May/June 2012 

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SIOP is a Success in San Diego! 

Industrial-organizational psychologists turned out by the thousands for the 27th Annual SIOP Conference last month, achieving the third highest attendance ever, with more than 4,100 attendees!

The 2012 conference was held April 26-28 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. The conference included hundreds of sessions and posters on nearly any topic related to the workplace, as well as workshops, a speed-mentoring event, Friday Seminars, a Thursday theme track, and several elegant receptions. For photos and more information about this year's conference, visit SIOP.org, The SIOP Exchange, and Facebook. SIOP covered the conference extensively through social media this year. 
 
 
Profile Photos: If you had your professional profile photo taken at the conference booth, download it and use it now! Instructions can be found on my.SIOP.
 
The 28th annual conference will take place April 11-13, 2013 in Houston, Texas at the Hilton Americas-Houston. We are also busy planning the 2014 conference, which will take place May 15-17, 2014 at the beautiful Hilton Hawaiian Villages Honolulu, Hawaii! It’s never too early to start planning these two conferences.
 
We hope to see you there!
 

 Congratulations New Fellows and Award Winners 
 
During the opening plenary at this year’s annual conference, Fellows Chair Wally Borman presented the newest additions to SIOP’s most prestigious group of members.
Society Fellows are distinguished industrial and organizational psychologists who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in I-O psychology, through research, practice, teaching, administration, and/or professional service. This year SIOP recognized 23 outstanding I-O psychologists as SIOP Fellows:
 
Peter A. Bamberger
Joan P. Brannick
Gilad Chen
Kenneth P. De Meuse
Richard P. DeShon 
Michelle K. Duffy
Laura L. Koppes Bryan
Ronald S. Landis
Debra A. Major
Frederick L. Oswald
Marian N. Ruderman 
Deborah E. Rupp
Christina E. Shalley 
Kimberly A. Smith-Jentsch
Greg L. Stewart
Lori Foster Thompson 
Suzanne Tsacoumis 
Chad H. Van Iddekinge
Jeffrey B. Vancouver 
Ruth Wageman
Jeff A. Weekley
Mina Westman
Michael J. Zickar
 
SIOP and the Foundation also presented a number of awards at this year's conference, including six distinguished award winners. Awards Chair Leaetta Hough presented the following distinguished awards:
 
Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award: Practice-Jennifer L. Geimer, HumRRO
Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award: Science-Mo Wang, University of Florida
Distinguished Professional Contributions Award-Eduardo Salas, University of Central Florida
Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award-Talya N. Bauer, Portland State University
Distinguished Service Contributions Award-Donald M. Truxillo, Portland State University
Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award-Robert G. Lord, University of Akron

For a complete list of award winners, read the article here. For information about the next round of award nominations, click here.
 
Congratulations everyone!
 

It's Time to Renew Your Dues 
 
May is SIOP membership renewal month! The new membership year has begun, and it runs from May 1, 2012 through April 30, 2013. To continue receiving the numerous benefits of SIOP membership, please make your dues payment by June 30, 2012. Unpaid memberships will be deactivated as of July 1, 2012, so make sure you renew your dues today!
 
SIOP is the premier international society dedicated solely to your field of work and study—industrial-organizational psychology. SIOP offers valuable benefits and resources specifically geared for I-O psychologists to help keep your career moving forward.  Read about the advantages of your SIOP membership here.
 
Professional member dues are $69 and student and retiree dues are $34.50. You can renew your dues online, by mail, or by fax by clicking here. If you cannot remember your username and password, go to the dues site and request that they be sent to the e-mail address SIOP has on record for you. Upon payment, you will be prompted to review the biographical information.  Please do so, as it is important that we list you properly in the SIOP Member Directory, mail SIOP publications to you at the correct address, and so on. That’s all it takes to continue your membership in the premier organization for industrial-organizational psychology!
 
Questions about membership can be directed to Tracy Vanneman at tvanneman@siop.org. You can also contact the SIOP Administrative Office at (419) 353-0032.
 

 Want to Get Involved in SIOP? 
 
Volunteer for a SIOP Committee! One of the best ways to become more involved in SIOP is through committee service.  With only a small administrative staff and a membership of over 8,000, SIOP relies heavily on volunteers to support and maintain the organization’s vitality. When you volunteer for a SIOP committee, you are taking an active role in furthering the initiatives of your professional association and advancing the field of industrial-organizational psychology in general.

The annual SIOP committee-forming period will begin soon, and we now invite you to submit your volunteer application via the online SIOP Committee Volunteer System (CVS).* Committee chairs will use the CVS to locate potential volunteers in the coming months, with a July deadline to submit committee rosters. Please act soon and submit your volunteer application to ensure you are properly considered for membership on the committees that most interest you. A list of SIOP committees can be found here.

It’s easy to submit your volunteer application. Click here!

For technical assistance when using the CVS online program, please contact Emeka Ewuzie at eewuzie@siop.org or 419-353-0032. For questions about volunteering, membership or SIOP in general please contact siop@siop.org.

*If you are currently serving on a committee and wish to continue to serve on that committee, please disregard this email. Chairs will deal with their current volunteers directly.

 

2013 SIOP Awards Nominations Open

SIOP and the SIOP Foundation are pleased to announce that several awards are now open for nominations through June 30, 2012. We encourage you to take the time now to nominate at least one deserving individual (or paper) for one of the following awards:

Distinguished Professional Contributions Award
Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award
Distinguished Service Contributions Award
Distinguished Early Career Contributions – Practice Award
Distinguished Early Career Contributions - Science Award
Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award
S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award
William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award
M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace
Raymond A. Katzell Award in I-O Psychology
Wiley Award for Excellence in Survey Research
Hogan Award for Personality and Work Performance
Jeanneret Award for Excellence in the Study of Individual or Group Assessment

The Awards committee has updated the criteria for the Professional Contributions Award and the Distinguished Early Career Practice Award to better define the criteria by which the recipients will be judged. In addition, the timeframe which defines the Early Career in a practice setting has been increased to 10 years.

Please help us recognize those who make important contributions to our field and our society by nominating deserving individuals for our awards! You may nominate more than one individual for an award, and you may make nominations for multiple awards. For more information on criteria and nomination procedures, please view it online here.

Please begin your nomination today!
 

SIOP to Help Military Members Transition to Civilian Employment

SIOP is currently seeking volunteers for a pilot program that will help members of the military who are transitioning into the civilian workforce.

The US military is currently experiencing its largest demobilization in history. The conclusion of the war in Iraq and de-escalation of fighting in Afghanistan combined with budgetary downsizing of the armed forces is pushing tens of thousands of service members out of the military. Most of these individuals will look for civilian employment, but their prospects do not look good: Veterans of the military are experiencing an unemployment rate higher than their civilian counterparts.  Part of the reason for this unemployment is the difficulty they have translating their military experiences into competencies that civilian employers can understand.  Further, military personnel often lack an understanding of the civilian job search process and organizations’ hiring processes. SIOP members are uniquely positioned to provide help in these areas.

Nathan Ainspan, leader of the Military Transition Project, is seeking 10 SIOP members to help with a short-term pilot project to conduct a proof-of-concept effort for this type of project. Volunteers will be paired with veterans and will advise them on how to translate their military experience to concepts that are relevant to the civilian workforce. Volunteers will be required to participate in a training session to prepare them for their role.

The lessons learned from this pilot will be used to scale up the project to include more SIOP volunteers. For more information, read a full article about this project May 23-30 on the SIOP website!

If you would like to volunteer for the pilot program, please send a resume and a brief statement of interest to Nathan Ainspan at nate@ainspan.com
 

2012 LEC Discusses Environmental Sustainability
 
SIOP’s 2012 Leading Edge Consortium, to take place October 19 and 20 in New Orleans, is devoted to advancing research and enhancing the practice of environmental sustainability in work settings through employees.

Organizations are increasingly concluding that environmental sustainability is central to their missions. As organizations transform to minimize, mitigate, and neutralize their environmental impact, I-O psychology is uniquely positioned to aid in these efforts.

This meeting will bring together an interdisciplinary team of experts and keynote speakers from industry, psychological research, the environmental sciences, and consulting. Sessions will address both interdisciplinary aspects and how I-O science and practice can contribute, the business case for environmental sustainability, and how sustainability can become a competitive advantage, as well as specific issues relevant to I-O practitioners.
 
To find out more, visit the LEC page on SIOP.org!


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