SIOP facilitates mentoring for its practitioner members to promote their professional growth and development as I-O psychologists. Hosted by the Career and Professional Development for Practitioners committee, the Practitioner Mentoring Program is for I-O psychologists looking to grow their careers by working with seasoned professionals within our field. Mentoring is a proven way to accelerate career growth of those being mentored.
To support SIOP’s goal of supporting the growth and development of members in the practice of I-O psychology, the mission of SIOP’s practitioner mentoring program is to support the professional growth of members into excellent I-O psychologist practitioners by building their skills and helping them navigate careers. Specifically, the program is designed to accomplish the following:
- Provide members with career guidance
- Give them a resource to ask questions
- Impart the culture and history of SIOP
- Build connections within SIOP among psychologists
- Improve engagement with and participation in SIOP
This mentorship program is intended to achieve these goals in accordance with SIOP's Diversity Statement and in a way that fosters support for diversity within SIOP.
Mentors are established practitioners of I-O psychology who have been within the field for five or more years. Protégés are professional members of SIOP (the program is not open to students) who have been practicing in the field for at least 6 months. Mentors and protégés will meet for about two hours a month for a 10-month program, which will begin with an orientation session in March and conclude in December.
The 2021 mentoring program application period is now closed. Please check back when we begin assembling our next mentoring cohort.