SIOP NewsBrief

September 2009

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LEC Early Registration Deadline Approaching!

The early registration deadline for SIOP's 5th Annual Leading Edge Consortium, "Leading Edge of Selection and Assessment in a Global Setting," is quickly approaching.

Registration is $425 on or before August 28 and $495 thereafter. Register and save today!

This year's consortium will take place October 16-17 at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center in Denver, CO. In addition to the numerous practical and informative sessions, the LEC includes ample networking opportunities such as breaks, receptions, and break-out sessions. Two new additions to the program are a job board and learning lab, where attendees can experience first-hand the selection and assessment tools that have been used successfully by other international companies.

For more information, including a complete agenda, hotel information, and a speaker list, visit the SIOP Web site.

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SIOP Conference Submission Deadline Nears 
The submission deadline for the 2010 SIOP Annual Conference is September 9, 2009, at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.  The Call for Proposals is available here.

You will not need your username and password to access the Call for Proposals, but you will need your username and password to submit proposals and you will need to have paid your 2010 dues.

It may be easy to toss those reminders aside and put off submitting your proposal until the last day, but SIOP history shows that may not be such a good idea. The total number of proposals submitted in any given year usually runs between 950 and 1,200, with between 450 and 700 proposals being submitted on the day of the deadline. To avoid slow servers and last-minute problems, submit your proposal today!

The 2010 conference is scheduled for April 8 – 10 at the Hilton Atlanta. This conference will also celebrate our 25th anniversary.  We look forward to your submission, attendance, and involvement!

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

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New Ways to Connect Employers and Employees

Recognizing the growing need to help job seekers and employers connect, SIOP is introducing new and improved services to its members.

A job board will be available to attendees at this year's Leading Edge Consortium. To view more information about this new feature, visit the SIOP Web site.

Also, look out for the new SIOP JobNet to be launching soon. The new JobNet program will be a huge improvement over our previous version, with new functions and features such as the ability to purchase featured ads that will be more visible to potential employees. Job seekers who purchase a subscription will also have access to enhanced job search features, such as a job briefcase to keep track of the jobs you are interested in and improved search ability.

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IOP Commentaries Due August 28

Two focal articles are currently posted for Volume 3, Issue 1 of SIOP’s journal, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.

Commentaries on these articles are due August 28.

The first article is titled "Recasting Leadership Development" by Morgan W. McCall, Jr. The second is titled "The Social and Economic Imperative of LGBT-Supportive Organizational Policies" by Eden B. King and Jose Cortina.

To view commentary guidelines or get more information about the journal, visit the journal page on the SIOP Web site.

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Change Management Roundtable

October 27-28, 2009
New York City

SIOP is pleased to join The Conference Board in presenting the 2009 Change Management Roundtable, “Urgent, Dramatic and Difficult Change: Rising to the Challenges,” October 27-28 in New York. 

Roundtable Focus:
According to global surveys, few executives in leading corporations feel their company is equipped to manage the pervasive change we’re all seeing in the external environment. Change is being called by some “the new normal”—not the exception to how we do business, but the very essence of what we must do to stay in business—while not taking our eye off any other mission critical balls. Sessions will include such topics as “Managing Change Today,” “Change in Complex Global Organizations,” and “Engaging Middle Management: Unexpected Allies for Managed Change.” You can also attend a session presented by Allan Church, SIOP Fellow and vice president of Talent and Organization & Management Development at Pepsico, titled “Change in Complex Global Organizations.” A complete agenda can be found here.

For more information, visit the roundtable Web site page here. You can save $200 by registering before September 14!

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Three New SIOP Books Published

SIOP has recently published two new books in the Organizational Frontiers series as well as one in the Professional Practice series. All three books are available to order through the SIOP bookstore.

Adverse Impact: Implications for Organizational Staffing and High Stakes Selection
Edited by James L. Outtz

Adverse impact occurs when there is a significant difference in organizational outcomes to the disadvantage of one or more groups defined on the basis of demographic characteristics such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, etc. This book shows, based on scientific research, how to design selection systems that minimize subgroup differences.

Learning, Training, and Development in Organizations
Edited by Steve W. J. Kozlowski and Eduardo Salas

This book looks at research on enhancing knowledge acquisition and its application in organizations. It concentrates on training, design and delivery given the changing nature of work and organizations. Now that work is increasingly complex, there is greater emphasis on expertise and cognitive skills.

Performance Management: Putting Research Into Action
Edited by James W. Smither and Manuel London

There has been a shift in HR from performance appraisal to performance management. This book contains a broad range of performance management topics, offers recommendations grounded in research, and many examples from a variety of organizations.

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Announcements (click a link for more information)

Early Career Achievement Award-Sept. 1

APA Science Student Council Award- Sept. 15

River Cities Conference-Submissions Due Sept. 21

Institute of Coaching Conference-Sept. 25-26

American Evaluation Association Conference-Early Reg. Deadline Sept. 26

Call for Research-Special Issue of Small Group Research

New Econ. Psych. & Behav. Econ. LinkedIn Group