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Visibility Update

Wendy S. Becker
University at Albany

Visibility has been busy helping SIOPs Fall Consortium Program Committee to get the word out about the upcoming consortium. 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.

Advertisements about the fall consortium were placed in the following: Counseling Psychology Journal (APAs Div 17), APA Monitor, HR Planning Journal, and Directors & Boards. Clif Boutelle has also successfully placed stories with APA Monitor and APS Observer. Letters are being sent out to all local SIOP organizations. APAs Division 13 (Society of Consulting Psychology) is also helping to advertise to its members. Announcements are being sent to all local Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) groups, and Clif is working with local media in St. Louis. The Program Committee sent several e-mails to all SIOP members listing the speakers who have committed to the program.

Visibility also took advantage of the many free professional newsletters and Web sites that are available.We placed announcements about the consortium with the following: Academy of Management (AOM) newsletter, AOM Professional Development Web site for Ethics, AOM Professional Development Web site for Higher Education, AOM Professional Development Web site for Practice, AOM Professional Development Web site for Research Web sites, AOM Organizational Behavior Division newsletter and Web site, AOM Social Issues in Management Division newsletter and Web site, American Psychological Association (APA) Online Education Directorate, Association for Information Systems, Business Ethics magazine, Humanities and Social Sciences Online, Management Conference Alerts Web site, OD Network, Small Business Advancement National Center newsletter and Web site, and The Society for Business Ethics Web site. 

The Academy of Management is also distributing flyers atits Professional Development Workshop for Leadership Scholars at its annual meeting. 

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. We conduct monthly conference calls to update and expand our projects. Please contact any committee member with your visibility ideas. Members include Clif Boutelle, Jeff Jolton, Paul Mastrangelo, Nils Olsen, Chris Rotolo, Mahesh Subramony, Michelle Wiener, and Wendy Becker.

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