SIOP NewsBrief

June 2008

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Registration Open for Leading Edge Consortium

It’s time to jump on the leading edge of I-O psychology by registering for the fourth annual SIOP Leading Edge Consortium. This year’s consortium will focus on the exciting research and practice of executive coaching. 

• What:  SIOP Leading Edge Consortium- “Executive Coaching for Effective Performance”
• When: October 17-18
• Where: Westin Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Registration is $425 on or before August 29 and $495 thereafter. Consortium attendance is limited to no more than 300 persons, so be sure to reserve your place today! To register, please click here.

This year’s conference will be organized around the following three areas:

• The psychology of coaching- Participants will look at different theoretical perspectives coaches bring to the coaching engagement.
• The impact of coaching- Participants will look at research and measurement models developed over the last 2-3 years and discuss preliminary findings  on the impact of executive coaching.
• Best practices in coaching: Perspectives from organizations and coaches-Coaching has become a big business for consultants and a big expense for organizations.  We’ll hear from organizations about steps they’ve taken to ensure they get the best from their coaches.

Visit the Leading Edge Consortium page on the SIOP Web site for more information, including registration details and information on topics, activities and accommodations. You can also contact the SIOP Administrative Office at 419-353-0032.

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SIOP Journal Now Accepting Commentaries

The first and second issues of SIOP’s new journal, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, are now available and the third is well on its way to completion. To make the fourth issue a success, SIOP needs your input.

Commentaries are currently being accepted for the journal’s fourth edition. SIOP members are encouraged to review the two focal articles, which are posted online, and submit responses via e-mail to editor Paul Sackett.

The submission deadline for commentaries is June 9

The first article, by Frank J. Landy, is titled “Stereotypes, Bias and Personnel Decisions: Strange and Stranger.” To view the abstract, click here.

The second article, by Kurt Kraiger, is titled “Transforming Our Models of Learning and Development: Web-Based Instruction as Enabler of Third Generation Instruction.” To view the abstract, click here.

Please review the commentary guidelines prior to submitting a response.  If you have additional questions, contact Sackett via e-mail or phone at 612-624-9842.

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Tell Us What’s Hot in I-O Psychology

Here’s your chance to let SIOP know what the hottest news and trends are in I-O Psychology. SIOP has recently launched its newest Web site feature, Tips and Trends, and we need your help to make it a succ ess.

Tips and Trends is SIOP’s new tracking initiative for identifying what’s hot in the field of industrial and organizational psychology. The goal is to help SIOP stay up-to-date on the leading–edge work, studies, and interests of its members.

SIOP’s mission is to enhance human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings by promoting the science, practice, and teaching of industrial-organizational psychology. 

Tips and Trends will enable SIOP to better fulfill this mission by promoting the impact of its members and ensuring that the proper resources and attention are provided toward areas that will make members more successful.  

You can submit I–O work and/or research topics, or share trends and issues you see in the I–O field.

It takes only a view minutes to send SIOP your ideas. All you have to do is login with your user name and password o n the Tips and Trends Web site here.

If you have questions about SIOP Tips and Trends, please contact the SIOP office at 419-353-0032 or e-mail

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SIOP Call for 2009 Award Nominations

SIOP is looking for the best and the brightest in the I-O psychology community, and there’s still time left to nominate outstanding I-O psychologists.

Recognize the hard work and accomplishments of your fellow I-O psychologists by nominating today. The deadline for nominations is June 30.  All nominations can be submitted online here
The Society is currently seeking nominations for the following awards:

• Distinguished Professional Contributions Award
• Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award
• Distinguished Service Contributions Award
 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award
• Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award
• M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace
• William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award
• S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Research Award

 For complete guidelines and criteria, click on the name of the individual award or visit the call for nominations page of SIOP’s Web site.

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Remember to Renew Your SIOP Dues

As the 2007-2008 membership year comes to an end, SIOP reminds members that dues for the new membership year, which runs from May 2008 through April 2009, are due June 15.

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. To complete the renewal process online with a credit card, you will need your username and password.  If you cannot remember your username and password, go to the site and request that they be e-mailed to you at the e-mail address SIOP has on record for you. 

That’s all it takes to continue your membership in the premier organization for industrial-organizational psychology!

Remember, with SIOP membership you get:
•  Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and
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
•  Visibili ty opportunities via our Media Resources or Consultant Locator services
•  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 immediately updated in the membership directory.

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New SIOP Foundation Initiatives Web Page

Now you can find out more about the SIOP Foundation’s two newly developed funds on the New Initiatives page.

Incubator Fund-These are funds in honor/memory of the life’s work of an important SIOP Member. The first of these funds is the George C. Thornton III Graduate Scholarship, designed to provide financial support to a doctoral student in I-O psychology who epitomizes the scientist–practitioner model in his or her training, research, and practicum experiences. For more information, click here.

Emerging Issues Fund-The new fund on the horizon is the Adverse Impact Reduction Research Initiative and Action (AIRRIA) Fund, designed to investigate causes and solutions to adverse impact in the workplace. Contact Rick Jacobs for more information. 

Funds must raise $25,000 in five years to become Named Funds of the Foundation, otherwise all monies raised revert to the Advancement Fund.
To donate to these or any other SIOP Foundation Fund, click here


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