November 2011

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The Reality of Working Virtually

The 2011 Leading Edge Consortium (LEC), “The Virtual Workforce: Designing, Leading, and Optimizing,” brought out some of the best and brightest in the virtual work field October 14 and 15 at the historic Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, Kentucky!

Chaired by Kurt Kraiger, with Practice Chair Andrea Goldberg, Science Chair Lori Foster Thompson, and Research Chair Allen Kraut, the 2011 LEC was a weekend full of excellent speakers, informative presentations, and numerous opportunities to participate in the discussion of the virtual workforce.
Attendees heard from 15 speakers on topics including social business, people analytics, virtual collaboration, unified talent management, managing global teams virtually, telecommuting, technology for an aging workforce, enterprise 2.0, advancements in training, and best practices in developing and implementing technology–enhanced assessment. Attendees came from across the United States and the world, with some traveling from as far as Turkey and Belgium to attend the event.

For photos of the LEC, visit SIOP’s Exchange blog and Facebook!

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SIOP Officer Elections Begin!

Voting for the newest additions to SIOP’s leadership will begin November 1. Voting members will receive an e-mail with instructions for voting and a list of the candidates. All voting will take place online and will run thought midnight EST November 30. SIOP voting member will be choosing who will fill the following Executive Board positions:

1. President-Elect
2. Financial Officer/Secretary
3. Publications Officer-IOP Journal, Organizational Frontiers and Professional Practice series, and the Publications Board
4. Membership Services Officer-Awards, Committee on Ethnic & Minority Affairs, Fellowship, LGBT (ad hoc), Membership, Placement, and JobNet

Members will be sent a link when the elections site opens. The link will also be available on the SIOP website. Check this week for a full story with more information on the elections and candidates!

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SIOP Foundation Funding Opportunities Open

The SIOP Foundation is now accepting applications for the following funding opportunities:

  • Small Grant Program. Provides a pool of $25,000 in funding for SIOP members in support of research-related activities that are of interest to both academics and practitioners. The maximum size for any one grant is $7,500.
  • Graduate Student Scholarships (GSS).  The SIOP Foundation will provide $12,500 of scholarships in 2012 to graduate students in I-O or a related field to assist students with the costs of carrying out their dissertation work. The top rated application will receive the Lee Hakel Scholarship designation, which comes with a $3,500 award.  In honor of a SIOP legend, the Mary L. Tenopyr Graduate Student Scholarship will be awarded to the 2nd highest rated applicant, who will receive a $3,000 award. Two additional scholarships, each for $3,000, will also be awarded.
  • Sidney A. Fine Grant for Research on Job Analysis. Supports research that will further the usefulness of analytic strategies to study jobs, especially as to the nature of job content and organizational structures in which work is performed. The maximum size of the grant awarded in 2012 will be $5,000.

Additional information regarding each opportunity's focus, eligibility criteria, and submission guidelines can be found here. Awards will be presented at the 27th SIOP Annual Conference in 2012 in San Diego.

Proposals can be submitted here by December 15, 2011. If you have any questions, please contact Awards Committee Chair Leaetta Hough at

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Save the Date: SIOP Hawaii 2014

As winter approaches, take time to think about sunnier days in a tropical climatelike the 2014 SIOP annual conference, to be held in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii!

The 2014 conference will take place at the Hilton Hawaiian Villages resort, 22 acres of oceanfront paradise that includes 5 pools (including Waikiki's largest Super Pool), diverse dining options (with 20 restaurants and lounges), and beautiful views.

Save the date and make plans for an extended stay!

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Sara Rynes Receives Losey Award

Sara L. Rynes, the John F. Murray Professor of Management and Organizations in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, has been awarded the 2011 Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The $50,000 award honors Rynes’ contributions to human resource management, where her career work has established her as one of the field’s most respected researchers. She is the first woman to receive the award, which was created in 2002 and is named for Michael R. Losey, a former president and CEO of SHRM. Eight of the nine Losey Award winners are members of SIOP. Read more on the SIOP website here.

Congratulations Sara!

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Submit Your Photos to TIP

Have you taken any great photos lately? If so, here’s your chance to get them published! SIOP is accepting photo submissions for the cover of upcoming issues of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP).

Amateur and professional photographers who are SIOP members, Student Affiliates, or staff are welcome to submit photos. Simply snap your shots and login here to submit them. Photos are considered on a rolling basis, so send yours in today!

Photos will be chosen on the basis of creativity and photographic quality. The SIOP Administrative Office and TIP editor will select final cover photos; all decisions are final. Please visit the TIP cover photo page for details on how to submit your photos. View previous TIP covers on the TIP Online page.

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Announcements (click a link for more information) 

Israel OB Conference- Early Registration: Ends November 1

Third Biennial IWP International Conference on Work, Well-being and Performance- Deadline for Submissions: November 18

International Conference of Global Human Resource Management: November 22-25

2012 APA Convention-Call for Submissions: Due December 1   

International Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology: December 1-3

CODAPAR-Deadline for Interdivisional Grants: December 2