SIOP NewsBrief

May 2009

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SIOP Conference 2009 Highlights

More than 3,600 people registered for the 24th Annual SIOP Conference in New Orleans this year. Attendees chose from more than 300 presentations to attend involving 1,589 presenters.

Also at the conference, SIOP welcomed 11 of its members to be Fellows, the society’s highest honor.
Fellows Chair Ann Howard announced the following new SIOP Fellows:

Natalie J. Allen- The University of Western Ontario
Carsten K. W. De Dreu- University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
E. Kevin Kelloway- Saint Mary’s University, Canada
Robert J. Lee- iCoach New York and Baruch College, CUNY
Jose M. Peiro- University of Valencia, Spain
David B. Peterson- Personnel Decisions International Corporation
Paul E. Tesluk- University of Maryland
Phyllis Tharenou- Australian Research Council
Kecia M. Thomas- University of Georgia
Peter B. Warr- Emeritus Professor, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Thomas A. Wright- Kansas State University

SIOP's numerous award winners were also announced. The following SIOP members were honored with Distinguished Awards:

• Distinguished Professional Contributions Award-Elaine D. Pulako, Personnel Research Decisions Institute, a PreVisor Company
• Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award-Murray R. Barrick, Texas A&M University, and Michael K. Mount, the University of Iowa
• Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award-John F. Binning, Illinois State University
• Distinguished Service Contributions Award-Steven Rogelberg, the University of North Carolina Charlotte
• Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award-Hui Liao, the University of Maryland 
• Raymond A. Katzell Award in I-O Psychology-Edward E. Lawler III, the University of Southern California.

To see a full list of award winners, visit the SIOP Web site.

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 Upcoming Executive Coaching Conference
SIOP is co-sponsoring the upcoming Bridging the Science & Practice of Executive Coaching: A Playbook for Unleashing Leadership Talent conference June 18-19 hosted by the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

An executive coaching workshop will be held June 18 and an executive coaching conference, June 19.


Non-SIOP Rate

SIOP Member Rate

June 18 $599  $500
June 19 $499   $400

Early Registration Discount- $50 off workshop fee and $50 off conference fee until May 15.

For more information, visit

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New Practitioner Column Coming to TIP

A new section of TIP focusing on practitioners will debut this year. Edited by Judy Blanton, the section will highlight innovative methods or programs developed by practitioners, presentations that practitioners give to non-academic venues (such as industry meetings) that raise awareness about I-O psychology, or other topics of practitioner interest.

This is a new section, so we are interested in getting your ideas on how best to share information about and among SIOP’s practitioner members. To get started, Blanton will report on some of the SIOP annual conference sessions that described innovative practitioner services.

If you gave a presentation at the conference that you believe is noteworthy or if you would like to share an innovative method or practice, please send your information to Judy Blanton ( by July 1 to be included in the October issue.

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SIOP's New Blog Looking for Writers

Are you a SIOP member with an interesting take on research or applications of I-O psychology? Do you have an opinion on news that will affect the I-O field? Submit an editorial about your perspectives, ideas, findings, or innovations to The SIOP Exchange: The Official Blog of I-O Psychology!

The Exchange is always in need of new conversation starters. We are looking for people to write about all types of topics in I-O—hiring, testing, coaching, layoffs, and anything else that may interest you. The blog posts can vary in length from 200 words to longer posts of up to 750 words and are intended to spark conversation among the SIOP and I-O community.

Blog topics can include, but are not limited to:

• Summary/reactions to I-O in the news, recent events that relate to or affect I-O
• Summary of an academic or applied research program
• Alternative views on a hot topic issue in I-O psychology
• Rationale for further research in a particular domain of I-O psychology
• Applications of I-O psychology in the field
• Recommendation for application of I-O to a new purpose/applied domain
• Education issues in the field of I-O psychology
• Questions for I-Os both within and outside of SIOP

You can submit a blog post for The SIOP Exchange using the blog’s Google Form found here. Further questions can be directed to Ted Hayes (, Zachary Horn (, or Charles Handler (

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It's Easier Than Ever to Donate to the SIOP Foundation

A quick and easy way to support the SIOP Foundation is now available. 

A check off box has been added to the online membership dues renewal form that allows members to make a small donation to the Foundation along with their annual $60 professional/$30 student dues payment, all in one transaction. We encourage members to take advantage of the convenience of this giving method and affordability of the gift amount requested ($15.00). Of course, donations are also always welcome at SIOP's online donation site

Foundation gifts collected via the dues form will support the Advancement Fund, an endowed fund with only earnings being used to provide graduate student support, member development grants, and other program development initiatives as recommended by the Foundation Trustees. Your tax-deductible gift will be acknowledged with an e-mail for your tax records.

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Join a SIOP Committee Today!

If you’d like to support SIOP while working with fellow I-Os and friends, consider joining a committee today!

With only a small administrative staff and a membership of more than 8,000, SIOP relies heavily on volunteers to support the Society and initiate projects that help SIOP grow and better serve its members. Chairs are forming their committees now and will submit their rosters in early June. Submit your volunteer application today to ensure you are properly considered for membership on the committees that most interest you!

To submit your volunteer application**:
1. Visit
2. Log in with your SIOP username and password (there is a “forgot username/password” tool available at that site if you need a reminder).
3. Follow the steps indicated to complete your volunteer application.
4. Upon completion, you will receive an e-mail verifying that your application was received.

**If you are currently serving on a committee and wish to continue to serve on that committee, your committee chair will discuss this with you directly. You do not need to volunteer for the committee again through the CVS.

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Call for Abstracts-Handbook of Employee Engagement-Due May 1

Call for Papers-Journal of Business and Psychology-Due May 1

Cognitive Fatigue Conference-May 7-9

Call for Papers-PTCMW-Due May 8

Workshop on OB and HR Mgmt.-May 18-20

I-O Conference in Sydney-Early Registration Closes May 25