Author: Josh Isaacson, PTCMW President
PTCMW is constantly evolving with the times and our memberships needs. This new format aims to maintain the quality of content that the newsletter has provided since its inception while allowing for a more interactive online forum for discussions and ease of access. Our plan is to publish blog posts throughout the year on the PTCMW website, which will allow authors and members to engage in discussions on current topics of interest. We really hope you enjoy this new look!
Please join me in an overdue acknowledgement and THANK YOU to the 2017 PTCMW board and committee members for a job well-done. In 2017, PTCMW had an all-star line-up of speakers, provided several networking opportunities for members, produced a newsletter filled with insightful columns, and engaged I-O psychology graduate students through our consulting challenge. 2017 also marked PTCMW’s 40th anniversary and we ended it with a bang throwing the largest happy hour event in PTCMW’s history. Finally, PTCMW’s annual Fall Event welcomed 200 attendees, 22 sponsoring and participating organizations, and speakers Nancy Tippins and Elizabeth Kolmstetter highlighted the event discussing successes and challenges in personnel selection across the public and private sectors. Thank you to everyone who made these events possible and to the members for keeping PTCMW strong!
Your current PTCMW board and committee members have been very hard at work continuing to provide high-value resources and networking opportunities to members over the past 10 months. We’ve hosted 12 well attended events including six presentations, two panel discussions, one workshop, our annual graduate student consulting challenge, and two networking happy hours. Topics have been diverse including a discussion on reducing mean group differences on cognitive ability tests, coaching and I/O Psychology, astronaut selection, data visualization, machine learning approach to job analysis, and generational differences in workplace attitudes and job satisfaction. Our membership is also looking strong with 325 active members and over 40 new members in 2018.
The Annual Fall Event: November, 5th!
Panelists Liberty Munson, Dave Dorsey, and Seymour Adler will present on “Cutting Edge Technology: Transforming the World of Work and I/O Psychology as We Know It”. We also have a record 23 sponsoring organizations this year and there will be plenty of fun *New* prizes to give away during the networking and talent connection portion of the event!
Please secure your spot and register now as space is limited! Click here for more information.
Newsletter Blog Naming Competition!!!
Please send us ONE creative name for PTCMW’s Newsletter Blog by November 9th. Following the Fall Event we will send out a poll to have members vote on a winner. The winner will get FREE admission to one of our monthly events in 2019. Send your name to our new Newsletter/Blog Editor, Cliff Haimann, here.
We Need Authors and Volunteers
- We are looking for people interested in writing articles and facilitating discussions on our new blog! If interested, please send an email to our Newsletter/Blog Editor here.
- Although we have several great volunteers lending their service to PTCMW we are always looking for more help and fresh perspectives. If you are interested in helping out, even for just an hour a month, please get in touch!
We want your feedback
If you have any suggestions for making PTCMW and this newsletter better please email the President directly here – or feel free to leave a comment below!