Upcoming Events

    • 05/29/2019
    • 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    • McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City
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    Taking the Path Less Traveled: Non-Traditional I-O Roles

    Richard Cober (MicroStrategy), Julisara Mathew (U.S. Department of State), and Allison Yost (BetterUp)

    Details:

    • Food and wine included on-site.
    • Email questions for the presenters to vp.ptcmw@gmail.com by 12pm ET the day before.
    Location: McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City
    • Crystal City Shops, 2010 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202 (map)
    • Metro Access and Parking Available

    Abstract:

    I-O psychologists have a skill set that can be applied across a variety of settings. Because of this, I-O professionals provide a real value-add, even in seemingly non-traditional roles. What roles might this include? Join us for this event to talk to three I-O professionals who have broken the mold on what I-O psychology can do for you in HR leadership roles, in a tech start-up, and in the federal space.

    Our presenters will talk about their I-O journeys and the important ways they have leveraged their I-O training to build their careers.

    Speaker Bios: 

    Richard Cober, Ph.D., is MicroStrategy’s Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, Rich leads MicroStrategy’s teams responsible for HR Business Partnership, HR Operations, Talent Acquisition, and Talent Management. MicroStrategy employees nearly 2,500 people globally who are supported by members of Rich’s HR team. 

    Prior to this role, Rich worked for Marriott International where he served as a senior HR Business Partner, senior leader within Marriott’s learning organization, and a senior leader responsible for Marriott’s Talent Management Analytics and Solutions (TMAS) Team. Across roles, Rich advised senior stakeholders on People Strategy issues, built plans for designing and deploying HR tools and processes, and built Marriott’s organizational capability through a variety of organizational design initiatives.

    Rich began his career earning his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron. Rich was a visiting professor in Cleveland State University’s School of Business and then spent several years working in management consulting. In addition to his professional experience, Rich has published his research in the areas of employee recruitment, hiring, and performance management in academic journals, had research findings cited in the popular press, and is a regular presenter and chairperson at professional conferences. Rich was awarded the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s (SIOP) Early Career Contributions award in 2014.  

    Julisara (Juli) Mathew, M.A.is a Management Analyst at the U.S. Department of State, working in the Innovation Directorate of the Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation to provide cross-cutting management solutions for diplomatic missions overseas.  After obtaining her Masters of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at George Mason University, she cut her teeth at the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), applying theory to practice.  This foundational and formative experience enabled her to leverage her technical expertise to support the Assessment Policy team at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). 

    After five years of working on policy for the interagency, Juli returned to the technical side of I/O when she started working at the Department of State, developing competency models for mission critical occupations.  Realizing that expanding her organizational knowledge was paramount to understanding her stakeholders, she completed a detail as a Political/Economic Officer at the U.S. Embassy Paramaribo where she advanced U.S. foreign policy goals, managed partnership activities with local law enforcement and criminal justice interlocutors, and provided recommendations regarding foreign assistance programs to the Ambassador.  Though challenging and humbling, this experience opened her aperture to how her background could be applied in a variety of settings.  Subsequently, she worked on then Secretary Tillerson’s Redesign effort, intended to strategically transform the State Department for the future.  She then transitioned into a position as an Evaluator, where at the behest of GAO and Congressional requestors, she assessed the effectiveness of programs and policies, negotiating recommendations with stakeholders to strengthen State’s ability to meet its mission.  Though Juli has moved away from traditional I/O work, her education and technical skills continue to be the backbone of her career. 

    Allison Yost, Ph.D.is a Senior Behavioral Scientist at BetterUp, where she works to advance the science and practice of organizational transformation and behavior change, helping people everywhere lives their lives with greater clarity, purpose, and passion. At BetterUp, she has the fortune of working at the intersection of science, technology, and design to help people flourish in their personal and professional lives.

    Throughout her career, Allison has leveraged her love of all things data and analytics to help organizations improve the lives of people at work through better leadership, job design, and talent management strategy. Before joining BetterUp, Allison led research on employee engagement and leadership at CEB (now Gartner), and worked in the Talent Management Analytics and Solutions (TMAS) group at Marriott International where she informed strategic talent decisions through people analytics and program evaluation. While in graduate school, she also worked for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management as a Personnel Research Psychologist where she developed and validated selection and promotion assessments for Federal agencies.

    Allison has spent the last 15 years studying the science of leadership, motivation, well-being, personality, and advanced statistics, publishing her research in outlets such as the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Business and Psychology, the Journal of Personality Assessment, and Work, Aging, and Retirement. Allison earned her PhD in Industrial-Organizational psychology from the George Washington University and MA in Quantitative Psychology from James Madison University.

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    • 06/18/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The George Washington University, 152 Duques Hall, 2201 G St. NW

    The diversity characteristic that affects us all ….eventually: A Primer on contemporary EEO issues related to age

    Eric M. Dunleavy, Ph.D.
    DCI Consulting Group

    Martha E. Hennen, Ph.D.
    U.S. Security and Exchange Commission 

    Don Lustenberger, Ph.D.
    DCI Consulting Group

    Details:

    • Continental breakfast included on-site.
    • Breakfast and networking from 8:30 am - 9 am. Presentation starts at 9 am. 
    • Email questions for the presenter to vp.ptcmw@gmail.com by 12pm ET the day before.
    Location: The George Washington University, 
    152 Duques Hall, 2201 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20052
    Metro Access (Foggy Bottom station) and Parking Available

      Abstract: 

      When you read about or talk with most I/O practitioners about diversity, equal employment opportunity, or adverse/disparate impact, gender and race or ethnicity analyses more often than not form the bulk of that discussion. Less frequently, are other characteristics covered by civil rights and equal employment opportunity (EEO) law, for example disability or age, part of the conversation. Yet, the aging workforce and the potential retirement tsunami, is and has been of great concern to organizations, especially the federal government, for decades, and hopefully everyone reading this message and attending this workshop, will, if you are not already, eventually be a member of an age-related protected group.

      This workshop’s timing could not be more on point; 2018 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); age is emerging in the most recent EEO related case law. In May, we celebrate Older Americans Month (https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-older-americans-month-2019/), a time to reflect on the contributions and experiences of older Americans and older workers.

      This session will start with a general overview of recent case law and EEO agency activity of interest to the PTC-MW community, and then focus attention on key issues in evaluating both legally and analytically age related EEO and civil right issues. With regard to age issues, we will provide: a legal update on the recent age-related case law; a consideration of age related issues in the context of recent advances in predictive analytics; and an overview of research into potential barriers to equal employment opportunity that are either directly or indirectly influenced by age. If you are not interested in this topic now, you will be someday soon. We hope to see you there.

      Speaker Bios: 

      Eric M. Dunleavy, Ph.D., is the Director of the Personnel Selection and Litigation Support Division at DCI, where he is involved in a wide variety of employee selection and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action (EEO/AA) consulting services. He also serves on staff with both the Center for Corporate Equality (CCE), a national nonprofit research group, and The Institute for Workplace Equality, a national nonprofit employer association. Both focus on education and training related to EEO/AA issues. His primary areas of expertise are in employee selection, validation research, adverse impact analyses and other EEO analytics. His most recent work has focused on advanced quantitative analyses for assessing adverse impact and on selection procedure validation research in the context of EEOC/ OFCCP enforcement and litigation support.

      Eric received his M.A. (2002) and Ph.D. (2004) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with a concentration in data analysis from the University of Houston. He received an Honors B.A. (2000) in Psychology from St. Anselm College. Eric has served as President, Vice President, and Legal Chair of the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (PTC/MW), and was on the editorial board of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist for 7 years as co-author of the “On the Legal Front” column. In 2011, Dr. Dunleavy received the first Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award – Practice award from the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, which is given to individuals who have developed, refined, and implemented practices, procedures, and methods that have had a major impact on both people in organizational settings and the profession of I-O psychology. In 2015, he was elected as Fellow of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, which is an honor bestowed upon I/O Psychologists that have enriched or advanced the field on a scale well beyond that of being a good researcher, practitioner, teacher, or supervisor and have had impact that is recognized broadly.

      Martha E. Hennen, Ph.D.is a Management and Program Analyst with the Securities and Exchange Commission, working in the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity.  Dr. Hennen leads research to analyze and understand the aspects of workplace experience for different employee groups that may facilitate or impede equal employment opportunity.  She previously held positions at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she led the talent analytics function, and at the USPS, where she was responsible for assessment and measurement at all levels of the organization.

      Dr. Hennen’s research interests cover the gamut of employee measurement areas including recruitment and selection, equal employment opportunity, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, leadership assessment, performance management, and talent analytics.  Dr. Hennen is a licensed Applied Psychologist and a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and of the American Psychological Association.  She holds a Master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. 

      Don Lustenberger, Ph.D., is an Industrial–Organizational Psychologist and Senior Consultant at DCI Consulting Group. His areas of expertise include personnel selection, validation, psychometrics, and EEO/AA analyses. 

      Prior to joining DCI, Don worked as a Senior Consultant with DDI in their Product Development group, leading the design and validation of tests, assessments, and simulations. He also partnered with clients to provide customized HR solutions in employee selection, development, and learning.

      Don earned his M.S. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Industrial–Organizational Psychology from Purdue University. 

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      Students will need a registration code to sign up for the free webcasts. Please email the Secretary using your student email address to receive the code. 

      • 07/24/2019
      • 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
      • McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City

      The state of I-O Psychology research: Where have we been, and where are we going?

      Gilad Chen, Ph.D. (University of Maryland)

      Details:

      • Food and wine included on-site.
      • Email questions for the presenters to vp.ptcmw@gmail.com by 12pm ET the day before.
      Location: McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City
      • Crystal City Shops, 2010 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202
      • Metro Access and Parking Available

      Abstract:

      In 2017, the Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP) has celebrated its Centennial.  For this occasion, leading experts in our field have reflected on 100 years of I-O psychology research (see a Special Centennial Issue, published by JAP in March, 2017).   In this talk, I will first briefly summarize key milestones and trends in I-O psychology research, based on the recent JAP Centennial Issue.  Reflecting on my experience as JAP Editor, I will then discuss emerging trends pertaining to publication topics, methods employed in our research, and other publication issues (e.g., open science topics).  Throughout the discussion, I will also consider the important interplay between academic/scientific and practice/applied issues in our field.

      Speaker Bio: 

      Gilad Chen, Ph.D., is the Robert H. Smith Chair in Organizational Behavior, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He received his bachelor degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996, and his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University in 2001. His research focuses on work motivation, adaptation, teams and leadership, with particular interest in understanding the complex interface between individuals and the socio-technical organizational context. He has won several research awards, including the 2007 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the 2008 Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.  Dr. Chen is also an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, International Association of Applied Psychology, and Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology.  Dr. Chen’s research has appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes. He is now serving as the Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology (2014-2020), after serving as Associate Editor for the journal from 2008 through 2013. He has also been serving as an editorial board member of the Academy of Management Journal and the Academy of Management Review.

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