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    • 17 Oct 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 74

    Join us on October 17, 2022 at 12pm (CST) for an IPAC webinar! Development and Implementation of a Physical Readiness Test for Special Response Teams in Federal Law Enforcement will be presented by 2021 IPAC Innovations in Assessment Award Winners Matisha Montgomery & Ashley Hoffman.

    Session Description: Within the Federal Law Enforcement Officer contingent, Special Response Teams (SRTs) are considered the elite operators, called in to address high stakes situations such as hostage events, active shooters, and other events of elevated risk. These officers must be prepared for duties that require highly physical demands, and as such, qualify as an initial recruit, and once on the team, continue to re-qualify on a yearly basis. This qualification test was largely out-of-date and did not align with the ongoing needs of the teams; therefore, a contingent of IO psychologists were consulted to evaluate assessment options, and create and implement an updated Physical Readiness Test. The updated assessment was created based on extensive job observations and data collection, and validated with SME input from SRTs across the agency. Details related to assessment creation, validation, and implementation will be discussed, as well as lessons learned during the process.

    2021 Innovations in Assessment Awards Winners:

    James Kurtessis
    Ashley Hoffman
    Matisha Montgomery
    Kim Clark

    • 26 Oct 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom
    • 95

    Join Us for the Fall 2022 GLEAN Learning Event!

    Joel Wiesen, PhD will present an informative webinar on Multiple Ways to Increase Both Diversity and Expected Job Performance in Hiring and Promoting Police Officers on October 26, 2022 from 12-1:30pm ET. This presentation is suitable for academics, practitioners, and students and is open to all.

    Session Description: Selection tests often are a barrier to hiring and promoting black Police Officers. There is an often stated claim that increasing diversity in selection comes at the inevitable price of reduced validity. This presentation will disprove this claim. Various selection approaches will be described that are designed to increase both diversity in selection and expected job performance. Hard questions will be addressed such as: (1) How effective are our current approaches to hiring and promoting police officers? (2) When are administrative approaches to ameliorating adverse impact professionally appropriate? (3) What well-intentioned approaches to reducing adverse impact are unlikely to work? (4) How can tests with lower validity result in higher expected job performance? Some real-world examples will be provided.

    About Dr. Joel Wiesen: Dr. Wiesen is the owner and Director of the consulting firm named Applied Personnel Research and an expert on employee selection methods and tools. He was awarded a Ph.D. in psychology from Lehigh University in 1975. For over 45 years, he has worked to develop fair and valid personnel assessment methods and instruments for the assessment, selection and promotion of employees. He has developed selection tools for hundreds of police and fire departments as well as private sector organizations. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For over 15 years, he worked for the Massachusetts agency responsible for civil service exams. He was hired to lead the program to validate all civil service examinations. Since he left the employ of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, his professional work has consisted mainly of consulting to large organizations and municipalities on personnel assessment and selection matters, developing new written tests for government, business/industry, and education, and serving as an expert witness in testing matters. He served as President of the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council (IPMAAC, now IPAC), an organization that then had a membership of over 500 testing professionals, and as President of the New England Society for Applied Psychology (NESAP), a Boston-area association of applied psychologists. From 1989 to 2021 he served on the Program Committee for some twenty of the annual conferences of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a national professional group of several thousand members, reviewing proposed conference presentations. He is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, providing licensed psychologists with continuing education credits that may be used to satisfy state requirements for license renewal. He has served as an expert in employment discrimination cases pertaining to race, gender, and age discrimination, some of which have gone to trial. He has served as an expert consultant on testing matters for the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services, the Connecticut Attorney General's Office, the US Department of Justice, smaller governmental entities, and both large and small private sector organizations. His legal work has been for both defense and plaintiffs. He has lectured and published in the areas of personnel assessment, employment discrimination, and civil service examining. He is a published test author. He has made presentations before professional groups, including several invited addresses. He is licensed as a psychologist in the states of New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. Dr. Wiesen has a longstanding interest in the causes of and ways to reduce adverse impact in selection. Many of his presentations on this topic are available on his website: http://aprpsych.com

Past events

21 Sep 2022 IPAC Webinar Series Presents: The Development of Globally Applicable SJTs for 21st Century Competencies
17 Jul 2022 2022 IPAC Annual Conference
17 Jul 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities - 2022 IPAC Annual Conference
10 May 2022 IPAC Student and Early Career Learning Series Event: When Validation Goes Wrong... There Must Be 50 Ways to Lose Your Test
10 Mar 2022 IPAC Assessment Council News Roundtable - COVID: A Conversation on its Impact on Test Administration and Assessments
03 Feb 2022 IPAC Student/Early Career Learning Series Presents: Creating and Implementing Structured Interview Guides, Common Pitfalls and Solutions
12 Jan 2022 GLEAN January Event: Reducing Bias in Assessor Ratings
10 Dec 2021 GLEAN 2021 Annual Meeting
01 Dec 2021 2021 IPAC Social Club - Join and Receive a Free Tumbler!
04 Nov 2021 IPAC Student/Early Career Learning Series Presents: Current Topics in Equity Pay
26 Jul 2021 IPAC 2021 Conference
25 Jun 2021 GLEAN's Free Virtual Round Table
24 Feb 2021 GLEAN Free Virtual Brown Bag Lunch Round Table
21 Jul 2020 2020 IPAC Annual Conference (virtual)
13 Mar 2020 CANCELED - GLEAN Spring Event: Opportunities for Innovation in Assessment and Validation
24 Jan 2020 SWAG 2020 Winter Event
10 Dec 2019 METRO-ICON Event
15 Nov 2019 GLEAN 2019 Fall Event
14 Jul 2019 Pre-Conference Workshop - Navigating Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Human Resources and Talent Analytics
14 Jul 2019 Pre-Conference Workshop - Student, Early Career, and Future Leader
14 Jul 2019 Creating a Comprehensive Leadership Assessment and Development Program
14 Jul 2019 Pre-Conference Workshop - How to Measure Personality Right: Know-How and Tips for the Practitioner
14 Jul 2019 Pre-Conference Workshop - Developing Work Simulations: Building a Rich, Accurate Assessment
14 Jul 2019 IPAC 2019 Conference
17 May 2019 GLEAN 2019 Spring Event
10 May 2019 SWAG 2019 Spring Event
12 Oct 2018 Glean 2018 Fall Event
29 Jul 2018 Developing Structured Interviews
29 Jul 2018 Establishing a Comprehensive Human Capital Program using Competency Models
29 Jul 2018 Developing Training and Experience Questionnaires with Customized Rating Scales
29 Jul 2018 Developing and Evaluating a Training Program
29 Jul 2018 Designing and Evaluating Assessment Games and Gamification for Selection
29 Jul 2018 Barrier Analysis: How do you really get that done?
29 Jul 2018 IPAC 2018 Conference
29 Mar 2018 GLEAN 2018 Spring Event
29 Sep 2017 GLEAN Fall Training Event: Structured Interviews: Maximizing Your Return on Investment
16 Jul 2017 Pre-Conference Workshop - Bring Biodata to Life: Developing and Implementing a Robust Biodata Instrument
16 Jul 2017 Pre-Conference Workshop - Emergent Risk Areas: What is ‘Hot’ in the Employment Legal Arena?
16 Jul 2017 Pre-Conference Workshop - Web scraping and machine learning for employee recruitment and selection: A hands-on introduction
16 Jul 2017 Pre-Conference Workshop - Diversity Metrics & Workforce Analytics: Identifying opportunities with data
16 Jul 2017 IPAC 2017 Conference
21 Apr 2017 GLEAN 2017 Spring Event
23 Sep 2016 GLEAN Fall Event: Job Analysis Training
22 Sep 2016 CIOP Second Annual: Fall Mixer 2016
31 Jul 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop - How to Plan and Conduct Professional Test Validation Studies
31 Jul 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop - Equal Employment Opportunity in Pay: Regulations, Obligations, and Analysis Strategies
31 Jul 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop - Leadership for Engagement: What it is, Why you want it, and How to get it
31 Jul 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop - How to Plan and Conduct Professional Test Validation Studies
31 Jul 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop - Saving the Soul of the 360°
31 Jul 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop - A Start-to-Finish Primer for Developing Selection and Promotion Assessments
31 Jul 2016 IPAC 2016 Conference
01 Apr 2016 GLEAN Presents: Perspectives on Leadership Assessment
01 Apr 2016 HALF DAY WEBINAR: Perspectives on Leadership Assessment
02 Oct 2015 GLEAN & IPAC Present: 2015 Fall Training Program
19 Jul 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop - Getting the Right People on Board: Recruitment and Selection
19 Jul 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop - Making Telework Work: Evaluating and Measuring Telework Program Success
19 Jul 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop - A Primer on Job-Relatedness and Reasonable Alternatives
19 Jul 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop - Integrating Affective Decision-Making Competence into Leadership Development
19 Jul 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop - Situational Judgment Tests in Action
19 Jul 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop - Legal Update: What you need to know as a selection and assessment professional
19 Jul 2015 IPAC 2015 Conference
09 Mar 2015 GLEAN presents: 2015 Spring Training Event
20 Jul 2014 Pre-Conference Workshop - Adverse Impact: A Primer on What You Need to Know
20 Jul 2014 Pre-Conference Workshop - Big data, analytics, and the opportunity for I/O to support more effective talent management
20 Jul 2014 Pre-Conference Workshop - Integrating Assessment into Leadership Development
20 Jul 2014 Pre-Conference Workshop - Test Construction Principles & Practices
20 Jul 2014 IPAC 2014 Conference
02 Jun 2014 GLEAN presents: 2014 Spring Training Event
28 Oct 2013 GLEAN presents: The Inaugural Fall Training Event
21 Jul 2013 Communicating the Value of Assessment and Selection
21 Jul 2013 Developing & Conducting Structured Interviews
21 Jul 2013 Developing a Competency Model "101": An Applied Perspective
21 Jul 2013 Balancing Legal Trends and Organizational Goals/Values in the Use of Personnel Assessment
21 Jul 2013 IPAC 2013 Conference
22 Jul 2012 Collecting Job Analysis Information: Tools and Tips
22 Jul 2012 Developing, Implementing and Scoring Valid Job Simulations
22 Jul 2012 Best Practices in Assessment Questionnaire Development
22 Jul 2012 Getting the Right People in Right Seats on the Bus: Recruitment, Selection, Promotion
22 Jul 2012 IPAC 2012 Conference
17 Jul 2011 Collecting Job Analysis Information: Tools and Tips
17 Jul 2011 Best Practices in Assessment Questionnaire Development
17 Jul 2011 Designing an Assessment Strategy
17 Jul 2011 Developing, Implementing and Scoring Valid Job Simulations
17 Jul 2011 IPAC 2011 Conference
03 Feb 2011 ROI--Demonstrating Your Value
05 Oct 2010 Job Analysis
18 Jul 2010 IPAC 2010 Conference: Making the Case for Assessment
09 Jun 2010 They posted what? Promises and pitfalls of using social networking and other Internet sites to research job applicants

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