September 2011

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LEC CE Credit Opportunities Announced

SIOP is pleased to announce that at "The Virtual Workforce: Designing, Leading, and Optimizing,” SIOP’s 7th annual Leading Edge Consortium, attendees will be eligible for 8 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

This is in addition to the 10 CE credits for psychologists (those needing CE for licensure, professional development, liability insurance, or other purposes) available to eligible attendees.* For more information on CE credits, visit the LEC CE Page.

This year’s LEC will take place October 14-15 at the historic Seelbach Hilton. The event will cover a wide range of issues, including presentations on 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. Courtney Hunt (founder of the Social Media in Organizations [SMinOrgs] Community) and Wayne Cascio will serve as keynote speakers.

To register, please click here. For the latest information, including an agenda, speaker list, presentation abstracts, and bios, visit the Leading Edge Consortium page.

*SIOP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  SIOP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Additionally, SIOP holds HR Certification Institute Approved Provider status.

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 2012 Conference Proposals Due September 14

If you are interested in presenting at the 2012 SIOP annual conference, time is running out to submit your proposal!

The 27th annual conference will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego April 26-28, 2012. 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 14, 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!

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Fellows Nominations Now Open

The Fellow Status nomination process is now online and ready for use. November 1, 2011 is the deadline for nomination of SIOP Fellows. Nominators must be Members of SIOP, but not necessarily Fellows.

Nominees for Fellow Status must:

•    Be SIOP Members or International Affiliates for no less than 2 years at the time of election
•    Have received their PhD at least 10 years previously, and
•    Have made unusual and outstanding contributions to I-O psychology. 

SIOP Fellows can come from all I-O areas and from all employment settings. APA (and SIOP) recognizes several bases for Fellowship: Research, Teaching, Administration, Professional Service, and Practice. The common criterion in every case is demonstrated outstanding contribution. Fellowship is recognition by one’s peers of that contribution; Fellow nominees must be endorsed by at least 3 SIOP Fellows.  Members do not nominate themselves; they must be nominated by another SIOP Member or Fellow who coordinates the submission of the required nomination materials on the Fellow Status Online Nomination Tool.   

The Fellowship Committee reviews all candidates and makes its recommendations to the SIOP Executive Committee.  New Fellows will be announced at the 2012 SIOP Conference in San Diego.

Detailed procedures
for nominating SIOP Fellows, and for APA and APS Fellowship, are available on the SIOP Web site. For additional information or clarification, feel free to contact Fellows Chair Wally Borman at

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Editors Sought for SIOP Book Series

SIOP is now soliciting nominations for two editor positions: SIOP Organizational Frontier Series and SIOP Professional Practice Series. The new series editors will be selected by the SIOP 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 5 years. Duties and responsibilities of the editor positions 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. Further information and qualifications can be found here.
Nominations and self-nominations should be sent via email by January 1, 2012 to: Scott Highhouse (, Publications Officer, SIOP.

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International Affairs Committee Launches Wiki Page

The SIOP International Affairs Committee (IAC) has recently launched a new resource for members who wish to learn about the international I-O community--a new Wiki page!

The International Affairs Committee recently launched its publicly available wiki page, which include information such as committee and subcommittee rosters, member profiles, committee goals, photos, international conference listings, and a special “search by country” section that allows members to search for TIP articles and other information regarding specific countries.

To get to the committee's wiki page, visit, click the “SIOP Committees” link on the left-hand side of the page, and click on “International Affairs Committee.” The “Search by Country” option is listed on the committee’s main page.

For information about building a committee wiki page, please contact Stephany Schings Below at

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Announcements (click a link for more information)

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Biennial EO, Diversity, and Culture Research Symposium: Paper Deadline Sept. 1, Panels Due Sept. 15

Research in Organizational Sciences Series: Submissions Due Sept. 9

APA Dissertation Research and Early Grad Student Research Awards: Deadline Sept. 15

River Cities I-O Psychology Conference: Submission Deadline Sept. 16