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Upcoming events

    • 01/14/2015
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • GMU Arlington Campus, Founder's Hall, Room TBD
    Title: In Search of the Magic Bullet: Assessing Cross Cultural Competency in the United States Military

    Presenter: Meghan Brenneman, EdD
    Lead Research Project Manager, Educational Testing Service
    Jennifer Klafehn, PhD
    Associate Research Scientist,
    Educational Testing Service
    Lunch buffet included on-site.
    Register by 5pm ET the day before. 
    NEW: Email questions for the presenter to by 12pm ET the day before. 

    GMU Arlington Campus, Founder's Hall, Room TBD
    • 3351 N Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201 (map)
    • Metro Access and Parking Available

    Abstract: This session focuses on development of a comprehensive system to assess cross cultural competency for the United States Military. Conceivably, improved selection and/or training methods are needed to ensure that Soldiers working with people from unfamiliar cultures are cross-culturally competent. Both selection and training require a valid and reliable system for assessing 3C in Soldiers. However, despite the growing recognition of the importance of 3C, a comprehensive assessment system that measures all facets of 3C has yet to be developed. This session will serve as a blueprint to explain our development process and introduce our working framework and the accompanying assessments developed for this activity.

    Speaker Bio: Meghan Brenneman is a Lead Research Project Manager in the Center for Academic and Workforce Readiness and Success (CAWRS) at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. Meghan received her EdD in Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009.  Meghan’s primary research interests include the intersection between secondary and postsecondary education, namely the transition to college for middle to low-achieving students. She is also interested in how noncognitive factors influence success in school and work for academically-struggling students. For the last two years, Meghan has served as a co-PI on a grant funded by the Army Research Institute to develop an assessment that measures cross cultural competency.

    Jennifer Klafehn is an Associate Research Scientist in the Center for Academic and Workforce Readiness and Success (CAWRS) at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. Jennifer received her PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011. Jennifer’s primary research interests center around the assessment of noncognitive constructs, with a particular focus on the development of innovative tools and systems by which to measure cross-culturally relevant skills and performance. Jennifer also conducts research on factors related to cross-cultural performance and adaptation, such as metacognition and situational awareness, as well as methods by which cross-cultural skills can be developed or improved in others. Prior to joining ETS, Jennifer worked for the U.S. Army Research Institute where she was responsible for the management and implementation of their culture research program.

    PTC/MW thanks GMU's Industrial-Organizational Psychology Student Association (IOPSA) for their continued support in organizing and hosting our monthly luncheons and workshops.

Past events

12/10/2014 December 2014 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Alexander Alonso, SHRM
11/13/2014 2014 PTCMW Fall Event
11/13/2014 2014 Fall Event Webcast: Presentation by Dr. Scott Highhouse
10/23/2014 Graduate Student Consulting Challenge
10/15/2014 October 2014 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Reeshad Dalal, George Mason University
09/10/2014 Special Event: 2014 PTCMW Career Panel
08/20/2014 August 2014 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Heather Wolters, Army Research Institute
07/09/2014 July 2014 Workshop & Webcast: Dr. Charles Handler, President & Founder of Rocket-Hire
06/11/2014 June 2014 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Andrew Biga, JetBlue Airways
05/21/2014 May 2014 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Joel Wiesen, Applied Personnel Research
04/09/2014 April 2014 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Rich Cober, Marriott International
03/12/2014 March 2014 Workshop & Webcast: Dr. Lorin Mueller, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
02/18/2014 February 2014 Luncheon: Dr. John Jones, General Dynamics IT
01/08/2014 January 2014 Luncheon: Dr. Brodie Gregory, PDRI a CEB Co.
12/11/2013 December 2013 Luncheon: Dr. Dan Putka, HumRRO
11/06/2013 2013 PTCMW Fall Event
11/06/2013 Webcast: 2013 PTCMW Fall Presentation by Dr. Frank Schmidt
10/09/2013 October 2013 Luncheon/Webcast: Drs. Eric Sydell & Marc Wenzel, Shaker Consulting Group
09/11/2013 Special Event: 2013 PTCMW Career Panel
08/23/2013 August 2013 Workshop & Webcast: Wayne Cascio, University of Colorado
07/10/2013 July 2013 Workshop: Dr. Eric Dunleavy, DCI Consulting Group
06/12/2013 June 2013 Luncheon: Dr. Neal Schmitt, Polaris Assessment Systems / Michigan State University
05/08/2013 May 2013 Luncheon: Frederick Panzer & Sara Kindsfater-Yerkes, Team Catapult
04/24/2013 April 2013 Luncheon: Ben Porr and colleagues, Federal Management Partners
03/26/2013 PTC/MW Networking Happy Hour
03/13/2013 March 2013 Workshop: Bill Macey & Sarah Johnson, CEB
02/05/2013 February 2013 Luncheon (TUESDAY): Dr. Kurt Kraiger, Colorado State
01/16/2013 January 2013 Luncheon: Dr. Lorin Mueller, FSBPT
12/05/2012 December 2012 Luncheon: Presidential Address
11/14/2012 2012 PTCMW Fall Event
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