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December 2014 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Alexander Alonso, SHRM

  • 12/10/2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • GMU Arlington Campus, Founder's Hall, Room 121


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Title: Top 10 Things I Learned From Great I-Os

Presenter: Alexander Alonso, PhD, SPHR
Vice President, Research
Society for Human Resource Management
Lunch buffet included on-site.
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GMU Arlington Campus, Founder's Hall, Room 121
  • 3351 N Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201 (map)
  • Metro Access and Parking Available

Abstract: The influence of peers and mentors on one’s career ranges from direct guidance to interpersonal coaching for managing difficult situations. This session is designed to share key lessons learned from I-Os who have influenced countless others. An overview of how these lessons have been applied will also be provided.

Speaker Bio: Alexander Alonso, PhD, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM's) Vice President for Research.   He is responsible for all research activities including the development of SHRM’s Competency Self-Assessment, SHRM Certification Division, and HR Professionals Competency Model.   He also oversees the teams responsible for research products like People Insight engagement tools, SHRM Benchmarking Services, and the Workplace and Employment Trends Center.  During his career, he has worked with numerous subject matter experts worldwide with the aim of identifying performance standards, developing competency models, designing organizational assessments, and conducting job analyses.   He was also responsible for working on contract task orders involving the development of measurement tools for content areas such as job knowledge (like teacher knowledge of instructional processes) and organizational climates (like organizational climate forecasting in military health care). During his time, he also led a project for SHRM to study the state of HR education and supported the develop assessments for university accreditation.  He possesses experience in projects dealing with organizational assessments and workforce analysis drawing on interdisciplinary advanced training, quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as multicultural and foreign language skills.  Dr. Alonso received his doctorate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Florida International University in 2003. Dr. Alonso was part of the team recognized by the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (Division 14 of the APA; SIOP) with the 2007 M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace for the development of the federal standard for medical team training, TeamSTEPPS.  In addition, Dr. Alonso was awarded a 2009 Presidential Citation for Innovative Practice by the American Psychological Association for supporting the development of competency model for team triage in emergency medicine. He is also the recipient of the 2013 SIOP Distinguished Early Career Contributions for Practice Award.  He has published works in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Personality and Individual Differences, Quality and Safety in Health Care, and Human Resources Management Review.  He has also served as the Chairperson for the SIOP International Affairs Committee, a member of the SIOP Professional Practice and Master Tutorial Committees, and the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington Vice President for Programs.  He currently serves as co-columnist for a recurring column on international practice for The Industrial Psychologist, as the SIOP Executive Board Communications Portfolio Officer, and the President of PTCMW.

PTC/MW thanks GMU's Industrial-Organizational Psychology Student Association (IOPSA) for their continued support in organizing and hosting our monthly luncheons and workshops.

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