SIOP NewsBrief

September 2008

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LEC Early Registration Deadline Approaching!

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

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

Registration cost is $425 on or before August 29 and $495 thereafter. Register for the consortium here.  For questions, contact the SIOP Administrative Office at 419-353-0032.

The consortium will provide 10.5 continuing education hours and will include ethics.

A complete agenda and list of speakers can be found on the Leading Edge Consortium Web site. Additional information will be announced as the consortium nears, so be sure to check the consortium Web page for updated information. Also, be sure to check the Web site for a soon-to-be-posted list of Topical Dinner restaurants!

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IOP Journal Volume 2 Accepting Commentaries 


Two focal articles for Volume 2, Issue 1 of SIOP’s journal, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice are now available for comment on the SIOP Web site.


Commentaries must be submitted no later than September 15.

The first focal article is by Nancy Tippins, titled “Internet Alternatives to Traditional Proctored Testing: Where Are We Now?” The overview paper by Tippins is accompanied by commentaries by symposium participants.  Tippins’ paper ends with a set of unanswered questions about Internet testing, and we invite additional commentary submissions that shed light on one or more of these questions.

The second focal article is by Ruth Kanfer, titled “Work Motivation: Identifying Use-Inspired Research Directions.”

The focal articles can be downloaded on the SIOP Web site, which also contains details on the process of preparing and submitting a commentary.  Please contact Editor Paul Sackett at with questions about the journal or commentary process.

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Last Chance To Submit Conference Proposals

The deadline for the online submission of proposals for the 2009 SIOP Annual Conference is September 10 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

SIOP’s conference is scheduled this year for April 2–4 at the Sheraton New Orleans. The Call for Proposals is available here. You will not need your username and password to access the Call for Proposals; however, you will need your username and password to submit proposals.

Questions regarding the proposal process can be directed to the SIOP office at (419) 353-0032.

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Renew Your Dues Before You Lose

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, if you haven't done so already, without penalties!

On September 1, anyone who has not paid their dues will be removed from the SIOP membership directory and will no longer receive member publications. In addition, non-paying members will not be able to submit conference proposals or do anything that requires a member login.

You can renew your dues by clicking here, where you can either pay online or print out a form to mail to SIOP with a check. Full, Associate, and International Member dues are $60 this year and Student Affiliates and Retired Members are $30.
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 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 updated in the membership directory.

SIOP Seeks Partner for Immediate Survey Work

SIOP is looking for a Volunteer Evaluator to provide survey forms for participants in SIOP continuing education programs. The ideal candidate is a company or nonprofit with sufficient support and time for Evaluator duties.

The partnership will be for a two-year time period, beginning this month, with the responsibility of creating evaluation forms and tabulating results for the upcoming SIOP Conferences and Consortiums.  For this volunteer effort, SIOP will provide numerous promotional benefits to the Evaluator, including significant name and logo recognition and complimentary advertising. More information about this opportunity can be found here.

This is a unique opportunity to assist SIOP, the organization of choice for industrial-organizational psychologists, while gaining positive visibility and building goodwill amongst your company’s target market.

nterested parties can reply via email to Tracy Vanneman at or call 419-353-0032 ASAP.

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TIP Accepting Cover Photo Submissions

Have you taken any great photos lately? If so, here’s your chance to get them published!

SIOP is accepting photo submissions for the cover of upcoming issues of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP).

Amateur and professional photographers who are SIOP members, Student Affiliates, or staff are welcome to submit photos.  Simply snap your shots and login here to submit them. Photos are considered on a rolling basis, so send yours in today!

Photos will be chosen on the basis of creativity and photographic quality. The SIOP Administrative Office and TIP editor will select final cover photos; all decisions are final.

Please visit the
TIP cover photo page for details on how to submit your photos. View previous TIP covers on the TIP Online Web page.

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