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SIOP: Who We Are


We are proud to announce our new Strategic Plan, adopted by the Executive Board on September 25, 2020, to guide SIOP through the coming three years. View the background on how the plan was developed here. See the plan elements below, and note that Action Steps for each of the Goals and Objectives are still under development by SIOP volunteer leadership and staff and will be announced to members in the coming months!

 

Our Vision:

Science and practice transforming work that builds effective organizations and promotes worker well-being.

 

Our Mission Statement:

To enhance human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings by promoting the science, practice, and teaching of industrial-organizational psychology.

 

Our Values Statement:

At SIOP, we will:

  • Promote the highest ethical standards in research, education, and evidence-based practice of I-O psychology
  • Inspire individual and organizational health, well-being, and effectiveness
  • Serve as the trusted authority for the science of psychology applied to the workplace
  • Create and nurture an inclusive and collegial community through intentional action
  • Encourage and embrace more diversity within our profession
  • Respond in a timely and meaningful way to real-world problems
  • Steward our human and financial resources for maximum positive impact

 

Our Strategic Goals:

  1. Collaborate with organization leaders, communities, and policymakers to understand and confront relevant real-world problems and translate scientific knowledge to promote individual and organizational health and effectiveness.
  2. Build a diverse, inclusive, and agile SIOP that maximizes our impact through effective people, process, technology, and data infrastructure.
  3. Use and strengthen our ability to gather, energize, and align all those invested in understanding and improving work and workplace issues in ways that inspire action and inclusive dialogue.
  4. Create an ecosystem that generates future I-O psychology capabilities to advance and advocate for both science and practice by guiding education and lifelong learning.

 

Strategic Goal 1:

Collaborate with organization leaders, communities, and policymakers to understand and confront relevant real-world problems and translate scientific knowledge to promote individual and organizational health and effectiveness.

Objectives:
1.1 Identify the most pressing real-world challenges related to the health, well-being, and effectiveness of organizations and workers, and create a process for updating and communicating this information as necessary.
1.2 Generate plain-language resources to ensure that SIOP's efforts and knowledge related to these real-world challenges are organized, communicated, and known by the public.
1.3 Equip members to communicate effectively with government, business leaders, media, and peers by providing training and resources.
1.4 Build relationships with relevant partners (e.g. government, business, community, students) that position SIOP as the authoritative source of knowledge about work and workers.

Action Steps for each Objective listed above are currently being developed and will be shared here when finalized!

Strategic Goal 2:

Build a diverse, inclusive, and agile SIOP that maximizes our impact through effective people, process, technology, and data infrastructure.

Objectives:
2.1 Implement a data infrastructure (systems, forms, processes) for enhanced recordkeeping and provision of business intelligence related to our members, our programs, and our performance.
2.2 Develop and implement a talent plan for identifying, recruiting, and welcoming diverse talent for the next generation of SIOP leaders (both volunteers and staff).
2.3 Improve the visible and invisible diversity of our membership and encourage more diversity within our profession.
2.4 Enhance SIOP’s digital presence, especially our website(s), to improve internal and external communication, support diversity & inclusion, and effectively provide access to the resources our members use most often.
2.5 Reduce our fiscal dependence on in-person events by diversifying our revenue streams to ensure the society’s long-term financial health.

Action Steps for each Objective listed above are currently being developed and will be shared here when finalized!

Strategic Goal 3:

Use and strengthen our ability to gather, energize, and align all those invested in understanding and improving work and workplace issues in ways that inspire action and inclusive dialogue.

Objectives:
3.1 Develop a plan to enhance and strengthen SIOP’s convening power to ensure our ability to bring together the right parties and compel action around the most pressing real-world challenges of organizations and workers.
3.2 Create repeatable mechanisms (not limited to in-person meetings) for gathering, energizing, and aligning a broad spectrum of constituents around real-world problems.
3.3 Develop relationships with key individuals and institutions that help expand SIOP’s convening power and leverage those relationships to expand our reach and encourage action.
3.4 Share best practices and exchange knowledge related to understanding and improving work and workplace issues by encouraging and empowering cross-industry and cross-functional conversations.

Action Steps for each Objective listed above are currently being developed and will be shared here when finalized!

Strategic Goal 4:

Create an ecosystem that generates future I-O psychology capabilities to advance and advocate for both science and practice by guiding education and lifelong learning.

Objectives:
4.1 Prioritize opportunities and develop a multi-year strategy for improving, expanding, and reimagining SIOP's offerings related to lifelong learning, inclusive of post-graduate education and professional development.
4.2 Identify and engage with online and non-traditional I-O psychology programs to guide best practices and provide support that empowers students to succeed in their I-O psychology careers.
4.3 Help traditional I-O psychology programs to meet the changing needs of students and the profession by understanding their challenges and issues, including considerations related to distance learning.
4.4 Build the pipeline in to I-O through earlier outreach to students in related high school, undergraduate and graduate programs, paying particular attention to programs that serve diverse populations.

Action Steps for each Objective listed above are currently being developed and will be shared here when finalized!