2022 SCP Annual Conference, February 3 - 6, 2022
Creating Healthy Tomorrows

CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPENING SOON


Call for Proposals

Consulting psychologists are uniquely positioned to help organizations and those who work in them prepare for and adjust to change. While acute and unplanned disruptions are not new to organizations and employees, consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have presented unique conditions to explore topics such as employee well-being, resiliency, leadership, a healthy workplace, among others. For many, the challenge is how to grow and prosper after a significant and widespread disruption. New learnings that test the limits of our practices are of particular interest.

 Traditional consulting practices, such as team development, assessment, and organizational interventions, will also be topics of interest. This year, in addition to the pandemic, people have been challenged by how our society deals with racial tension. How can consulting psychology be a force for positive change? We’d like to hear your research, experiences, and suggestions.

  • Assessment
  • Employee well-being
  • Resiliency
  • Leading in Times of Disruption
  • Community
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Teams
  • Techniques/Methods

Content that integrates the critical issue of diversity, equity, and inclusion will always be considered a plus in the submission evaluation process.

Assessment – A cornerstone of our work in organizations is individual assessment, whether for selection, development, placement, or succession. Specialized tools and selection methods broadly or in specific industries will be considered. 

Employee Well-Being – Organizations today are deeply concerned about their workers’ well-being, perhaps more so than ever before. Many are taking a keen interest in the practices, conditions, and environments that facilitate a healthy and vibrant workplace concurrent with supporting both well-being and organizational effectiveness. Approaches to how organizations are defining and creating these conditions will be considered.  

Resiliency - The notion of resiliency has its roots in the physical sciences, where it refers to a physical system’s capacity to return to its original state after a disruption. The conditions that enable returning to pre-disruption states, adjustments to permanent changes caused by disruptions, or processes used to manage them are of interest as they apply to organizations, teams, and individuals. 

Leading in Times of Disruption – Leading during times of disruption comes in many forms and is not new to leadership practice. Of particular interest is how leaders in severely disrupted industries such as healthcare, hospitality, education, and others have adjusted, created new ways of leading, or handled the challenges that accompany disruption. 

Community: The ways that communities influence organizations, and organizations influence communities, are increasingly pertinent to organizational consulting. Discussions of how the concept of community is evolving, how organizations and communities coexist, and how consultants may make impact will be considered. Service in the community, corporate social responsibility, and ethics are also topics of interest.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – While there is a revitalized interest in the role that race plays in society and the workplace, there is still room to build cultural competence. Discussions of longstanding challenges of hiring and maintaining a diverse workforce, how to work with companies looking to be more inclusive and equitable, and the challenges that underrepresented groups face, especially at the executive level, are important topics that are encouraged.

Teams – Much of the work of organizations gets done in teams. Unique or successful approaches to team selection and development, as well as assessment of performance will be considered.

Techniques/Methods – This is a broad category that invites discussion of new developments, instruments, and methods for working with clients. A combination of data and a strong theoretical foundation would be most interesting when considering submitting to this category. It is an opportunity to discuss new approaches or out-of-the-box thinking.

We will always consider exciting or groundbreaking proposals in other areas.


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