SIOP NewsBrief

August 2010

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LEC Early Registration Deadline Approaching!

The early registration deadline for this year’s Leading Edge Consortium, “Developing and Enhancing High-Performance Teams,” is quickly approaching. Early registration is $425 on or before August 28, 2010 and $495 thereafter.

Register today to save!

The 6th Annual Leading Edge Consortium (LEC) takes place October 22-23, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa, Florida. The consortium will bring together thought leaders from academia and practice to focus on the robust topic of teams and team leadership. Attendees will hear from speakers covering a wide range of issues, such as team structure, team effectiveness, team leadership, virtual teams, and team engagement. The event will also feature numerous opportunities for networking and discussion. For more information, including a complete speaker list and presentation abstracts, visit

Have you already signed up for the LEC?
Make the most of your experience by signing up for the networking dinners, to take place Friday, October 22. Sign up here!

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 New Professional Practice Book Published

With the trend over the past few years for organizations of all sizes to streamline their workforces and focus on selecting and retaining only the “best and the brightest” employees, effective assessment has become vital to ensuring organizations are able to hire and retain top talent.

The Handbook of Workplace Assessment, the newest edition to SIOP’s Professional Practice Series, presents evidence-based assessment research and knowledge directed to any organization using assessment to build their workforce. Edited by SIOP Members John Scott and Doug Reynolds, the book includes 24 chapters covering a comprehensive list of assessment topics, written by nearly 50 contributing authors, all leading experts in the assessment field.

You can order your copy of the Handbook of Workplace Assessment now in the SIOP store! Read more about this book on the SIOP Web site!

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TIP the Balance in Your Favor…  

Advertise in SIOP’s quarterly newsletter, The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP)! With a current circulation of around 7,000, your advertisement will be seen by a large, targeted audience. Ad space costs are very reasonable, and there is a discount if you place an ad in four or more issues.  Ads appear not only in print but are also included in the online version of TIP.  For rates, specs, deadlines, and order placement, click here. Contact with questions. 

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IOP Now Accepting Commentaries

Two focal articles have recently been accepted for Volume 4, Issue 1 of SIOP’s journal, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. They are now available for comment on the SIOP Web site.

The deadline for commentary submissions is August 27.

The first focal article for this issue is by Rob B. Briner and Denise M. Rousseau and is titled “Evidence-Based I-O Psychology: Not There Yet.” The second article is by Howard M. Weiss and Deborah E. Rupp and is titled “Experiencing Work: An Essay on a Person-Centric Work Psychology.”
The focal articles can be downloaded on the journal page of the SIOP website.  The journal page also contains details on the process of preparing and submitting a commentary. Please contact Editor Cindy McCauley at with any questions about the commentary process.

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 Order Your Conference DVD Today!

The 2010 SIOP annual conference DVDs are now available for purchase! This year’s DVD features 20 of the top reviewer-rated sessions along with their PowerPoint slides.  The DVD also includes the opening and closing plenary sessions.  

View the 2010 opening plenary now!

The DVD is available at a cost of $79 for members and $109 for nonmembers and can be purchased now at (search “SIOP”). For a complete list of sessions on the DVD, click here.

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