The purpose of this webinar is to discuss and share information regarding select sessions on research trends for I-O psychologists and HR practitioners from the 37th annual conference for the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Seattle, WA. Dr. Dave Lux 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 webinar.
Describe and compare select conference sessions, highlighting current research efforts and advancements in the field of I-O Psychology and related HR practices.
Discuss and explain trends in I-O Psychology that are relevant to faculty members and practitioners on HR development including employee engagement, leadership, and performance management.
Discuss and critique immediate and longer-term implications of presented research/trends on teaching and practice, including the application of these findings.
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. Questions: Susan Rogers email@example.com.
To obtain CE credits, attendees must: (a) sign into the webinar with your first and last name using Zoom (instructions will be provided after you register) and (b) remain signed in and participate for the entire 3-hour workshop period.
These requirements are set by the APA and no exceptions are allowed.
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.
John Christopher, Ph.D. is an educator and consultant with extensive experience in work psychology and people analytics. He has served as assistant professor at Brenau University and taught research methods and analytics in both the psychology department and business school. Recently, he served as Director of the Masters of Arts program in Industrial Organizational Psychology at Wesleyan College. His applied research experience is focused on data analytics for employee engagement, consumer loyalty, and organizational effectiveness. He has direct experience as a consultant and analytics manager in the energy, telecommunications, and public health industries. He also volunteers for the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology. John has a Ph.D. & M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University and a Predictive Analytics certificate from University of California, Irvine.
Topic area: Engagement/Satisfaction Surveys
Carolyn (Lyn) Turknett, M.A. is co-founder and co-chair of Turknett Leadership Group, an Atlanta-based consulting firm founded in 1987 that provides leadership and organization development services to companies in a variety of industries. She served as president of the firm until 2018. The focus of her work is character in leadership, individual and organization assessment, executive team development, succession, and women in leadership. She is a long-time member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Academy of Management. She is the creator, with her husband and business partner Bob Turknett, of the Leadership Character Model. Ms. Turknett has a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Georgia.
Better Workplaces/Psychological Safety
Becky Winkler, Ph.D. is an industrial/organizational psychologist and business consultant who works with private equity, asset management, and corporate clients to select and develop senior executives, build and strengthen leadership teams, and optimize the structure and development of the broader organization. Now leading her own consultancy, Becky has conducted over 1,500 executive-level assessments and coached hundreds of leaders to breakthrough performance. Research conducted in collaboration with Cornell University and Teacher’s College, Columbia University, has been featured in publications such as the Washington Post, Investor’s Business Daily, Harvard Business Review, and Inc. magazine. For ten years before launching Department 732c, Becky was a top-performing partner with boutique consulting firm Green Peak Partners. Prior to that, she worked at Sperduto & Associates and Advocate Health Care. Becky graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia’s Honors Program and earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from DePaul University.
Topic area: Succession Planning
Seth Zimmer, Ph.D. is the Assistant Vice President, Organizational Assessment and Development, at AT&T. He has over 32 years of experience providing I/O solutions to his customers. He is currently leading projects in the areas of assessment, surveys, performance management, and organizational development. Seth received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University. He is a member of SIOP and a licensed psychologist in Georgia and Texas.
Topic area: Performance Management