Professional Calendar - 12-month calendar, updated monthly by Lance Seberhagen (updated August 2016):
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Upcoming events

    • 08/31/2016
    • 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    • McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City

    Consulting 101 Panel

    Panelists Include:

    Matthew Merbedone, Ph.D.

    Director of Talent Management

    Marriott International

    Laura Steighner, Ph.D.

    Principal Research Scientist

    American Institutes for Research

    Deborah Whetzel, Ph.D.

    Manager of Personnel Selection and Development

    Human Resources Research Organization

    Facilitated by: 

    Sara Trevino, M.S.

    Research Associate

    American Institutes for Research

    • Doors open at 4:15 pm
    • Presentation from 4:30-5:30 pm
    • Networking 5:30-6:00 pm
    • Food included on-site
    • Email questions for the presenter to 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

    Summary of Session: 

    The purpose of this interactive session is to have a discussion about various topics encountered in managing client interactions. This session will involve presenting the audience with a series of scenarios and plausible response options (similar to a Situational Judgment Test) and asking the audience what they believe are the Best and Worst responses. The audience responses (collected by a show of hands) will be compared to responses previously provided by SIOP panel members. The scenarios and subsequent discussion will focus on topics such as time management, scope creep, and challenging client decisions. This session will be facilitated by Sara Trevino.  


    Sara Trevino is an Industrial and Organizational Psychology Research Associate for the American Institutes for Research (AIR). Her primary skills and responsibilities have included managing the development of content for a professional certification exam; generating training materials and conducting training sessions for subject matter experts; creating surveys and analyzing results; facilitating technical reviewer training sessions; generating and delivering item writer feedback; supporting project management activities; contributing to generation, review, and revision of test forms; and writing technical reports. Ms. Trevino holds a Master’s degree in the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and her professional experience focuses on work related to human capital and talent management

    Matthew Merbedone is the Director of Talent Management Analytics & Solutions at Marriott International. In this role, Matthew leads the function responsible for global, enterprise-wide employee engagement, performance management, and succession planning. During his tenure, he has also been responsible for job infrastructure (job descriptions, occupation codes, competencies), pre-employment assessments (hourly and management), and interviewer certification programs. These programs impact approximately 200K employees, 3M applicants globally, 19 different brands, and are offered in up to 52 languages. Prior to joining Marriott, Matthew earned his PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology and his BAs in Psychology & Business Administration from Washington & Jefferson College.

    Laura A. Steighner is a Principal Research Scientist at the American Institutes for Research, has over 23 years of experience contributing to applied research in the fields of industrial and organizational psychology and healthcare workforce research. Currently, she serves as the Project Director for the development of test items and forms for a nationally administered, high-stakes standardized exam. Her areas of expertise include test development, program evaluation, training development and evaluation, and performance measurement. In 2007, she contributed to the development of TeamSTEPPSTM, a medical team skills training program for which AIR received the M. Scott Myers Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Dr. Steighner received her masters and doctoral degrees in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida.

    Deborah Whetzel is manager of the Personnel Selection and Development Program at the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO). She oversees numerous projects dealing with various public and private sector clients. Her areas of expertise include job analysis, leadership competency models, performance appraisal systems, and developing and validating assessment processes, including structured interviews and situational judgment tests. She has co-edited two books, Applied Measurement: Industrial Psychology in Human Resources Management and Applied Measurement Methods in Industrial Psychology. She earned her PhD at George Washington University specializing in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and is a Fellow of SIOP.

Past events

07/20/2016 July 2016 Meeting/Webcast: Dr. Allison Yost
06/15/2016 June 2016 Workshop/Webcast: Dr. Suzanne Tsacoumis
05/25/2016 May 2016 Meeting/Webcast: Remembering Dr. James Outtz and Current Issues in Employment Law
04/27/2016 April 2016 Meeting/Webcast: Dr. Joy Oliver & Kristy Townsend
03/23/2016 March 2016 Meeting/Webcast: Dr. Serge P. da Motta Veiga
02/17/2016 February: PTCMW Networking Happy Hour Event
01/13/2016 January 2016 Meeting/Webcast: Dr. Jeff Cucina et al.
12/16/2015 December 2015 Meeting/Webcast: Dr. Gonzalo Ferro
12/02/2015 2015 PTCMW Fall Event
10/14/2015 October 2015 Workshop/Webcast: Dr. James LeBreton
10/08/2015 2015 Graduate Student Consulting Competition
09/28/2015 Special Event: 2015 PTCMW Career Panel
08/19/2015 August 2015 Meeting/Webcast: Dr. Anthony S. Boyce
07/22/2015 July 2015 Meeting/Webcast: Dr. Kathleen Lundquist
06/23/2015 June 2015 Meeting/Webcast: Dr. Rose Mueller-Hanson and Dr. Joshua A. Isaacson
05/20/2015 May 2015 Meeting/Webcast: Dr. Lance Anderson
04/08/2015 April 2015 Meeting/Webcast: Dr. Tracy Kantrowitz
03/11/2015 March 2015 Meeting/Webcast: Dr. Mike Aamodt
02/11/2015 February 2015 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Paul J. Hanges
01/14/2015 January 2015 Luncheon/Webcast: Dr. Meghan Brenneman & Dr. Jennifer Klafehn
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
03/13/2013 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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