SIOP NewsBrief

January 2011

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SIOP Conference Registration Nears

Registration for the 2011 SIOP Annual Conference opens in January with an early registration rate that continues through February 15. Don’t miss out on the early registration discount—plan to register in January and reserve your place at SIOP’s 26th Annual Conference!
SIOP 2011 will be held in Chicago April 14-16 with workshops April 13. While you are registering for the conference, you can also book your hotel room through the SIOP Web site.
Partnership Opportunities
There are also opportunities left for anyone interested in becoming a conference partner. Support SIOP and I-O by sponsoring a coffee break, the Frank Landy 5K Fun Run, or a one of SIOP’s elegant receptions. Sponsorships on conference materials such as bags and inserts are also available, but in order to receive all the benefits of your partnership and assure your representation on the list of sponsors in the conference program, SIOP must receive your order by January 11, 2011, so visit the
SIOP Partner Page today!
Conference Submission Corrections
The SIOP Program Committee and the proposal reviewers have completed their work, and the selection of submissions for inclusion in SIOP's 26th Annual Conference has been finalized. To find out the status of your submission, click here and sign in using your SIOP username and password. If you have difficulty signing on to the site, please contact Larry Nader at Only submitters have access to this site, so it is your responsibility to share the results with your fellow participants.
If your submission has been accepted, please check over the information (e.g., names and affiliations) carefully and send ANY changes/corrections to the SIOP Administrative Office at This is a reminder that changes are due today, December 17, 2010. SIOP cannot guarantee that changes submitted after this date will be able to be made.

Congratulations New SIOP Officers!
SIOP is pleased to announce the following results of the recent officer elections:
SIOP President (2012-2013): Douglas Reynolds
Conferences and Programs Officer: Julie Olson-Buchanan
Communications Officer: Michael Zickar
Research and Science Officer: Steven Rogelberg

IOP Editor Applications Due January 1
SIOP is now soliciting nominations for the position of editor of 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 assumes 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 3 years

Complete information for nominees is available here
. 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 e-mail by January 1, 2011 to Scott Highhouse (, SIOP Publications Officer.

End-of-Year SIOP Store Clearance
We are clearing the SIOP Store’s shelves—so why not stock yours? We are offering discounts of up to 65% off select I-O books from now through January 5, 2011. These prices are available while our supplies last. This is your opportunity to add more titles to your I-O resource library at greatly reduced prices. Customers purchasing one or more clearance items will also receive a free SIOP mouse pad!
While you are shopping, be sure to check out recent titles in the SIOP Professional Practice Series, including Advancing Executive Coaching, Handbook of Workplace Assessment and Going Global. SIOP members receive 20% off the publisher list price of SIOP Series books year-round.
Start shopping now by visiting the SIOP Store. Use the search function on the left side menu to search for books with “Clearance” in the title or see the complete list of clearance titles here!

SIOP Teachers Bureau Survey

Several years ago, many SIOP members volunteered to take part in an Ambassador Program, in which I-O faculty members volunteered to travel to local high schools, Psi Chi chapters at schools with no I-O program, or other organizations (e.g., libraries) and give talks about I-O psychology.
The Education and Training (E&T) Committee of SIOP is resurrecting this program. Because there is now another SIOP Ambassador Program, we have renamed our program the Teachers' Bureau.
If you are interested in participating in the Teachers' Bureau, we ask you to please take five minutes to complete the following survey, which will ask for basic contact information, by January 15, 2011. We will compile a list of volunteers by states and regions, and then post this in an Excel file downloadable from the SIOP website.
The mission of the Teachers' Bureau is to help spread the word about I-O psychology to folks who might otherwise not hear about our field. If you want to be part of this, we would ask that you a) be willing to provide your contact information and be contacted; b) agree to volunteer to give a talk if a school or other organization close to you asks for a speaker; and c) share with others about the field of and careers in I-O psychology.
If you would like to participate,
please complete the survey

New Psychology at Work Series
Sometimes one of the most difficult things for I-O psychologists to explain to non-I-O psychologists is what exactly it is that they do.
SIOP’s new series, Psychology at Work, is a list of member profiles related to better explaining the myriad career paths and research interests explored by SIOP members as well as the numerous contributions and innovations the field of I-O psychology has made to the workplace. For each profile, we delve into the job of a SIOP member to gain a greater depth of insight into what they do, who they work with, how their work affects others, and why they believe I-O psychology matters.
This series has just recently launched, but we will be adding more profiles as time goes by, so check back to the Psychology at Work page to read more!

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HS-STEM Summer Internship Applications Due Jan. 5

APA Executive Branch Science Fellow Apps. Due Jan. 7

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EAWOP “Selection and Assessment” Small Group Meeting: Jan. 15

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