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    • 14 Jun 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Join us on June 14, 2023 at noon ET for an IPAC webinar: Job Analysis Fundamentals.

    Session Description: A panel of Assessment and Development Professionals from the Personnel Board of Jefferson County will present the purpose and uses of job analysis in the public sector, including the basic steps in conducting a job analysis, and setting criterion for the use of job analysis data. Come learn about conducting job analysis in a real world public sector environment!

    Session Presenters:

    Allysa Singer, Senior Assessment and Development Specialist 

    Lauren McMahan, Senior Assessment and Development Specialist

    Jody Lecheler, Test Administration and Assessment Coordinator 

    Brian Bellenger, Manager of Employment Testing

    • 23 Jul 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • 26 Jul 2023
    • 12:30 PM
    • Washington D.C.

    Welcome to the 2023 IPAC Annual Conference registration!

    The 2023 IPAC Annual Conference will provide in-person experiences for HR and I-O professionals to network, learn, and connect!  Join us for keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, award announcements, and networking opportunities while we follow our 2023 conference theme of United We Assess.

    Please ensure that you are logged into your IPAC account in order to register at the member registration rate!

    Refunds of conference registration fees are not available; however, you may request that your registration be transferred to a different individual to attend the 2023 conference OR be applied to your future 2024 conference registration fee instead. Email to request a transfer of registration fees BEFORE July 10, 2023. No transfers will be granted after July 10, 2023.

    The 2023 IPAC Annual Conference will be held in Washington D.C. Discounted rates are available to IPAC Annual Conference registrants. View hotel information and reserve your room at our special rate here.

    • 23 Jul 2023
    • 2 sessions
    • Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C.

    Workshop A – 8:30 a.m. to Noon

    Barrier Analysis:  A Practical Approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility (DEIA) Research

    Presented by Martha E. Hennen, Ph.D., Personnel Psychologist

    Barrier analysis research and investigation into policies, practice, or procedures impacting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, is required by law and regulation for federal agencies and other entities. The process is complex from a research standpoint and in light of the many areas of potential focus. The workshop will address key research decisions and provide practical experience-based advice. Discussion topics include: prioritizing projects; research methods to find common root cause; available data sources; data collection approaches; stakeholder engagement; and integrating data as a strong base for continuous improvement. Participants will take away practical suggestions to implement these methods in their own and evaluate their program for continuous improvement.

    Learning Objectives

    • Locate resources of benchmark information from government sources for the participation of minorities and women
    • Gain practical experience in designing and conducting interviews and focus groups to gather qualitative data on different employee groups
    • Practice collecting data, coding the results, and sharing summary information to provide a sound data driven base for continuous improvement in the affirmative employment program

    Information about the Presenter

    Martha E. Hennen, Ph.D. is a Personnel Psychologist with a large federal financial regulator based in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Hennen conducts research to analyze and understand the aspects of workplace experience for different employee groups that may facilitate or impede individual and organizational performance.  She previously held roles focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, leading data analytics and barrier analysis functions.

    Earlier in her career, Dr. Hennen served in a variety of talent management, assessment, and human capital analytic roles in large federal agencies across sectors.

    Dr. Hennen is a licensed Applied Psychologist and a member of the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC), Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and of the American Psychological Association.  She holds a Master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.


    Workshop B – 1:30 to 5 p.m.

    Developing Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales (BARS)

    Presented by Kristen Pryor & Emily Steinau

    This workshop provides an overview of decision points, methods, and steps to develop behaviorally anchored rating scales (BARS) that allow for objective evaluation.  Attendees will learn about the BARS format, different types of BARS, when to consider using BARS, and the steps to develop BARS.  Concepts will be applied in interactive discussions and exercises.  Practical strategies for developing, refining, and retranslating BARS will be discussed.  Templates for developing and validating customized BARS will be provided.  The session will end with a discussion of best practices, efficiencies, and pitfalls.

    NOTE:  Participants should bring a laptop or notebook and be prepared to develop a set of BARS during the workshop.

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scale (BARS) 
    • Use cased for BARS
    • Review and apply the steps to develop BARS
    • Discuss pitfalls, efficiencies, and best practices

    Information about the Presenters

    Emily Steinau is a personnel psychologist with over 15 years of experience designing human capital solutions in the federal and local government space. Emily has experience in job analysis, competency modeling, selection process design, content development, survey development, data analysis, assessment validation, and program evaluation. She has led the development and implementation of high stakes selection processes and performed comprehensive job analyses for a myriad of positions. In her current role, she develops competency models using a job analytic approach, supports the development of assessments, designs surveys, and analyzes data.

    Emily is a member of the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).  She holds a Master's degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Xavier University.

    Kristen Pryor is a Principal Consultant with DCI Consulting. Kristen has over 15 years of experience developing, implementing, and evaluating human capital systems in both the private and public sector. Her primary expertise is in selection-related work, which includes conducting job analyses; developing, validating, and recommending the use of a variety of pre-employment and promotional assessments; and conducting complex data analyses to evaluate the performance of human capital systems. A substantial portion of Kristen’s current work is focused on the evaluation and improvement of selection systems, including work with federal contractors. These evaluations typically involve sourcing/recruitment, pre-employment, promotional, leadership development, or performance management systems and processes, often with a DEI lens or component of evaluation.

    Kristen has presented at professional and scientific conferences and has published work in the Handbook of Employee Selection and Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. Kristen received her M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University Central Florida.


    Refunds of conference registration fees will be made for cancellations prior to June 7, less a $25 processing fee.  No refunds will be granted after June 7.

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