SIOP NewsBrief

December 2010

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2011 Preconference Workshops Announced

Save the date! Wednesday, April 13, 2011 is the date for the SIOP preconference workshops held the day before the regular program of SIOP’s 26th Annual Conference at the Hilton Chicago April 14-15. The Workshop Committee has identified a diverse selection of innovative and timely topics to offer this year. The workshops include:

1. Coachability or Coach Ability: Coaching the “Uncoachable”
2. Generalizing Validity Evidence: How Is It Done and Is It Right for My Situation?
3. Coming Full Circle with 360s: Driving and Sustaining Individual and Organizational Change 
4. Doing Good Well: Putting the “I & O” into Corporate Social Responsibility 
5. Performance Management Myth Busters: Best Practices That Don’t Work and How to Make Them Better 
6. Navigating the Legal Maze: How-To's and How-Not-To's in Employment Litigation 
7. Put Your Survey on a Diet: How to Develop, Deploy, Analyze, and Justify Brief Measures of Organizational Constructs
8. Creating Strong Links: Connecting Strategy, Talent Management, and Organizational Outcomes 
The Incredible Shrinking Training Program and Other Adult Learning Trends 
10. Beyond the Org Chart: Classic and Contemporary Considerations in Organization Design 
11. A Practitioner’s Guide to the Galaxy…of Statistical Methods: A Primer on Developments From the Last Two Decades and a Look Ahead 

12. Individual Contributors: The “Other” Employee Group (AKA This Isn’t Your Father’s Leadership Workshop)

For more information about the workshops, visit the workshop page here and keep checking the SIOP website over the next few months for registration instructions and CE credit information! 

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Elections Deadline Nov. 30

Voting for the newest additions to SIOP’s leadership is now open and will continue until November 30. Voting members should have already received an e-mail with instructions for voting and a list of the candidates.   

Voting ends November 30, 2010, at 12:00 midnight EST.

SIOP voting members will be choosing who will fill the following Executive Board positions:

Communications Officer – 3-year term (Oversees TIP, the Electronic Communications Committee, the SIOP Web site, Newsbriefs e-newsletter, member e-mails and any other electronic communication, including podcasts, blogs, bulletin boards, etc.)
Conference and Programs Officer – 3-year term (Oversees the SIOP conference, workshops, Leading Edge Consortium, APA conference, and APS conference.)
Science and Research Officer – 3-year term (Oversees the Scientific Affairs and Institutional Research Committees and provides services and support to members involved in the conduct of basic and applied research, including administration of the SIOP small grants program, establishing relationships with funding agencies to promote I-O-related funding, advocacy in funding agencies for SIOP research, and writing of white papers on topics important to SIOP members.)

Go to today for a list of those running for office and to cast your vote. You will need your SIOP username and password.  If you have forgotten your username or password, you can request on the voting site that they be sent to you. Once you have voted, you will not be allowed to go back in to change your vote, so please be sure to cast your ballot only when it is complete.

Remember, your vote is important; our officers shape our future!  

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Funding Opportunity Deadline Dec. 15

The deadline to submit proposals for several SIOP Foundation student and member awards, grants, scholarships, and fellowships is quickly approaching. Submissions for the following opportunities should be submitted online here  no later than December 15, 2010:

Small Grant Program-Provides funding for academic–practitioner research; $20,000 available (maximum of $7,500 per grant).
Raymond A. Katzell Award in I-O Psychology-This award is designed to recognize a SIOP member who, in a major way, has shown to the general public the importance of work done by I-O psychology for addressing social issues, that is, research that makes a difference for people ($3,000 award).
Douglas W. Bray and Ann Howard Grant-This grant is designed to support research on assessment center methods as well as research into the development of managers and leaders. The grant may focus on the assessment method (e.g., simulations and other techniques that rely on the observation of behavior), the content area of interest (e.g., managerial career advancement, leadership development), or preferably both. Award size is up to $10,000.
Graduate Student Scholarships (GSS)-Provide scholarships of $9,500 to graduate students in I-O or related field; two GSS available ($3,000) and Lee Hakel ($3,500).
Leslie W. Joyce and Paul W. Thayer Graduate Student Fellowship-Provides support for graduate students in I-O psychology whose focus is training/development and/or selection/placement; $10,000 available.

Additional information regarding program focus, eligibility criteria, and submission guidelines for each of these programs can be found in the October 2010 issue of TIP or online here. Awards will be presented at the 26th SIOP Annual Conference in 2011 in Chicago.

Proposals should be submitted online here by December 15, 2010. Please direct all questions regarding research funding to Awards Committee Chair Anna Erickson,

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'Tis the Season for Giving to the Foundation!

The season of giving is now upon us. 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. 

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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Selection and Assessment EAWOP Conference

An EAWOP Small Group Meeting on “Selection and Assessment in Europe: Recent Trends and Challenges/Advances” will be held June 21-23, 2011, in Athens, Greece.

This meeting will be a small-scale workshop following the established tradition of similar EAWOP small group meetings. We plan a small-scale workshop over three days with approximately 25-30 participants and plenty of time for discussion. We hope to attract new and on-going research on the aforementioned topics in order to explore mutual interest, and build collaborative networks between selection researchers across Europe. Special attention will be provided to PhD students presenting their early research, with the opportunity to interact with one of the experienced EAWOP members participating in the SGM.

The meeting will be held at a city centre hotel (Park Hotel Athens) next to the premises of the Athens University of Economics and Business. Mid-week has been chosen in order to give the participants the opportunity to extend their stay in Athens, if they wish.

Abstracts of papers (max. 500 words) should be submitted by January 15, 2011 through the SGM’s website.

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Announcements (click a link for more information)

James McKeen Cattell Fund Scholarship Apps. December 1

Military Psychology Special Issue Submissions Due Dec. 15

IOP Editor Nominations Due January 1

Admin. Sciences Assoc. of Canada Call for Papers- February 1