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I/O and Social Justice

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Virtual using Zoom


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This webinar will attempt to first define social justice and then examine it in light of the goals of I/O Psychology.  This intersection of I/O and social justice will be looked at first from a broad organization perspective in which we will learn the responsibility organizations have to promote social justice.  DEI initiatives across a wide variety of organizations will be discussed, along with a critique of their efficacy to combat social injustices.  We will then focus on performance management and rejuvenate the  debate for and against annual performance management reviews in light of social justice concerns.

Learning Objectives:

Based on the content of the session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the responsibility that organizations have to promote social justice.
  • Describe what organizations are doing in the DEI space and identify which efforts may have the most promise to combat social injustices.
  • Describe the trends in performance management and the arguments for and against annual performance management reviews.
  • Explain why good performance management practices help support social justice.

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 webinar is eligible for 3.0 continuing education credits for psychologists. You must attend the entire webinar to receive credit. No partial credit is allowed. SIOP will email CE letters 30 days after the webinar to the individuals who responded 'Yes' to question #1 on the post-event evaluation form.

To obtain CE credits, attendees must:

  • Sign into the webinar with your first and last name using Zoom (instructions will be provided after you register). 
  • Remain signed in and participate for the entire 3-hour workshop period.

Note: These requirements are set by the APA and no exceptions are allowed.

Questions: Contact Susan Rogers, SIOP Business Development Manager: srogers@siop.org

  Information: http://www.apa.org/education/ce/

Technology Requirements:

  • Ability to access Zoom via the internet and to participate using both audio and visual capabilities. 
  • Participate in a quiet space without interruptions or other noises and distractions. 
  • Follow the GAIOP policies for participating in virtual webinars (policies will be sent to you after registration).

Important: A link to join the Zoom webinar will be sent to all registrants.


Randy Lucius, Ph.D. is the Director of Organizational Development for Emory University. Prior to joining Emory he worked as a consultant, with 25 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. Dr. Lucius graduated from the University of Georgia with a doctorate degree in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology. Dr. Lucius is a licensed psychologist and serves as a part-time faculty member of the I/O Master’s degree program at the University of Georgia.

Russell Griffin, M.A. is Director, Diversity & Inclusion Education and Outreach for Emory University. He has more than 30 years of experience as a diversity practitioner and business leader. Russell is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Program for Leadership Development, and holds a Masters in I/O Psychology from Walden University where he is currently pursuing PhD in the same. He is an AIRS Certified Diversity Recruiter and a graduate of Cornell University’s IRL School Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program.

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