July 2011

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Register Today for “The Virtual Workforce”!

Registration is now open for “The Virtual Workforce: Designing, Leading, and Optimizing,” which will take place October 14-15, 2011 at the Hilton Seelbach in Louisville, Kentucky.  
SIOP’s 7th annual LEC will bring together thought leaders from academia and practice in a day-and-a-half event focusing on the exciting topic of the virtual workforce. Speakers will discuss virtual work and collaboration, social media, and technology for recruitment, selection, performance, and management, among other topics. 
Register for “The Virtual Workforce” today!
This year’s consortium will explore various issues as well as the newest practice and research on the topic of the virtual workforce, with General Chair Kurt Kraiger, Practice Chair Andrea Goldberg, Science Chair Lori Foster Thompson, and Research Chair Allen Kraut. Courtney Hunt (founder of the Social Media in Organizations (SMinOrgs) Community) and SIOP Fellow Wayne Cascio will serve keynote speakers. For a complete list of speakers, click here.
CE Credit Opportunity

Attendees of the 2011 Leading Edge Consortium will likely be eligible for continuing education credit. For more details, visit the CE Credit Page.

For more information, including updates to the speaker list, bios, and sessions, visit the Leading Edge Consortium page at www.siop.org/lec!

Remember to Renew Your SIOP Dues 

You made a wise investment in your career when you joined SIOP. Now it is time to renew that commitment. With your annual dues payment of only $69 (professional members) or $34.50 (students/retirees), you will continue receiving membership benefits from the professional association of choice for those in industrial-organizational psychology and related fields.  

Please renew your dues here!

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here! Please make your dues payment on or before June 30, 2011. Unpaid memberships will be deactivated as of July 1, 2011. Thanks in advance for your membership renewal! 


2011 Conference DVDs Now Available
Select highly reviewed sessions from the 2011 SIOP Annual Conference are now available for purchase. The conference DVD-ROM is Mac and PC compatible and features audio synchronized with presentation slides, as well as video for the opening and closing plenary sessions. For a complete list of recorded sessions, visit the Conference DVD page here.  To order now, visit http://www.associationarchives.com/SITES/siop

Alliance Launch and Call for Participation

Milt Hakel, President, Alliance for Organizational Psychology 
EAWOP is in agreement with Division 1 and SIOP, and thus the Alliance for Organizational Psychology is now a reality! Its governing body will meet sometime yet this year to initiate its formal operations.
Each of the founding partners will now appoint three representatives to the Alliance. They and the previously identified officers (Arnold Bakker as Secretary General, Jose Maria Peiro as Treasurer, and yours truly as President) will meet to make the decisions needed to transform the ideas presented in the Governance Plan and its Addendum into the lean, flexible and responsive federation envisioned by the founding partners.Read more.

Sheldon Zedeck Wins IOBC Award 
SIOP Fellow and Past President Sheldon Zedeck, professor of psychology (emeritus) at the University of California – Berkeley, has been awarded the 2011 Israel Organizational Behavior Conference (IOBC) Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award will be granted in December during a special reception at the first Israel Organizational Behavior Conference at the Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration at Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
The IOBC, to take place December 21-22, 2011 on the topic of "Relational Issues in Management," will offer a unique opportunity to present innovative ideas and explore recent developments on "relational" issues in management. SIOP members Adam Grant and Linn van Dyne will serve as keynote speakers at the event. For more details, visit the conference website.

TIP-TOPics Student Column Deadline July 11
TIP-TOPics is a graduate student editorial column published in the Industrial Organizational Psychologist (TIP) on a quarterly basis. The column provides information and advice relevant to SIOP’s student membership and has historically been very popular.
The editorial columnist(s) can be an individual or group, and the groups may be made up of students from the same school or different schools; however you must be current Student Affiliates of SIOP in good standing. The TIP-TOPics columnist(s) will have a 2-year tenure beginning with the October 2011 issue and ending with the July 2013 issue. Columnists must be graduate students throughout this timeframe; thus all prospective columnists should be at least 2 years from graduation. Columns are approximately 2,000 words, due 4 times a year (August 1, November 1, February 1 and May 1), and written according to APA guidelines.
Submission Information
Statement of interest and one letter of recommendation (from a faculty member who is familiar with the work of the potential columnist/s) should be sent via email to Lisa Steelman (lsteelma@fit.edu) by July 11, 2011. The statement of interest should at a minimum address the following: 1) all potential columnist names and school affiliation and 2) how you will approach the content, style and structure of the column, including a few potential column topics.

Visibility Committee Launches New Resource
The SIOP Visibility Committee is proud to introduce a new resource for marketing the contribution of I-O psychologists. Intended for audiences ranging from HR professionals to mid-level managers to senior executives, the new and improved Professionals Tab on the SIOP website provides an overview of the wide variety of services I-O's can provide to organizations. The site is organized by five stages of the employee lifecycle (e.g., Selection Systems, Performance Management, etc.), and within each section SIOP members have create d a description of the process in layman's terms, as well as specific examples of how an I-O psychologist's contribution could add value to an organization. Each section is rounded out by a sample case study that links I-O work to bottom line business performance.
The site is available for access by non-members. We encourage you to share it with your current or future clients or leaders within your organization to increase the understanding of the unique contribution I-O psychologists can provide. Check out the new Professionals Tab today!

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Announcements (click a link for more information)

Renew Dues

IPAC 2011 D.C. Conference: Capital Ideas for Assessment-July 17–July 20

Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology-Nominations Due August 20

Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award: Nominations Due December 1, 2011

American Psychological Foundation Gold Medal Awards-Nominations Due December 1, 2011

The First Israel Organizational Behavior Conference (IOBC) December 21-22, 2011