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April 2014 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Rich Cober, Marriott International

  • 04/09/2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • GMU Arlington Campus, Founder's Hall, Room 121


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Title: Leaving an IO Footprint on Business: Strategies for Leveraging IO Competencies to Make Profound Impacts on Organizations

Presenter: Rich Cober, Ph.D., SPHR Vice President, Brand, Marketing, Sales, and Consumer Services HR Marriott International
Online registrations by 5pm ET the day before; Lunch buffet included on-site.

GMU Arlington Campus, Founder's Hall, Room 121
  • 3351 N Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201 (map)
  • Metro Access and Parking Available

Abstract: Much energy has been spent within the world of IO Psychology talking about the gap between science and practice. This discussion will focus on re-directing that energy to focus on the gap between IO practice and business need through the lenses IO practitioners who have made it to top HR roles in their organizations. As part of the design work for the most recent SIOP Careers study, a set of interviews was conducted with IO practitioners in these roles. Notable observations and implications for how to view our roles as IO practitioners and leaders within the organizations that we serve will be presented.

Speaker Bio: Rich Cober is Vice President responsible for HR Strategy and Support of Marriott’s Brand, Marketing, Sales, and Consumer Services organization. Before this position, Rich was responsible for Marriott’s Talent Management Analytics and Solutions (TMAS) Team where his responsibilities included the development, implementation, and sustainment of Marriott International’s talent management tools used to hire, develop, manage, and evaluate the engagement of our workforce across all brands around the world. Rich earned his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology – a discipline that focuses on better understanding how people experience and succeed at work. In addition to his professional experience, Rich has published his research in the areas of employee recruitment, hiring, and performance management in academic journals, is a regular presenter and chairperson at professional conferences, and has had his research featured in popular media outlets.

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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