Hello PTCMW Members and Friends!
I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. I am reaching out to provide an update on PTCMW operations for 2020 – to highlight upcoming programs, to engage membership connectivity, and to share some useful resources (focusing on teleworking, well-being, and engagement).
Monthly Educational Sessions
As we noted in March, PTCMW is suspending in-person events for the foreseeable future. We will reconsider this approach once we can be assured it is safe to engage in these activities. Until that time, we are exploring virtual, online offerings for you.
We are excited to pick back up our monthly educational sessions in May (on Wednesday the 13th) – with a presentation by Steve Stark (USF) and Chris Nye (Michigan State) on applying adaptive testing to personality and interest inventories. More details are coming soon! You can register for the event at this link. Additional email communications will go out related to this event in the coming days. The presentation will use GoToWebinar; we will provide attendees a list of tips and tricks to ensure a smooth and interactive experience.
In light of the Covid-19 situation, we understand that many of you may be limited in funding for professional development activities. Therefore, we are providing members and non-members the option of attending our monthly programs without being charged the normal fee. To attend the session without charge, simply email the secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive a code for registration.
Networking and Connectivity with Membership
Another goal is to support networking and connectivity opportunities for the membership. One way we are doing this is through highlighting upcoming events for our members.
Earlier in April, you received a notification that PTCMW is asking for information from PTCMW members who are participating in the 2020 Virtual SIOP Conference. Specifically, PTCMW will post information on the available sessions (as this information is finalized). Therefore, if you have a session, and are interested with sharing that information with the broader PTCMW membership, I encourage you to email me at email@example.com.
Sharing this information will allow you to be informed of the quality work PTCMW members are producing, and provide details for the Virtual Conference so that you can attend and participate.
Blog and Resource Sharing
Lastly, we are collecting resources that may be of particular interest to PTCMW members due to the Covid-19 situation – from guidance from Federal agencies, to tips from consultants and researchers, to research findings. Our goal is to compile available information into a streamlined delivery for you. The first blog on this topic is up; please check it out here.
If you have additional resources you think would be useful for the PTCMW membership, please let us know! Additionally, we are always looking for blog content. If you are interested in participating, you can reach out to me directly.
As you can see, we are continuing to invest in opportunities to expand our offerings and provide members with new and interesting ways to connect, share, and grow.
Emilee Tison, PTCMW President