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    • 09/19/2018
    • 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    • McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City
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    10,000 Job Analyses Per Hour: A Language-Based Approach to Synthesizing KSA and Interest Ratings

    Dan Putka,  Ph.D.

    Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO)

    Details:
    • Food and wine included on-site.
    • Email questions for the presenter 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:

    Can we train a machine to profile jobs? Yes, we can. In this presentation, I'll share results of an innovative project that applied a blend of natural language processing (NLP) and modern prediction methods to job and task descriptions for purposes of quickly synthesizing KSA and interest ratings for an entire population of jobs. This will be a fun, fascinating, and thought-provoking dive into cutting edge work that aims to breathe new life into job analysis science and practice – best of all, it will be equation-free

    Speaker Bio: 

    Dan Putka is a Principal Staff Scientist at HumRRO, past President of PTCMW, and a Fellow of APA and three of its Divisions, to include SIOP. Over the past several years he has been presenting and publishing work that evaluates applications of machine learning in I-O science and practice. Dan received his Ph.D. in I-O psychology with a minor in quantitative psychology from Ohio University.

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    • 10/04/2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 10/08/2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Thursday @ GWU Foggy Bottom Campus; Monday @ Aon
    • 9
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    How does the Consulting Competition work?

    1. The first 30 students to register will be able to participate (PTCMW membership not required). 
    2. Students will then be placed on one of 5 teams with students from other universities.
    3. Aon will present teams with an RFP that outlines a real organizational challenge.
    4. Teams will work together to develop a presentation and a two‐page executive summary of their technical approach.
    5. Aon representatives and expert I-Os will judge presentations and rate executive summaries.
    6. One team will win the challenge and be awarded with $1,250, prize structures vary for all other teams.

    How do I sign up?

    1. Register online
    2. Upload CV/resume here: https://tinyurl.com/y7qgokb3   

    Why should you participate?

    • EXPERIENCE A REALISTIC JOB PREVIEW: Aon will present a real challenge organizations are currently facing in a realistic RFP (request for proposal) format. Students will present as if they were external consultants bidding on a consulting project. Solutions will be judged by expert practitioners based on theory, technical merit, and innovation.

    • EXPAND YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORKStudents currently enrolled in I-O and related programs will be assigned to a group made up of students with varying levels of expertise, knowledge, and from different programs. After students get assigned into teams, everyone is invited to connect with PTCMW board members at a happy hour in DC.

    • DEVELOP CONSULTING SKILLS: Teams will be responsible for building an effective team, developing products, and presenting results.

    • BUILD COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Each team will present to an independent panel of expert I-O judges and receive invaluable feedback.

    • WIN PRIZES: The winning team will receive $1,250, and the runner-up team will win $750. In addition, every participating team will receive free 2018 PTCMW student membership for each of their members, and the top three teams will also win free admission to PTCMW’s 2018 Talent Connection & Networking Event in November, where they will be recognized in front of 200 local I-O academics and practitioners. 
    Locations:
    Thursday 10/04: GWU Foggy Bottom Campus. Monroe Hall, Room 350

    Monday 10/08: Aon. Address coming soon! 

    • 10/17/2018
    • 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    • McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City
    Register

    My Generation is Better than Yours? Examining Generational Differences in Workplace Attitudes

    Kevin A. Byle, Ph.D. (CBP), Jeffrey M. Cucina, Ph.D. (CBP), Nicholas R. Martin, Ph.D. (Aon), and Ilene Gast 

    Details:

    • Food and wine included on-site.
    • Email questions for the presenter 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:

    Generational differences receive extensive coverage on television, in the media, and on the internet, but to what extent do these differences exist in the workplace? This presentation will provide an overview of a research study conducted by the presenters using two large sample survey programs (the 2004-2012 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results and the National Longitudinal Study of Youth) to examine generational differences in workplace attitudes such as job satisfaction and employee engagement.

    Speaker Bios: 

    Kevin A. Byle, Ph.D., is a Personnel Research Psychologist at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Prior to working at CBP, Kevin worked in personnel selection at GEICO. He has extensive experience in several areas of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, including the development and validation of a broad range of tests and assessments (e.g., in-baskets, role plays, cognitive ability tests, multitasking simulations, biodata inventories, structured interviews), large scale job analyses, and organizational surveys. His research has been published in journals such as Leadership Quarterly, Intelligence, and the Journal of Business and Psychology. He received a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Ball State University and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Northern Illinois University.

    Jeffrey M. Cucina, Ph.D., is a Personnel Research Psychologist at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he works on the development and validation of entry-level assessments (e.g., structured interviews, logical reasoning, biographical data, computer-adaptive tests). His current research interests include individual differences, employee surveys research, research methodology, psychometrics, and personality testing. He is an active member of PTCMW (previously serving as Recorder) and SIOP (previously serving as the Historian and now serving as the Awards Committee Chair-In-Training). He was the 2015 recipient of SIOP’s Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award for Practice. Dr. Cucina received a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the George Washington University and a B.S. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

    Nicholas R. Martin, Ph.D., is a Director with Aon with over 15 years of consulting and test development experience working in and consulting with private and public sector organizations. He consults in the areas of assessment and selection, employee and leadership development, and assessment strategy and implementation. He serves as the leader of the Global Products & Analytics division and is responsible for thought leadership and the design and development of Aon’s next generation assessments and assessment and analytical methodologies, as well as the further refinement and development of legacy assessments. He also serves as subject matter expert to internal and external clients and supports the design of assessment interventions for Aon’s clients. Dr. Martin received his Ph.D. in I/O Psychology and a M.A. in Human Resources Management from The George Washington University. He has published numerous articles in leading, peer-reviewed journals and has presented dozens of papers and symposia at the annual meetings of the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Association, and the International Personnel Assessment Council.

    Ilene Gast, Ph.D., retired from U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with nearly 40 years of experience in public sector personnel assessment and related areas. Her expertise includes job analysis, competency modeling, assessment development, and identification of employee skills gaps, as well as survey research, program evaluation, and organizational analysis. Although retired, she continues to work with colleagues on survey-related topics. She remains an active member of PTCMW (previously serving as President), IPAC (previously serving as President and Executive Board Member of its predecessor IPMAAC), and SIOP. She was the 2005 recipient of the Stephen E. Bemis Memorial Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Personnel Management. Dr. Gast received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the George Washington University.

    Free Webcasts for Students

    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. 

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