Community of Interest

Communities of Interest allow you to meet new people, discuss new ideas, and have an active role at the forefront of a hot topic in I-O. There will be 12 outstanding Community of Interest (COI) sessions this year, specially designed to create new communities around common themes or interests. The sessions have no chair, presenters, discussant, or even slides. Instead, they are a casual discussion informally moderated by a few hosts with insights on the topic. These are great sessions to attend if you would like to meet potential collaborators, generate ideas, have stimulating conversations, meet some new friends with common interests, and develop an informal network with other like-minded SIOP conference attendees.

These sessions will be scheduled during the interactive break portion of the program. 

Thursday, April 15: 11:30am-12:20pm

  • Remote Workforces in a Post-COVID-19 World
  • Rigor in People Analytics: How Much Is Practical in Organizations?

Thursday, April 15: 2:30pm-3:20pm

  • Religion in I-O
  • Social Justice as a Corporate Value (Combined With People Analytics and Diversity)

Friday, April 16: 11:30am-12:20pm


  • Preparing for and Recovering From Change Fatigue in Organizations
  • Using Text Analytics to Make the Qualitative, Quantitative

Friday, April 16: 2:30pm-3:20pm

  • Online I-O Education: Opportunities When Going Virtual:  
  • Informal and Continuous Feedback in Performance Management
  • I-O and the Gig Economy

Saturday, April 17: 11:30am-12:20pm

  • The Ethics of Prescriptive Models
  • The Role of I-Os in Healthcare in COVID and Post-COVID Health Care Systems
  • Training/Intervention Program Development & Evaluation: Challenges and Opportunities