April 2012

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** Special Conference Edition**

27th Annual Conference Right Around the Corner!

SIOP’s 27th Annual Conference is just around the corner. Will you be joining us in sunny San Diego? This year’s annual conference will take place April 26-28 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. If you haven’t registered yet, sign up today! If you are already registered and would like to add to your registration, you can do so at the Attendee Service Center.

The highlight of any SIOP conference is its impressive and varied program. This year’s list of sessions and speakers is an impressive one. Notable program features include:

You can easily search all of this year’s sessions with our Searchable Program and Scheduler. Search by topic, title, presenter information, or time, and then add them to your personal schedule to be accessed at the conference through the personal scheduler or the Conference Mobile Planner. The mobile planner is a mobile conference website designed to be viewed on your BlackBerry, iPhone or Android, featuring a searchable program, personal schedule, hotel details, and other information. You can access the mobile planner at m.conference.siop.org or scan this code with your phone: 

Mobile planner made possible by SHRM.

Need Placement?

Finding just the right job or employee can be a difficult, time-consuming process, but SIOP’s Placement Center helps take some of the legwork out of the process by providing employers and job seekers a convenient way to connect at the annual conference. Placement Center will be open at the 27th Annual Conference, April 26-28. Employers and job seekers can sign up for Placement  Center during regular registration. Those already registered for the conference can still sign up through the Attendee Service Center.

Closing on a High Note

The conference will also close with an impressive keynote speaker and closing reception!

Bandura Closing Keynote-SIOP is honored to welcome this year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Albert Bandura. Although Dr. Bandura needs no introduction, he is widely considered one of the most influential psychologists in the world. Dr. Bandura is the David Starr Jordan Professor of Social Science in Psychology (Emeritus) at Stanford University, where he has been since joining the faculty in 1953. Dr. Bandura has received dozens of honorary degrees and awards throughout his career, including many lifetime achievement awards, and has changed the face of psychology through his seminal work on social learning theory, social cognitive theory, and self-efficacy. Needless to say, you will not want to miss the thrill of Dr. Bandura addressing our society.

Closing Reception-
Celebrate the end of a successful conference San Diego-style! The closing reception will be a beach-themed party, fitting for an April night in southern California. All are welcome and encouraged to join us in sending this conference out on a high note!

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Follow the SIOP Conference Online and on Your Phone

Check out SIOP’s social media platforms throughout the 27th annual conference for daily updates, news, photos, and video. During conference week (April 25-28), we will post regularly to SIOP’s Facebook page, Exchange blog, and Twitter.

Facebook: Check Facebook for short posts about events as well as a full album of conference photos. You can also share the conference experience with your Facebook friends by commenting on SIOP's wall or starting discussions.

The Exchange: Read the Exchange for photos and news stories about the conference, with daily posts. After the conference, the Exchange will also feature a follow up story chronicling the events of the week.

Twitter: Follow SIOP on Twitter (SIOPtweets) for up-to-the-minute news, announcements, and tips for making your conference experience a great one! You can also tweet about SIOP and the conference using the hashtag #SIOP12.

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SIOP Sessions Approved for CE Credit

At this year's conference, there will be numerous CE credit opportunities available for licensed psychologists and human resource management professionals. For those seeking CE credit, you must attend the entire session to receive credit.  

HR Certification Institute (PHR, SPHR and GPHR certification)

The conference has been preapproved for 21 hours of general credit toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. SIOP is an HR Certification Institute Approved Provider.  For more information about PHR, SPHR, or GPHR certification or recertification, please visit www.hrci.org.

American Psychological Association
SIOP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. For more information about APA, please visit the APA website. Opportunities for CE credit (some requiring additional registration fees) include:

  • Twelve preconference workshops with 7 credits awarded for attending 2 half-day sessions
  • Four Friday Seminars with 3 credits awarded for attending one session  
  • Theme Track: Science and Practice Perspectives on Contemporary Workplace Discrimination with 5.5 credits awarded for attending the entire day's programming
  • Master Tutorials with varying amounts of credit awarded for attending each session
  • Master Collaboration: Entrepreneurial Personality and Executive Coaching Management through Technology with 1 credit awarded for attending the session

For more info about CE opportunities at the 2012 SIOP conference visit the CE page.

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Space is Filling Up Fast for SIOP Speed Mentoring

Need Mentoring? Come to the Third Annual SIOP Practitioner Speed Mentoring Event! SIOP welcomes all interested practitioners to join in discussions with an accomplished panel of mentors at the third annual Speed Mentoring event, to be held at SIOP’s 27th Annual Conference! To participate in this event, you must be a SIOP Member (Associate, Professional, or International) or Fellow engaged in professional activities.

About Speed Mentoring
The Speed Mentoring Event will begin with an overview of the SIOP Practitioner Mentoring Program and introductions of the mentors participating in the session. Practitioners will then have the opportunity to participate in two 25-minute roundtable topic-driven discussions guided by seasoned mentors. This event is a terrific opportunity for practitioners to seek guidance and wisdom from experienced mentors who have “been there and done that.”

How to Participate
We have limited space for this event and openings are almost full, so please reserve your space by sending an email to Mentoring@siop.org with your NAME, EMPLOYER/ORGANIZATION, and TOP FOUR (4) TOPICS of interest, in rank order. We will reserve a maximum of seven (7) participants for each topic and you will receive confirmation of your participation. To see the complete list of topics, click here.

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Science Advocacy Training at the Conference

Want to make your voice heard on matters that can increase the visibility, use, and reputation of I-O psychological science among major scientific organizations and policymakers? The Scientific Affairs and External Relations committees are pleased to co-sponsor a science advocacy training session at the SIOP conference. The session will be held Friday, April 27 at 3:30 in Betsy BC. We hope to see you there!

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Fun Run Day Changed!

Attention SIOP Conference attendees and Fun Run registrants! The annual SIOP Frank Landy 5K Fun Run has been switched to Friday, April 27, instead of Saturday, April 28, due to a problem with our venue. The race will now take place on Friday, but all other details remain the same.

The race course, just a short walk from the Manchester Grand Hyatt (the conference headquarters hotel), will take you through beautiful Seaport Village along San Diego’s embarcadero. Participants will meet in the lobby of the hotel at 6:15 on Friday and walk to the starting line for a 7:00 am start.

The race fee is $25, which includes a t-shirt. You can register online as you register for the conference. You can register at the conference, but it would help greatly with race planning (and t-shirt ordering) if you registered in advance.

For those already registered for the Fun Run who cannot participate on Friday, you can contact Director of Administrative Services Linda Lentz llentz@siop.org to request a refund.

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IOP Now Accepting Commentaries

Two focal articles have recently been accepted for Volume 5, Issue 4 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 May 25.

The first focal article for this issue is by Francis J. Yammarino, Eduardo Salas, Andra Serban, Kristie Shirreffs, and Marissa L. Shuffler and is titled “Collectivistic Leadership Approaches: Putting the ’We‘ in Leadership Science and Practice.” The second focal article is by Deniz S. Ones and Stephan Dilchert and is titled “Environmental Sustainability at Work: A Call to Action.”

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, www.siop.org. The journal page also contains details on the process of preparing and submitting a commentary. Please contact Editor Cindy McCauley at mccauley@ccl.org with any questions about the commentary process.

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Newest Issue of TIP Available Online

The April 2012 issue of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP) is now available online. You can read this full issue here, or check the TIP webpage for more information and archives.

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