2024 SIOP Annual Conference


Welcome to the 2024 SIOP Consortium

The Consortia Committee is thrilled to invite you to attend an opportunity to invest in your I-O career at the 2024 Consortia. If you are unfamiliar, the consortia are pre-conference sessions with content designed to support the development of students and early career I-O psychology professionals (both academic and applied). They are wonderful experiences that connect you with other I-Os, help you learn more about areas pertinent to your career interest, and plan for the next steps in your career.  The consortia are tailored to cater to diverse stages of professional development and interests. The four tracks are Masters, Doctoral, Early-Career Faculty, and Early-Career Practitioner.

Past Consortia attendees have remarked:

“The advice [from the Consortia] could be immediately applied. Everyone was also very friendly and open to helping”

“Hearing from professionals was really useful. It’s nice to see that things you come across are normal and people have succeeded in them before”

“The panel discussion…was one of the most impacted panels I've ever sat on. Very insightful and reassuring.”

“My mentor session was amazing! I was able to walk through and be coached on my goals, advantages and challenges”


This year the Doctoral Consortium, Early Career Faculty Consortium (ECFC), and Early Career Practitioner Consortium (ECPC) will be in-person on Wednesday, April 17th. The Master’s Consortium will be virtual and will occur in a series of live (and recorded) mini sessions in the weeks preceding the conference.

Each consortium is specifically designed to meet the learning, networking, and professional growth needs for where you are in your career. You can learn more about each consortia from their co-chairs in the pages below.

If you need help determining the right consortia for you, please consider the chart below that can help point you in the right direction, and of course if you have any questions, you can reach out to me, Amber Burkhart.

We sincerely hope that you are able to attend these amazing events!


Amber & Kristina
Consortia Chair & Chair-In-Training

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Amber Burkhart
2024 Consortia Chair


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Kristina Bauer
2024 Consorita Chair-In-Training


Which Consortia is right for you?

Use this flowchart to help determine which Consortia is right for you.





Masters Consortium $99

Registration Deadline: April 1st (hard deadline)

The 2024 Master’s Consortium will be entirely virtual and is available for all 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, but all master’s students are welcome to attend. This year, we will have six 2-hour sessions with speakers ranging from early career to seasoned professionals.

Our Topics this year will include:

  • Applying and Interviewing for Roles and Negotiating Salaries

  • Internal and External Consulting

  • Working as an I/O in the Government

  • Alternative Career Paths for I/Os

  • … and more



Please note that the schedule and content is subject to change.

Tuesday, March 26 from 1-3 p.m. CT

  • Welcome & Networking

Cody and Beth are excited to welcome our consortium participants and will facilitate a welcome session where we talk about what to expect from the consortium and provide some time for virtual networking.

  • Applying, Interviewing, and Negotiating – Tips & Tricks

Hear from practitioners about best practices when it comes to applying for and interviewing roles plus tips for successfully negotiating your compensation.

Thursday, March 28 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. CT

  • Career Path Series: External Consulting

We will be joined by a tenured external consultant who will share her experiences as an external consultant, what to know before pursuing external consulting, and some lessons she’s learned along the way.

  • Design Thinking and Storytelling in the Workplace

We will hear from an innovative design thinking guru about how you can use data, storytelling, and elements of design in your future roles to help set you apart.

Tuesday, April 2 from 1-3 p.m. CT

  • Career Path Series: Internal Consulting

In our second session of the career paths series, we will invite a practitioner who works as an internal consultant to join us and describe her career path, what to know about internal consulting, and tips/tricks for how to maintain a consulting mindset while working internally.

  • I/O Hot Topics

Similar to a TED Talk format, we will have two practitioners join us to share their “hot takes” on topics we don’t typically learn about in school.

Thursday, April 4 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. CT

  • Career Path Series: Government

In this session, we will learn more about the type of work I/O’s do in the government sector, what to know about working for the government, and any tips for applying for government roles.

  • Integrating I/O and Business

Over the years, newly graduated I/O’s have struggled to manage the research-practitioner gap and translate the things we’ve learned in an academic setting to real-world scenarios (especially to leaders who have never heard of I/O). Our speakers will share their experience, provide some business foundations every I/O should know, and share best practices for how to successfully integrate I/O into the workplace.

Tuesday, April 9 from 1-3 p.m. CT

  • Career Path Series: Assessment

We will be joined by a practitioner who works in the assessment industry who will share their experiences in the industry, what to know about working with assessments, and some lessons learned along the way.

  • The Importance of Personal Branding that is Authentic and Sustainable

We will hear from a dynamic speaker who will share tips and tricks for how to create an authentic professional brand at work and how to navigate the complexities of professionalism.

Thursday, April 11 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. CT

  • Professional Development & Closing

We’ll take some time to discuss professional development, will have extended Q&A time, and will close out our master’s consortium by learning how to stay involved in the I/O community.

Optional: in-person joint session + coffee break networking on Wednesday April 17th


We look forward to meeting you at the 2024 SIOP Master’s Consortium!

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

Beth Adams ( and Cody Warren (


Doctoral Consortium $99

Registration Deadline: March 27th

Welcome to the 2024 SIOP Lee Hakel Doctoral Consortium! To attend the Doctoral Consortium, students must (1) have passed comprehensive exams (or their program’s equivalent), but have not defended their dissertation, and (2) register for the event. If you are interested in attending, please first complete this form. Once we confirm your eligibility, you will be directed to register for the Consortium. We will prioritize admitting early registrants from each doctoral program and invite additional students from a waitlist in March, space permitting.

Please check out the sessions we offer this year. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Doctoral Consortium Chairs: Dr. I-Heng (Ray) Wu ( and Dr. Daniel Ravid ( We hope to see you in Chicago!



Wednesday, April 17 (all times CT)

9:00-9:30 a.m. All-Consortium Kickoff and Introductions (refreshments will be provided)

9:45-10:45 a.m. Navigating the Dissertation Process (presentations): Recent recipient of S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award Tianjun Sun (Kansas State University) and recipient of Mary L. Tenopyr Dissertation Scholarship Desmond Leung (SHL) will be sharing their dissertation experience and giving advice to current students. They each chose a very different career path upon graduation. Come see what invaluable perspectives they will offer!

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Acing the Job Market (panel discussions): In this session, students who plan to pursue a career in academia and students who plan to pursue a career in industry will attend separate job market sessions. Both sessions will include speakers with extensive experience with and insights into their respective job markets. The academic-oriented panel will include Eden King (Rice University), Liu Qin Yang (Portland State University), Daniel Beal (Virginia Tech), Lindsey Greco (Oklahoma State University), and Nancy Stone (Middle Tennessee State University). The practice-oriented panel will include Randy Lim (McKinsey), Rachel Callan (Atlassian), Meredith Coats (Google), Jon Willford (Dropbox), and Niambi Powell (Ford).

12:30-1:45 p.m. Lunch Break

1:45-3:00 p.m. Bridging the Academia and Industry Divide (panel discussions): Collaborations between academics and practitioners are great opportunities to advance the field by capitalizing on opportunities and resources that each field offers. However, forming and navigating these partnerships can be a challenge for many. In this session, Richard Landers (University of Minnesota), Quinetta Roberson (Michigan State University), Georgi Yankov (DDI), and Chase Winterberg (Hogan), who all have extensive experience with industry-academia partnerships, will share their thoughts on the obstacles and challenges they have faced in these partnerships, strategies and solutions they have used to effectively navigate them, and the benefits they have gained from these collaborations.

3:00-3:25 p.m. Coffee Break and Networking with ECFC and ECPC

3:30-5:00 p.m. Additional Prep for the Field: Students will have two options. They can choose to attend a peer review bootcamp led by the Journal of Applied Psychology (joint session with ECFC). Participants in the bootcamp will read and write a review for a paper assigned by JAP team member ahead of the Conference, and will be paired with one of the JAP Associate Editors to receive feedback during the session. Alternatively, students may jointly attend a networking session by Master’s Consortium. We will provide more details later.


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I-Heng (Ray) Wu


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Daniel Ravid


Early Career Faculty Consortium $199

Registration Deadline: March 27th

The 2024 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 2024 SIOP Annual Conference, Wednesday, April 17th. Register for the consortium We look forward to connecting with you during the following sessions here.



Wednesday, April 17 (all times CT)

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 will present advice for effectively managing teaching responsibilities while fostering an engaging classroom. Panelists include Marcus Fila (Hope College), Lisa Finkelstein (Northern Illinois University), Marcus Dickson (Wayne State University), and Loren Naidoo (California State University, Northridge).

11 a.m. Surviving and Thriving through the Promotion and Tenure Process and Managing Marketability: Tenured faculty who have moved institutions at least once during their career will discuss how to build a strong dossier, navigate the tenure process, and stay competitive for other academic job opportunities. Panelists include Russell Matthews (University of Alabama), Enrica Ruggs (University of Houston), Amanda Thayer (Florida Institute of Technology), and Scott Tonidandel (University of North Carolina at Charlotte).

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

1:30 p.m. Research and Pipeline Tips & Tricks: An accomplished panel of scholars will provide tips and tricks for developing a research pipeline while balancing other responsibilities. Followed by round-table break-out groups. Panelists include Bob Sinclair (Clemson University), Quinetta Roberson (Michigan State University), Reeshad Dalal (George Mason University), and Julie Wayne (Wake Forest 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. Alex Harris-Watson ( and Dr. Rachel Williamson Smith (



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Rachel Williamson Smith


Early Career Practitioner Consortium $199

Registration Deadline: March 20th

Are you an early career I-O practitioner looking to meet a mentor, broaden your I-O practitioner network, and focus on your development? If so, the Early Career Practitioner Consortium (ECPC) is for you!



ECPC is a 1-day development program enabling participants to enhance their professional agility, understand potential career opportunities, 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 position 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 industry-leading assessments
  • Learn from distinguished I-O professionals and executives
  • 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
  • Enhance connections with the SIOP community and broaden your general I-O network as you interact with other consortia attendees



ECPC will be held in person on the first day of the 2024 SIOP Annual Conference, Wednesday, April 17. Register for ECPC here when you register for the SIOP Conference. If you’ve already registered for the conference, you can add the consortium to your registration.

Wednesday, April 17 (all times Central)

9:00 a.m.

SIOP Consortia Welcome

9:45 a.m.

ECPC Welcome

10:00 a.m.

Distinguished I-O Professional Panel    

11:30 a.m.

Assessment Overview & Debrief 

12:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 p.m.

Mentor Panel

2:30 p.m.

Mentor Circle Breakouts & Networking

3:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:30 p.m.

Mentor Circle Break-out Activity

4:45 p.m.

Wrap Up


A virtual orientation session will be held ahead of the in-person consortium on March 25th at 1:00 pm Central time. This session will be recorded and distributed for those unavailable to attend live.



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 individuals with a variety of industry experience and specializations, such as

    • Rose Fonseca, PhD: Chief of Staff to CHRO, DICK’s Sporting Goods
    • Andre Hennig, MS: Manager, Talent Solutions, SHL
    • Cathy Maraist, PhD: Vice President of People Strategy, Addison Group
    • Lauren McEntire, PhD: Senior Director, Global Talent Management, PepsiCo
    • Jackson Roatch, MA: People Analytics Manager, WEX
    • Lauren Robertson, PhD: Principal Owner, Avelle Strategies 
    • Chris Rotolo, PhD: Vice President of Global Talent, MiTek
    • Rob Shepard, MA: Principal Consultant, IOS, Inc.
    • Nancy Tippins, PhD: Principal, The Nancy Tippins Group

We look forward to connecting with you soon! For further information, contact ECPC Chairs Jan Harbaugh ( and Vanessa Gaskins (


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Jan Harbaugh


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Vanessa Gaskins