GLEAN presents: The Inaugural Fall Training Event

  • 28 Oct 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • The Ohio State University 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio


  • Non IPAC Member
Registration has now closed for this event. If you are still interested in attending please contact Liz Reed.
Join the Great Lakes Employment Assessment Network (GLEAN) for our first official event! The Fall Training Event will feature a morning workshop, lunch speaker, and an afternoon practitioner's forum. Please join us all day or for part of the day!

Workshop: Situational Judgment Tests
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Professor Michael McDaniel, VCU

Situational Judgment Tests (SJTs) present job-related scenarios to candidates and candidates evaluate potential responses to the scenario. SJTs have useful levels of validity, can assess a variety of content, and can be built to be faking resistant. Dr. McDaniel will provide an overview of SJTs, and discuss development and scoring strategies. Participants will gain an introductory understanding of SJTs that will prepare them to develop such a test.

IPAC Luncheon Speaker
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Deborah Whetzel, IPAC

IPAC is the leading organization for public sector talent selection and assessment professionals undefined where research meets reality. Members are actively engaged in practice, research, and training to meet the needs of both public and private-sector organizations. GLEAN is IPAC’s newest effort to create opportunities for members to learn, gain practical knowledge and network.

Practitioners’ Forum: Sticky Issues and Slick Solutions: An Opportunity for Peer-to-Peer Problem Solving
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

In the ideal world of personnel assessment, we have unlimited financial and human resources, a large, motivated sample for field testing, an adequate supply of competent subject matter experts, sufficient time to perform all tasks, and clients who are well informed about what it takes to develop and maintain a high quality assessment system and who are uninfluenced by political considerations.

Then there is the real world that we inhabit. We face constraints and challenges that get in the way of our achieving the testing standards we aspire to. The key is to have a repertoire of innovative solutions or workarounds to overcome these obstacles.

For the afternoon GLEAN session, we’ll spend time sharing sticky issues we've encountered, and soliciting ideas for slick solutions. Please come to the meeting with one or more issues that you've encountered that you’d like to discuss. Also bring any innovative solutions that you’d like to share. We’ll try to keep track of these, and vote on the stickiest issue and slickest solution at the end of the session!
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