SIOP NewsBrief

December 2009

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SIOP Bylaws Vote Nears! 

The ballots have been tallied for the first round of voting on a potential SIOP name change, and now it is time to decide: What will we call ourselves?

After the first round of voting, The Society for Organizational Psychology (TSOP) beat the two other choices, garnering 1,734 votes, while Society for Work Psychology (SWP) took 476 votes and Society for Work and Organizational Psychology (SWOP) had 490. Voting SIOP members will now have the opportunity to decide whether to keep the current name (The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) or change to The Society for Organizational Psychology by voting on a bylaws amendment.
Voting will be held December 4 through January 4, 2010.

Since the name of the organization is stated in the SIOP bylaws, an amendment to the bylaws is necessary to make a change. A simple majority via an electronic vote is required to make a bylaws change. A majority “yes” vote would amend the bylaws and change the name of the organization. If “no” voters prevail, the name would remain the same.  Voting will once again take place online, and SIOP voting members will receive e-mails detailing how to submit their ballots. Results of the final name change vote will be announced in mid January.

To read more about the bylaws vote, visit the SIOP Exchange or watch the SIOP Web site for future stories!

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SIOP Conference Theme Tracks Announced

The 2010 SIOP Annual Conference will be held in Atlanta, GA from April 8-10 with workshops on the 7th.  This conference, which will take place in the Hilton Atlanta located in downtown Atlanta, will mark the 25th anniversary of the SIOP conference!

In addition to hundreds of engaging sessions from members, invited and keynote speakers, as well as several receptions and other events, the 2010 conference will feature the following two theme tracks:

Exploring the Potential and Pitfalls of Virtually Connected Work

This theme track will include sessions such as an opening panel presentation titled “Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Real-World Challenges to Virtually Connected Work” and a symposium title “e-HR, virtual HR, and Other Things Like It: Implications of Technology for HR Theory, Research, and Practice.”

Reengineering I-O Psychology for the Changing World of Work

This theme track will include sessions such as “Shape of Things to Come: What is the New World of Work?” and a symposium titled “Shift Happens – The Changed Workforce and Employment Relationship.”

Early registration for the 25th Annual SIOP Conference opens this January! Check the SIOP Web site for future updates and information.

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2010 Funding Deadline Approaching

The nomination deadline for several awards and grants for the 2010 year is quickly approaching. To view criteria for each award and submit a nomination, use the SIOP Awards Online Tool located on the SIOP Awards, Fellows, Scholarships and Grants page

The deadline for applications for each of the following awards is December 15, 2009.

Award Name
Nominator Criteria
Nominee Criteria
Graduate Student, Mary L. Tenopyr and Lee Hakel Graduate Student Scholarships          
SIOP/APA/APS member*              
SIOP Members Only             
Leslie W. Joyce and Paul W. Thayer Graduate Fellowship in I-O Psychology
SIOP/APA/APS member*                 
SIOP Members Only              
Raymond A. Katzell Award in   I-O Psychology
SIOP/APA/APS member*
Small Grant Program
SIOP/APA/APS member*
SIOP Members Only

*Or sponsored by a member from one of these organizations.

To view more information and winners of previous SIOP awards and grants, visit the SIOP Awards, Fellows, Scholarships and Grants page.

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Save the Date for LEC 2010!

Speakers and chairs have been announced for the 2010 Leading Edge Consortium (LEC), “Developing and Enhancing High-Performance Teams,” which will take place October 22-23 in Tampa, FL.

The sixth annual LEC will be chaired by Past President Gary Latham. SIOP Members Deb Cohen and Scott Tannenbaum will serve as co-chairs of the event. Among the presenters will be SIOP President-Elect Eduardo Salas, Richard Hackman (Harvard University), and Michael Beer (chairman of TruePoint, a consulting firm in Boston).

Past President Latham urges people to register early, as he has set a specific high goal of 250 or more attendees at next year’s consortium. The current SIOP record is 229 attendees, set at the Charlotte, NC, consortium in 2006.

Save the date and plan to attend the 2010 LEC!

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'Tis the Season for Giving

The season of giving is now upon us, and the SIOP Foundation is dedicated to making significant contributions to the growth and development of the science and practice of I-O psychology. Now is your chance to help secure the future of I–O psychology by making a tax-deductible contribution toward an award, scholarship, or small grant through the SIOP Foundation. 

It’s easy. Click here to donate online today!

You are urged to donate for the first time, or as a returning donor you are encouraged to increase your contribution from last year. All support is greatly appreciated!

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Announcements (click a link for more information)

APF Gold Medal Nominations Due Dec. 1

APAGS Science Committee: Applications Due Dec. 1

ICAP Conference Proposals: Dec. 1

Comments on APA Code of Ethics: Dec. 15

IOOB Conference Proposals: Due Dec. 15

Erasmus Mundus Program Applications.: Dec. 27

APA Div. 13 Conference Early Reg. Ends Dec. 16