Glean 2018 Fall Event

  • 12 Oct 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Turkeyfoot Island Club, 4528 Lahm Drive, Akron, Ohio, 44319


  • Must show current student I.D. upon morning registration on October 2.

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12 October 2018 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Turkeyfoot Island Club
4528 Lahm Drive, Akron, Ohio, 44319


  • IPAC Member – $45.00
  • Non-Member – $80.00
  • Student – $25.00 (Must show current student I.D. upon morning registration on October 12).

Adverse Impact: What is it? How do we deal with it?

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Program Details

This full-day workshop will provide beginner-to-intermediate-level practitioners with information about adverse impact from technical, legal, and practical perspectives. The overall objective is to help participants become familiar with the definition of adverse impact, relevant regulatory guidelines, how to examine adverse impact (e.g., statistical vs. practical methods), and best practices to respond to and avoid adverse impact. As time permits, participants will take part in exercises and/or discussions that will help them apply the knowledge and skills discussed.


Frank Igou is an Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Louisiana Tech University and the Coordinator for Louisiana Tech’s Industrial-Organizational Psychology Master of Arts Degree Program. He received his Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Auburn University. He has over 28 years experience in employment testing, test development, psychometrics, research design, statistics, and personnel legal issues.

Dennis Doverspike, Ph.D., ABPP, is the President of HR Litehouse (Doverspike Consulting LLC). He is certified as a specialist in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and in Organizational and Business Consulting Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), serves on the Board of the American Board of Organizational and Business Consulting Psychology, and is a licensed psychologist in the State of Ohio. Dr. Doverspike has over forty years of experience working with consulting firms, private sector organizations, not for profits, and government agencies.


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast (Danish, bagels and muffins, coffee and orange juice)

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The morning session from Frank Igou will start with introducing the definition of adverse impact and related terminology. Frank will walk participants through the historical perspectives on adverse impact, legal cases, and different methods to examine adverse impact. Participants will also have “hands-on” experience in performing adverse impact analysis using different methods and tools. Finally, the session will include suggestions for employers on how to respond to a finding of adverse impact and to reduce the likelihood of adverse impact.
The session will pause at 12pm for lunch and continue at 1pm.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch will be provided by ACME Fresh Catering. During registration, please select your preferred lunch wrap. Also, please provide any special instructions for your order (especially if you have allergies).

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
After lunch, Frank will continue and finish the first session on adverse impact.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The afternoon session from Dennis Doverspike will focus on practical issues that employers may be concerned about when dealing with adverse impact. In the session, Dennis will provide insights on why employers should assess and avoid adverse impact, the changing definitions of statistically vs. practically significant adverse impact, and additional regulations on the use of quota or race norming.

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
The day’s presentation will conclude with a wrap-up discussion and brief Q&A session.

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Happy Hour! Enjoy a social event with friends and colleagues at Picks at PLX after the training sessions.

Hotel Accommodations

Overnight rooms have been placed on hold at the Turkeyfoot Island Club. Anyone interested in reserving a room should call JoAnn Nonno 330.858.4474. Rooms must be paid for in advance.

Lunch Options (select when you register):

Lunch buffet includes wrap sandwiches, tossed salad, potato chips, cookie and brownie assortment, and beverages. When registering, you can select one of the wrap sandwiches below:

  • Turkey/ham club
  • Reuben
  • Chicken salad
  • Veggie

If you have specific dietary needs or allergies, please include any special instructions.

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