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July 2009

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Register Now for the 2009 Leading Edge Consortium!

Registration is now open for the 5th annual Leading Edge Consortium (LEC), “Leading Edge of Selection and Assessment in a Global Setting.”

As large and small organizations engage in business and compete for talent around the world, managing selection processes requires a global perspective. The 2009 LEC will bring together expert advice and business leaders to address how to design and implement selection processes on a multinational scale.  

Register for the LEC  here!

This year’s consortium will be held October 16-17 at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Tech Center in Denver with a central location near downtown and the airport. This hotel has newly renovated rooms and an excellent hotel staff.  Comfortable guest rooms and delicious cuisine are just some of what this hotel has to offer. SIOP has also been able to secure an exceptional room rate of $135 per night for the consortium. Registration is $425 before August 28 and $495 thereafter—so reserve your spot today and save $70!
This year SIOP once again offers an exceptional list of speakers who are leaders and influential thinkers in their field. Cisco Systems’ Kristie Wright will be the opening keynote speaker and Todd Carlisle of Google will be closing keynote. For a complete list of the speakers, click here.

For more information about the LEC, including hotel, shuttle, and continuing education credit information as well as an agenda, visit the Leading Edge Consortium page.

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Renew Your Dues Before You Lose

If you have not already made your payment for the current dues year, which runs from May 2009 through April 2010, there is still time to renew at Those who have not paid will soon lose their membership benefits – so don’t miss out!

Member, Associate, and International Affiliate dues are $60 and Student Affiliates and Retired members are $30. You can renew your dues online now or print out a form to be mailed or faxed by clicking here. Renew your dues today to ensure you keep getting these benefits of membership:

• Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice (IOP) quarterly journal
• The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP) quarterly publication
• Newsbriefs monthly newsletter
• Discounted registration to the annual conference and conference workshops
• Discounted publications offered through the SIOP online store
• Inclusion in the SIOP Online Membership Directory
• Visibility opportunities via our Media Resources and Consultant Locator services
• Research grants and scholarship funds exclusive to SIOP Members
• Up-to-date information on the latest issues facing the I-O profession
• Opportunities for networking with other professionals in the field of I-O psychology

Questions about membership can be directed to Tracy Vanneman at You can also contact the SIOP administrative office at (419) 353-0032.

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IOP Commentaries Due July 1st

The focal articles for Volume 2, Issue 4 of SIOP’s journal, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, are still available for viewing and commentaries on the SIOP Web site, but only for a few more days!

Deadline for commentary: July 1

The topic of the first focal article is “Content Validation Is Useful for Many Things, but Validity Isn’t One of Them” by Kevin R. Murphy. The second focal article is by Rob Silzer and Allan Church called  "The Pearls and Perils of Identifying Potential.”

Look for two new focal articles for Volume 3, Issue 1 later in July!

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Last Chance to Submit 2010 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, 2009. 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 in the list above.
To view information on previous SIOP awards and grants winners, visit the SIOP Awards, Fellows, Scholarships, and Grants page. Questions regarding awards or nominations can be directed to the SIOP Administrative Office at (419) 353-0032.

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Another Great Year for I-O at APS!

The Association for Psychological Science held its 21st Annual Convention May 22-25 in lovely San Francisco, and, as is the tradition, industrial organizational psychology was well represented by the best and brightest scholars and most cutting edge research to date.

In addition to nearly 200 I-O poster presentations, there were a number of I-O symposia and invited addresses. Larry James, James LeBreton, and their colleagues offered a symposium on the assessment of personality via conditional reasoning.  Deidra Schleicher chaired a symposium on the psychological science behind leadership, featuring presentations by Bruce Avolio, David Day, and Fred Morgeson.

To continue this story and read more about this year's APS Convention, click here.

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