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Environmental Sustainability at Work



Registration Now Open for 2012 Leading Edge Consortium!

Organizations are increasingly concluding that environmental sustainability is central to their missions. As organizations transform to minimize, mitigate, and neutralize their environmental impact, I-O psychology is uniquely positioned to aid in these efforts.

Environmental Sustainability at Work: Advancing Research, Enhancing Practice,” SIOP’s 8th annual Leading Edge Consortium, will bring together thought leaders from academia and practice in a day-and-a-half event focusing on the exciting topic of environmental sustainability. Registration is now open for this event, which will take place October 19-20, 2012 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This meeting will bring together an interdisciplinary team of experts and keynote speakers from industry, psychological research, the environmental sciences, and consulting. Sessions will address interdisciplinary aspects and how I-O science and practice can contribute, the business case for environmental sustainability, and how sustainability can become a competitive advantage, as well as specific issues relevant to I-O practitioners. Organizations at the cutting edge of environmental sustainability practices will report on their experiences with interventions to make their operations more sustainable through human resources. Make plans to join us for this important and innovative event!

Register for “Environmental Sustainability at Work” today!

SIOP’s Leading Edge Consortium is unique in its approach by bringing together leading-edge thinkers— practitioners, researchers, and HR executives—to examine issues in an intimate setting that fosters stimulating dialogue among colleagues. Each presentation takes place in general session, a setting conducive to interaction with presenters and networking with leaders in the I-O field.

This year’s LEC will be led by General Chair Sara P. Weiner (Kenexa), Science Co-Chair Stephan Dilchert (Baruch College), Science Co-Chair Deniz S. Ones (University of Minnesota), Practice Chair Mark J. Schmit (SHRM). The chairs have worked hard to line up an impressive group of speakers. The current list of speakers and moderators includes:

Edward Lawler, Director of the Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California
John Elstrott, Chairman of the Board, Whole Foods
Karen Paul, Head of Global HR Measurement, 3M
Mark Schmit, VP of Research, Society for Human Resource Management
David Rivkin, Technical Officer, National Center for O*Net Development
Deniz S. Ones, Distinguished McKnight Professor, University of Minnesota
Chris Rotolo, Senior Director, Senior Director, Organization Assessment & Measurement, PepsiCo
Trent Burner, Senior Director, Job Design/Analysis and Employee Selection, Wal-Mart

Attendees can expect a series of engaging presentations and discussions of environmental sustainability with numerous takeaways, leading research, and practical solutions for organization. Attendees also have the opportunity to earn continuing education credit. More information about CE credits can be found here.

The consortium includes lunch on Friday and Saturday, breaks, and receptions on Thursday and Friday evening. Registration is $425 on or before August 29, 2012. After the early registration deadline the cost is $495.

The Hotel Monteleone is an historic landmark and member of Historic Hotels of America. The hotel boasts 25 meeting and reception rooms, 600 newly renovated rooms and suites, 2 award-winning restaurants, the famous Carousel Bar, Logo Shop, heated rooftop pool, Spa Aria, state-of-the-art exercise facility, business center, and valet parking. It’s been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. In fact, this venerable establishment sits majestically at the foot of Royal Street, giving guests the best point of departure for all things New Orleans. Visitors need only step outside this French Quarter hotel to discover shop after shop of fabulous European antiques, estate jewelry, Oriental rugs, and art and antiquities from around the world.

For more information, including updates to the speaker list, bios, and sessions, visit the Leading Edge Consortium page here. Also, check back to SIOP.org in the coming weeks for in-depth stories on specific LEC sessions and speakers!

For information on 2012 Leading Edge Consortium Partnership Opportunities, click here.