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Upcoming Events

    • 10/25/2017
    • 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    • UMBC Shady Grove

    2017 PTCMW-UMBC Career Panel

    Wednesday, October 25th
    5:15pm Food/Refreshments

    5:30-6:30 Career Panel

    6:30-7:30 Networking

    UMBC Shady Grove

    9636 Gudelsky Drive Rockville, MD 20850

    Building III - 3241


    Join the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington (PTCMW) and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) I/O Psychology Graduate Program for a career panel and networking event. Panelists will share their defining experiences as I/O Psychologists and offer career advice to students and early career professionals.




    Alok Bhupatkar

    US Secret Service

    Amanda Allen

    Edison Electric Institute

    Dwayne Norris

    American Institutes for Research

    Nikki Blacksmith

    US Army Research Institute

    Renee Vincent

    US Office of Personnel Management

    How to Register

    (Registration is not mandatory to attend, but will help with planning)

    Cost: Free! (Note: attendees will need to pay for parking $2/hr, max $10)

    Sign up at

    Questions? Email Matthew Fleisher (

    • 11/08/2017
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Marvin Center; Continental and Grand Ballrooms; George Washington University; 800 21st NW Washington DC 20052
    • 129

    PTCMW Event

    2017 PTCMW Fall Event 


    Continental and Grand Ballrooms
    Marvin Center
    George Washington University
    800 21st St. NW
    Washington, DC


    2:00 - 4:00 PM: Special Presentation by Drs. Nancy Tippins and Elizabeth Kolmstetter

    Successes and Challenges in Personnel Selection: Making It Work in the Private and Public Sectors

    Despite the legal and professional guidelines for employment testing (e.g., Uniform Guidelines for Employee Selection Procedures, the Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures, and the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing) and decades of highly effective applications of assessment programs across the private and public sectors, virtually all selection researchers continue to face significant challenges in developing, validating, and implementing selection procedures. Failure to appropriately meet these challenges may have severe consequences ranging from legal challenges to the inability to meet the goals of the organization. This session brings together two experts who have designed and implemented many different selection and assessment programs across a variety of organizations in the private and public sectors. Dr. Nancy Tippins, a former SIOP President and SIOP Fellow, has managed large scale assessment and selection programs at Exxon, Bell Atlantic, and GTE. She is currently Principal Consultant at CEB Talent Management (CEB is now Gartner) where she continues to develop and validate tests and assessments for a wide range of jobs and industries. Dr. Elizabeth Kolmstetter, SIOP Fellow and Former PTCMW President, has managed assessment, selection, and talent management programs at federal agencies such as the FBI, ODNI, CIA, and TSA, and is now at NASA. Nancy and Elizabeth will present perspectives (i.e., science and practice, private and public sector trends) across five areas of selection research and application: 1) job analysis, 2) predictor development and selection,3) criterion development and selection, 4) validation research, and 5) test administration. Following their presentation on each area, participants will be encouraged to ask questions and share their own experiences.

    4:00 - 7:00 PM: Talent Connection & Networking Event
    Attendees of the event will have an opportunity to convene with fellow I-O professionals and representatives from many DC area agencies and companies to gain valuable insights into the latest research, innovations, and employment opportunities. The 2016 Fall Event featured 21 industry-leading sponsor organizations and agencies.

    We hope you can join us this year for another great opportunity for professional development and networking!

    Current Industry-Leading Sponsor Organizations: 








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