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  • 04/19/2017 8:34 AM | Anonymous

    You are invited to be a part of the premier personnel assessment conference for HR and I/O assessment professionals.  Join us at the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) Conference in Birmingham, AL on July 16-19, 2017.  This year’s IPAC Conference focuses on building Assessments of Steel–a tribute to Birmingham’s heritage in the steel industry!  We have a fantastic lineup of keynote speakers and cutting-edge preconference workshops in addition to engaging breakout sessions.  Conference registration is Now Open!!

    Early Bird Conference Registration

    Enjoy Early Bird conference registration rates through June 16.  Visit the conference registration webpage for additional rates and registration details.  Register Today!

    Keynote Speakers

    Pre-Conference Workshops

    This year’s cutting-edge half-day workshops will be presented by leaders in the personnel assessment industry and address innovative topics.  Visit our conference webpage for additional details.       

    Register for pre-conference workshops before July 10!  IPAC Professional and Student Members will receive a special gift with early registration.  Non-members benefit from Early Bird rates.

    Hotel Reservations

    The official 2017 IPAC Conference venue is the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel. Special room rates for the conference hotel are available.  Reserve your room at any time using the following links.

    Questions can be submitted to the 2017 IPAC Conference Planning Committee at conference@ipacweb.org.  We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham!


  • 01/26/2017 8:59 PM | Anonymous


    IPAC 2017

    Birmingham, AL

    July 16-19, 2017

    ASSESSMENTS OF STEEL



    Announcing the 2017 International Personnel Assessment Council Conference!

    The International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) is the premier organization of assessment professionals who develop and deliver state-of-the-science testing and measurement services within the HR community. IPAC members actively engage in practice, research, and training to meet the needs of both public and private-sector organizations.

    This year’s IPAC conference, Assessments of Steel, will be held in Birmingham, AL on July 16 to 19. The conference will showcase the work of Industrial/Organizational Psychologists and Human Resources professionals in the area of personnel assessment. 

    The Call for Proposals is open for the 2017 IPAC Conference, and we invite you to share your work and innovative ideas. Anyone may submit a proposal for consideration. IPAC Membership is not required. There are a variety of session formats to share your experience and expertise, including symposium, panel discussions, debates, roundtables, tutorials, paper presentations, and student posters. Proposals must be submitted using IPAC’s online submission system by 5:00 PM PST on February 6, 2017. Please visit our call for proposals for submission requirements at http://www.ipacweb.org/2017CFP.

    Stay tuned to our 2017 IPAC Conference Homepage, http://www.ipacweb.org/2017IPAC/, for conference details, including our fantastic lineup of keynote speakers. Information on registration and pre-conference workshops is coming soon.

    We hope to see you in Birmingham!

    2017 IPAC Conference Planning Committee

  • 11/30/2016 6:39 PM | Anonymous

    The November 2016 Newsletter is available for member download (member sign in required).

    Among other great updates and content, this edition includes:

    • A new featured mini-series on adverse impact: Tools to Increase Diversity and Validity in Hiring Police Officers, Joel Wiesen, Applied Personnel Research
    • A new regular column advancing the use of computer science in I-O Psychology: The Other IO: Computing in I-O Psychology, Garett Howardson, Tuple Work Science, Limited
    • Research Highlights, Reeshad Dalal, George Mason University
    • Recurring Columns:
      • Early Career Column: Consider Company Policies that Affect Diversity and Inclusion Climate, Kyana Beckles, Leverage Assessment
      • Cultural Acumen: A Culture of Support, Romella Janene El Kharzazi, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission & Allemore Consulting
      • Peer Tips Column: You Belong, James Wilcox, George Mason University & Stephen Tyler, George Mason University
      • Legal Watch Column: Physical and Cognitive Ability Testing, Gender Bias in STEM, and Big Data and the EEOC, Ryan O'Leary, PTCMW Legal Chair & PDRI, a CEB company, & Brian O'Leary, U.S. Gov Retired Independent Consultant
  • 11/30/2016 6:17 PM | Anonymous
    The July 2016 Newsletter is available for member download on the PTCMW website (member sign in required).

    Among other great content, this quarter's edition includes:

    • Telework, Kyana Beckles, Leverage Assessments
    • Big Data and Employee Engagement, Romella Janene El Kharzazi, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission & Allemore Consulting
    • Success: One path does not fit all, Lia Engelsted, George Mason University & Zeno Pizzighella, University of Baltimore
    • Research Highlights, Serge P. da Motta Veiga, American University
    • Legal Watch, Ryan O'Leary, PTCMW Legal Chair & PDRI, a CEB company, & Brian O'Leary, U.S. Gov Retired Independent Consultant
  • 04/06/2016 8:00 PM | Anonymous

    The PTCMW Spring Newsletter is available to view online, click here, or in the downloads page.  This quarter's edition includes among other great content:

    Build it Ethical: Not Like VW by Dr. Romella Janene El Kharzazi

    Evaluating a Job Offer by Kyana Beckles, M.P.S.

    The Success Dilemma by Lia Engelstad and Zeno Pizzighella

    Also, if you haven’t completed the annual member survey don’t forget to voice your feedback (click here).

  • 03/31/2016 9:29 AM | Anonymous

    PTCMW lost a much-valued friend and colleague on March 26, 2016, with the passing of James L. Outtz (1947-2016), after a four-year battle with cancer.  Dr. Outtz earned his Ph.D. in I/O from the University of Maryland in 1976 under Professor Irv Goldstein.  As President of Outtz and Associates, Washington, DC, James worked as an I/O consultant to government and private industry, as well as serving as an expert witness in many high-profile court cases.  James distinguished himself for his innovative research and practice in the development of employee selection procedures with minimum adverse impact while retaining validity.  He was a popular speaker at professional conferences and received many professional honors.  He was SIOP’s 2016 President-Elect at the time of his death.

    James Outtz Obituary
    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=james-l-outtz&pid=179452539
     

  • 11/19/2015 12:43 PM | Anonymous

    Hi all!

    The November 2015 Newsletter is attached and available for member download on the PTCMW web site (member sign in required).

    The current issue includes:

    • A Featured Article: Technology-Enabled Shifts in Work Culture: A Brave New World for Parental Leave, Eleni Lobeni, Ph.D., Aon Hewitt
    • PTCMW Updates: President's Note, Legal Watch, Budget Updates, Consulting Challenge, PTCMW News, & More!
    • Three New Recurring Columns:
      1. PTC2 - Peer Tips Column, Lia Engelstad, George Mason University& Zeno Pizzighella, University of Baltimore
      2. Early Career Column, Kyana Beckles, M.P.S., Leverage Assessments
      3. Cultural Acumen, Romella Janene El Kharzazi, Ph.D., Equal Employment Opportunity Commission & Allemore Consulting
    Happy Reading!

    Josh Isaacson, Ph.D.
    Chair, Communications
    Secretary PTCMW
  • 10/16/2015 10:14 AM | Anonymous

    Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington (PTCMW)

    Call for Nominations: 2016 Officers

    Advance your career and your profession!  PTCMW is now seeking outstanding professionals for nomination to PTCMW’s elected officer positions for 2016, as follows:

    • President-Elect
    • Vice-President for Programs
    • Secretary
    • Recorder

    Established in 1977, PTCMW is one of the largest and most prestigious local professional associations in the field of industrial and organizational psychology.  PTCMW membership (professional or student) is open to anyone who is interested in the field of industrial and organizational psychology. Although most members live in the metropolitan Washington DC and Baltimore areas, a significant number live across the USA.

    PTCMW is the one organization that unites the large and diverse I/O community in the greater DC area through its monthly luncheon meetings, breakfast workshops, and special events, as well as providing a quarterly newsletter, member directory, and comprehensive website.  PTCMW seeks continuous improvement each year through the new ideas and enthusiasm of its dedicated elected officers.

    Please nominate yourself and/or other members of PTCMW who would like to help President-Elect Matt Fleisher make PTCMW even better for 2016.  This is a fantastic opportunity to make new connections, gain professional recognition, and contribute to the local I/O community!  All nominees must be PTCMW members prior to serving in any of the above positions. In addition to the specific duties of each office, the seven elected officers (including President and Past-President) serve as PTCMW’s Board of Directors. Visit http://www.ptcmw.org/positions  to learn more about the responsibilities for each elected position, or contact any Board member or committee chair with questions.

    Submit all nominations by November 20, to Alex Alonso, Past PTCMW President and Nominations/Elections Chair, at alexander.alonso@shrm.org.  

    Sincerely,

    Alex Alonso

    Past PTCMW President and Nominations/Elections Chair

    (703) 535-6403

     

  • 04/29/2015 5:27 PM | Anonymous

    As a PTCMW Student Member, we would like to invite you to apply to author or co-author a recurring student column in our newsletter. Applications are due May 15, 2015. 

    What is the purpose of the column?

    PTCMW would like to offer a column that speaks directly to students of our field. The column is intended to focus on student topics related to our Connect. Share. Grow. emphasis at PTCMW. These may include defining and maintaining success in graduate school, obtaining internships, getting involved in PTCMW or other volunteer opportunities, and any other student-related topics of interest. Author(s) of this column will hold the position for the duration of 1 year.  

    Qualifications

    • PTCMW Student Member
    • Masters or doctoral level student
    • 3.5+ GPA
    • Strong writing skills
    • Willing to gather input from PTCMW student members as needed
    • References/Faculty Endorsement 

    Who is eligible?

    Any student member enrolled in a masters or doctoral level Industrial-Organizational Psychology (or related) program is welcome to apply. 

    Can two students co-author the recurring column?

    If there are multiple highly-qualified candidates, PTCMW will consider two individuals to share a column. To maintain diversity of ideas in the column, these students will not be selected from the same university.

    How do I apply?

    By May 15, 2015, please submit the following to Nikki Blacksmith at newsletter.ptcmw@gmail.com: Your resume or CV; GPA; a short paragraph detailing your top-3 ideas for an initial column; and your level of interest in collaborating with another student to write the column.


  • 04/21/2015 5:10 PM | Anonymous

    It's all about 'Hot Topics & Cool Solutions' at the IPAC Conference in Atlanta, Georgia July 19-22, 2015!

    The International Personnel Assessment Council’s annual Innovations in Assessment Award recognizes an individual or team for the development and application of an innovative personnel assessment tool or procedure which resulted in improved effectiveness, efficiencies or cost savings. The award may be given to practitioners, academicians, or students. You can nominate someone in our field who has developed an innovative tool or technique.  Individuals and work teams are invited to nominate themselves as well.  The individual or team selected to receive the Innovations in Assessment Award will receive a plaque, an invitation to present at the IPAC annual conference, a waiver of the conference registration fee for one individual, and recognition in the widely read ACN newsletter. Detailed information and a nomination form for the 2015 IPAC Innovations in Assessment Award is available for download at: http://www.ipacweb.org/innovationsinassessment. Submissions will be accepted beginning April 13, 2015 through 5:00 PM MST May 15, 2015. Submissions and questions may be sent to Meredith Ramsey, M.S., at meredithramsey22@gmail.com or 720-261-7600. #IPAClanta #beinginnovative 

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