SWAG 2019 Spring Event

  • 10 May 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • LA Tech Academic Success Center 6220 E. Texas St. Building H Bossier City, LA 71111


  • Must show current student I.D. upon check-in at event.

Registration is closed


May 10, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

LA Tech Academic Success Center 
6220 E. Texas St. Building H
Bossier City, LA 71111

Happy Hour Social at “The Missing Link” in downtown Shreveport!


  • IPAC Member – $45.00
  • Non-Member – $80.00
  • Student – $25.00 (Must show current student I.D. upon morning check-in at the event.)

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

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 of 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.


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Transportation from Springhill Suites to LA Tech Academic Success Center will be provided.

Check-in at the Registration Table.

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 Panera Bread. During online registration, please select your sandwich choice. 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 The Missing Link after the training sessions.

Transportation from the event site back to Springhill Suites will be provided.  Transportation to The Missing Link is on your own.

Hotel Accommodations

Springhill Suites by Marriot at 8010 E Texas St., Bossier City, LA, 71111, is the selected hotel for the event.  Transportation from this hotel to the event site and back will be provided.  You can book your room at the discounted rate of $99/night until April 18 by using this link. You can still make your hotel reservation after April 18 but won't be guaranteed the rate above.

Lunch Options (select when you register):

Lunch will be provided by Panera Bread. When registering, you can select one of the sandwiches below (all served with pickle, chips and cookie):

  • Heritage Ham & Swiss
  • Turkey
  • Napa Almond Chicken Salad
  • Mediterranean Veggie
  • Tuna Salad

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

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