SIOP NewsBrief

November 2008

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New Editor for IOP
After carefully considering nominations, SIOP has announced the next editor of its journal, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice (IOP), will be SIOP Fellow Cynthia McCauley.

At the end of July, SIOP gathered nominations for the next journal editor to replace outgoing and founding editor Paul Sackett. McCauley, who currently serves as a senior fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership, was chosen to begin the 3-year term in April 2009. Paul Sackett will conclude his term at the 2009 SIOP Annual Conference, where McCauley will officially take over as editor.
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 membership.

Call for Nominations
SIOP’s Call for Nominations should have arrived in members’ mailboxes recently. You can nominate a colleague today at
Nominations close at midnight EDT October 31, 2008.
The recent bylaws changes have necessitated changes in the nomination process as well. This year, members are asked to nominate candidates for the following positions:
  • President-Elect
  • Financial Officer/Secretary– 3-year term
  • Communications Officer– 2-year term (Web site, TIP, newsletters, e-mail)
  • Membership Services Officer–3-year term (Encourages monitoring applications to join SIOP, conducts membership surveys, orchestrates recognition and award programs [including Fellows], handles placement. Also includes institutional research)
  • Publications Officer– 3-year term (Professional Practice Series, Frontiers Series, IOP Journal, future book series and journals)
Take a few moments to nominate your SIOP leadership for the next few years. You will need your username and password to access the nomination site. To retrieve your username and password, go to, call the Administrative Office at (419) 353-0032, or e-mail

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Bring the Leading Edge Home!

The 4th Annual Leading Edge Consortium, held October 17 and 18 at the Westin Cincinnati, was a huge success. More than 170 people attended the 2-day event, “Executive Coaching for Effective Performance: Leading Edge Practice and Research,” which included 18 speakers and brought together leading edge practitioners, researchers, and business executives. 

If you missed this year’s consortium, you can still experience the engaging sessions via DVD, which will contain all presentations held throughout the meeting.  The 2008 Consortium DVDs are currently available for pre-order online or by calling the SIOP Administrative Office at 419-353-0032.
In addition, DVDs are still available for previous consortia. These can also be purchased online or by calling the SIOP Administrative Office.  The 2005 Consortium DVD focuses on “Leadership at the Top:  The Selection, Globalization and Ethics of Executive Talent,”  the 2006 Consortium DVD focuses on “Talent Attraction, Development, and Retention: The Leading Edge,” and the 2007 Consortium DVD focuses on “Enabling Innovation in Organizations.”
Purchase yours today and experience all of the intriguing and informative Leading Edge Consortia!

Webinar Approaching
Those attending the Webinar “Graduate School and Careers in I-O Psychology” should remember to visit the Webinar page for details on how to make sure your computer is compatible with the Webinar software.
Although the Webinar is currently full, interested persons may still register and be put on a waiting list in case more spots open up.  The list will also allow us to notify you when the recorded audio/visual presentations are posted on the SIOP Web site.
The Webinar will take place noon to 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 30 and will be hosted by Austin Peay State University’s master’s program in I-O psychology in collaboration with SIOP. Questions about the Webinar can be directed to Stephany Schings at the SIOP Administrative Office, (419) 353-0032.

Been in the News?
Have you been quoted in a newspaper story? Did you participate in a radio program, or was your work cited in another form of media? SIOP wants to know about it!
There are several reasons to let SIOP know about your recent accolades and appearances in the media. Not only does SIOP want to keep up to date on the acknowledgements of its members, but the office also keeps track of media coverage of its members throughout the year to compile into the “Members in the News” section of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, TIP
Your media coverage may also make a great story for SIOP. Your recent source of coverage may be used for a story on the SIOP Web site, as a press release to other media outlets, or in various other marketing efforts for SIOP. Every mention of a SIOP member and his or her work in the media is helpful to our mission to gain greater visibility for SIOP and I-O psychology.
Your news can be sent to Communications Specialist Stephany Schings at or Clif Boutelle at Any q uestions or comments can be e-mailed or directed to the Administrative Office at (419) 353-0032.


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