PTCMW President’s Message - July 2020

09/08/2020 7:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Hello PTCMW Members and Friends!

I am reaching out to provide another update on PTCMW operations.

Monthly Educational Sessions

This month’s session (cast on July 15th) was with Dr. Ivan Hernandez (Virginia Tech).  Titled “Applying Social Media to Study I-O Constructs”, this talk provided many examples of how to use social media to develop new insights into work-related constructs.  Thank you to everyone who was able to join!  If you were unable to attend, members can access the slides and recording in our webinar library.

Join us next month (August 12th) to hear a presentation about implicit bias and rater training by Dr. Shane Pittman (HumRRO).  Registration will open soon on the events page; please be on the lookout!

PTCMW is continuing to provide members and non-members the option of attending our monthly programs without being charged the normal fee – in light of COVID-19.  To attend the session without charge, simply email the secretary ( to receive a code for registration.

Community News

See below for upcoming events and noteworthy accomplishments!

IPAC 2020 Virtual Conference

The International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) is holding a virtual conference this year – and it is next week! 

On Monday, June 20, there will be a Student and Early Career Consortium.  Tuesday, June 21, the conference will continue with a program that highlights three speakers: Dr. Christina Norris-Watts, Dr. Liberty Munson, and Dr. Charles Handler.

SIOP Anti-Racism Grant

Last month, the SIOP foundation began collecting contributions for its new Anti-Racism Grant!

Now, the submission site for proposals is open; it will close at 5 p.m. ET Monday, July 27.

The grant funding pool for this first round of Anti-Racism Grants is $50,000. SIOP intends to fully fund as many top-rated proposals as possible. Potential proposers are encouraged to attend a Zoom session at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 22.

The 2020 Top Workplaces in the Washington-Area

In June, the Washington Post announced the top 200 best places to work in the Washington, DC area according to its seventh annual Top Workplaces survey.  The full list, and profiles of some of the winners, will be featured in a special Top Workplaces magazine on October 14th; an awards ceremony will be held in October.

Congratulations to our PTCMW members and partner organizations: Capital One, Fannie Mae, FMP Consulting, Fors Marsh Group, FTI Consulting, HumRRO, Industry Dive, and PDRI.  If we missed your organization on the list, let us know!  See the full list of organizations here.

Mentorship Program

The PTCMW 2020 Mentorship Program is accepting applications through the end of the month.  We have had a great response from mentees and would love additional PTCMW members to participate as mentors.  Please consider this opportunity to give back to the PTCMW community, especially during these challenging times! 

The program is slated to run September 2020 through February 2021, and is intended to connect individuals and provide a semi-structured format to facilitate networking, discussions, and learning. 

See our website for more information!

This program is currently limited to PTCMW members.  We understand that this is a trying time and many are limited in funding for professional development activities.  Therefore, we are offering graduate students and early career folks the option of becoming PTCMW members (or retaining membership) without being charged the normal fee through the end of 2020.  To inquire more about this, simply email the secretary (  

We look forward to continuing our efforts to connect, share, and grow with you.

Thank you,

Emilee Tison, PTCMW President

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