SIOP NewsBrief

October 2008

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SIOP Launches New Learning Center 

SIOP’s newest Web Site initiative, The Learning Center, consolidates conference and consortia media into one all-access pass. Launched this week, The Learning Center allows subscribers access to all past and present conference and consortia multimedia on one easy-to-use Web page.

Subscribers can download streaming audio from SIOP’s 2005-2008 Annual Conferences and audio and video for 3 years of the Leading Edge Consortium. They also have access to PowerPoint and notes for each presentation at the Leading Edge Consortium. Once members logon to The Learning Center, they can view all of these multimedia features whenever and as many times as they wish.

The Learning Center is now your center for all conference and consortium multimedia with one easy subscription. Join The Center today and start your all-access pass to all of SIOP’s informative and innovative events!

Please contact the SIOP Administrative Office with any questions about The Learning Center or any other SIOP services at 419-353-0032.

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The Leading Edge Consortium is Approaching!  

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

SIOP’s 4th annual Leading Edge Consortium, entitled “Executive Coaching for Effective Performance: Leading Edge Practice and Research,” is rapidly approaching. 

This year’s consortium is shaping up to be one of the most widely attended, but there’s still time to register for this informative and engaging event.

A complete agenda and list of speakers can be found on the Leading Edge Consortium Web site.

Also, be sure to check out the list of restaurants for the popular topical dinners. This year, attendees can choose from eight tantalizing area restaurants! 

For questions, contact the SIOP Administrative Office at 419-353-0032.

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Help Bring IOP to Your Academic Community

Earlier this year, SIOP successfully launched its new journal, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice

Members and nonmembers alike have raved about this unique resource and its innovative format, which includes peer-reviewed articles, reader commentary, and author responses. That’s why we want everyone to have access to the high-quality content in IOP, and we hope you can help!

To help make this journal available to more I-O students, researchers, and practitioners around the world, we invite you to recommend a subscription to your institutional library.

It only takes a few moments to send your librarian a quick and simple e-mail using this online library recommendation form. Your peers will thank you for the opportunity to read the premier journal on I-O psychology! 

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Submit Your School Year Story Ideas!

As a new school year unfolds, college newspapers and national publications are beginning to write student-related stories. Topics include job interviews, internships, careers, training, work behavior—you name it—and SIOP wants I-Os to be included as expert sources in these areas.

We are looking for members who have done research or are knowledgeable in several fields of I-O psychology to serve as sources for national publications.

We are currently seeking members—including students—who have great ideas for college or student-related stories. Some past ideas that have been used include how to dress for an interview, how to impress during an internship, and what effect body art has on interviewer perceptions of an applicant.

If you have an idea for a story, know of research that is being done in this area, or if you know someone who may make a good source, please submit your suggestions to SIOP’s Tips and Trends.

Contact SIOP Communications Specialist Stephany Schings at or (419) 513-0032 with questions.

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Help APA Recognize Employers

On March 7, 2008, APA recognized 14 employers for their efforts in fostering employee well-being through its Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award (PHWA). 

I-O psychologists have a tremendous opportunity to use their expertise to make an impact on these awards by getting involved at a local level. The national PHWA winners are nominated by state, provincial, and territorial psychological associations through local PHWA programs/committees. 

Many of these local committees are seeking I-O psychologists to help promote the award and evaluate nominees.  However, many of these state-level associations have no I-O psychologists as members. Contact your local association or the PHWA committee for your state to see how you can help.  Another way to get invol ved is to nominate employers that foster psychologically healthy workplaces.  You can nominate a workplace here.

Anna Erickson represents SIOP as the Division 14 Representative to the Business of Practice Network, the APA organization sponsoring and promoting the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award. Contact Anna Erickson at  (651) 683-8697 or via e-mail at You can also learn more about the APA winners here.

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Register for the Leading Edge Consortium 

University of Hong Kong Sabbatical-Jan.12-April 2

Leading Across Boundaries Symposium-Oct. 5-7 

Institute of Education Sciences Funding-Deadline Oct. 2