PTCMW President’s Message - August 2020

09/08/2020 7:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Hello PTCMW Members and Friends!

2020 Bemis Award Announcement

It is with great pleasure that we announce this year’s Stephen E. Bemis award winner: Dr. Mike Aamodt! 

Presented at the 2020 IPAC Conference in July, the Stephen E. Bemis award is presented to an individual in our profession who is:

  • An accomplished personnel measurement practitioner, recognized for their ongoing commitment to the principles of merit and fairness;
  • A professional who has made an impact in the field by their practical contribution(s) that have either resulted in an improved or new procedure; and
  • A concerned individual who is recognized for their commitment to assisting, being available, and freely calling on fellow practitioners. 

See more on the award criteria here.  Co-nominated by both PTCMW and IPAC, Mike is a well-deserved recipient of this award!  Please join us in congratulating him.

2020 SIOP Fellows and Award Winners

As you may already know, many members of the PTCMW community were honored by SIOP this year at the 2020 Conference – as award winners and as new SIOP Fellows. 

It is our honor to highlight this recognition of professionals in our community; see the list of the award winners and SIOP fellows here.

Additionally, SIOP announced their Anti-Racism Grant Winners.

Please join us in congratulating everyone!

Monthly Educational Sessions

This month’s session (cast on August 12th) was with Dr. Shane Pittman (HumRRO) – titled “Implicit Bias – What it is, How it Interferes in Assessment Evaluations, and Steps to Manage it in Assessors”.  Thank you to everyone who was able to join.  Members can access the recording in our webinar library.

Join us next month (September 23rd) for our workshop “Job Analysis in the Virtual World: Maintaining Engagement with SMEs and Clients“ led by Alexis Avery (CBP), Marni Falcone (FMP Consulting), Josh Isaacson (KPMG LLP), and Peter Seely (CDC).  By registering for the workshop, you will have access to two 2-hour sessions:

  • Session 1 (10am – 12pm): Fundamentals of job analysis including similarities and differences between job analysis and competency modeling
  • Session 2 (1pm – 3pm): Best practices for engaging SMEs in our new virtual COVID-19 environment – even with kids and pets in the background

Registration just opened this week on the events page!

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.

Other PTCMW Items

Graduate Student Consulting Challenge

Amazon is the 2020 Graduate Student Consulting Challenge sponsor!

Together, PTCMW and Amazon will host the annual event October 22-26. Please check out the website for more information (here).  As we get closer to the event, we will share additional details.

2020 PTCMW Service Award Nominations

PTCMW is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Service Award. Individuals nominated for this award should emulate and provide support for the tenets on which PTCMW was founded. The award is given to individuals who have volunteered significant time to further the goals of PTCMW as a member of PTCMW, and the award will be presented during the PTCMW’s annual Fall Event (which will be virtual this year).

The deadline for receiving nominations is September 23. Please check out the website for more information on how the nomination process (here).

Job Listings

Lastly, the PTCMW job listing page (here) provides our professional community with access to available job opportunities.  Please consider reaching out if your organization has a listing to include on our site.

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

Thank you,

Emilee Tison, PTCMW President

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