30th Annual SIOP Conference to Feature American Institutes for Research Workplace, Training Experts

Washington, D.C. – Experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will offer presentations on a variety of workplace and training issues at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) April 23-25, 2015 in Philadelphia.

The 30th annual SIOP conference, which will be held at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriot, offers opportunities for experts to network, trade ideas, forge partnerships and keep up with the latest research and practices in industrial and organizational psychology.

AIR sessions include:

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Panel Discussion: Clients 101: The Class You Wish You Took in School
3:30 PM–4:20 PM, Room 309-10

This session will stimulate discussion among seasoned I/O professionals to share personal experiences, ideas and knowledge regarding common client relations issues encountered in the workplace that may not be addressed in graduate school. Topics may include time management, effective language, ethical boundaries, challenging client decisions, scope creep and mitigation strategies.

AIR Panelist: Laura Steighner
AIR Co-chairs: Samantha Lily, Sarah Trevino & Liwen Liu

Friday, April 24, 2015

Symposium: Future of Assessment: Reactions to Innovative Formats and Delivery Modes
3:30 PM–4:20 PM, Franklin 08

Innovative assessments and mobile assessment continue to change the face of selection. Organizations seek novel assessment approaches to increase applicant engagement and to reinforce a positive employer brand. Reactions have important organizational outcomes. Panelists will investigate reactions to recent innovations and reflect on the influence of reactions to shape future developments.

AIR Panelist: Josh Allen

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Panel Discussion: Getting What You Need from SMEs: Models, Recommendations and Insights
8:00 AM–8:50 AM, Franklin 10

I/O professionals rely heavily on SMEs in assessment development, but obtaining the information required to develop valid and reliable assessments is often more art than science. In this interactive discussion, assessment development experts will share four models for managing SME interactions and provide recommendations for addressing common challenges.

AIR Panelist: Kimberly Acree Adams

Poster: Let’s Chat: The Importance of Consensus Discussion in Linkage Exercises
11:30 AM–12:20 PM, Franklin Hall

This study contributes to limited research regarding KSAO-task linkages by comparing inter-rater agreement, final linkages and participant preference resulting from a Hybrid method—which included a consensus-forming training period—to an Independent rating method. Results provide support for the Hybrid method, which yielded higher inter-rater agreement than the Independent method.

AIR Panelists: Sarah Gilbert, Erika Morral, Cheryl Hendrickson, Kaila Simpson, David Vestal & Bob McMahon

For more information about the conference, visit http://www.siop.org/conferences/philly.aspx.

About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit www.air.org


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