The Consortia Committee members are preparing existing programming for the 2023 SIOP Annual Conference. For those unfamiliar with the consortia, they are preconference sessions that provide opportunities for students and early career I-O psychology professionals (both academic and applied) to engage with others in similar career stages and learn from each other and experts in our field. The goal of the consortia is to provide valuable and relevant programming while creating an opportunity for networking and building relationships with other SIOP members.

Past Consortia attendees have remarked:

Great opportunity to meet like-minded professionals, gain insight, and network” 

“The Consortium was the perfect way to kick off the conference. I absolutely loved the opportunity to learn from more experienced I-Os and to connect with peers.”


This year’s consortia are sure to deliver the same responses. In 2023, we will be bringing three of the consortia events back to the in-person conference. The Doctoral Consortium, Early Career Faculty Consortium (ECFC), and Early Career Practitioner Consortium (ECPC) will occur on Wednesday, April 19th. The Master’s Consortium will continue to be virtual and will occur in live mini-sessions virtually in the weeks preceding the conference.

Content will focus on building skills to navigate the job market, support your well-being, prepare tenure packets, and a host of other topics. For details on the specific agenda, please visit the consortia pages below.

We believe that the consortia provide content that appeals to members at all career levels, However, we recognize with four different consortia it can sometimes be challenging to determine which is the best fit for your current stage. We hope the chart below helps in making that decision, but if you have any questions, please reach out to me, Amber Burkhart.


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See you in a zoom room and/or in Boston to celebrate the SIOP Consortia!


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Amber Burkhart, PhD

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Masters Consortium $95

For the 2023 Master's Consortium, six speakers representing a broad spectrum of applied roles will focus on their journey from a master's-level I-O student to their established career, and dive into what it’s like to be a practitioner in their space.

Back by popular demand, the consortium will serve up developmental material in the form of mini-sessions and augmented breaks. These sessions will focus on essential career skills such as business acumen, effective communication, salary negotiation, interviewing tips, personal branding, and more.


Format & Dates:

The Master's Consortium will be entirely virtual and is available for all I-O students pursuing a master's degree. Session content will be targeted towards 2nd year students who intend to move into a full-time practitioner role following graduation.

The consortium will be presented in four 2-hour sessions across a period of two weeks:

April 4th, 6th, 11th, and 13th from 1-3 p.m. ET

Register for the Masters Consortium here.


2023 Speakers:

Tara Schlacter (Learning and Organizational Development Business Partner, Cardinal Health)

Tiffany Pires (Senior Consultant, Perceptyx)

Christina Dougherty (Director of Engagement & Assessments, HCA Healthcare)

Ryan Hendricks (Program Manager, U.S. Office of Personnel Management)

Nathan Cornwell (Senior Consultant, Hogan Assessments)

Jennifer Reaves (U.S. Office of Personnel Management)


We look forward to having you join us this year for the 2023 SIOP Masters Consortium!


Please do not hesitate to contact the Master’s Consortium chairs with any questions!

Brandon Riggs ( and Beth Adams (


Doctoral Consortium $95

We welcome late-stage doctoral students to the 2023 Lee Hakel Doctoral Consortium! 

This year’s consortium will be held fully in-person on Wednesday, April 19, at the 2023 SIOP Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. We are excited to offer the sessions below. We hope to see you there!

To attend the Doctoral Consortium, students must be nominated by their program director (or department chair, if there is not a program director). Qualified students must have passed comprehensive exams (or their program’s equivalent) to be eligible to attend. 

Once you have secured your nomination, please complete this form and, once we confirm with your faculty member,  you will be directed to register for the consortium.

Schedule (all times Eastern)

9-9:30 a.m.

All-Consortium Kickoff and Introductions (refreshments will be provided)


9:45-10:45 a.m.

Navigating the Dissertation Process


11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Navigating the Job Market – Academic Track,

Navigating the Job Market – Practitioner Track 


1:30-3 p.m.

Productivity & Well-Being Roundtables 


3:30-5 p.m.

Peer Review Bootcamp (lead by the Journal of Applied Psychology Editorial Board), with Wendy Casper (University of Texas, Arlington), Lillian Eby (University of Georgia), Bryan Edwards (Oklahoma State University), Allison Gabriel (University of Arizona), Alicia Grandey (Penn State University), Jonas Lang (Ghent University), and Kristen Shockley (University of Georgia)


Please do not hesitate to contact the Doctoral Consortium chairs with any questions!

Dr. Manuel Gonzalez ( and Dr. I-Heng (Ray) Wu (


Early Career Faculty Consortium $175

We're glad you are interested in the 2023 SIOP Early Career Faculty Consortium. The consortium will be fully in-person and will be held on the first day of the 2023 SIOP Annual Conference, Wednesday, April 19th. Register for the consortium here. We look forward to connecting with you during the following sessions.



Wednesday, April 19 (all times Eastern)

9 a.m. SIOP Consortium Welcome: Welcome reception presented by conference organizers, including light breakfast refreshments

9:30 a.m. Teaching Undergraduate and Graduate Courses: Award-winning teachers and scholars present advice for effectively managing teaching responsibilities while fostering an engaging classroom

11 a.m. Surviving and Thriving through the Promotion and Tenure Process: Recently tenured faculty discuss how to navigate the tenure process and build a strong dossier

12:15 p.m. Break for Lunch: Network with peers at restaurants around Boston

1:30 p.m. Research and Pipeline Tips & Tricks: Panel of research-active scholars provide tips and tricks for developing a research pipeline while balancing other responsibilities. Followed by round-table break-out groups

3 p.m. Refreshment Break: Light refreshments provided by SIOP

3:30 p.m. Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP) Reviewer Bootcamp: Attendees will be paired with Associate Editors at JAP to review a paper and receive feedback to build reviewing skills. Note: This session requires participants to prepare in advance a written review of a paper assigned by a JAP team member. Details will be provided after registration.


Please do not hesitate to contact the ECFC chairs with any questions!

Dr. Lauren Locklear ( and Dr. Alex Harris-Watson (


Early Career Practitioner Consortium $175

Are you an I-O professional with fewer than 5 years in your career looking to improve your skills and broaden your network? Then ECPC is for you!

Industrial-organizational psychology is a choose-your-own-adventure-styled field offering limitless opportunities. Given the breadth of our field, early career professionals often find themselves as one of few I-O practitioners in their workplace or at a loss for how to continuously develop post-graduate school. The Early Career Practitioner Consortium (ECPC) exists to address the gap.


What is It?

ECPC is a 1-day development program enabling participants to deepen I-O skills, clarify next career steps, and expand their network.


Who can attend?

Capped at 35 attendees, ECPC is geared towards current I-O practitioners pursuing nonacademic careers, with no more than 5 years of work experience after their MA or PhD. Individuals currently pursuing I-O graduate education while working in an I-O related field are also invited to attend. Participation in this experience is by selection and requires completing an application.


What’s the experience like?

ECPC was crafted to mirror leadership development programs typically reserved for senior leaders. The in-person, full-day event will be held on April 19th and will offer attendees opportunities to:

  • Gain insight into unique strengths and opportunities for improvement via Hogan and SHL assessment results
  • Learn from distinguished I-O professionals & executives like SIOP Past President Nancy Tippins
  • Receive coaching to support you in navigating work challenges and taking the next steps in your career
  • Build relationships with fellow early career practitioners as you work in groups to develop new skills
  • Better plug in to SIOP and broaden your general I-O network as you interact with other consortia attendees

Register for the consortium here


For further information, contact ECPC Chairs Nchopia Nwokoma ( and Jan Harbaugh (