding his term at the 2009 annual SIOP
conference. The first volume of the journal was sent out in March, but a
great deal of work went into planning for its debut. Paul worked extensively
with SIOP on developing the journal and producing the first issues.
Duties of the IOP editor include selecting two topics for the
focal articles of each issues, enlisting authors to write on the topics,
soliciting commentaries for the focal articles, reviewing outlines and
drafts, and working with SIOP to coordinate the printing of the publication,
among other duties.
Nominations for the new IOP editor should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
and should include the vita of the nominee.
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Remember To Vote on Bylaw Changes
Voting members of SIOP can now vote on approval of changes to
the Society’s bylaws. Members were recently sent an e-mail with a link for
voting members to cast their ballots electronically here.
Ballots can be cast from now through
Some of the main bylaw changes that have been proposed
• The Executive Committee’s name will be changed to Executive
• The three Member-At-Large positions will be eliminated
• The Secretary position will be eliminated. Secretarial responsibilities
for communicating with APA will be assumed by the Financial Officer. All
other responsibilities will be assumed by the Administrative Office.
• The Financial Officer position will be renamed to Financial
• Eight new officer portfolio positions will be added: Communications
Officer, Conference and Programs Officer, External Relations Officer,
Instructional and Educational Officer, Membership Services Officer,
Professional Practice Officer, Publications Officer, and Research and
The changes stem from the recommendations of the Governance
Task Force (chaired by Kurt Kraiger), which were subsequently approved by
the Executive Committee.
A majority of those voting on the bylaw changes is required
to pass the amendments. Members are encouraged to familiarize themselves
with the proposed alterations to the bylaws so they best cast their vote. To
see the proposed bylaw changes, click here.
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Researchers Sought for News Stories
SIOP needs your help to improve visibility of its members and
I-O psychology. We are looking for members who have done research or
are knowledgeable in several fields of I-O psychology to serve as sources
for stories that will run in national publications like HR Magazine and the
Chronicle of Higher Education.
We are currently seeking members for the following stories:
War Veterans: We are seeking a member who has done research
or is knowledgeable on the impact of recent war vets returning to the
workplace, particularly what HR professionals can do to help them readjust
to the workplace, the common problems they may experience, dealing with PTSD,
and what effect their experiences may have when they return to work.
• Religion in the
Workplace: We are seeking a member who is currently
researching or has completed research on religion in the workplace for a
story pending with HR Magazine.
Diversity in Academic Settings: We are seeking a member who
has done research or is knowledgeable in the area of cultural diversity
among faculty in education institutions for a story that would run in the
Chronicle of Higher Education.
If you can help with any of these pending stories, or if you
know someone who may make a good source, please contact SIOP Communications Specialist
Stephany Schings at email@example.com
or (419) 353-0032.
Remember, members can also submit their own ideas about the latest trends
and research in I-O psychology on SIOP’s newest Web site initiative, Tips and Trends.
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There’s Still Time to Renew Your SIOP
Dues for the new membership year, which runs from May 2008 through April
2009, were due June
15, but there’s still time to renew your SIOP membership!
Full, Associate, and International Member dues are $60 this
year and Student Affiliates and Retired Members are $30.
You can renew your dues by clicking here,
where you can pay online or print a payment form to mail in. Renewing now will ensure your name and
information remains in the SIOP membership directory and that you continue
to receive member publications.
Remember, with SIOP membership you get:
• Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on
Science and Practice (IOP) quarterly journal
• The Industrial- Organizational Psychologist (TIP) quarterly publication
• Discounted registration to the annual conference and conference workshops
• Discounted publications offered through the SIOP online store
• Immediate inclusion in the SIOP Online Membership Directory
• Visibility opportunities via our Media Resources or Consultant Locator
• Research grant and scholarship funds exclusive to SIOP Members
• Up-to-date information on the latest issues facing the I-O profession
Also, after paying your dues, please take an extra minute to
update your contact information and interests so your information is updated in the membership directory.
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