This year’s Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference takes place in Chicago from April 17-21 at the Sheraton Grand hotel. As with years past, Caliper’s R&D crew will feature in several breakout sessions.

On Thursday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m., Caliper’s Dr. Jennie Hollmann, Dr. Nataliya Baytalskaya, and Trevor J. Shylock (along with Patricia E. Grabarek from Infor Talent Science, Lizzette Lima from Right Management, and Lauren Nguyen from North Highland) will follow up their 2017 SIOP presentation, Choose Your Own Adventure Consulting, with Choose Your Own Adventure Consulting II: Common Challenges, Different Approaches.

The panel will discuss practical consulting approaches to fixing problems of organizational structure. Focus areas include leadership development, performance appraisal, organizational climate, and change management. This session lasts 80 minutes.

On Friday the 20th at 5:30 p.m., Dr. Thomas Schoenfelder, Caliper’s Senior Vice President of Research, will participate in a “speed mentoring” event designed to provide SIOP members with information and resources around more effectively pursuing scientific funding.

Areas of discussion include the trade-offs and pitfalls of funded research, mistakes to avoid when seeking funding, different funding options and sources, proposal writing, and more. The session runs until 7 p.m.

Note: There are other speed-mentoring events scheduled at the conference. Tom’s applies only to scientific funding.

Caliper’s Dr. Nataliya Baytalskaya is back in action on Saturday the 21st. Joined by Johanna Johnson Lascano from Infor Talent Science, Nataliya presents To Work or Not to Work Remotely: Gender Differences in a Telecommuting World, a discussion about the moderating role of gender in a business environment that increasingly enables and depends on remote workers. Recent research shows women reporting higher levels of negative experiences in the virtual workspace than men do.

This session begins at 3 p.m. and lasts for 50 minutes.

To register for this year’s conference, visit SIOP’s registration page.

About SIOP: The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology is a professional membership organization for people who work in and teach I-O Psychology, a field that studies and applies research in a variety of workplace issues such as workforce planning, hiring and employee development, and organizational change.