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Matthew Haynes

Vision Becomes Reality

SIOP Foundation Visionary Circle members are now voting on their final choice for the first-ever $100,000 Visionary Circle grant. Voting closes on April 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm EDT.

Current plans are for the members of the Visionary Circle to learn the voting results at a webinar on April 29, 2020, and for a SIOP Virtual Conference session to share information about the process and results more broadly. The conference will be held June 16-30, 2020.

The four finalist projects (in random order) are:

  • The Human Skills Project: A Future-Oriented Work Ontology Toolkit
    Submitted by Muriel Clauson, University of Georgia
  • Working Off the Grid: Building Resilience in the GIG Economy
    Submitted by Susan Ashford, University of Michigan; Brianna Barker Caza, University of Manitoba; and Brittany Lambert, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Enabling Peer-Level Partnerships in HumanAI Teams
    Submitted by Robert B. Davison, Colorado State University; Omri Gillath, University of Kansas; Michael S. Branicky, University of Kansas; Shawn Keshmiri, University of Kansas; and Ryan Spaulding, University of Kansas
  • Play 2 Work: Constructing a Competency-Based Video Gaming Profile to Empower Gen Z Job Seekers
    Submitted by Jennifer M. Verive, Courageous Choice and Jonathan Levine, Workforce Dynamics

The Visionary Circle project began shortly after the 2018 SIOP Conference, and this grant was funded by a group of 81 visionary donors.

The four finalists were selected from a field of 10 invited proposals because their projects exemplify being visionary, that is, looking to the future of work, bringing I-O psychology into another realm, asking new questions, and/or engaging with other disciplines.

The projects also integrate the science and practice of I-O psychology, address problems critical to the future of work, have clear metrics for success, indicate how the project will change or advance praxis in I-O psychology, and have the potential for facilitating subsequent work and/or additional funding.

Read more about the finalist projects in this recent TIP article. You can also read an overview of the Visionary Circle project from its inception.

The SIOP Foundation’s mission is to connect donors with I-O professionals to create smarter workplaces.

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