Check out SIOP’s social media platforms throughout the 27th annual conference for daily updates, news, photos and video. During conference week (April 25-28), we will post regularly to SIOP’s Facebook page, Exchange blog, and Twitter.
Facebook: Check Facebook for short posts about events as well as a full album of conference photos. You can also share the conference experience with your Facebook friends by commenting on SIOP's wall or starting discussions.
The Exchange: Read the Exchange for photos and news stories about the conference, with daily posts. After the conference, the Exchange will also feature a follow up story chronicling the events of the week.
Twitter: Follow SIOP on Twitter (SIOPtweets) for up-to-the-minute news, announcements, and tips for making your conference experience a great one! You can also Tweet about SIOP and the conference using the hashtag #SIOP12.
My first SIOP conference was in Dallas, 1998, just a little while ago for some, and in the stone ages for new graduate students. That first SIOP conference was an eye-opening and inspiring experience. There were so many great papers, posters, presentations, a few disagreements, and the discipline of I-O was well represented. Meeting some of the movers and shakers of the field was super exciting for me. I also learned that the conference finished early on Sunday, which I did not know when I booked my flight. So, I have fond memories of going to a stadium seating theatre and watching “The Big Hit” before going to the airport. I know, no one else likes that movie, but if you watched this entertaining comedy instead of hanging out in the DFW airport, you would like it, too!
I wish I could say I have gone to the conference every year for the last dozen years. Instead it is closer to every other year on average. I would love to attend it every year, but work obligations and family life make that difficult at times. I always find posters that are well done, sessions that are thought provoking, old friends I have not seen in years, and new friends to keep in touch with going forward.
Recently, I gave ideas to a journalist writing how applicants can demonstrate they are concerned with the bottom line. Granted, people will be concerned about customer service, teamwork, and doing an overall good job. However, the journalist’s angle was informing job seekers how to be seen as bottom-line applicants. Examples he provided were an employee whose role is computer work, but helping other departments by using a forklift, and a CEO modeling good behavior by using public transportation. However, I think this mindset misses a few crucial points.
Welcome to the SIOP Sustainability Blog! We are delighted to host this forum for SIOP members who are interested in I-O-related sustainability issues, focused on both research and practice. We plan to use a variety of formats through the coming year to engage members in a productive exchange; we have a boatload of things to push at you, but we also want to pull from you in equal measure. So let’s get the conversation going!
This is my very first blog ever, and I need your help. The “theme” of my year as SIOP President is IMPACT, i.e. the impact I-O psychology has made on individuals, organizations and society. In conversations about this, I came to realize that impact means different things to different people. I was thinking in terms of change, i.e. how a practice, product, or research stream has led to a positive change. Adam Hilliard gives a good example in his post on “How Selection Consultants Change the World”. Personally, the most impactful (perhaps I mean most fulfilling) thing I’ve done as an I-O psychologist was to be a part of KARE, a SIOP group which helped organizations in New Orleans get back on their feet after the levy failures and Hurricane Katrina.