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The Best of SIOP 2019

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Emory University, 1599 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322


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The purpose of this workshop is to discuss, compare, and share information regarding select sessions on research trends for I-O psychologists and HR practitioners from the 34th annual conference for the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), National Harbor MD. Dr. Randall H. Lucius will facilitate a session in which presenters will share highlights from presentations given at SIOP, and discuss implications for teaching and/or practice. The format will be an informal discussion with audience participation encouraged throughout. Handouts will be provided as appropriate in advance of the workshop

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe and compare select conference sessions, highlighting current research efforts and advancements in the field of I-O Psychology and related HR practices.

2. Discuss and explain trends in I-O Psychology that are relevant to faculty members and practitioners on HR development including employee engagement, leadership, and workforce planning.

3. Discuss and critique immediate and longer-term implications of presented research/trends on teaching and practice, including the application of these findings.

Intended Audience:

This session is intended for a general audience at a post-graduate level; no specific content knowledge is required.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits:

This workshop is approved by SIOP and APA to grant 3 CE credit hours (no partial credit is allowed). In order to obtain the CE credits, attendees must:

  • Sign in prior to the workshop and sign out afterwards.
  • Be present for the full 3-hour workshop period.

Note: These are SIOP/APA policies and no exceptions are allowed.


David Bracken, PhD, is a Professor of Graduate Studies in the I/O Psychology program for Keiser University in Atlanta, Georgia. His work focuses on implementing Feedback and Coaching systems, as well as strategic employee surveys, performance management systems, and competency models. David has been both an internal staff member and external consultant to varied organizations. As an internal staff member, his experience includes Xerox and BellSouth. As a consultant, he has worked for National Computer Systems, Personnel Decisions Intl, Towers Perrin, Mercer Delta Consulting, Kenexa and OrgVitality. David received his BA degree from Dartmouth College, and MS and PhD degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Georgia Tech. He is a Certified Professional Coach and a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, as well as a member of the American Psychological Association, the Georgia Association for IO Psychology, and the Association for Talent Development.

Linda Hoopes, PhD, is founder and president of Resilience Alliance, a training and consulting firm focused on helping organizations and individuals thrive in turbulence, and of Realization Institute, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations successfully execute major change. She received her A.B. in Psychology from Davidson College and her PhD in I-O Psychology from the University of Tennessee, and has served on the faculties of Colby College, Rutgers University, Georgia Tech, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to her current role, she worked with ODR (now Conner Partners), a change-management training and consulting firm, for over 20 years, serving in a range of roles including Director of Research and Assessments, Senior Consultant, and Chief Operating Officer. She is the author of two books: Prosilience: Building Your Resilience for a Turbulent World (Dara Press, 2017) and Managing Change with Personal Resilience, co-authored with Mark Kelly (Mark Kelly Books, 2014), and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia
    Randall H. Lucius, PhD,  has been with Emory for over 5 years, and works within the Learning and Organizational Development Department of Human Resources for Emory University as the Director of Organizational Development. Prior to joining Emory he worked as a consultant, with over 15 years of progressive consulting experience that spans such diverse areas as executive assessment and coaching, job analysis, competency modeling, employee selection, litigation support, performance management, 360 degree feedback, frame-of-reference training, organizational re-structuring, employee opinion surveys, personality assessment, and leadership development. He has worked for numerous organizations of all sizes and types from small to the Fortune 500, government agencies, and non-profit. Dr. Lucius graduated from The University of Georgia with a doctorate degree in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology. Prior experiences include Research Director for Fitability, Project Manager for Applied Psychological Techniques, and Vice President of the Turknett Leadership Group. Dr. Lucius is the co-author of the Fitability 5, a personality-based assessment administered to over a quarter-million individuals across the U.S. Dr. Lucius’ co-founded Organizational Diagnostics Online, a company acquired by Fitability in 2001. Dr. Lucius is a licensed psychologist, has served as an adjunct faculty member at Oglethorpe University, and once served as the President for the Atlanta Society of Applied Psychology. Dr. Lucius is also a part-time faculty member of the I/O Master’s degree program at the University of Georgia. • Dave Lux, PhD, is an Assessment Manager with Georgia-Pacific and has spent the last 20+ years helping clients attract, select, and promote employees. He has worked on a variety of projects in the areas of hourly and salaried selection system development, validation, and implementation, performance management, executive assessment, 360 surveys, providing support to various internal clients concerning a wide range of testing issues (re-test policies, ADA accommodations, cut score and adverse impact analyses, etc.), and background and drug screening. Dr. Lux received his MA and Ph.D in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Central Michigan University and his BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is a licensed psychologist (PSY002392) in Georgia.

    John Morrison, PhD,

    is an independent practitioner with over 25 years of assessment consulting experience. John has conducted in-depth assessments of hundreds of executives to inform selection, promotion, and development planning recommendations across a wide range of industries. With extensive experience managing teams responsible for delivering assessment services, as well as hands-on experience developing and validating numerous trait and ability-focused measures, John brings a unique perspective to consulting engagements. John is a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia, and incoming President and co-founder of the Georgia Association for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. John received his Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa and his Bachelors of Science from Emory University.

    Donna Sylvan, PhD,  is an organizational psychologist who collaborates with business leaders to create high performing organizations. She draws on her in-depth experience in organizational effectiveness, leadership development, coaching, and change management to identify opportunities to enhance the health and productivity of individuals, teams, and organizations. Donna has over 25 years of experience as a consultant and human resources manager. Donna’s credentials include a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Georgia State University and an A.B. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a licensed psychologist in Georgia and a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Consulting Psychology, the Human Resources Leadership Forum, and the Southeast Association of Facilitators. She is a member of The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and their Local Industrial and Organizational Group Relations Committee. Donna is a founding member of the Georgia Association for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and served as its first President.

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