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February 2013 Luncheon (TUESDAY): Dr. Kurt Kraiger, Colorado State

  • 02/05/2013
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • GMU Arlington Campus, Founder's Hall, Room 121


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Title: The Science of Training and Development in Organizations: What Matters in Practice

Presenter: Dr. Kurt Kraiger, Colorado State University
Register by 5pm ET the day before; Buffet lunch included on-site.
We will be raffling an autographed copy of Dr. Kraiger's latest book to attendees who join us in-person on TUESDAY!

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Abstract: Recently, APS published a monograph for policy makers on the science and practice of training.  The paper, co-authored by Dr. Kraiger, summarizes both evidence that training "works," but also reviews best practices for designing, delivering, measuring, and supporting training in organizations.  In this presentation, Dr. Kraiger summarizes evidence that training matters in practice, as well as empirically-based principles for optimizing training.

Speaker Bio: Kurt Kraiger is the department chair and professor at Colorado State University in Organizational Psychology.  He also serves a Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Organizational Excellence at Colorado State University. He is a noted expert on training and training evaluation. Dr. Kraiger has co-edited two books on training and published or presented over 200 academic papers, most on topics related to training and performance appraisal. His many publications include Creating, implementing, and managing effective training and development systems in organizations: State-of-the-art lessons for practice and a chapter in press entitled "Understanding and facilitating learning: Advancements in training and development" which will appear in The Comprehensive handbook of psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2nd ed.) edited by Neal Schmitt.  Among his many honors, Kurt is recognized as a SIOP Fellow, a fellow of the Association for Psychological Sciences,   and a recipient of the CNS Faculty Excellence in Graduate Education and Mentoring Award.  He has served on numerous task forces and committees, as well as serving as SIOP president. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Ohio State University.

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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