SIOP NewsBrief

October 2010

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There's Still Time to Sign Up for the LEC!

There’s still time to register for SIOP’s 6th Annual Leading Edge Consortium (LEC), “Developing and Enhancing High-Performance Teams.” Take a step to enhance your career by reserving your seat today!

Register for the LEC online here.

The 6th Annual Leading Edge Consortium will take place October 22-23, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa, Florida.

This 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. For more information about the program, including a complete speaker list and presentation abstracts, visit the Leading Edge Consortium page.

This year’s LEC will also feature numerous opportunities for networking and discussion as well as opportunities to earn continuing education credits. For more information, including hotel reservations, the agenda and list of speakers, as well as information on how to obtain CE credits, visit the LEC page here.

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Need Mentoring? 

SIOP welcomes interested practitioners to join an accomplished panel of mentors for some “speed mentoring” in conjunction with the upcoming Leading Edge Consortium  (LEC) in Tampa, Florida.  This Speed Mentoring Session will take place Thursday, October 21, 2010, from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Sandhill Crane Room of the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, immediately preceding the LEC Welcome Reception.

At the Speed Mentoring Session, practitioners will have the opportunity to participate in two separate 25-minute roundtable discussions with one or two seasoned professionals on pre-determined topics of interest. This event is a terrific opportunity for practitioners to seek guidance, knowledge, and wisdom from mentors who have “been there and done that.”

For a full list of mentoring topics, click here!

There is limited space and openings for this event, so please reserve your space as soon as possible. To sign up, respond via email to Mentoring@siop.org with your NAME, EMPLOYER/ORGANIZATION, and THE TOP FOUR (4) TOPICS you would like to receive mentoring on, in rank order. We will reserve a maximum of five (5) participants for each topic, and these will be filled on a first come-first serve basis. Upon receipt of your request, you will receive confirmation of your participation.

The speed mentoring event is the first step in implementing the SIOP Practitioner Mentoring Program, which also includes Group Mentoring and Virtual Mentoring events that will be introduced later in the year. If you have any questions about the Speed Mentoring Event, or the SIOP Practitioner Mentoring Program in general, please contact Mark Poteet at mlpoteet@verizon.net.

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Foundation Funding Opportunities Open Oct. 4

Starting Monday, October 4, 2010, SIOP will begin accepting proposals for the following SIOP Foundation student and member awards, grants, scholarships, and fellowships:

• 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.

Beginning October 4, proposals should be submitted online here by December 15, 2010. Please direct all questions regarding research funding to Awards Committee Chair Anna Erickson, aerickson@questarweb.com.

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Recommend IOP to Your Library

Help SIOP expand access to and readership of its premier journal, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice (IOP). Recommend the journal to your library today!

It’s easy. You can ask your university or local library to subscribe to the journal by filling out a form on the publisher’s website here. Check the boxes that represent the reason you would like your library to purchase a journal subscription and the details you provide will be sent to your librarian.

Subscription questions can be directed to Stephany Schings Below at sbelow@siop.org. For other questions regarding IOP, contact Editor Cindy McCauley at mccauley@ccl.org.

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SIOP Officer Nominations Close Sept. 30

The deadline for nominations for elected positions on SIOP’s Executive Board is midnight EDT September 30, 2010. Positions open for nomination are:

• President-Elect
• Conference and Programs Officer-Includes the SIOP conference, workshops, Leading Edge Consortium, APA conference program, and APS conference program.
• Communications Officer-Website, TIP, newsletters, e-mail and any other electronic communication including podcasts, blogs, bulletin boards, etc.
• Research and Science Officer-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, writing of white papers on topics important to SIOP members; includes institutional research.

Submit your nominations today!

You will need your username and password to nominate. If you cannot remember your username and password go to the nomination site and request that they be e-mailed to you.

All nominees must be members in good standing (current dues paid). All officer positions are three-year terms. These positions are currently held by Suzanne Tsacoumis, Doug Reynolds, and Tammy Allen, respectively.

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