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2019 Innovations in Assessment Award

Innovation:  1 - the introduction of something new

      2 - a new idea, method, or device


Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Innovations in Assessment Award

NOMINATION FORM:  IPAC Innovations in Assessment Nomination 2019 NOMINEE.docx


The International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2019 Innovations in Assessment Award will be accepted starting May 20 through June 21, 2019.  This award recognizes an individual or a work group for the development of an innovative personnel assessment tool, the use of an existing assessment tool in an innovative manner, or general innovations in assessment policies or procedures which resulted in improved effectiveness, efficiencies, or cost savings.  You may nominate yourself or someone in our field who has developed an innovative tool or technique.

The Innovations in Assessment Award will be presented at the upcoming IPAC Conference that will be held July 14-17, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The winner will receive an engraved plaque to commemorate the accomplishment, the opportunity to present a paper about the innovation at the IPAC conference, and a waiver of the conference registration fee for one person.  In addition, award recipient(s) will be invited to share their innovation with the IPAC membership in a future issue of the Assessment Council News publication.  Detailed information and a nomination form for the 2019 IPAC Innovations in Assessment Award is available for download at the link provided above. Nominations should be submitted and must be received by 5 p.m. ET June 21 and no earlier than May 20, 2019. 


For more information about the award, please e-mail Nathan Carter at carternt1981@gmail.com.  


Past Winners:

2018 -  Jon Exline (Anheuser-Busch), Jonathan Neff (Anheuser-Busch), & Alexander Steemer (Aon):  Redesign and Validation of a Custom Selection System for Anheuser-Busch Supply & Logistics Positions

2017 - Charles Scherbaum, Harold Goldstein, Tonya Dawson, Paul Agnello, Elliott Larson (Baruch College & Siena Consulting); Brian Bellenger, Lorren Oliver (Jefferson County Human Resources); Kenneth Yusko, Juliet Aiken (University of Maryland & Siena Consulting); Jeff Crenshaw (Personnel Board of Jefferson County); Marcus Dickson, Wyatt Stahl (Wayne State University & Siena Consulting):  Jefferson County Job Components Validity Study

2016 - Julia Bayless (Capital One) and Adam Vassar (Quintela Group):  Capital One and Quintela Group eInterview System

2015 - Anthony S. Boyce, Jeffrey S. Conway, Pat M. Caputo, and Christopher R. Huber (Aon Hewitt):  Development of the Adaptive Employee Personality Test

2014 - Maria Bain and Jonathan Liepe (Honorable Mention):  Validation and Redesign of Assessment and Selection Process for In-Bound Customer Service Center

2013 - Lena Westerveld and Filip Lievens:  A Building Block Approach to Personnel Selection--Implementation and Evidence in a Police Selection Context

2012 Sandra Hartog and Associates/Fenestra:  New Frontiers in Scalable Assessment  

2011 Paul J. Hanges  Kenneth P. Yusko, Harold W. Goldstein, and Charles A. Scherbaum:  Sienna Reasoning Test 
2010 - Cal Hoffman, C. Chy Tashima, and Gypsi Luck

2006 - Charles K. Brooks, Jeff Maile, and Steve Sutton:  Georgia Merit System

2005 - Ken Bott, Christopher Daclan, Craig Haines, Robert Pfingsthorn, Leah Salgado Christina Pizzaro-Winting, and Brad Wilson:  City of Long Beach, California

2004 - Elizabeth A. Reed and the Safety Forces Testing Team:  Columbus, Ohio Civil Service Commission

2003 - Elizabeth B. Kolmstetter and the Standards, Assessment, and Selection Team:  Transportation Security Administration

2002 - John C. Kraus (Director, Division of Selection Services):  New Jersey Department of Personnel

2001 - The Research and Development Branch:  Immigration and Naturalization Service

2000 - Elizabeth Kaido, Paul Kaiser, and Raymond Mullin:  Testing Services Division, New York State Department of Civil Service


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