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Plan Now to Attend the 2019 SIOP Preconference Consortia!

SIOP is continuing its efforts to create career pipelines for ALL members. On Wednesday April 3, 2019 the SIOP Consortia Committee will host four partially integrated consortia that will help meet the educational and development goals of all in attendance. An overarching goal of the consortia is to provide a socialization experience and networking opportunity to graduate students and early career professionals embarking on their career pathways. Thus, we are continuing the 3-decade tradition of hosting consortia to graduate students (Master’s Consortium and Doctoral Consortium), the more recently added Junior Faculty Consortium, and our most recent addition, the Early Career Practitioner Consortium!

This four-part program provides a well-rounded, comprehensive career pipelines graduate students through those experiencing early career transitions in both applied and academic professions. Consortia participants gain the benefit of information exchange and networking with others within the same career track AND similar stage of career. Below, we provide some highlights of this year’s events.

Calling all Master’s Students! Attend SIOP’s Master’s Consortium!

If you are a current student in a master’s degree program and planning to attend SIOP 2019, make sure to add the Master’s Consortium to your conference agenda! The Master’s Consortium is a development and networking event that includes a diverse set of I-O professionals who offer unique perspectives on the opportunities and challenges faced by I-O practitioners today. Speakers will focus on the key developmental experiences that can lay the groundwork for a successful career in industrial and organizational psychology with a master’s degree, including topics like nailing your interview, first job best practices, creating your professional brand, and career lessons from the trenches.

 The day is highly participative and includes formal presentations by I-O practitioners, a Q&A style panel with our speakers, informal networking opportunities with students from master’s programs across the country, and behavioral interviewing practice. Our impressive list of 2019 speakers include:

  • Adam Vassar, MS: Product Manager at The Predictive Index
  • Amber Burkhart, MS: Corporate Solutions Consultant at Hogan Assessment Systems
  • Brandon Riggs, MS: Employee Experience Global Program Lead at Qualtrics
  • Matisha Montgomery, MS: Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Space is limited, and attendance requires approval from a faculty member. So, make sure you sign up early to ensure your spot in this special event! 

Calling all Doctoral Students! Attend the Lee Hakel Doctoral Consortium!

If you are a current student in a PhD program and planning to attend SIOP 2019, make sure to add the Doctoral Consortium to your conference agenda! The Doctoral Consortium is a development and networking event that includes a diverse set of I-O professionals who offer unique perspectives on the opportunities and challenges faced by both I-O practitioners and academics today. Speakers will focus on the key developmental topics that provide a solid foundation for a career in research, teaching, or practice. Topics include early career issues, navigating the job process, and career lessons from the trenches.

The day is highly participative and includes formal presentations by I-O practitioners, a Q&A style panel with speakers, and informal networking opportunities with other students and panelists. Just wait until you see our impressive lineup of O professionals—this is an event that you won’t want to miss! 

Space is limited, and attendance requires nomination from your program. So, if you are interested, be sure to let your program chair know. Registration information will be forthcoming for this special event! 

Calling all Junior Faculty! Attend SIOP’s Junior Faculty Consortium!

The Junior Faculty Consortium invites current and future junior faculty in departments of psychology and management to participate in a full day of career-focused activities and sessions. Following the model of years past, the program features opportunities for networking with junior faculty members from a diverse array of institutions as well as senior faculty presenters who will share their respective research paths and stories about how they navigated the tenure track.

The 2019 Junior Faculty Consortium will focus on managing program, departmental, and university expectations and considerations for creating lanes for work–life balance.

The day will start with a professional learning community session that will facilitate idea sharing and conversations about best practices in research and teaching.

The program also features speaker-led sessions such as:

  • Work–life balance—presented by Drs. Tori Howes and Mindy Shoss
  • Building a research program and avoiding career derailment—presented by Drs. L.A. “Alan” Witt and Derek Avery.

Because some of the success of the Junior Faculty Consortium comes from the audience interactions, our speakers will be prepared for questions from attendees and interaction is welcomed and encouraged.

The day will end with opportunities to sharpen skills in some of the latest trends in research methodology and journal article preparation, such as:

  • Item-level meta-analysis
  • Experience sampling methodology
  • A new session on advanced Excel operations!

The day will close with thoughts, suggestions, and expectations from a panel of journal editorial board members. Although these sessions do not provide an exhaustive review of research methods or article preparation best practices, previous attendees have shared that these sessions provide a strong foundation for building a successful research lab as a junior faculty member as well as for future learning, planning, and avoidance of critical errors in study design, implementation, and reporting.

Testimonials from previous years reveal that the Consortium has created a bridge for junior faculty to form lasting professional relationships with junior peers across programs, schools, colleges, and universities. Additionally, many attendees choose to attend the consortium multiple times to capitalize on new programming and information presented in subsequent years.

Calling Early Career Practitioners! Attend SIOP’s Early Career Practitioner Consortium!

Exploring career options? Looking for guidance from accomplished I-O practitioners? Want insights on your strengths? Need career coaching?

As I-O professionals we face an ever-widening variety of career choices.  With an advanced degree in a growing field, you have loads of opportunity.  But with that opportunity comes an almost unlimited set of choices and options.  Should I work in a corporate headquarters? Become an independent consultant? Perhaps I should work in a government agency or the military? Can I pursue an academic life, mid-career? Do I-O practitioners have work–life balance?

Who Can Attend?

This one-day career development experience is for I-O practitioners pursuing non-academic careers, with no more than 5 years of work experience after their MA or PhD.

What’s the Experience Like?

  • Keynote presentation on creating a career plan that places your well-being at the center
  • Complete the Hogan HPI and the SIOP competency assessments
  • Interact with seasoned I-O practitioners in mentoring and peer coaching conversations
  • Explore career options through networking, peer coaching, and completing your career development plan
  • Opportunity for 2 months of free professional coaching from BetterUp

The ECPC is here to start an ongoing conversation among I-O practitioners through SIOP.  There will be ample opportunity to network with fellow participants and mentors throughout the day.

Consortia occur the day before the SIOP conference, so plan now!

Participants must register prior to the conference and a fee is associated with each Consortium. Application to the Masters Consortium, Doctoral Consortium, and Early Career Practitioner Consortium (ECPC) is through nomination process (details are forthcoming!). The Junior Faculty Consortium does not require nominations so applicants may indicate interest when registering for the conference.

Seating is limited across all consortia programs, so be sure to register early!  For more information about these programs, please contact the specific Consortia Committee members listed below.

Doctoral Consortium Chair: Lawrence Houston, III (Lawrence.Houston@bus.oregonstate.edu)

Master’s Consortium Chairs: Erin Wood (ecraskwood@gmail.com)

Early Career Practitioner Consortium Chairs: Ashley Yousufzai (guidroza@trinity-health.org)

Junior Faculty Consortium Chairs: Lars Johnson (larsjohnson@wayne.edu)

See you Washington DC at the National Harbor!

Wendy Bedwell (paceconsultingsolutionsllc@gmail.com), Consortia Chair

Debbie DiazGranados (deborah.diazgranados@vcuhealth.org), Consortia Chair-in-Training

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