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SIOP Goes Virtual

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The SIOP 2020 Program Emergency Task Force is working hard to bring you a new way to experience the SIOP Conference and access the latest cutting-edge research. Preliminary details about the virtual conference and an FAQ page are available at https://www.siop.org/Annual-Conference and will continue to be updated.

Here are the basics:

  1. The conference will be virtual and asynchronous, so the presentations will be online for you to access as your schedule permits in mid-June
  2. You will be able to interact with presenters and other attendees using the popular Whova app
  3. You will be able to access the sessions and Whova only if you are registered for the conference. Not registered yet? You will be able to register soon, and at the early conference registration rate!
  4. Accepted conference submitters are being contacted soon to invite them to participate by sharing their research and session materials in the virtual event.

Working together and making the most of technology, we can make SIOP 2020 a different but exciting and informative event!

Work-Family Balance Struggles in the Time of COVID-19

Kristen Shockley and Malissa Clark University of Georgia

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And you thought you had work-family struggles before?? Now you are working from home, serving as a homeschool teacher, dealing with loads of anxiety about the new unknown, all while trying not to touch your face!

If you feel like you are burning the candle at both ends, you are not alone. We are certainly in unprecedented times and have no research that speaks to work–family struggles during a pandemic (shocking, right?), but our aim here is to provide you with a few evidence-based suggestions for maintaining your sanity  from the work–family and remote work research literature.

Celebrating the Return of the Professional Practice Series Performance Management Transformation Is Debut Book

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SIOP’s Professional Practice Book Series has returned, with a new publisher and new members of the editorial board, after a 4-year publishing hiatus.

Oxford University Press has just released the first book in the series reboot, Performance Management Transformation: Lessons Learned and Next Steps, edited by the new series editor, Elaine Pulakos and newly elected SIOP Fellow Mariangela Batista.

Performance Management Transformation presents case studies from global marquee companies including Patagonia, AbbVie, Medtronic, Toyota, and GoGo Inflight, among others, along with research and commentary by thought leaders in the field.

Several prominent SIOP members contributed to the book, including Jan Cleveland, Heidi Glickman, Sergey Gorbatov, Tracy Kantrowitz, Gerald E. Ledford Jr., Elizabeth Lentz, Chris Mason, Rose Mueller-Hanson, Ryan O'Leary, Jeff Orlando, Andy Pirruccello, Carol Surface, and Benjamin Schneider

Tips for Working From Home With an Infant During COVID-19

Kimberly Acree Adams, PhD

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The struggle is real. Parenting is, and always has been, a 24/7 job. Working parents have always struggled to integrate and blend parenting demands with job responsibilities in a way that makes it look seamless—each set of duties separate and contained. Note that I am using “integrate” and “blend” purposefully here. It’s not about balancing the two—job duties on one side and parenting on the other—with a give-and-take pull requiring us to direct and redirect our attention to avoid wobbling or falling out of equilibrium. 

But, let’s acknowledge that things are different right now as we weather this coronavirus pandemic. Because of Stay-at-Home orders, there has never been a clearer example of how working parents must blend the responsibilities of both roles. Parents of children of all ages are still integrating the demands of being a parent with those of their jobs, while now also trying to fill the roles of daycare, school, and friends. 

Celebrating the Return of the Professional Practice Series

Performance Management Transformation is Debut Book

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SIOP’s Professional Practice Book Series has returned, with a new publisher and new members of the editorial board, after a four-year publishing hiatus.
Oxford University Press has just released the first book in the series reboot, Performance Management Transformation: Lessons Learned and Next Steps, edited by the new series editor, Elaine Pulakos and newly elected SIOP Fellow, Mariangela Batista.
Performance Management Transformation presents case studies from global marquee companies including Patagonia, AbbVie, Medtronic, Toyota, and GoGo Inflight, among others, along with research and commentary by thought leaders in the field.

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