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Need Mentoring?


by SIOP Administrative Office

Spots Still Available for Speed Mentoring at the SIOP Conference!

SIOP welcomes all interested practitioners and academicians to participate as protégés and interact with an accomplished set of mentors!

The event will take place at the SIOP conference on Friday, May 16, from 4 – 6 PM at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Kahili Suite.  Practitioners will participate in two 30-minute roundtable topic-driven discussions guided by seasoned mentors.

How to Participate

Associate/Professional/International Members: Please reserve your space by completing the sign-up form hereor at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SIOPMentoring2014. Additional details will be provided upon registration.

Student Members: Please reserve your space by emailing Maya Garza at maya.garza@pdri.com, indicating your graduate program, year in program, and top four topic preferences (see table below).

The deadline to complete and submit your application is May 1, 2014.

List of Topics

High Potential Programs: Designing high potential programs to include identifying, assessing, developing, and evaluating impact of top talent; linking programs to business strategies and culture; importance of competency modeling.

Leadership Development: Best practices in leadership development (e.g., senior management involvement, competency modeling, assessment, development, coaching, evaluation).

Employee Selection and Assessment: Current trends, challenges, and innovations/technological advancements in assessments (e.g., mobile assessment, CAT, alternative validation, legal defensibility, test security, game-like assessment).

Legal Issues in I-O Practice: Recent cases, trends, and implications for I-O practice; inconsistencies in understanding and applications; adverse impact measurement.

Big Data: Leveraging big data to make evidence-based HR decisions; defining, designing, and executing big data studies; how I-O psychologists can add value.

Personal Branding: Tips and tools for personal branding; dos and don’ts of branding oneself and one’s skills; best practices in branding.

Social Media:  The use of social media profiles in employee selection and development; implications for the field of I-O psychology (e.g., applicant/employee reactions, validity, legal ramifications).

I-O Practitioner as Business Partner: Ability to influence organizational stakeholders; using I-O skills to meet organizational objectives; learning to navigate political structures; communicating with impact.

I-O Psychology around the World: Challenges and opportunities for I-O practitioners working in a global, international, or cross-cultural environment.

Making Career Transitions: Issues, concerns, how-tos, and risks and benefits of switching one’s career path between academia and industry, internal and external consulting, I-O and HR, etc.

If you have any questions regarding the Practitioner Speed Mentoring Program please contact Maya Garza at maya.garza@pdri.com or Karina Hui-Walowitz at lkhui@me.com.

Fired Up for Funding? Science Funding Speed Mentoring at the 2014 SIOP Conference

In addition to the popular practitioner mentoring at the annual conference, for the first time this year the Scientific Affairs committee is hosting a new and exciting “Science Funding Speed Mentoring” event.

As a part of SIOP’s efforts to strengthen the science foundation of I-O psychology, this event is aimed at assisting participants interested in pursuing scientific funding opportunities. This event will be a fantastic opportunity for attendees who are new to science funding and looking to get into the game as well as more established funding pursuers who are looking to sharpen their skills.

For more information, read a complete story here!