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SIOP Preconference Workshops


by SIOP Administrative Office

Get a Head Start on Professional Development at the SIOP Annual Conference!

Workshop Day is Wednesday, April 22, and we have 11 outstanding workshops for participants to select from this year. Workshops cover a wide array of cutting-edge topics and they are a great opportunity to learn and network with industry leaders and others who share your same interests.

This is your opportunity for an in-depth learning experience presented by industry leading experts. There’s something for everyone! If you haven’t registered yet, sign up today to secure a spot in your first choices. Below is a list of the 2015 workshops. Click here for more detailed descriptions of the workshops.

  1. Embedding High-Performance Culture Through New Approaches to Performance Management and Behavior Change. Elaine D. Pulakos, PDRI a CEB Company; Sharon Arad, Cargill; Alan Colquitt, Eli Lilly and Company. Coordinator: Kevin Smith, PDRI a CEB Company 
  2. Identifying and Developing Leaders for Tomorrow’s World. Seymour Adler, Aon Hewitt; Lorraine Stomski, Aon Hewitt; Allan H. Church, PepsiCo. Coordinator: Satoris S. Culbertson, Kansas State University 
  3. Mobile Assessment: The Horses Have Left the Barn…Now What? Matthew O’Connell, Select International, Inc.; Winfred Arthur, Jr., Texas A&M University; Dennis Doverspike, The University of Akron. Coordinator: Jerilyn Hayward, ServiceMaster 
  4. Developing Globally Adaptive Leaders in a VUCA World. Lori Brewer Collins, Cambria Consulting; Paula Caligiuri, Northeastern University. Coordinator: Aarti Shyamsunder, Catalyst.
  5. Getting Real with Big Data for Talent Analytics: Practical Matters. Alexis Fink, Intel Corporation; Elpida Ormanidou, Wal Mart Corporation; Jacqueline Ryan, IBM Corporation. Coordinator: John Howes, IBM Corporation.
  6. OFCCP and EEOC Enforcement Trends: Practical Tips for Mitigating Risk. David B. Cohen, DCI Consulting Group, Inc.; Richard F. Tonowski, EEOC. Coordinator: Amanda Allen, Edison Electric Institute.
  7. All Data Big and Small: Using R Code to Improve Organizational Practice and Science. Fred Oswald, Rice University; Scott Tonidandel, Davidson College. Coordinator: Alok Bhupatkar, IMPAQ International.
  8. Coaching for Change: Practical Tools for I-O Psychologists. John L. Bennett, McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. Coordinator: Ryan O'Leary, PDRI
  9. Succession Management Strategies: Identifying Your Next Generation of Leader.Carolyn Wilson, Korn Ferry; Jim Peters, Korn Ferry, Cynthia Alisesky, GlaxoSmithKline. Coordinator: Mike Benson, Johnson & Johnson
  10. Half-Day MBA: Sharpen Your Business Acumen! Wayne F. Cascio, University of Colorado Denver; Pete Ramstad, The Toro Company. Coordinator: Gavan O’Shea, Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO)
  11. IRT and So Should You: Modernizing Your Assessment Programs. Nathan T. Carter, University of Georgia; Robert E. Gibby, IBM. Coordinator: Ted Kinney, Select International.

How to Register for Workshops

If you have not yet registered for the conference, you can click the button above or go to the registration page here and include workshops in your regular conference registration. If you have already registered for the conference, add the workshops to your registration in the Attendee Service Center! (Haven't Registered for the Conference Yet? Hurry! Early Registration Ends February 19!)

Still not Sure if you Want to Attend a Workshop?

By attending workshops you will:

  • Dig into some of the key organizational issues facing I-O psychologists and learn how organizations are addressing those issues, what the research says, challenges encountered, and how you can apply this information in your organization.
  • Have the undivided attention of nationally and internationally recognized experts from both inside and outside of I-O.
  • Learn not only from the presenters in the workshops but also from other members (including other seasoned I-O practitioners) attending your workshops.
  • Walk away with practical tools that you can take back to your organizations to help you address real business issues.
  • Receive 7 CE credits* for attending two half-day workshops. Find out more here!
  • Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to network with other workshop participants and presenters at a hosted luncheon and networking event following the workshops

*SIOP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SIOP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Additionally, SIOP is an HR Certification Institute Approved Provider.