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SIOP Proudly Presents the 8th Annual Leading Edge Consortium

Environmental Sustainability at Work: Advancing Research, Enhancing Practice

October 19–20, 2012
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana

SIOP’s 2012 Leading Edge Consortium 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 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. Organizations at the cutting edge of environmental sustainability practices will report on their experiences with interventions to make their operations more sustainable through human resources. For more information, visit the LEC page at www.siop.org/lec.
The LEC chairs have been working hard to line up an impressive group of speakers and presentations for this event. Some of this year’s highlighted speakers include:

  • Trent Burner, Senior Director, Job Design/Analysis and Employee Selection, Wal-Mart
  • John Elstrott, Chairman of the Board, Whole Foods
  • Edward Lawler, Director of the Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California
  • Deniz S. Ones, Distinguished McKnight Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Karen Paul, Head of Global HR Measurement, 3M
  • David Rivkin, Technical Officer, National Center for O*Net Development
  • Chris Rotolo, Senior Director, Senior Director, Organization Assessment & Measurement, PepsiCo
  • Mark Schmit, Vice President of Research, Society for Human Resource Management

These are just a few of the impressive speakers who will be presenting at this year’s Consortium. Check the SIOP LEC page at http://www.siop.org/lec for more information, including a complete list of speakers and presentations, speaker bios, hotel information, a list of related publications and articles, and much more.

This is an opportunity for professional development you won’t want to miss. Attendees will get the chance to interact with some of the leaders in the field of environmental sustainability in an intimate setting conducive to discussion. The consortium includes lunch on Friday and Saturday, breaks, and receptions on Thursday and Friday evening, the perfect events for continuing the discussion and meeting new contacts in the field. Registration is $425 on or before August 29, 2012. After the early registration deadline the fee is $495, so register today.

We hope you will make plans to join us for this important and innovative event!

2012 LEC Chairs

Sara P. Weiner-Kenexa, Chair
Stephan Dilchert-Baruch College, Science Co-Chair
Deniz S. Ones-University of Minnesota, Science Co-Chair
Mark J. Schmit-SHRM, Practice Chair