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CE Workshops: 2015 I/O Study Group
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A series of five workshops targeted for the industrial/organizational psychologist.

5/12/2015 to 12/9/2015
When: May 12, June 18, Sept. 30, Oct. 28, and Dec. 9, 2015
3:00pm-6:00pm
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Contact: GPA Office
404-634-6272


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Best of SIOP 2015

Michele Mobley, PhD and John Morrison, PhD
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

CE Hours: 3

Level: Introductory

The Best of SIOP 2015 Workshop will present information of particular interest from the 30th Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this year.  Dr. Michele Ingram Mobley and Dr. John Morrison will present an overview of trends in the I/O field, as evidenced by the topics addressed at SIOP.  The workshop will then focus on a select number of topics, such as sharpening business acumen; OFCCP and EEOC enforcement trends; using Big Data for talent analytics; assessing, coaching, and leading talent; and addressing diversity in hiring decisions, development, and management of employees.  A question-and-answer period will be included in the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline the major trends in I/O psychology, as evidenced by the topics addressed at the 2015 SIOP conference.
  2. Describe conference workshop sessions highlighting current research and applied efforts in Division 14.
  3. Critique presentations of interest that participants were unable to attend.

Team Assessment and Development: Integrating Research and Application

Alison Mallard, PhD and Randy Lucius, PhD
Thursday, June 18, 2015

CE Hours: 3

Level: Introductory

This workshop integrates research on teams with practical approaches to (a) assessing team strength/performance and (b) developing teams. Key elements of high performing teams will be identified, discussed and debated. The workshop will pull from “classic” research as well as recent presentations/publications and presenters/participants will build on this base of research by offering suggestions for practical application and related current/best practices regarding team assessment and development. Diversity of team members and its impact on team strength/success will be discussed in the team workshop. The topic of virtual teams will also be explored.

Learning Objectives:

  1. List and discuss the elements of high performing teams, including team diversity (e.g., age, race, roles, personality)
  2. Summarize three approaches to team assessment (characteristics/elements, 360, personality-based)
  3. Describe and compare approaches to team development (off-site, integrated, cultural)

Ethical Assessment for Organizational Psychologists

Nita French, PhD and Donna Sylvan, PhD
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

CE Hours: 3 (Ethics)

Level: Introductory

This workshop provides organizational psychologists an opportunity to explore the ethical standards concerning assessments and update their knowledge of important laws, regulations, and professional guidelines concerning assessment at both a national and state level.  In addition, participants will look at the different contexts in which they use psychological testing and its impact on the ethical issues involved.  Participants will consider how the appropriate use of psychological testing can be used to eliminate disparities in the workplace due to gender, age, race, and disability.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Consult relevant laws, regulations, and professional standards and guidelines to inform your use of assessments in organizational consulting.
  2. Describe changes introduced in the 2014 revision of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing.
  3. Discuss possible responses to current Georgia state law, rules, and proposed legislation concerning psychological testing.
  4. Prepare responses to questions about your choice and use of assessments in the event of a challenge.

Executive and Performance Coaching: Sharing Research on Coaching Efficacy in addition to the Who, Where and When of Current Coaching Practices

Jaci Masztal, PhD and Welyne Thomas, PhD
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

CE Hours: 3

Level: Intermediate

Coaches are becoming omnipresent in corporate America. Once provided only to executives or those with performance problems, now they are often offered at all levels of management. While many ‘how-to’ popular press articles exist on coaching, there are few rigorously executed empirical studies that demonstrate the efficacy of the various models and/or coaching preparation or certification. Research has been done on coaching efficacy– typically reporting positive results, but little information is available on the coaches themselves including certification and experience. In this workshop we’ll share research findings on coaching efficacy while also providing as much information as is available about who is doing the coaching and under what circumstances. To the extent data are available cross-ethnic or cross-gender efficacy will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain findings from the most recent research on coaching effectiveness
  2. Describe the circumstances under which coaching occurs most frequently
  3. List and critique sources of coaching certification
  4. Summarize research findings of corporate use of coaching based on research collected for this workshop by presenters

Big Data, Analytics, and Their Current and Future Roles in Talent Management

John Morrison, PhD
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

CE Hours: 3

Level: Intermediate

Throughout the employment life cycle, job candidates and workers generate tremendous amounts of structured and unstructured digital information. Increasingly, techniques for managing, analyzing and drawing insights from these massive datasets that were first applied in marketing, computer science, economics, and other fields are being utilized in talent management processes. Focusing on several components of talent management, such as pre-employment selection, performance measurement, and leadership assessment, this workshop addresses the current state of this trend, potential future directions, and implications for I/O Psychologists.  The workshop will cover ways Big Data and analytics can help organizations drive diversity in terms of ethnic background, gender, and other aspects through optimized recruiting and retention strategies, etc.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the various forms Big Data can take and how they are represented in various talent management processes
  2. Describe how data scientists’ and related professionals’ perspectives on various types of talent management challenges differ from those of I/O Psychologists
  3. Discuss current and potential future opportunities for I/O Psychologists to make use of new information sources and analysis techniques and collaborate with other professionals with expertise in this area

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Registration Costs (Must purchase at once to receive discount.)

  • 1 Workshop: $70 Members / $80 Non-Members
  • 2 Workshops: $130 Members / $150 Non-Members
  • 3 Workshops: $190 Members / 220 Non-Members
  • Full Series (4-5) Workshops: $250 Members / $300 Non-Members

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Refunds: There are no refunds available for this event.

The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.