The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is the premier professional association for the science and practice of Industrial-Organizational (I-O) psychology. I-O psychology is the scientific study of human behavior in organizations and the workplace. The specialty focuses on deriving principles of individual, group and organizational behavior and applying this knowledge to the solution of problems at work. Typical attendees include faculty, researchers, graduate students, business owners, and consultants.

Thursday, April 28
10:30 AM PST

Myth Busting Using Data: Do Beliefs About Virtual Leadership Development Have Merit?

In early 2020, organizations were faced with a sudden decision: whether to continue leadership development programs virtually or put them on hold. There is limited research about how virtual leadership programs compare to in-person programs, leaving many to move forward without much experience or evidence to support their decisions. This session will use data from thousands of leaders who have attended virtual leadership programs, as well as personal experiences facilitating these programs, to discuss what prevalent beliefs are supported by evidence and which are likely myths.

 Presentation, Room 607
CCL Presenters:  Sol Bukin, Sarah Stawiski, Amy Tran 


Thursday, April 28
2:30 PM PST

Promising Directions in Leadership Development Program Evaluation

The goal of this session is to focus collective minds to identify creative approaches to evaluating the effectiveness of leadership development programs, approaches that are novel, practical, and elegant, yet rigorous. Participating audience members will gain (a) a broad perspective of the key elements surrounding an evaluation of a development initiative; (b) a deep appreciation for the current challenges that leadership development evaluators face; and (c) insight into 3 promising techniques/methodologies that can be used to successfully evaluate leadership development initiatives.

Presentation, Zoom 3
CCL Presenters:  Amy Tran, Heather Champion, Stephen B. Jeong, Sol Bukin


Thursday, April 28
12:00 PM PST

Novel Applications of Social Network Analysis in I-O Psychology

Relationships are the basic building blocks of many organizational phenomena. Social network analysis (SNA) allows researchers to account for social influences on organizational phenomena and is growing exponentially in popularity in I-O psychology. In this symposium, presenters will describe their research that extends core SNA ideas and methodology to reflect the complexity of organizational phenomena, provide unique insights, and inform novel solutions for organizational problems.

Symposium, Zoom 2
CCL Presenter:  Stephanie Virgine Wormington


Saturday, April 30
9:30 AM PST

 Invited: The SIOP Awards Program: Looking to the Future

SIOP and the SIOP Foundation sponsor many awards that recognize and benefit SIOP members. Donations are channeled through these instruments with the goal of furthering the impact of I-O psychology on the workplace and society. The first part of this session reports on an initiative designed to improve the SIOP Awards program governance, link its goals to desired outcomes, and highlight a vision for its future. The second part will be an interactive town-hall type discussion between panelists and the audience to generate input on how the awards program could be more impactful or improved.

Special Event, Room 618-619
CCL Presenter:  Cindy McCauley

For more information on the conference, visit the SIOP 2022 website.