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Got Visibility?

Wendy S. Becker
University at Albany

Got Visibility? Thats the question that Visibility Committee members asked SIOP attendees in Los Angeles. I-O psychologists explored individual strategies to increase the visibility of their research and practice in a panel discussion. Gaining Visibility for Your Work: Learn from the Experts was chaired by Wendy Becker and Mary Kelly and featured Bill Byham, Leaetta Hough, Frank Landy, Ed Salas, and Ben Schneider. Strategies from the session are written up in an article by Clif Boutelle in the current issue of TIP.

SIOP will sponsor a fall consortium for leading-edge thinkers, researchers, HR executives, and philosophers. Leadership at the Top: The Selection, Globalization, and Ethics of Executive Talent will take place at the Westin St. Louis, St. Louis, MO on October 2829, 2005. The programming committee consists of Leaetta Hough, David Campbell, and Rob Silzer. More information can be found at www.siop.org/lec.

SIOP is represented by Nils Olsen at monthly meetings of APAs Decade of Behavior. This is a multidisciplinary initiative to focus the talents, energy, and creativity of the behavioral and social sciences on meeting significant societal challenges. Several current initiatives may be of interest to SIOP members:

The Decade of Behavior Research Award recognizes high-caliber research that has had a demonstrated impact on policy or society at large, has contributed to the use of social and behavioral science knowledge in policy settings, or has enhanced public understanding of behavioral or social science principles. Up to five research awards are given annually. The theme for 2005 is safety. Deadline: August 15, 2005. More information: http://www.decadeofbehavior.org/award/index.cfm    

The Decade of Behavior Distinguished Lecture Program offers support for major addresses that stretch the boundaries of traditional disciplinary focus and that promote a cross-disciplinary approach. Deadline: August 15, 2005. More information: http://www.decadeofbehavior.org/dls/index.cfm        

Clif Boutelle uses NewsWise, a media service, to publicize SIOP members research. Clif was successful in attracting national media attention to our conference this year. Contact Clif at boutelle@siop.org to have your research and practice featured. 

SIOPs 2006 spring conference in Dallas will feature media training for SIOP attendees. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting opportunity. 

The Visibility Committees mission is to enhance SIOPs identity, get I-O stories into the media, and to gain visibility for SIOP with a wider audience. 

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