Speed Benchmarking and Career Growth Exploration

2024 SIOP Annual Conference

Speed Benchmarking and Career Growth Exploration


The SIOP Professional Practice Committee is offering two opportunities (Speed Benchmarking and Career Exploration) at this year's conference to further support your professional development. These two opportunities have LIMITED SEATING so sign up early to reserve your spot. Registrations are due by Friday, March 29th.
There is no extra charge for registration, but we kindly request your attendance upon signing up, as seating is restricted to registered participants. Your presence ensures that those genuinely interested can participate fully, preserving a professional and impactful experience.

Both events will be hosted in-person at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Thursday, April 18th from 5-6:15 p.m. CT.

Immediately following these events, please join us at the Practitioner Networking Reception!

Please select the event that aligns most closely with your current professional development objectives for this SIOP Annual Conference. Your choice will greatly contribute to advancing your career goals in a meaningful way.

After selecting the session, you will be asked to complete your registration by answering a few additional questions. This information will be used by the sub-committee teams to assign participants and send a registration confirmation prior to the conference.


Speed Benchmarking

This is an opportunity to connect with applied Industrial-Organizational Psychology practitioners who work in the same practice area or share similar interests in I-O topics. The session is designed for practitioners who can contribute to the benchmarking discussion and want to accelerate the networking process—quickly matching groups of professionals with similar areas of focus, engaging them in conversation, and laying the foundation for ongoing discussions. Attendees will walk away with valuable new connections for benchmarking and collaboration, as well as new ideas to implement in their area of practice. The topics for discussion in this session may include:

  • Performance Management, Succession Planning, Talent Assessment, Workforce Analytics, Employee Listening/Surveys, Leadership Development/Training, Coaching, and Diversity/Equity/Inclusion.


Career Growth Exploration Event

This exclusive event is tailored for seasoned practitioners with a minimum of two years of experience in the field, aiming to delve into effective strategies for navigating a thriving Industrial-Organizational Psychology career across various trajectories. Participants will have the opportunity to select two specific categories of interest for further exploration, convening at breakout tables facilitated by seasoned professionals occupying these roles. The agenda encompasses in-depth discussions on diverse career paths, including:

  • Academic Careers, Solo Practitioners, Internal Corporate I-O Role, Consulting Firm, Volunteering/Board work, Portfolio Career (doing a variety of things at the same time)

For information or questions, please reach out to Professional Practice Committee liaison, Heather Flattery, at hflattery@siop.org