SIOP NewsBrief

February 2010

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SIOP Conference Early Reg. Ends Feb. 15!

Registration is now open for the 25th Annual SIOP Conference, which will take place April 8-10 in Atlanta, GA!

Whether this is your first conference or your 25th, you won’t want to miss this special 2010 SIOP conference as we celebrate its silver anniversary. Also, make sure you take advantage of the early registration discount, which will be offered until February 15. Registration details are available in our convenient digital registration booklet located here.

To register, click here. Early conference registration rates are available through February 15, 2010. 

The SIOP conference offers so many presentations, special activities, receptions and plenary sessions, that it is impossible for one person to attend them all. Make it easier on yourself and create a personalized schedule through the redesigned Searchable Conference Program and Personal Scheduler. You can look for conference sessions by presenter's affiliation, submission title, presenter's last name, one content area, multiple content areas, or time. Once you find the sessions you want to attend, add them to your personal schedule and print it off or share it with others. The personal scheduler saves your schedule so you can access it anytime you login to the conference program. You can then continue to add or remove sessions whenever you like, leave personal notes about each session, schedule appointments, and even obtain a copy of your schedule by printing it, sending it to your e-mail calendar, or saving it to a PDF or Excel file!

Get the most out of your conference and make sure you don’t miss any of your favorite sessions. Create your personal schedule today!

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At the Conference, You Won't Want to Miss...

The 25th Annual SIOP Conference will feature an impressive lineup of presentations, speakers, and events. Here are some highlights you won't want to miss:

New Conference Ambassador Program
In an effort to welcome first-time attendees to the conference, we are looking for participants in the new Conference Ambassador program. This pilot program will informally match new SIOP conference attendees (“Newcomers”) with seasoned SIOP conference attendees (“Ambassadors”) to help connect the newcomer and provide a better overall conference experience for all. Participation as an Ambassador involves only minimal effort. For more information, click here. Sign up to be an Ambassador (2 or more years attending SIOP) or a Newcomer (first time attending or first time as a professional) through the general conference registration process. Those registered by the early registration deadline of February 15 will receive their ambassador assignments by March 1.  All others will be assigned as they are received and processed.

Special Invited Speakers
This year’s conference will offer an impressive group of invited and keynote speakers, including:

• Marshall Goldsmith, Alliant International University, management consultant and author, closing speaker for Saturday Theme Track
• Arnold B. Bakker, Erasmus University Rotterdam, president of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, on Friday

Memorable Closing Events
You’ll want to stick around until the very end of the conference for special 25th anniversary speakers and events.
We are extremely pleased to announce our closing plenary speaker for our 25th conference, David Ulrich. In recognition of our anniversary, Dr. Ulrich will present a talk entitled “Looking Back and Moving Forward: Why and How Rigor and Relevance Can Coexist.” A professor of business at the University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group, Dr. Ulrich’s research and consulting work focus on how organizations can build capabilities of speed, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent, and leadership through leveraging human resources. HR Magazine has identified him as the most influential person in the field of HR three times (2009, 2008, and 2006), Businessweek named him the #1 management educator and guru (2001), and Forbes identified him as one of the top five executive coaches. Dr. Ulrich has also received six lifetime achievement awards, including one from ASTD and SHRM.

After Ulrich’s stimulating address, President Kurt Kraiger will hand over the SIOP gavel to the incoming SIOP President, Eduardo Salas, who will present an overview of his plans for his term. Following the closing plenary, SIOP will host its 25th Anniversary Closing Reception, featuring very special entertainment, delicious appetizers, a champagne toast, a silent auction (with unique treasures), and great ambience.

Make sure you book a Sunday flight home, so you can stick around for the Saturday 25th anniversary celebrations and the Sunday extra-conference activities.

You won’t want to miss this celebration!

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The Votes Are In: Bylaws and Officer Results

Members Turn Down Bylaws Amendment
This January, the SIOP voting membership spoke, and "Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology" (SIOP) will continue to be the Society’s name. SIOP beat TSOP by a very narrow margin, with 500 ballots cast for a bylaws amendment to change the Society name to "The Society for Organizational Psychology" and 515 ballots cast against the bylaws amendment.
Discuss your reactions now by leaving a comment on the SIOP Exchange!

SIOP Welcomes New Officers
The results of the November election are in, and SIOP’s newest Executive Board officers are:


Adrienne Colella
Lori Foster Thompson-External Relations Officer
Joan Brannick-Professional Practice Officer
Milton Hakel-Instructional and Educational Officer


The new officers will take their positions at SIOP’s 25th Annual Conference, April 8-10 in Atlanta. Continue reading to find out more about the newest members of SIOP’s Executive Board.

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SIOP Announces Planned Dues Increase

At its January 22nd meeting in Atlanta, SIOP’s Executive Board took action to implement a modest dues increase for the 2011 dues year (May 1, 2010 –April 30, 2011).

The increase would raise dues by $9 for Fellow, Member, Associate and International Affiliate member statuses and by $4.50 for Student Affiliate and all Retired member statuses. This change represents a 15% increase from current dues and does not require a vote of the entire membership. (Dues increases more than 15% must be presented to the membership for a vote.) However, in accordance with Bylaws Article VIII, Section 2, members have 60 days to provide input to the Executive Board (via the SIOP Exchange) before a final vote is taken at the April Board meeting.

Please provide your comments and opinions about this action on the SIOP Exchange, where you can also read more about what your member dues help support.

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 2009 SIOP Income Survey

The 2009 SIOP Income and Employment Survey is now open! So if you haven’t yet participated, please go to to respond. The survey is conducted every three years to gather data about current salaries and employment trends in the I-O field. Submit your data to provide representative information in your area of work. Results will be published in TIP and on the SIOP Web site in July. Topics covered include comparison of incomes across time, correlations with income, primary and supplementary income, retirement plans, and type of employment.

Hurry, the survey closes midnight, February 3, 2010!

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Journal of Business and Psychology Award Winners 

From: Steven G. Rogelberg
Professor and Director, Organizational Science
Journal of Business and Psychology

It is my utmost pleasure to announce the recipients of the Journal of Business and Psychology Reviewer of the Year Award.  They are:


William Balzer, Bowling Green State University
Ingwer Borg, GESIS & University of Giessen
Markus Groth, University of New South Wales
Sylvia Roch, University at Albany, State University of New York


This is no small feat.  There were well over 300 strong candidates both in and outside our board considered.

Not only were the recipients’ reviews always returned in a timely manner, but most importantly the editors’ ratings of the quality of the reviews were through the roof.  The reviews were comprehensive, presented in a highly constructive and considerate tone, and very much captured the “big picture” issues associated with the manuscript being evaluating. 

Please join me in congratulating them on this achievement.  Their service to the journal and more importantly to our profession is truly special.

For more info on the journal and editorial board, click here.

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Announcements (click a link for more information)


Society for Consulting Psych. Conference-Feb. 4-7

APA Undergrad Summer Research Opportunity-Apps. Due Feb. 12

Master and Distinguished Scientist Lecturers: Noms. Due Feb. 15

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships: Call for Apps. Feb. 20-April 20

ISJR Conference-Submissions Due Feb. 28

Meritorious Research Service Commendation-Noms. Due March 1