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SIOP 2012 Friday Seminars  

Ashley Gray Walvoord
Verizon

As chair of the Friday Seminar Committee it is my privilege to invite you to register for one (or two!) of the four exciting Friday Seminars offered at the 2012 SIOP conference. These extended sessions provide an in-depth treatment of cutting-edge I-O research and practice topics. The invited experts will present developments in research and theory, organizational best practices, and methodological advancements in an interactive learning environment (e.g., lecture accompanied by break-out discussions, case studies, experiential exercises, and networking). Space is limited so early registration is encouraged!

The following Friday Seminars are sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. and are presented as part of the 27th Annual SIOP Conference. SIOP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SIOP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Three (3) hours of continuing education credits (CE) are awarded for the participation in one (1) Friday Seminar.

Please contact ashley.walvoord@verizonwireless.com if you have any questions. 

Full descriptions are available online at http://www.siop.org/Conferences/12Con/Regbk/fridayseminars.aspx.

Duration: Sessions are 3 hours in length and participants can earn 3 CE credits (some sessions may also qualify for HRCI recertification credits).

Enrollment: Enrollment is limited to the first 50 participants who register for each seminar. 
Date and Time: Friday, April 27, during the morning (8:30 am to 11:30) or afternoon (12:00 pm to 3 pm).

Location: The seminars will be held at the conference site (specific room will be indicated in conference program).
Fee: The cost for each Friday Seminar is $85.00 (U.S.).

Registration:  Registration is available through the general online registration process for the conference.

Cancellation:  Friday Seminar fees cancelled on or before April 12, 2012, will be refunded less a $25.00 (U.S.) administrative fee.

Overview of Topics and Presenters

Global I-O: Developing an International Curriculum. Richard L. Griffith
, Florida Institute of Technology, José María Peiró, University of Valencia, Lori Foster Thompson, North Carolina State University.
Coordinator: Ted B. Kinney, Select International.
This seminar will focus on the strategic expansion of I-O training curriculum to reflect the future landscape of globalization. Specifically, the presenters will discuss the balance of design and content for “internationalizing” I-O training, the intended impact for programs and their graduates, as well as appropriate strategies for applying these considerations to participants’ specific I-O program situations.

The Science and Practice of Workplace-Mentoring Relationships. Tammy D. Allen, University of South Florida, Lillian Turner Eby, University of Georgia.
Coordinator: Kristen M. Shockley, Baruch College–City University of New York.
This seminar will focus on the significant contribution of mentoring initiatives in organizations. Specifically, two leading scholars in the field of mentoring will discuss the latest research developments and the impact of formal and informal mentoring. Guidelines will be reviewed for developing successful mentoring initiatives, accompanied by hands-on activities to apply session concepts.

Quasi-Experimentation in Organizations. Daniel C. Ganster, Colorado State University, John M. Schaubroeck, Michigan State University.
Coordinator: Liu-Qin Yang, Portland State University.
This seminar will focus on quasi-experimental design, one of the most common methodologies used in internal organizational analytics, as well as in academic research leveraging organizational data or interventions. Specifically, two experts in this area will provide instruction in the real-world design, application, and analysis considerations for conducting organizational research, followed by interactive feedback about participants’ current or upcoming quasi-experimental designs.

Followership: The Missing Link in Our Understanding of Leadership. Ronald E. Riggio, Claremont McKenna College, Mary Uhl-Bien, University of Nebraska.
Coordinator: Laurent M. LaPierre, University of Ottawa.
This seminar will focus on the importance of followership in coproducing leadership. The presenters will overview the nascent field of followership research, emphasizing the implications of current theorizing and findings for leadership (and followership) development in organizations. Participants will learn about the current instruments being used in followership research and be invited to engage in dialogue identifying the most promising avenues for future research in this area.