Leadership

Executive Summary: Tracy L. Vanneman

By / Apr 1, 2017 (Scott Stewart)

Tracy L. Vanneman, the partnerships and programs manager of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, admits to a lifelong obsession with Walt Disney World.

My three goals for 2017

​1. Accumulate sufficient professional development experience and study time to sit for the May 2018 CAE exam

​2. Navigate the transition in leadership as my organization’s executive director retires

​3. Read more of everything

On my desk right now

Coffee, meeting logistics for the upcoming SIOP Annual Conference, a draft of partnership offerings for our fall event, pictures of my family, a sad-looking plant

What I do when I’m not at work

Team up with my amazing husband to care for our four children, exercise, work some more (even though I shouldn’t), collapse into bed at night, and say a prayer to have the privilege to do it all over again tomorrow.

The best advice I ever got

Resist the urge to throw solutions at a problem. Instead, spend that time digging in to find the root cause and address that rather than the surface issues.

If I weren’t doing this, I’d …

… indulge my lifelong obsession with Walt Disney World and just work there.

My media mix

NPR, Hidden Brain, TED Talks, New York Times, and Associations Now, of course!

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