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  • 25 Nov 2015 12:16 PM | Andrey Pankov (Administrator)
    We are excited to have a hotel and date for the 2016 Conference that we can now announce!

    In 2016 we are going to be hosted by the Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza in Sacramento, CA from July 31st through August 3rd, 2016

    Of course this means that we are ready to kick off our season of Conference Announcements:
    • The Theme - Gold Rush: Nuggets of Truth in Assessment
    • Conference Site is live
    • Call for Proposals information now available
    • Proposals must be submitted by January 8th, 2016
    I am excited to continue sharing more information about the 2016 conference as it becomes available.


    Andrey Pankov

    Conference Chair

  • 27 Oct 2015 11:52 AM | Andrey Pankov (Administrator)

    The October issue of the ACN is now available to members! In this issue:

    • From the President: Liz reviewed the conference, praises the work done by GLEAN, and previews IPACs new marketing strategy.
    • Legal Watch: Brian and Ryan talk about balancing diversity, close out Abercrombie, and a challenge to affirmative action?
    • Matisha Montgomery dissects what went right and why at July's Conference.
    • Mengyang Cao talks about Choosing the Correct Item Response Model Alleviates the Faking Problem in Personality Assessment
    • Plus more....


  • 27 Oct 2015 11:47 AM | Andrey Pankov (Administrator)

    Weren't able to make it out to Atlanta this year or want to check out presentations you were't able to see? 

    Great News! Now all the conference presentations are available online only for IPAC members!

  • 14 Jul 2015 3:06 PM | Andrey Pankov (Administrator)
    The July ACN is now available. Preview everything the 2015 conference has available. Find it on the Members Only page.
  • 01 May 2015 10:35 AM | Andrey Pankov (Administrator)
    We are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2015 Innovations in Assessment Award will be accepted starting April 13, 2015 through May 15 2015. 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 19-22, 2015 in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia. 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.

    View the nomination form HERE


  • 26 Feb 2015 8:48 AM | Andrey Pankov (Administrator)

    We've got 7 exciting pre-conference workshops to tide you over until the 2015 IPAC Conference really gets going. This yeah we offer something for everyone, from a Legal Update, to a walkthrough of situational judgement tests (SJTs), and Making Telework "Work".

  • 26 Feb 2015 8:45 AM | Andrey Pankov (Administrator)

    Registration has now opened for the 2015 IPAC Conference in Atlanta, GA. HOT TOPICS AND COOL SOLUTIONS is the theme this year so join us in July!

  • 25 Feb 2015 9:00 AM | Andrey Pankov (Administrator)

    Innovations in Assessment Award

    The annual Innovations in Assessment Award recognizes an individual or team for the development and application of an innovative personnel assessment tool or procedure which resulted in improved effectiveness, efficiencies or cost savings. The award may be given to practitioners, academicians, or students. You can nominate someone in our field who has developed an innovative tool or technique. Individuals and work teams are invited to nominate themselves as well. The individual or team selected to receive the Innovations in Assessment Award will receive a plaque, an invitation to present at the IPAC annual conference, a waiver of the conference registration fee for one individual, and recognition in the widely read ACN newsletter. Detailed information and a nomination form for the 2015 IPAC Innovations in Assessment Award is available now. Submissions will be accepted from April 13, 2015 through 5:00 PM MST May 15, 2015. Submissions and questions may be sent to Meredith Ramsey, M.S.


  • 28 Jan 2015 3:38 PM | Andrey Pankov (Administrator)
    The January issue of the Assessment Council News is now available.

    In this issue: To start off 2015 we have a closing message from outgoing president Michael Blair and an opening message from new President Liz Reed. Elsewhere in the issue the 2014 Conference is summarized, 2015 student opportunities are discussed, and we say goodbye to Jeff Feuquay.

    All members can VIEW the newest ACN at their earliest convenience.


  • 27 Jan 2015 9:47 AM | Andrey Pankov (Administrator)
    We encourage all students (members and non) to consider one of these exciting opportunities for sharing your Hot Topic or Cool Solutions with the IPAC community. For more information about the conference please visit us at www.ipacweb.org, “Like” us on Facebook, join us on LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter @ipacweb! #IPAClanta

    Student Poster Session (New this year!)

    This interactive poster session will provide students a forum for sharing their research and honing their presentation skills in a conference setting. This is also an opportunity to receive valuable feedback, brainstorm ideas for future research, and identify useful resources from a diverse group of HR and assessment professionals. Students may submit a proposal to present their academic or applied work for this session. Submissions may include completed research, applied projects, or theoretical work. Please view the Call for Proposals for additional details on this poster session. All proposals must be submitted using IPAC’s online submission system. Student poster submissions will be accepted until 5:00 PM PST on February 6, 2015. Please email the Conference Program Committee if you have any questions.

    Student Paper Competition

    The annual James C. Johnson Student Paper Competition recognizes the contributions of students in the field of personnel assessment. Papers must be theses, dissertations, or other student papers that describe original research conducted by the author while a student. The award winner will present the winning paper at IPAC’s Annual Conference. The winner will receive $600 coverage of conference related travel expenses, free conference registration, one-year membership in IPAC, and recognition in the widely read ACN newsletter. In addition, the University Department where the student’s research was completed will receive a plaque commemorating the student’s IPAC award achievement. Submissions process is open with a deadline of March 6, 2015. If you have any questions about the submission process, please email Dr. Christopher Nye.

    Innovations in Assessment Award

    The annual Innovations in Assessment Award recognizes an individual or team for the development and application of an innovative personnel assessment tool or procedure which resulted in improved effectiveness, efficiencies or cost savings. The award may be given to practitioners, academicians, or students. You can nominate someone in our field who has developed an innovative tool or technique. Individuals and work teams are invited to nominate themselves as well. The individual or team selected to receive the Innovations in Assessment Award will receive a plaque, an invitation to present at the IPAC annual conference, a waiver of the conference registration fee for one individual, and recognition in the widely read ACN newsletter. Detailed information and a nomination form for the 2015 IPAC Innovations in Assessment Award is available now. Submissions will be accepted from April 13, 2015 through 5:00 PM MST May 15, 2015. Submissions and questions may be sent to Meredith Ramsey, M.S.

    Volunteer in Atlanta!

    IPAC is seeking student volunteers to assist with onsite conference activities July 19-22, 2015. The student conference registration fee will be waived for each student that serves a minimum of 4 hours. This is a great opportunity to network with professionals in the I/O and HR field, brainstorm with fellow attendees on research ideas, attend sessions on critical and emerging topics, and engage with our esteemed keynote speakers.

    If you are interested in volunteering please contact Edward Bowling no later than March 20, 2015. We hope to see you in Atlanta!

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