August 2011

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LEC Early Registration Deadline Approaching!

Time is running out to save on registration for this year's SIOP Leading Edge Consortium (LEC)! Early registration ends August 29. Save your spot here today!

This October 14-15, “The Virtual Workforce: Designing, Leading, and Optimizing” will bring together thought leaders from academia and practice to discuss virtual work and exchange ideas and expertise in this exciting field. SIOP’s 7th Annual LEC, will include a series of engaging presentations and discussions of virtual work and virtual collaboration, virtual teams, social media, and the use of technology for recruitment, selection, performance, and management.

This year’s Consortium will take place at the Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, Kentucky. Registration is $425 on or before August 29 and $495 thereafter, so be sure to take advantage of the early registration rate and register today! 

Need CE Credit?
SIOP is pleased to announce that at the LEC, attendees will be eligible for 10 hours of APA continuing education credit for psychology licensure and other purposes. For more information on CE credits, please visit the LEC CE page.

New Editors Sought for SIOP Book Series
SIOP is now soliciting nominations for two editor positions: SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series and SIOP Professional Practice Series. The new editors will be selected by the Publications Board, and approved by the Executive Board in April, 2012.
The new editors-in-training would begin working with the current editors immediately after the April 2012 announcement. The term is for five years. Duties and responsibilities of the editors are described below. An 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.

Click here for more information and
requirements of each editor position!

Nominations and self-nominations should be sent via email by January 1, 2012 to: Scott Highhouse (, Publications Officer, SIOP.

Submit Your Proposal for SIOP 2012
The online submission of proposals is now open for the 2012 SIOP annual conference, which will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego April 26-28, 2012. Paid SIOP members should have already received reminder e-mails with information about the submission process.
The Call for Proposals is available here. You will not need your username and password to access the Call for Proposals, but you will need your username and password to submit proposals and you will need to have paid your 2012 dues. (Haven’t paid your dues yet? Pay here!)

This year’s submission deadline is Wednesday, September
14, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
It may be easy to toss reminders aside and put off submitting your proposal until September, but SIOP history shows that may not be such a good idea. Find out why you should submit your proposal early by reading more here!

IOP Commentaries Due August 22
Two focal articles have recently been accepted for Volume 5, Issue 1 of SIOP’s journal, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. They are now available for comment on the SIOP website

The deadline for commentary submissions is August 22, 2011.

The first focal article for this issue is by Scott I. Tannenbaum, John E. Mathieu, Eduardo Salas, and Debra Cohen and is titled “Teams Are Changing: Are Research and Practice Evolving Fast Enough?” The second focal article is by Robert E. Ployhart and is titled “The Psychology of Competitive Advantage: An Adjacent Possibility.”
The focal articles can be downloaded by clicking on the Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice link in the publications dropdown menu of the SIOP Web site, 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.
We look forward to your submissions!


New Article Published in SIOP-SHRM Collaboration
SIOP and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have made another contribution recently toward putting I-O psychology into the hands of HR practitioners. The organizations recently published the second article in a research collaboration effort between the two societies.
“Skill-Based Pay,” written by Gerald E. Ledford, Jr., president of the Redondo Beach-based Ledford Consulting Network, LLC, and SIOP Fellow Herbert G. Heneman III, Dickson-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Business in the Management and Human Resources Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, is the second article produced through “Publication and Dissemination of Science to Practice: A Research Collaboration Between the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).”
Both articles and more information about the collaboration can be found on SIOP-SHRM Collaboration page here!

Adam Grant Receives APA Early Career Award
This June, the American Psychological Association (APA) named SIOP Member Adam Grant recipient of a 2011 APA Distinguished Scientific Award for his early career contributions to psychology. The awards recognize both senior and early career researchers for major contributions to psychological science.

APA awarded Grant the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, which honors early career scientists for contributions in the first 9 years post-PhD.

The recipients will accept their awards at a ceremony at the 2011 APA Convention in Washington, D.C. and will be guests of honor at the Science Directorate’s reception at the convention.

To read a full story on Grant and the award, click here!


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PsycAdvocates Day: August 4

APA Science Student Council Informal Mentor Event: August 5

Call for Manuscripts-Research in Organizational Sciences: September 9 

APA Dissertation and Early Graduate Student Awards: Applications Due September 15 

Journal of Organizational Behavior Call for Papers:  Due October 15