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  • 10/15/2021 1:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello PTCMW Members and Friends!

    We encourage all of you to join IPAC's Learning Series. See below for additional details.

    The IPAC Student/Early Career Learning Series is excited to present Current Topics in Pay Equity, facilitated by Lisa Harpe, Ph.D. This program will be featured on Thursday, November 4th, 12:30 - 1:30 ET.

    For more information and online registration: IPAC Student/Early Career Learning Series Presents: Current Topics in Equity Pay

    This event is geared towards students and early career professionals, but is open to ALL! Members and non-members at any point in their career are welcome to join. Register today!

    Contact info@ipacweb.org with questions.


  • 08/30/2021 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PTCMW SERVICE AWARD

    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

    The Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington (PTCMW) Service Award recognizes individuals for their service to PTCMW and support in achieving the goals and mission of PTCMW.

    Established in 1977, PTCMW and its members seek to advance the science and practice of I-O psychology and related fields through high-value professional growth and networking opportunities. Connecting with other I-O Psychologists, sharing the latest research and applied approaches, and growing as a professional are what members expect of PTCMW.

    SUMMARY OF AWARD PROCESS

    • PTCMW members or professional associations submit nominations
    • Past PTCMW Presidents vote to choose recipient
    • The award is presented during PTCMW’s annual Fall Event, which will be virtual this year

    CRITERIA FOR AWARD SELECTION

    Individuals nominated for this award should emulate and provide support for the tenets on which PTCMW was founded. The award is given to individuals who have volunteered significant time to further the goals of PTCMW as a member of PTCMW. These activities may include (but are not limited to): serving as a member of the PTCMW board or as a PTCMW committee member or volunteer, presenting at PTCMW events, or otherwise exchanging ideas and best practices with members of the PTCMW community. Nominees do not need to be a current member of PTCMW.

    Thank you for your contribution in helping recognize people for their service to PTCMW and the I-O community.


    TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION

    Submissions for this award should specifically explain how the nominee has met the criteria listed above.  Please click on the link at the bottom of the page to download the nomination form

    Instructions for filling out the nomination form:

    1.      Include contact information (download the nomination form below):

    a. The name, telephone number, and e-mail address of the nominee;
    b. The name, telephone number, and e-mail address of at least one person who is familiar with the contributions to PTCMW and personal qualities of the nominee; and
    c. The name, telephone number, and e-mail address of the person who prepared the nomination (if different from b. above).

    2.      Provide a narrative:

    a. 300-word (of fewer) description of the nominee's prior and on-going commitment to PTCMW and the I-O community (e.g., through colleague or board member testimonials); and
    b. Listing of PTCMW board and/or committee positions held, PTCMW event participation, and general impact to PTCMW and the I-O community.

    Please provide as much pertinent information as possible. It is advisable to include information regarding the results of the nominee's academic or applied contribution(s) and actions, as well as a description of the contribution itself.

     

    Please send nominations to:  President-Elect at presidentelect.ptcmw@gmail.com

    DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF 2021 NOMINATIONS IS:

    Thursday, September 23, 2021


    PAST RECIPIENTS

    YEAR                RECIPIENT                              

    2020               Gonzalo Ferro

    2019               Martha Hennen

    2018               Ilene Gast

    2017               Dan Putka

    2016               Ted Rosen

    2015               Ted Hayes

    2014               Lance Seberhagen

    1989               Jean Linehan


    Please CLICK HERE to download the nomination form 

  • 08/24/2021 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is with great pleasure that we announce this year’s Stephen E. Bemis award winner: Dr. Nancy Tippins! 

    Presented at the 2021 IPAC Conference in July, the Stephen E. Bemis award is presented to an individual in our profession who is:

    • An accomplished personnel measurement practitioner, recognized for their ongoing commitment to the principles of merit and fairness;
    • A professional who has made an impact in the field by their practical contribution(s) that have either resulted in an improved or new procedure; and
    • A concerned individual who is recognized for their commitment to assisting, being available, and freely calling on fellow practitioners. 

    See more on the award criteria here.  Co-nominated by both PTCMW and IPAC, Nancy is a well-deserved recipient of this award! Please join us in congratulating her.


  • 12/09/2020 5:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good afternoon PTCMW Members and Friends!

    Here’s a friendly reminder to vote for the 2021 PTCMW Officers. Candidate statements (link) and full descriptions of the roles and responsibilities (link) are available on our site. PTCMW members received an email with instructions on December 2, 2020.

    Voting Closes Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    If you have any further questions about the voting process, please contact Past President and Nominations Chair Lorin Mueller at lmueller@fsbpt.org


  • 08/31/2020 3:57 PM | Anonymous

    PTCMW SERVICE AWARD

    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

    The Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington (PTCMW) Service Award recognizes individuals for their service to PTCMW and support in achieving the goals and mission of PTCMW.

    Established in 1977, PTCMW and its members seek to advance the science and practice of I-O psychology and related fields through high-value professional growth and networking opportunities. Connecting with other I-O Psychologists, sharing the latest research and applied approaches, and growing as a professional are what members expect of PTCMW.

    SUMMARY OF AWARD PROCESS

    • PTCMW members or professional associations submit nominations
    • Past PTCMW Presidents vote to choose recipient
    • The award is presented during PTCMW’s annual Fall Event, which will be virtual this year

    CRITERIA FOR AWARD SELECTION

    Individuals nominated for this award should emulate and provide support for the tenets on which PTCMW was founded. The award is given to individuals who have volunteered significant time to further the goals of PTCMW as a member of PTCMW. These activities may include (but are not limited to): serving as a member of the PTCMW board or as a PTCMW committee member or volunteer, presenting at PTCMW events, or otherwise exchanging ideas and best practices with members of the PTCMW community. Nominees do not need to be a current member of PTCMW.

    Thank you for your contribution in helping recognize people for their service to PTCMW and the I-O community.


    TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION

    Submissions for this award should specifically explain how the nominee has met the criteria listed above.  Please click on the link at the bottom of the page to download the nomination form

    Instructions for filling out the nomination form:

    1.      Include contact information (download the nomination form below):

    a. The name, telephone number, and e-mail address of the nominee;
    b. The name, telephone number, and e-mail address of at least one person who is familiar with the contributions to PTCMW and personal qualities of the nominee; and
    c. The name, telephone number, and e-mail address of the person who prepared the nomination (if different from b. above).

    2.      Provide a narrative:

    a. 300-word (of fewer) description of the nominee's prior and on-going commitment to PTCMW and the I-O community (e.g., through colleague or board member testimonials); and
    b. Listing of PTCMW board and/or committee positions held, PTCMW event participation, and general impact to PTCMW and the I-O community.

    Please provide as much pertinent information as possible. It is advisable to include information regarding the results of the nominee's academic or applied contribution(s) and actions, as well as a description of the contribution itself.

     

    Please send nominations to:  President-Elect at presidentelect.ptcmw@gmail.com

    DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF 2020 NOMINATIONS IS:

    WEDNESDAY, September 23, 2020


    PAST RECIPIENTS

    YEAR                RECIPIENT                              

    2019               Martha Hennen

    2018               Ilene Gast

    2017               Dan Putka

    2016               Ted Rosen

    2015               Ted Hayes

    2014               Lance Seberhagen

    1989               Jean Linehan


    Please CLICK HERE to download the nomination form 


  • 07/15/2020 5:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good afternoon PTCMW Members and Friends!

    We encourage you to register for IPAC's virtual conference scheduled next week. Conference speakers include:

    Dr. Liberty Munson, Microsoft

    Dr. Christina Norris-Watts, Johnson & Johnson

    Dr. Charles Handler, Rocket Hire

    Virtual Conference Registration Rates

    $25 for IPAC Members

    $50 for Non-Members

    Free for IPAC Student Members

    Please visit the conference registration page for additional information and details.


  • 07/02/2020 4:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The PTCMW 2020 Mentor Program has launched!

    What is the PTCMW Mentor Program?

    • The PTCMW Mentor Program is an opportunity for students and young professionals to benefit from the knowledge and experience of other PTCMW members

    How does it work?

    • Mentors will meet once a month with mentees via phone or video conference to discuss mutual topics of interest over a 6-month period

    Who can be a mentee?

    • Any PTCMW member* with an interest in gaining knowledge and advice from PTCMW’s wise and seasoned base of professionals
      • We are currently waiving the membership fee for students and early career mentees until the end of 2020

    Who can be a mentor?

    • Any PTCMW member with an interest in sharing knowledge and experience with other PTCMW members
    • Other guidelines:
    • Master’s degree or higher in IO Psychology or closely related field
    • 1+ Years of I/O related work experience in a full time capacity
    • Availability to commit at least one hour per month to meeting with your mentee

    What resources are available for mentors and mentees?

    The PTCMW Mentor Page has resources available for mentors and mentees:

    • Program Overview: Information about the goals of the program, general program logistics
    • Guidelines and Tips for Mentors: First meeting topics to discuss, tips for being an effective mentor
    • Guidelines and Tips for Mentees: First meeting topics to discuss, tips for being an effective mentee
    • Resource Packets: Topics and Discussion Questions (coming soon)

    What is the general timeline for this program?

    Event

    Expected Time Frame

    Mentors/Mentees complete and submit sign-up form

    Deadline: July 31st, 2020

    PTCMW reviews and identifies Mentor/Mentee pairings

    Early August

    PTCMW introduces Mentors and Mentees via email and schedules Virtual Kick-off Meeting

    Late August

    Virtual Kick-off Meeting

    Early September

    First Meeting

    Mentee to schedule by end of September

    Subsequent Meetings

    October, 2020 through February, 2021

    Evaluation

    February/March, 2021

    Who can I reach out to if I have more questions?

    Please contact the PTCMW Recorder (recorder.ptcmw@gmail.com)


  • 06/19/2020 3:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PTCMW invites you to join, Blacks in I/O’s upcoming webinar, I/O Community Call Series Addressing Systemic Issues in Law Enforcement Workplaces.

    Please visit their website to learn more and below to register for the webinar.

    • Monday June 29 at 5:30-7pm EDT
    • Eventbrite link to RSVP, see additional information & guest speakers.
    • The zoom link will be sent once folks RSVP through Eventbrite.


  • 06/19/2020 3:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello PTCMW Community

    Please visit our blog to get an update on initiatives and programs outlined in the President’s Message. We would also recommend taking advantage of our resources blogs as they contain information you may find helpful.

    If you have a resources or articles you think would be helpful, please email PTCMW newsletter editor (newsletter.ptcmw@gmail.com) so we can publish it on the next post.

  • 06/19/2020 3:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello PTCMW Members and Friends

    Check it out! The Washington Post announced the 2020 Top Workplaces in the Washington Area according to their seventh annual survey. We are so proud of all the PTCMW member organizations featured. Congratulations!


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