SIOP NewsBrief

July 2010

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Exceptional Speakers Announced for LEC!

SIOP has lined up an excellent group of speakers for this year's Leading Edge Consortium (LEC), “Developing and Enhancing High-Performance Teams.” The 6th annual consortium will take place October 22-23 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, FL.

Registration is now open at

This year's program includes a wide variety of teamwork experts. The confirmed list of speakers includes:   

Michael Beer- Chairman and founder of TruePoint, a research-based management consultancy, and Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, at the Harvard Business School
J. Richard Hackman- Edgar Pierce Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University
Eduardo Salas
-SIOP President and Professor, University of Central Florida
John Mathieu- Department Head, Professor and Cizik Chair in Management, Management Department, University of Connecticut
Deb Cohen-Chief Knowledge Development and Integration Officer at SHRM
Lily Kelly-Radford- Executive Development Group and owner of LEAP Leadership, Atlanta leadership consultancy
Scott Tannenbaum-President, The Group for Organizational Effectiveness

Ruth Wageman- Associate Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth
Casey Haskins- Colonel, United States Army
Kazem Rassouli- Ontario Power Generation
Kate Beatty- Group Manager, Leading Teams and Organizations, Center for Creative Leadership
Michael West- Executive Dean and Professor of Organizational Psychology at Aston Business School, Aston University, United Kingdom

Heidi King- Deputy Director for Department of Defense Patient Safety Program and Program Manager for Healthcare Team Coordination Program in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO) within TRICARE Management Activity (TMA)

The successful Practitioner Speed-Mentoring Event that was held at this year’s annual conference will also be held at the LEC. SIOP welcomes all attendees to join an accomplished panel of mentors at the event to take place 6-7 p.m., October 21, 2010, directly before the LEC reception. At the event, attendees will participate in roundtable discussions with seasoned professionals on predetermined topics. 

Check back to the LEC homepage for more information on this year’s consortium, including up-to-date speaker and program information, partnership opportunities, instructions on how to obtain continuing education credits, and more!

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SIOP Seeks IOP Editor Nominations

SIOP is now soliciting nominations for the position of editor for the Society's journal, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice (IOP). The new editor will be selected by the Publications Board and approved by the Executive Board in September 2011.

The new editor-in-training would begin working with the current editor, Cynthia McCauley, beginning January 2012 and assume duty for three volumes beginning April 2012. The editor must be a SIOP Member or International Affiliate. Any SIOP Member or International Affiliate can nominate for the editorship. Self-nominations are also welcome.

Position Description: Because the format of the journal is relatively novel, the requirements for the editorship are a little different from other editorships. The editor must have:

  • a very broad knowledge of the field and its inhabitants
  • knowledge of the various sides that exist regarding important issues
  • a plan for publishing papers that are high in quality and of interest within and outside I-O  
  • the organizational skills necessary to manage a large journal
  • sufficient time to devote to the journal on a regular and uninterrupted basis for three years

Complete information for nominees is available at

If you are interested in serving as editor of one of SIOP’s most influential publications, or if you know someone who might, submit your nomination via email by January 1, 2011 to Scott Highhouse (, SIOP Publications Officer.

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 New CE/Professional Development Page

The SIOP Continuing Education Committee has launched a new page on the SIOP Web site full of resources pertaining to our CE/professional development program offerings. SIOP seeks to increase participation in CE courses and ensure that our CE opportunities are both relevant and accessible to those who need and want them. The new site can be found at and provides an overview of what SIOP offers for psychologists and human resource professionals.

Additionally, as conference submission time is fast approaching, the CE Committee wishes to notify potential submitters that efforts are now being made to include a checkbox within the submission process for those who may wish for their conference submission to also be considered for HR Certification Institute recertification credits (for PHR/SPHR/GPHR certifications). There are a handful of requirements for submission eligibility, most importantly that the program directly tie in to one or more items in the PHR/SPHR Body of Knowledge. If your submission is a symposium, debate, or master tutorial (no other submission formats are eligible for this opportunity) and it is HR-related, please consider selecting this checkbox when submitting your conference proposal. The conference submission process will open in mid-July and close in mid-September.

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 SIOP Social Media Page Launched

Did you know you can follow SIOP on your favorite social networking sites? You can also connect to SIOP members and professionals through other online platforms, such as SIOP wikis and the Exchange—and now all of these options are available in one place on SIOP’s new Social Media Page!

SIOP offers several ways to interact online and receive timely information about news and upcoming events. Many members are already utilizing various forms of social media. Now you can easily access SIOP’s pages and groups so you can stay connected and network with professionals in your field. The link to SIOP’s new social media page takes the place of the “SIOP Exchange Official I-O Blog” button on the left-hand side of the website, and a link to the blog will now be included in the list of other social media options.

Visit the Social Media page to find out more!

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 EAWOP Call for Papers

The European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) is now accepting papers for the 15th Conference in Maastritcht, Netherlands. This year’s theme is “Decent Work and Beyond.”

EAWOP is requesting professionals involved in the area of work and organizational psychology to submit oral and poster presentations proposals for symposia for their 2011 conference. The proposal should consist of four or five related presentations that include a summary of goals, objectives, and individual abstracts of the symposium. All presenters are required to register for the conference. For guidelines on submitting, please click here.

The deadline to submit proposals is October 15, 2010.

The Conference will be held in Masstritcht, Netherlands, May 25 –28, 2011, and includes a welcome reception, presentations, lunches, and refreshments during breaks. The conference early registration fee is € 550 (approximately $673), and a special rate of € 320 (approximately $392) applies to PhD students. Early registration ends February 15, 2010. After February 15, registration is € 600 and € 345, respectively. This fee also includes a two-year membership to EAWOP.  Register today at

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