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35th International Congress on Assessment Center Methods
Putting the Pieces Together: How Assessment Centers Are Used to Select and Develop Talent Around the World
October 20–21, 2010
Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore

Make plans now to attend the 35th International Congress on Assessment Center Methods in Singapore, October 20–21, 2010. During this 2-day annual conference for assessment and HR professionals, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and learn about:

  • The role culture plays on assessment center implementation
  • Global trends and new research results in assessment center methodology
  • The evolution of assessment center methodology over the last 50 years
  • The increasing use of assessment centers by universities

This conference is a mix of general and concurrent sessions with speakers from more than 10 countries. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with other assessment professionals from around the world.

For questions or to be included on the mailing list, please contact Kim Lambert at kimberly.lambert@ddiworld.com or (412) 220-7996 (US).

Don’t forget to visit the International Congress Web site for up-to-date information and registration/hotel details: www.assessmentcenters.org.


The IWP Conference 2010: Work, Well-Being and Performance:
New Perspectives for the Modern Workplace

Sponsored by Creativesheffield and Business Advantage, this event is being held from 28 June to 1 July at the St. Paul’s Hotel, Sheffield City Centre. It is hosted by the Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, a distinctive community of researchers focused on work psychology and related areas, such as organisational behaviour and HR management. This conference follows our successful 2008 event, which attracted over 250 delegates from 36 countries. Once again this conference has been publicised worldwide to much interest and enthusiasm from academics and practitioners across a range of disciplines. We anticipate 200–300 delegates for whom this will be a major showcase for their research and a unique networking opportunity.

Three internationally recognised keynote speakers are confirmed: Gary Johns, Concordia University Canada; Ann Marie Ryan, Michigan State University, USA; and Arnold Bakker, Erasmus University, Netherlands. Also, we will have a keynote from Rear Admiral Philip Willcocks, Royal Navy.

Ten half-day workshops will be delivered on Tuesday 29 June at venues in St Paul’s Hotel, the Novotel, and the University of Sheffield. Topics range from workplace coaching, selecting a positive workforce, organisational stress interventions, diversity, work-life balance, leadership, and statistics. These workshops will marry academic theory and reliable work place practices. The statistics courses include half-day session on Tuesday 29 June on multilevel modelling followed by another half-day session on team-level statistics by Jeremy Dawson. On Friday 2 July there will be an all-day session on structural equation modelling using Mplus. There will also be a full programme of papers and a poster session. The week kicks off with a follow-up to 2008’s popular postgraduate and early careers event.

Visit www.iwpconference.org for more information or contact Carol Tighe, Business Manager, at c.tighe@shef.ac.uk.


Call for Nominations
New Editor Sought for
Industrial and Organizational Psychology:
Perspectives on Science and Practice

SIOP is now soliciting nominations for the position of IOP editor. The new editor will be selected by the Publications Board and approved by the Executive Board in September, 2011.

The new editor-in-training would begin working with the current editor, Cynthia McCauley, beginning January 2012, and assumes duty for three volumes beginning April 2012.

The editor must be a SIOP Member or International Affiliate. Any SIOP Member or International Affiliate can nominate for the editorship. Self-nominations are also welcome.

Position Description

Because the format of the journal is relatively novel, the requirements for the editorship are a little different from other editorships. The editor must have:

  • a very broad knowledge of the field and its inhabitants
  • knowledge of the various sides that exist regarding important issues
  • a plan for publishing papers that are high in quality and of interest within and outside I-O  
  • the organizational skills necessary to manage a large journal
  • sufficient time to devote to the journal on a regular and uninterrupted basis for 3 years

Complete information for nominees is available at www.siop.org/journal/editor.aspx.

If you are interested in serving as editor of one of SIOP’s most influential publications, or if you know someone who might, submit your nomination via e-mail by January 1, 2011 to Scott Highhouse (shighho@bgsu.edu), SIOP Publications Officer.
 


Work, Stress, and Health 2011
Work and Well-Being in an Economic Context
May 19–22, 2011
DoubleTree Hotel, Orlando, Florida

The Call for Proposals (including online submissions) is available now, and can be found at the official conference Web site: http://www.apa.org/wsh/. The submission deadline is October 15, 2010.

For additional information, please contact Wesley Baker, Conference Coordinator, American Psychological Association, Public Interest Directorate, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC  20002-4242; 202-336-6033 (phone); 202-336-6117 (fax); WSHConference@apa.org (e-mail).

http://www.apa.org/wsh/ (Official Work Stress and Health Conference Web site)

http://www.apa.org/pi/work/ (APA Public Interest Work Stress and Health Office Web site)


OD World Summit 2010: “Co-Creating a New World of Organizations and Communities—Dialogue & Action”
August 22–26, 2010

This international event is unprecedented: It is a world summit of numerous professions, professional associations, and their members, who at other times usually belong to different communities of practice and thus might be keen to identify themselves with a specific tradition or approach.  The theme of the conference is meant to be meaningful not only for those specialized in OD but to all who are engaged with the current and future challenges of organizations and organizing; interested in studying, building and/or changing organizations and communities; or putting the social-societal consequences of organizing in their focus. The aim is to invite everybody who works with organizations and organizational change, learning, and development:

  • representatives of the academic world
  • representatives of all sorts of organizations consulting to and developing individuals, teams, organizations, communities, larger systems, even societies
  • representatives of associations and institutions spreading the word and supporting the development of human systems
  • not-for-profit organization focusing on different social issues/groups
  • leaders/founders of nonconventional organizations who are pioneering with new ways of organizing themselves, their communities, their business models

For more information please visit the Web site of the conference: www.odworldsummit.org.
 


Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award 2010 Call for Papers

The International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) are cosponsors of the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students.  The winner will receive:

  • $1,000 prize
  • Complimentary travel to ILA’s annual conference 
  • 1-year ILA membership 
  • Recognition at the ILA conference and in ILA publications

Submissions may be empirically or conceptually based. The paper should focus on some aspect of leadership or leadership development.

Submissions will be judged by the degree to which (a) the paper addresses issues that are significant to the study of leadership, (b) the paper considers relevant theoretical and empirical literature, (c) the paper makes a conceptual or empirical contribution, and (d) the research has applications to leadership identification and development. CCL researchers will anonymously review the papers.

Papers must be authored by undergraduate or graduate (graduated within 1-year of the submission deadline) students only. Entrants should submit four copies of an article-length paper and provide a letter from a faculty member certifying that a student wrote the paper.  The name of the author(s) should appear only on the title page, which should also include the authors’ affiliations, mailing addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers.  Electronic submissions are not permitted.

Papers are limited to 30 double-spaced pages, excluding title page, abstract, figures, tables, and references.  Papers should be prepared according to the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Entries must be received by Thursday, July 15, 2010. The winning paper will be announced at the ILA Conference on October 27–30 in Boston, MA.  Submit entries to David Altman, PhD, Executive Vice President, Research, Innovation and Product Development, Center for Creative Leadership, One Leadership Place, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, N.C. 27438-6300.


Call for Papers and Reviewers for a Special Issue of
Management Decision Entitled “Enhancing Decisions”

The focus of the issue would be on ways to help people with managerial responsibilities at work and in private lives, enhance their decision-making skills and, of course, their success. Selection of papers for the issue would be based on their likely interest to individuals who want to improve their own skills, to faculty member in various disciplines, and even more so to readers who have management development responsibilities.

The publisher of this special edition, Emerald Publishing, is the world’s leading publisher of management papers. Its focus on theory-into-practice means that Emerald journals publish papers with direct application to the world of work.

Papers can address research or viewpoints.  They can be technical or conceptual papers, case studies, literature reviews, or general reviews.

All papers will be double-blind reviewed after a preliminary screening by the guest editor.

As a guide, papers should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length. A title of not more than 12 words should be provided.  Specific instructions for registering and for submitting papers are at the end of this call.  Deadline is August 1, 2010. 

Please submit your paper online after creating an author account at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/md.  Then follow the on-screen guidance which takes you through the submission process. Also please send a copy to the guest editor, Erwin Rausch at didacticra@aol.com.  Extensions of the deadline can be requested from him, if needed.

Information of likely interest to authors is on www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/md/notes.jsp.

For inquiries, please contact Erwin Rausch at didacticra@aol.com.


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