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  • 03/09/2015 9:54 AM | Anonymous

    IPAC 2015 Conference Registration is Now Open!!! We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 IPAC Conference, including our fantastic line-up of pre-conference workshops. The fee structure for the 2015 Conference makes it even more advantageous to register early this year. Register by June 21st, 2015 to benefit from early bird registration.

    We invite you to join us for invaluable learning, career development, and networking opportunities. IPAC offers engaging, practical workshops , concurrent sessions, renowned keynote speakers, and fun social events. This unique conference experience shouldn’t be missed!

    Don’t miss the Hot Topics and Cool Solutions at the 2015 IPAC Conference in Atlanta, GA.


    Visit the 2015 Conference home page and stay up-to-date on all the latest news and announcements.

    We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

    #IPAClanta 2015 IPAC Conference Planning Committee 

    Official Hotel and Conference Venue

    2014 Conference Materials Available We are pleased to announce that the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead will be the official conference venue and hotel for the 2015 IPAC Conference. You may reserve a room anytime through the following links: 

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    2014 Conference Materials Available 

    Did you miss a session or were unable to join us in Denver? Don't worry! Over 30 presentations are NOW AVAILABLE including: 

    • Dr. Eden King's insights on Big Data
    • Elizabeth Reed and Ergometrics' Firefighter Physical Ability Test
    • Shelley Langan's The Role of the Selection Analyst in the Hiring Process
    • Clinton Kelly & Jason Schaefer's The Effects of SME Edits on Item Performance
    • Julia Bayless’ Job Family Job Analysis
    • Warren Bobrow's Crowd Sourcing Tests

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  • 01/23/2015 3:05 PM | Anonymous

    It’s all about ‘Hot Topics & Cool Solutions’ at the IPAC Conference in Atlanta, Georgia July 19-22, 2015!

    We encourage you to consider one of these exciting opportunities for sharing your Hot Topic or Cool Solution with the IPAC community. For more information about the conference please visit us at www.ipacweb.org or “Like” our Facebook page, join us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter@ipacweb! #IPAClanta

    Student Poster Session (New this year!)
    This interactive poster session will provide students a forum for sharing their research and honing their presentation skills in a conference setting. This is also an opportunity to receive valuable feedback, brainstorm ideas for future research, and identify useful resources from a diverse group of HR and assessment professionals. Students may submit a proposal to present their academic or applied work for this session. Submissions may include completed research, applied projects, or theoretical work. Please view the Call for Proposals at http://www.ipacweb.org/Call-for-Proposals for additional details on this poster session. All proposals must be submitted using IPAC’s online submission system. Student poster submissions will be accepted until 5:00 PM PST on February 6, 2015. Please email the Conference Program Committee at conference@ipacweb.org if you have any questions.

    The annual James C. Johnson Student Paper Competition recognizes the contributions of students in the field of personnel assessment. Papers must be theses, dissertations, or other student papers that describe original research conducted by the author while a student. The award winner will present the winning paper at IPAC’s Annual Conference. The winner will receive $600 coverage of conference related travel expenses, free conference registration, one-year membership in IPAC, and recognition in the widely read ACN newsletter. In addition, the University Department where the student’s research was completed will receive a plaque commemorating the student’s IPAC award achievement. Please visit http://www.ipacweb.org/studentpapercomp for additional information. The deadline for submissions is March 6, 2015. If you have any questions about the submission process, please email Dr. Christopher Nye at nyechris@msu.edu.

    The annual Innovations in Assessment Award recognizes an individual or team for the development and application of an innovative personnel assessment tool or procedure which resulted in improved effectiveness, efficiencies or cost savings. The award may be given to practitioners, academicians, or students. You can nominate someone in our field who has developed an innovative tool or technique. Individuals and work teams are invited to nominate themselves as well. The individual or team selected to receive the Innovations in Assessment Award will receive a plaque, an invitation to present at the IPAC annual conference, a waiver of the conference registration fee for one individual, and recognition in the widely read ACN newsletter. Detailed information and a nomination form for the 2015 IPAC Innovations in Assessment Award is available for download at http://www.ipacweb.org/innovationsinassessment. Submissions will be accepted from April 13, 2015 through 5:00 PM MST May 15, 2015. Submissions and questions may be sent to Meredith Ramsey, M.S., at meredithramsey22@gmail.com or 720-261-7600. 

  • 01/16/2015 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    Letter from the Editor:

    Our current volume is on The Physics of Leadership and Organizational Structure. Several features make this a truly special issue.
    It is organized like a mash-up between the old Psychological Monographs (that featured an in-depth conceptual article on a radical rethinking of a core issue) and the new Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice journal (that features focal articles with commentary from leading thinkers).
    The focal article, “Leadership and Organizational Behavior: A Thermodynamic Inquiry,” is a tour de force by Dick Kilburg and Marc Donohue exploring how models of atomic structure and bonding forces can be used to model leadership influence and organizational structure. This is an ambitious piece that will stretch your thinking.
    To help interpret this thermodynamic inquiry, the issue includes brief commentary articles by leading leadership scholars including Bruce Avolio, Robert Hogan, Ted Hayes, Jim Hazy, Russ Marion, and Mary Uhl-Bien along with three former Presidents of the Society for Consulting Psychology, Vicki Vandaveer, David Brewer, and Amy Owen Nierberding.
    To access electronic copies of the articles at APA’s psycnet database, click the link below. (Access requires a subscription, or you can also purchase the issue and individual articles.)

    And please do pass along this update to anyone who may be interested in what’s happening at the frontiers of thinking in consulting psychology.
    Here’s to a terrific New Year in 2015,
    Rob Kaiser
    Editor | CPJ 

  • 12/29/2014 9:41 AM | Anonymous

    The International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) is the premier organization of assessment professionals who develop and deliver state-of-the-science testing and measurement services within the HR community. IPAC members actively engage in practice, research, and training to meet the needs of both public and private-sector organizations.

    Please mark July 19-22, 2015 on your calendar to join us for interactive pre-conference workshops, informative presentations, engaging social events, and networking opportunities. It’s all about Hot Topics and Cool Solutions at the 2015 IPAC Conference in Atlanta, GA.

    The Annual Conference offers professionals the opportunity to share their latest research, programs, and ideas with their peers. You are cordially invited to be a part of that IPAC tradition.  Anyone may submit a proposal for consideration. IPAC Membership is not required. All topics in the area of personnel assessment, including selection, legal issues, performance management, training & development, and leadership & succession planning are welcome. Please view the Call for Proposals for additional details on this poster session and other session types (i.e., presentations, symposia, panel discussions, tutorials). Proposals must be submitted using IPAC’s online submission system  by 5:00 PM PST on January 11, 2015. If you have any questions about the submission process, please email the Conference Program Committee.

    We’re pleased to announce our current line-up of keynote speakers, who will anchor our program each day with general session presentations designed to take the discussion of assessment to the next level:

    • Winfred Arthur, Jr., Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Management, Texas A&M University
    • Mike Fetzer, Ph.D., Global Director - Advanced Assessment Technologies, CEB
    • Brian Hoffman, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of the Industrial Organizational Psychology Program, University of Georgia
    • Kathleen Lundquist, Ph.D., President and CEO, APTMetrics
    • Ann Quigley, M.A., Deputy Chief, Strategic Workforce Planning, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

    We hope to see you in Atlanta! #IPAClanta

    2015 IPAC Conference Planning Committee 

  • 08/22/2014 9:45 AM | Anonymous

    The revised AERA/APA/NCME Testing Standards (2014) is now available to order.  APA members can enter the secret promotion code "APA14ST" to get the member discount price.

    To order, click here: http://www.aera.net/Standards14 

  • 08/21/2014 2:28 PM | Anonymous

    Organizations headquartered or located in the District of Columbia can apply now for the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award, which recognizes employers for understanding the link between employee well-being and organizational performance and taking steps to create a positive work environment where employees and the organization can thrive. Large, small, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, as well as government agencies are eligible to apply.  

    Click here to learn more: http://www.apaexcellence.org/resources/goodcompany/blog/2014/08/dc-employers-get-recognized-fo.php

  • 07/23/2014 5:37 PM | Anonymous

    SIOP's Associate's Issues Membership (AIM) subcommittee is conducting a study on the role of Master's degrees in SIOP. All Master's degree holders who do not currently have a PhD are invited to participate in a short survey, which can be accessed using the following link: https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_0Jl20KEKcLxYqHj

  • 07/23/2014 5:32 PM | Anonymous

    You are invited to a free APA Convention Continuing Education (CE) Session

    Designing and Delivering Quality Educational Presentations

    Who Should Attend
    This workshop is for professionals who deliver educational programs that include presentations.

    While historically there has been a wide and consistent practice of having an expert deliver presentations by conveying information verbally, recent research on best practices in education suggests there are many ways to improve learning outcomes from presentations. Best practices can be incorporated into presentations beginning with their development and design and continuing through delivery, evaluation and subsequent revisions to create a transformative learning experience. This workshop will introduce a range of practices to improve educational presentations to maximize participant learning.

    Time & Place
    August 7, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.
    Marriott Marquis, Treasury Room, Meeting Level 4

    A. Jordan Wright, PhD
    Chair, Continuing Education Committee

    Greg Neimeyer, PhD
    Associate Executive Director, Office of Continuing Education in Psychology

    Susan Simonian, PhD
    Chair, Continuing Education Committee, Advisory Committee

  • 07/15/2014 9:24 PM | Anonymous

    Announcing the creation of a new I-O journal called “Personnel Assessment and Decisions.” http://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/pad/

    The journal is entirely open access, and is free to both authors and readers. The journal is now accepting manuscripts.

  • 06/25/2014 11:58 AM | Anonymous

    The American Psychological Association (APA) will be holding its annual convention in Washington, DC on August 7th – 10th.  There will be two I/O sponsored themed tracks:

    • Thursday, August 7th: I/O Psychology’s Role in Supporting the Federal Workforce
    • Friday, August 8th: I/O Psychology’s Role in Supporting a Workforce Operating in High-Risk and Extreme Environments

    Following the I/O themed track on Thursday, August 7th, SIOP and PTCMW will be holding a happy hour at Regional Food and Drink (RFD) from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. RFD is located at 810 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. This will be a great opportunity to network with fellow I/O psychologists from around the country.  We hope to see you there!

    For more information on the convention and to register, please visit http://apa.org/convention/index.aspx.  Early registration for the APA convention ends on June 30th, so be sure to sign up today! 

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