PTCMW News and Updates - October 2021

10/27/2021 5:09 PM | Anonymous

Hello PTCMW Members and Friends! I hope everyone is having a great Fall so far. I wanted to share a few updates on the PTCMW operations.

Monthly Educational Sessions

Last month we had a presentation from Anne Scaduto (Senior Manager, Talent Assessments at The Hershey Company) and Ann Kwak (Talent Assessment, People Strategy and Analytics at Capital One) on Burnout. It was a very successful event and networking session with approximately 25 in attendance.

Then this month we conducted the Graduate Student Consulting Challenge. This event, which was sponsored by FMP Consulting, kicked off on October 14th with 5 teams of approximately 6 graduate students on each team. They received the RFP and then worked over the weekend to create their written response and prepare for an oral presentation on October 18th. The written responses are currently being reviewed/rated and the winners will be announced during the Fall Event.

Speaking of the Fall Event, it is scheduled for Thursday, November 4th from 4-8pm. This year’s event will be virtual, and registration is open through Monday, November 1st at 11pm EST. You can register here: The event will begin with the announcement of the PTCMW Service Award as well as the winners of the Graduate Student Consulting Challenge. Then the featured speaker will be Dr. Richard Landers where he will speak on “Fixing the IO Psychology/Technology-Interface: Avoiding Both IO-Tech and Tech-IO Conflict”. Following the featured speaker there will networking, raffles and virtual booths for sponsors. We will be leveraging Orbits, an immersive online venue for virtual events, which enable richer networking among attendees and permit sponsors to have virtual booths for recruiting candidates for open roles or providing information about services and offerings. In order to maximize the Orbits software, we do need everyone to register by Monday, November 1stWe realize that many often wait until the day of to register, but we are asking everyone to please register by Monday, November 1st. The recorded webcast will be available to PTCMW members in the webcast library.

Just a reminder that members can access the recordings of any of our 2021 (and earlier) sessions in our webinar library.

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.

Blog and Resource Sharing

Yesenia Avila and her team continue to be busy implementing the blog/resource sharing strategy. In September we posted a blot by Emily Kimble and Benjamin Kerner on job hunting tips in the post-COVID world of work. Members can access this blog at The Point.

We are planning to continue to post at least 1-2 blogs per month. So, if you are interested in generating a blog please let us know! And if you have resources you think would be useful for the PTCMW membership, please let us know that as well. You can reach out to Yesenia ( or me directly (

Members Corner (Coming Soon to PTCMW Website)

Based upon input received via the member survey earlier this year we are working on a “Members Corner” page on the website. Examples of what will be available here include ways for researchers to reach out to members who would be willing to participate in research, open forums for members to discuss specific topics, and ways for clients/customers to post RFPs. This site is almost ready for use so be on the lookout for the official release.

IPAC Student/Early Career Learning Series

The IPAC Student/Early Career Learning Series will present on “Current Topics in Pay Equity”, facilitated by Lisa Harpe, Ph.D. This program will be featured on Thursday, November 4th, 12:30 - 1:30 EST. For more information and online registration you can visit: IPAC Student/Early Career Learning Series Presents: Current Topics in Equity PayThis event is geared towards students and early career professionals but is open to ALL! IPAC members and non-members at any point in their career are welcome to join. Individuals can contact with questions.

Membership Dues and Bundle Rates for Fall Event

When registering for the PTCMW Fall Event, you can take advantage of the bundle rate that includes membership for 2022. The professional rate for 2022 Membership is $40 and the student rate for 2022 Membership is $20. And the professional rate for the Fall event is $40 and the student rate for the Fall Event is $25. However, you can save $10 if you bundle these when you register for the Fall Event. Specifically, the bundled professional rate that includes the Fall Event and 2022 Membership is $70. And the bundled student rate that includes the Fall Event and 2022 Membership is $35.

Get Involved with PTCMW – Board Member Positions and Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking to get involved with PTCMW, we are still recruiting for PTCMW’s elected positions for 2022. The four positions up for election are President-Elect, Vice-President for Programs, Secretary, and Recorder. This is a fantastic opportunity to make new connections, gain professional recognition, and contribute to the local I-O community! All nominees must be PTCMW members prior to serving in any of the elected positions. You can visit to learn more about the responsibilities for each elected position, or contact any Board member or committee chair with questions. All nominations should be submitted by Friday, October 29, to Emilee Tison, Past PTCMW President and Nominations/Elections Chair, at  

And then in addition to the board member positions, we are always looking for individuals to serve in other volunteer positions. Please reach out and let us know if you are interested. You can email us at or!

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

Thank you,

Rob Calderón, PTCMW President

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