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2019 IPAC Conference

July 14-17, 2019

Minneapolis, MN

Max Assessments in Minneapolis

Keynote Presenters

Dr. Harold W. Goldstein, Dr. Charles A. Scherbaum, and Dr. Kenneth P. Yusko: "Modern Perspectives on the Assessment of Intelligence" 

Dr. Goldstein is a professor of industrial and organization psychology at Baruch College, City University of New York. He is a recognized expert in the management of human capital with nearly 20 years of independent consulting experience in industrial and organizational psychology and human resource management. Dr. Goldstein’s primary areas of expertise are in the areas of personnel selection, strategic competency modeling, managerial assessment, and leadership development.

Dr. Scherbaum is a professor industrial and organizational psychology at Baruch College, City University of New York. His research focuses on personnel selection, cognitive ability testing, test validation, analytics, and applied psychometrics. He has consulted with both private and public organizations such as Hampton Hotels, Royal Bank of Canada, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Chicago Public Schools, City of Dayton, Port of Seattle, and Jefferson County, AL.

Dr. Kenneth P. Yusko is a professor of industrial and organizational psychology at the University of Maryland. He is an expert in the design of personnel selection, development, and performance management systems and has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and government agencies, as well as professional sports teams and leagues. His research focuses primarily on improving the diversity outcomes, as well as accuracy, of employment testing systems.

Dr. Paul Sackett: "What's New in the Testing and Assessment Literature That's Important for Practitioners"

Dr. Paul Sackett is the Beverly and Richard Fink Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota.  His research interests revolve around various aspects of testing and assessment in workplace, military, and educational settings. 

He served as founding editor of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s  (SIOP)  journal Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice,  and editor of Personnel Psychology. He has served as president of SIOP, as co-chair of the Joint Committee on the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, as a member of the National Research Council's Board on Testing and Assessment, as chair of APA's Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments, and as chair of APA’s Board of Scientific Affairs.  

Dr. Sackett has received awards for teaching, research, and service. He is the only person to receive lifetime achievement awards in the three domains of teaching, research, and service from SIOP (Distinguished Teaching Contribution Award, Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, Distinguished Service Contribution Award). He has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Ghent University, Belgium.

Dr. Sandra Hartog: "Maximizing Virtual Assessments in an Age of Accelerated Development"

As Head of the Assessment Practice, Dr. Hartog is responsible for the development and expansion of the global assessment practice at BTS as well as innovation in technology-enhanced assessment and development centers. Prior to BTS, Dr. Hartog was President and CEO of Fenestra, Inc., a leading provider of global talent management and technology solutions acquired by BTS in 2014. She brings extensive experience in strategic succession management, executive coaching of senior and C-suite leaders, individual and group assessment for development and selection, leadership competency studies, enhanced 360° feedback design, assessment and feedback delivery, and developmental action planning.

Dr. Hartog has over 25 years of experience as a consultant and executive coach to Fortune 500 companies and other organizations, including Edward Jones, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, General Electric, UBS, New York Life Insurance, Kellogg’s, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Interpublic Group, Anthem, Mercer, RedHat, MetLife, Siemens, Verizon and others. As a seasoned executive coach, she has worked with a range of industries with numerous executives and senior leaders across the globe.

Dr. Hartog has served as an international keynote speaker and presents extensively at professional conferences on technology-enhanced assessment, executive coaching, assessment and development techniques, professional development and career success. Additionally, she has contributed a chapter to the 2011 SIOP Professional Practice Series on Technology-Enhanced Assessment of Talent, as well as co-authored a chapter on Assessment Centers for Adult Development for the Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning (2011).

She has also taught executive MBA courses on Assessment and Development at the Zicklin School of Business/Baruch College in Singapore and was a past Adjunct Professor at New York University in the graduate school of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Dr. Hartog is a member of the American Psychological Association, The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Metropolitan New York Association of Applied Psychologists.

Dr. Paul J. Hanges: "Assessing Strategies for Reducing Adverse Impact"
Paul J. Hanges, Ph.D. is Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Maryland and is also the academic director of the university’s new MPS (Master’s in Professional Studies) in IO Psychology program.  He is also an affiliate of the University of Maryland’s R. H. Smith School of Business and the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch College).  Originally from New York City, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Akron in 1987.  

 Dr. Hanges has worked with both public and private organizations (e.g., Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts, Personnel Board of Jefferson County, S. C. Johnson & Son) as well as various consulting firms (e.g., American Management Systems, Emerson Human Capital, Mercer, Inc.) and has been retained as an expert witness for several law firms.  With regard to developing performance management systems, Dr Hanges created a competence model for the information technicians (IT) job family at the FBI. This competence model was designed to be used as the basis of evaluating the proficiency of IT specialists. He also was on the executive board of OBA Bank from 2012 until the bank was sold in 2015. His expertise enabled him to work with bank’s HR specialist to review the effectiveness of their compensation and evaluation system. The majority of his work applied work focuses on developing human resource practices (e.g., competence models, selection/promotion systems, training and development systems) and aligning organizational policies, practices, and procedures to produce desired organizational climate and improve organizational efficiency. 
Dr. Hanges’ research centers on three themes: a) human resource practices, team/organizational diversity and organizational climate, b) leadership, team-processes, and cross-cultural issues, and c) dynamical systems theory.  He has written over 90 articles and book chapters.  His 2004 co-authored book, Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE study of 62 Societies, book, won the M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research from the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. His publications have appeared in such journals as Advances in Global Leadership, American Psychologist, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, and The Leadership Quarterly. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology and The Leadership Quarterly.  He also won the 2011 M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research from the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology for his work developing a new human resource selection process.  Finally, Dr. Hanges is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Sciences, and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. 

Dr. Lori Foster: "Using Behavioral Insights and Artificial Intelligence to Minimize Bias and Maximize Potential."
Lori Foster, Ph.D. is a Professor of industrial-organizational psychology at North Carolina State University (USA) and the University of Cape Town (South Africa) who recently completed posts as a Fellow with the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, and as a Behavioral Sciences Advisor to the United Nations. In her academic role, she oversees the 4D Lab, which focuses on research at the intersection of work, psychology, technology, and development. She currently serves as Head of Behavioral Science at pymetrics, a company that uses neuroscience and artificial intelligence to connect talent with job opportunities.

Lori is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP). She has held visiting scholar appointments at a number of universities around the world, including the London Business School, Singapore Management University, and the Universities of Valencia, Barcelona, and Bologna. As a scientist-practitioner, she has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant, applying the science of work behavior to regional, state, national, and international organizations in the private and public sectors. She has delivered hundreds of papers and talks to audiences in countries spanning six continents. Her printed scholarship has taken the form of refereed journal articles, book chapters, authored, and edited books, and her work has been featured in popular media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Folha de São Paulo, ARS Technica, Fast Company, Fortune, Science, U.S. News and World Report, and Scientific American.

Intrigued by AI and other topics presented by the keynote speakers? Register for one of our  pre-conference workshops and dive a little deeper!

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