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  • 26 Oct 2023 2:55 PM | Moira Guenther (Administrator)

    IPAC 2024 Annual Conference
    Call for Proposals is Now Open!

    Call for Proposals is now open for submissions through January 12, 2024, for presentations to be given at the 2024 IPAC Conference in New Orleans from July 28 through 31, 2024. The theme for the 2024 Conference is Innovations, Assessment, and All That Jazz!

    The Annual IPAC Conference will provide in-person experiences for HR and I-O professionals to network, learn, and present. Session formats include symposia, panel discussions, debates, roundtables, tutorials, paper presentations, and student posters. 

    Submit a proposal to share some of the great work you are doing. More information on the types of presentations can be found on the IPAC Call for Proposals website. Also, please forward this email to others within your network and share the information on your social media channels. 

    Conference registration details will be announced soon. We look forward to seeing you at the 2024 IPAC Conference next July in New Orleans!

    If you have any questions about submitting a proposal, please contact the Conference Program Committee at


  • 03 Jan 2023 3:06 PM | Moira Guenther (Administrator)

    The IPAC Board Election was held from December 6 through 20, 2022, for the open positions of President-Elect, Secretary, and Board Member/Director. IPAC is pleased to announce the winners of the election were:

    Kathlea Vaughn, 2023 President-Elect

    Erin Graham, 2023-24 Secretary

    Bryan Sullivan, 2023-25 Board Director

    Join us in congratulating the above members and give them your support!

  • 02 Dec 2022 12:36 PM | Moira Guenther (Administrator)

    It is that time of the year where we ask for feedback from our valued members so that we may continue to improve IPAC and the experience that our members receive!

    To take the survey, click here!

  • 02 Nov 2022 12:42 PM | Moira Guenther (Administrator)

    2022 IPAC Annual Conference presentation materials are now live on the IPAC website via the members-only portal! To access the presentation materials, log in on the IPAC website, and click on "ACN" under the Members Only Section and look for "CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS". Here you will have full access to presentation materials from the 2022 Annual Conference, as well as access to the 2021 IPAC Annual Conference recordings!

    Looking to become a member? Click HERE to get started today!

  • 02 Sep 2022 1:32 PM | Moira Guenther (Administrator)

    Three IPAC Board Members have terms that end in December. Please join us in thanking these individuals for their outstanding dedication and hard work, not only to the board, but to the association as a whole.


    Kathy Stewart - Past President

    Kathy Stewart is the Deputy Director, Strategic Transformation & People Analytics (STPA) at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. She has been an active member of IPAC since 2012, serving as the vendor/sponsor chair in 2015, the conference chair in 2018, and in the three year president role (President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past President) from 2020-2022.


    Erin Graham - Secretary

    Erin is an Employment Assessment Program Coordinator at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. She joined IPAC after the Columbus conference in 2013 and spent 7 years in various roles in GLEAN before transitioning to the IPAC BOD. For the last 2 years, Erin has served as the IPAC Secretary.


    Bryan Sullivan - Director

    Bryan Sullivan is a senior Examination and Classification Analyst with the Civil Service Commission for the city of Spokane, Wash. His current projects for the independent city commission include public safety assessment centers, classification studies, and a comprehensive review of the merit system rules. He has been a member of IPAC since 2009 and is completing a three-year term on the IPAC Board of Directors that started in 2020.


    IPAC will remain forever grateful for all of you, and everything that you have done for IPAC. May you find all the success you deserve in whatever adventure awaits you!

  • 21 Jun 2022 3:57 PM | Anonymous

    Meet Dr. Diana R. Sanchez, Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University

    Dr. Diana R. Sanchez has been working in the field of Human Resources for over 18 years. Her work has focused on technology-based solutions with an emphasis on workplace learning and development and assessment development and validation.

    She is currently an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University where she manages the Workplace Technology Research Lab which actively produces research on different forms of workplace technology used by organizations to manage human capital. The work she has produced has contributed to numerous conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications. She recently co-edited a special issue of the International Journal of Selection and Assessment with Dr. Richard Landers that focused on new innovations in Gamification and Game-Based Assessments.

    She is also the founder of DRS Consulting LLC, a management consulting organization that builds custom solutions for companies based on their current needs. This work has recently emphasized the new assessment development and consulting on the implementation of new technologies to both train and assess employees.

    Registration Closes July 10!

    Join us for keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, award announcements, and networking opportunities while we follow our 2022 conference theme of A Climate to Measure.


  • 14 Jun 2022 10:57 AM | Moira Guenther (Administrator)

    IPAC Insights is a database of learning materials curated to meet the needs of IPAC members.

    It includes videos and slides from past conferences, live webinars, consortia, and other valuable content.

  • 07 Jun 2022 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    Members and Friends,

    I am excited to provide an update on IPAC activities this year; the 2022 Board of Directors and volunteers have been hard at work identifying programming and services to support and engage our membership.

    So far this year, IPAC has held four events: (1) a webinar through the GLEAN Chapter on reducing bias in assessor ratings, (2) a Roundtable event discussing COVID’s impact on test administration and assessments, and (3) two Student/Early Career Learning Series events – one on structured interviews and one on validation. IPAC members can access our webinar content through our Insights Video Library.

    We are excited to expand our webinar content – as well as plan some upcoming social events. So, stay tuned! Visit our events calendar for updates on our programming.

    The 2022 IPAC Annual Conference is fast approaching, and I do hope you plan to visit us in San Diego July 17 to 20. This will be our first in-person conference since 2019 and we are eager to see you. We have a fantastic line-up of keynote speakers and programming coming your way. We also have awesome vendors and sponsors who will be joining us! Don’t miss out – visit the conference website to register for the conference and reserve your hotel rooms.

    IPAC is successful because of our wonderful volunteers. Please consider giving your time back to the community by volunteering with IPAC. We are actively looking for folks interested in conference committee positions, board positions, as well as other chair positions (including those with a focus on marketing and communication, and electronic systems – such as website and webinar maintenance). I am happy to chat about opportunities, just let me know! Reach out to

    Of course, if you have any suggestions for programming, networking events, or other community building activities that would benefit the IPAC membership, please reach out:

    On behalf of the 2022 IPAC Board of Directors, I want to express our excitement in serving the IPAC community this year. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events!


    Emilee Tison

    IPAC President

  • 31 May 2022 10:36 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to those who submitted nominations for the 2022 IPAC Awards! Our committees are in the process of reviewing submissions. Winners will be announced at the 2022 IPAC Annual Conference in San Diego!

  • 24 May 2022 10:22 AM | Anonymous

    Volunteering is a terrific way to optimize your membership and build relationships with fellow members and industry professionals! Whether you're looking for short or long-term volunteer opportunities, there are a number of options for getting involved with IPAC.

    Consider joining a Committee - or the IPAC Board of Directors! Professional members in good standing are eligible to serve in Elected Office or on the Board of Directors.

    Email or complete our three-question survey to express your interest.

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