The Consortia Committee members are preparing existing programming for the 2023 SIOP Annual Conference. For those unfamiliar with the consortia, they are preconference sessions that provide opportunities for students and early career I-O psychology professionals (both academic and applied) to engage with others in similar career stages and learn from each other and experts in our field. The goal of the consortia is to provide valuable and relevant programming while creating an opportunity for networking and building relationships with other SIOP members.

Past Consortia attendees have remarked:

Great opportunity to meet like-minded professionals, gain insight, and network” 

“The Consortium was the perfect way to kick off the conference. I absolutely loved the opportunity to learn from more experienced I-Os and to connect with peers.”


This year’s consortia are sure to deliver the same responses. In 2023, we will be bringing three of the consortia events back to the in-person conference. The Doctoral Consortium, Early Career Faculty Consortium (ECFC), and Early Career Practitioner Consortium (ECPC) will occur on Wednesday, April 19th. The Master’s Consortium will continue to be virtual and will occur in live mini-sessions virtually in the weeks preceding the conference.

Content will focus on building skills to navigate the job market, support your well-being, prepare tenure packets, and a host of other topics. For details on the specific agenda, please visit the consortia pages below.

We believe that the consortia provide content that appeals to members at all career levels, However, we recognize with four different consortia it can sometimes be challenging to determine which is the best fit for your current stage. We hope the chart below helps in making that decision, but if you have any questions, please reach out to me, Amber Burkhart.


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See you in a zoom room and/or in Boston to celebrate the SIOP Consortia!


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Amber Burkhart, PhD

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SIOP Consortia Chair
Senior Manager, Talent and Data Analytics, Valmont Industries,


Masters Consortium $95

For the 2023 Master's Consortium, six speakers representing a broad spectrum of applied roles will focus on their journey from a master's-level I-O student to their established career, and dive into what it’s like to be a practitioner in their space.

Back by popular demand, the consortium will serve up developmental material in the form of mini-sessions and augmented breaks. These sessions will focus on essential career skills such as business acumen, effective communication, salary negotiation, interviewing tips, personal branding, and more.


Format & Dates:

The Master's Consortium will be entirely virtual and is available for all I-O students pursuing a master's degree. Session content will be targeted towards 2nd year students who intend to move into a full-time practitioner role following graduation.

The consortium will be presented in four 2-hour sessions across a period of two weeks:

April 4th, 6th, 11th, and 13th from 1-3 p.m. ET

Register for the Masters Consortium here. The deadline to register is March 31, 2023.


2023 Speakers:

Tara Schlacter (Learning and Organizational Development Business Partner, Cardinal Health)

Tiffany Pires (Senior Consultant, Perceptyx)

Christina Dougherty (Director of Engagement & Assessments, HCA Healthcare)

Ryan Hendricks (Program Manager, U.S. Office of Personnel Management)

Nathan Cornwell (Senior Consultant, Hogan Assessments)

Jennifer Reaves (U.S. Office of Personnel Management)


We look forward to having you join us this year for the 2023 SIOP Masters Consortium!


Please do not hesitate to contact the Master’s Consortium chairs with any questions!

Brandon Riggs ( and Beth Adams (


Doctoral Consortium $95

We welcome late-stage doctoral students to the 2023 Lee Hakel Doctoral Consortium! 

This year’s consortium will be held fully in-person on Wednesday, April 19, at the 2023 SIOP Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. We are excited to offer the sessions below. We hope to see you there!

To attend the Doctoral Consortium, students must be nominated by their program director (or department chair, if there is not a program director). Qualified students must have passed comprehensive exams (or their program’s equivalent) to be eligible to attend. 

Once you have secured your nomination, please complete this form and, once we confirm with your faculty member, you will be directed to register for the consortium. We will prioritize admitting each program’s first nominee and will invite additional students from the waitlist in March, space permitting. The deadline to register for the Consortium is March 15.

Schedule (all times Eastern)

9-9:30 a.m.

All-Consortium Kickoff and Introductions (refreshments will be provided)


9:45-10:45 a.m.

Navigating the Dissertation Process, with Yi-Ren Wang (Asia School of Business Malaysia) and Charlene Zhang (Amazon)


11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Navigating the Job Market – Academic Panel, with Mark Ehrhart (University of Central Florida), Keaton Fletcher (Georgia Institute of Technology), Anna Gödöllei (Baruch College & The Graduate Center, CUNY), and Michael Wilmot (University of Arkansas)
  • Navigating the Job Market – Practitioner Panel, with John Capman (Amazon), Desmond Leung (SHL), Toni Locklear (APTMetrics), and Leah Tecle (Walmart


1:30-3 p.m.

Productivity & Well-Being Roundtables, with Bo Zhang (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Marcus Dickson (Wayne State University), Erin Eatough-Cooley (BetterUp), Matt Howard (University of South Alabama), Elliott Larson (Siena Consulting), Victoria Mattingly (Mattingly Solutions), Marino Mugayar-Baldocchi (McKinsey), Enrica Ruggs (University of Houston), Isaac Sabat (Texas A&M University), and Evan Sinar (Amazon)


3:30-5 p.m.

Peer Review Bootcamp (led by the Journal of Applied Psychology), with Wendy Casper (University of Texas, Arlington), Lillian Eby (University of Georgia), Bryan Edwards (Oklahoma State University), Allison Gabriel (University of Arizona), Alicia Grandey (Penn State University), Jasmine Hu (The Ohio State University), Jenny Hoobler (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Jonas Lang (Ghent University), Scott Morris (Illinois Institute of Technology), Fred Oswald (Rice University), Christopher Porter (Indiana University), and Kristen Shockley (University of Georgia)


Please do not hesitate to contact the Doctoral Consortium chairs with any questions!

Dr. Manuel Gonzalez ( and Dr. I-Heng (Ray) Wu (



Early Career Faculty Consortium $175

The 2023 SIOP Early Career Faculty Consortium (ECFC) invites current and future junior faculty to participate in career-focused activities and sessions. This consortium is appropriate for anyone who is less than 6 years out from their Ph.D. or pre-tenure, including post-docs and junior faculty members.

This year, the ECFC will be fully in-person and will be held on the first day of the 2023 SIOP Annual Conference, Wednesday, April 19th. Register for the consortium here. We look forward to connecting with you during the following sessions


Wednesday, April 19 (all times Eastern)

9 a.m. SIOP Consortium Welcome: Welcome reception presented by conference organizers, including light breakfast refreshments. 

9:30 a.m. Teaching Undergraduate and Graduate Courses: Award-winning teachers and scholars present advice for effectively managing teaching responsibilities while fostering an engaging classroom. Panelists include David Costanza (George Washington University), Leslie DeChurch (Northwestern University), and Isaac Sabat (Texas A&M University).

11 a.m. Surviving and Thriving through the Promotion and Tenure Process: Recently tenured faculty discuss how to navigate the tenure process and build a strong dossier. Panelists include Charles Calderwood (Virginia Tech), Kristen Jennings Black (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga), Sabrina Volpone (University of Colorado Boulder), and Don Zhang (Louisiana State University). 

12:15 p.m. Break for Lunch: Network with peers at restaurants around Boston

1:30 p.m. Research and Pipeline Tips & Tricks: Panel of research-active scholars provide tips and tricks for developing a research pipeline while balancing other responsibilities. Followed by round-table break-out groups. Panelists include Mark Erhart (University of Central Florida), Jessica Magnus (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Roni Reiter-Palmon (University of Nebraska Omaha), and Cort Rudolph (Saint Louis University).

3 p.m. Refreshment Break: Light refreshments provided by SIOP

3:30 p.m. Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP) Reviewer Bootcamp: Attendees will be paired with Associate Editors at JAP to review a paper and receive feedback to build reviewing skills. Note: This session requires participants to prepare in advance a written review of a paper assigned by a JAP team member. Details will be provided after registration.

Please do not hesitate to contact the ECFC chairs with any questions!

Dr. Lauren Locklear ( and Dr. Alex Harris-Watson (


Early Career Practitioner Consortium $175

Are you an I-O professional with fewer than 5 years in your career looking to improve your skills and broaden your network? If so, the Early Career Practitioner Consortium (ECPC) is for you!

ECPC is a 1-day development program enabling participants to enhance their agility as practitioners, clarify next career steps, and expand their network. ECPC is geared towards current I-O practitioners pursuing nonacademic careers, with no more than 5 years of work experience after their master’s degree or PhD. Individuals currently pursuing I-O graduate education while working in an I-O related field are also invited to apply to attend. 

ECPC was crafted to mirror interactive leadership development programs. The in-person, full-day event will offer opportunities to:

  • Gain insight into your unique strengths and opportunities for improvement via SHL and Hogan assessments
  • Learn from distinguished I-O professionals and executives like SIOP Past President Nancy Tippins
  • Receive coaching to support you in navigating work challenges and taking the next steps in your career
  • Build relationships with fellow early career practitioners as you work in groups to develop new skills
  • Better plug in to SIOP and broaden your general I-O network as you interact with other consortia attendees


Format and Dates

ECPC will be held in person on the first day of the 2023 SIOP Annual Conference, Wednesday, April 19. To attend ECPC, apply using this link by Friday, March 31. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. All accepted applicants will be required to register for the 2023 SIOP Annual Conference and ECPC no later than Monday, April 3.



ECPC speakers, coaches, and mentors have excelled in their career and are interested in supporting you to do the same. This year's speakers, coaches, and mentors include:

  • Allan Church, PhD: Co-founder and Managing Partner at Maestro Consulting LLC/Adjunct at Teachers College Columba (Former SVP Global Talent Management at PepsiCo)
  • Brittany Marcus-Blank, PhD: Global Talent Management at Johnson and Johnson
  • Dara Drescher, MA: Global Operations Learning & Development at Amazon
  • Jodi Himelright, PhD: Founder and Principal Consultant at Excelis Leadership Consulting, Inc.
  • Nancy Tippins, PhD: Principal at The Nancy Tippins Group (Former SIOP President - 2001-2002)
  • Rawn Santiago, PhD: Senior Consultant at YSC
  • Sertrice Grice, MS: Chief Consulting Officer & Co-Owner at Mattingly Solutions
  • Stacey Levine, PhD: Senior Manager People Science at Glint
  • Susannah Yule, MS: Managing Director North America at YSC
  • Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, PhD: Chief Innovation Officer at Manpower Group/Co-Founder – Deeper Signals 

For further information, contact ECPC Chairs Nchopia Nwokoma ( and Jan Harbaugh (