November 21st 2017 MPPAW Meeting

Join us for our social hour at 5:30 complete with complimentary food and beverages for purchase. There is plenty of time to network before the speaker presentation begins at 6:20.

Speaker(s):
Carol Lynn Courtney, Ph.D. President Courtney Consulting Group
Dick Olson, Ph.D., L.P., President and Founder Olson Consulting Group
John Fennig, Ph.D., L.P., CEO DRI Consulting
Kristie Campana, Ph.D., Associate Professor Minnesota State University Mankato
Natalie Sokol, Assessment Consultant at MDA Leadership Consulting

Topic: Applying Psychology for Good Around the World
Location: Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown: 1500 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 5545

Program Description:

This will be a panel discussion. More information coming soon.

Carol Lynn Courtney, Ph.D.
President
Courtney Consulting Group

Dr. Courtney consults in the areas of Executive Coaching, Individual Assessment, Organization Development, Team Facilitation, Selection and Development Systems. She has worked with individuals and teams throughout the U.S. and internationally. She has been an invited speaker and lecturer in the areas of competency modeling, organization change, and management and team development.

Prior to founding Courtney Consulting Group, Carol Lynn spent close to 20 years working as an internal/external consultant, staff contributor, and in various management and executive roles in large and small companies such as Quaker Oats, Motorola, Pillsbury, and Malt-O-Meal. Examples of work performed include team development and facilitation, individual development and coaching, competency modeling (technical and non-technical competencies), multi-rater feedback systems, and employee surveys. Most recently, she was Vice President of a consulting firm in Minnesota where she helped start-up and co-manage a new division.

Carol Lynn chose to gain experience inside companies to better understand the client perspective. She worked with or supported many different organizational functions including manufacturing management and front line production, engineering, marketing, customer service, sales, IS/IT, and human resources. At one time, she even worked as a production manager in a manufacturing plant to help her evaluate the effectiveness of the high performance work teams she implemented in that facility. These types of practical experiences have enhanced her assessment and coaching skills.

Dr. Courtney has a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University in Applied Experimental Psychology. She has a dual concentration in industrial/organizational psychology and program evaluation. She is a member of the Association for Psychological Type (APT). She is also a member of MPPAW (Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work) where she was formerly the Vice President of Programs. Passionate about her work, she brings an equal amount of energy to her hobbies and interests. Carol Lynn is the saxophonist in The Options, she enjoys traveling, exercising, biking, and kayaking, and she takes dance and language classes.

Carol Lynn explains that she likes to continually challenge herself to avoid the risks associated with becoming too comfortable or complacent. More specifically, She says, ” I like to get afraid every once in a while because we ask people to change their behaviors everyday and that’s a scary thing for them.” Carol Lynn also engages in a variety of volunteer work with non-profits and ensures that an ongoing percentage of her practice goes to pro bono work.

 

Dick Olson, Ph.D., L.P.
President and Founder
Olson Consulting Group

Dick Olson consults in the areas of executive and management appraisal, selection testing, executive coaching, leadership development, and organizational change. He has worked with a range of professionals from first line supervisors to CEO’s in America’ s largest companies, including manufacturing organizations as well as leading professional service firms.

Leveraging people’s strengths in conjunction with addressing people’s limitations serve as the underlying foundation of his work. In his over twenty years of consulting experience, he has worked with a variety of organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies as well as family owned businesses in many different industries.

Founding Olson Consulting Group more than twenty years ago, he has developed innovative and effective approaches to leadership development, organizational development, and matching people to jobs. Having taught statistics and psychological measurement, he has applied this expertise to help develop and revise approaches to performance feedback as well as selection testing. He has written in the areas of executive coaching and leadership. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and is a Licensed Psychologist.

Prior to starting Olson Consulting Group, he was vice president of a large consulting firm and an executive in a Fortune 200 firm. He has spoken to many groups in the areas of leadership and organizational change.

He has recently served on the boards of the following organizations: Camp Unistar and Association for Psychological Type (APT). APT is a 4,000 member group where he has served as both the Director of Finance and the Director of Training and Development. In addition, he is a former President of Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work (MPPAW). Dr. Olson enjoys running, swimming, and minor house maintenance. He usually takes time off in the summer to go mountain climbing, and spends his time at home maintaining his collection of antique and collector automobiles. His latest addition is his first motorcycle.

 

John Fennig, Ph.D., L.P.
CEO, DRI Consulting
APA Fellow

John Fennig is the proud father of 3 great kids, husband of a talented eye doctor, and avid doubles tennis player.  This is his 30th year as a member of MPPAW, and 35th year in the human resource and organization development world.  John started DRI Consulting in 1991 and has had the tremendous pleasure of supervising the internships of over a hundred students in organizational consulting psychology over the years.  John is former president of Division 13, The Society of Consulting Psychology.

Specific to this panel, John has been involved in humanitarian and pro-social work his whole “very blessed” life.  Projects include: Cuban refugee resettlement, post Katrina organizational rebuilding, ongoing work with churches, schools and hospitals, and most recently as co-chair of the Catastrophe Aid and Rebuilding Effort (CARE).

John encourages us to ask ourselves, are we doing what’s truest and best for others and ourselves?  (The basic definition of love).

 

Kristie Campana, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Minnesota State University Mankato

Kristie Campana, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she teaches courses on employee selection and statistics.  She is also a senior consultant at the Organizational Effectiveness Research Group, a student-run consulting group that works with international, national, and local clients. As part of her responsibilities at the university, Kristie organizes international trips for MA degree candidates to locations such as Turkey, Eastern Europe, and Ireland. Service work is sometimes a component of these trips. She also has worked with a number of groups to do pro bono service, including Planned Parenthood Minnesota–South Dakota–North Dakota, CADA House women’s shelter, and the Minnesota Council of Churches refugee services. She has also provided her services to local nursing homes, charity groups, manufacturing firms and other entities. Kristie received her B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College, and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

 

Natalie Sokol
Assessment Consultant
MDA Leadership Consulting

Natalie Sokol consults in the talent assessment space, spending most of her time conducting business simulations and analyzing assessment data for purposes of employee selection and development.  She assesses talent for a wide range of roles and organizations, and is passionate about partnering with clients to make smart hiring decisions informed by fit and culture. She has also consulted in global change management, training development and logistics, and communications roles to facilitate large-scale technology implementations.

In her free time, Natalie enjoys practicing and teaching Baptiste yoga, salsa dancing, reading novels, canoeing and camping around the lakes and rivers of MN, and seeking out new cultural experiences through international travel. She is passionate about second language learning, teaching in all forms, and finding new ways to connect with and serve the Minneapolis community where she lives.

 

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October 18th MPPAW Meeting

Join us for our social hour at 5:30 complete with complimentary food and beverages for purchase. There is plenty of time to network before the speaker presentation begins at 6:20.

Speaker(s): Vicki Vandaveer, Ph.D., Business Consulting and Coaching Psychologist and SIOP Fellow
Topic: The Important Role – and Obligation – of IO Psychology in Advancing the Practice and Science of Executive Coaching
Location: Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown: 1500 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Program Description:

Key findings of the practice analysis and competency study of executive coaching by psychologists conducted in 2014-15 by Vandaveer, Lowman, Pearlman and Brannick* included the identification of different theoretical models, knowledge and skills across the 29 Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) interviewed, and among the 282 respondents to the subsequent online survey of SCP and SIOP members who do coaching. These differences, of course, primarily reflected the particular areas of graduate training in which they earned their doctorate degrees. It is clear to many who practice executive coaching that their graduate training is insufficient preparation for effectiveness in executive coaching, which is consistent with the conclusions of the researchers in the foundational competency study.

As an I/O psychologist by graduate training (1976-81), Dr. Vandaveer will very briefly describe her path to doing executive coaching, including the kinds of learning and skill-building she has had over the past 25 years that have been essential for effectiveness in coaching executives and their teams.

As the title of her talk indicates, her primary focus will be on (A) the important role of I/O in coaching psychology, as well as its limitations, using illustrative vignettes from actual cases; and (B) what she sees as I/O psychology’s and I/O psychologists’ obligation in helping to advance the practice and science of executive coaching within psychology — particularly in light of the leading edge developments in leadership and coaching, as featured in SIOP’s 2017 Leading Edge Consortium. Small groups will then brainstorm the implications, possibilities, and what “I/we” can/will do to (A) help build a strong practice and evidence base for executive coaching within our professional discipline of psychology and beyond, and (B) build and deepen our own and others’ coaching expertise. A full group debrief will be followed by Q&A.

Vicki Vandaveer, Ph.D.
Business Consulting and Coaching Psychologist
SIOP Fellow

A business consulting and coaching psychologist, I help leaders and their organizations, excel in today’s rapidly changing, increasingly complex and uncertain world.

From the “C-Suite”, Managing Partner executives, and/or senior Academic Leadership – to mid-level high potential individuals – I help leaders improve business performance through effective Leadership, teamwork and strategic change.

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September 19th MPPAW Meeting

Welcome back MPPAW members and friends! Our next meeting is Tuesday September 19, 2017.

Join us for our social hour at 5:30 complete with complimentary food and beverages for purchase. There is plenty of time to network before the speaker presentation begins at 6:20.

Speaker(s): Allan Church, Senior Vice President Global Talent Assessment & Development
Topic: A Look Under the Good: Integrated Talent Assessment and Development at PepsiCo
Location: Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown: 1500 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Program Description:

The ability to identify, develop and move high-potential talent throughout the leadership pipeline are critical success factors today for organizations.  More than ever the VUCA environment and war for talent require that organizations focus on both current and future capabilities needed to drive the business forward.  But what are the right characteristics and capabilities needed?  What leading indicators of leadership potential should we be looking for in early career, mid- and senior level leaders?  How do we reconcile the importance of having a consistent and broad-based definition of potential while also answering what is perhaps the most important question of “potential for what?”  And finally, what role should transparency of assessment results and outcomes play in the process (i.e., does the organization see you as having runway or not)?

While definitions of potential vary by organization, new thinking on the Leadership Potential BluePrint is driving the field of talent management forward to more integrated and holistic sets of solutions.  If an organization wants to raise the bar on their current and future leadership talent they need to shift their focus from the “like me” and “good guy” syndromes and an over-reliance on past performance, and move to a more disciplined and strategic assessment of future potential that is fully integrated with their talent processes.  Top development organizations know this to be true.  Recent independent and award winning benchmark research conducted by Allan and his colleagues with over 100 different top development companies has shown that organizations are turning to more sophisticated and integrated assessment and development programs to pinpoint the right people, with the right tools, for the right future roles.

PepsiCo has been leading the way in this area over the past several years by implementing a state-of-the art multi-level integrated assessment and development architecture called LeAD.  This session will focus on their approach with an emphasis on the design philosophy, tools and processes that have been put in place over the past 5 years, and the evolution and key learnings obtained at each level of the program.  In addition, it will cover how the organization has approached transparency when it comes to sharing assessment results and outcomes with employees and the results of those decisions.

 

Allan ChurchAllan H. Church, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
Global Talent Assessment & Development
PepsiCo, Inc.

Dr. Church is the Senior Vice President of Global Talent Assessment and Development at PepsiCo.  He is responsible for setting the enterprise talent strategy for high-potential identification and development, and strengthening the leadership pipeline via the People Planning talent review process.  Allan and his team also personally deliver high-touch internal assessment and development efforts to top executive talent.  Previously he held a number of VP positions in the talent management and OD areas at PepsiCo, and during the past 17 years he has designed and delivered many of the company’s world class processes and tools.

Prior to PepsiCo he spent nine years as an external OD consultant working for W. Warner Burke Associates and several years at IBM in the Communications Measurement, and Corporate Personnel Research departments.  On the side he has served as Chair of the Mayflower Group and on the SIOP Executive Board in various leadership roles.  Currently he is on the Executive Committee of the Conference Board’s Council of Talent Management and on the Board of Directors for Human Resource People & Strategy (HRPS) the Executive Network of SHRM.  He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, and on the editorial boards of Consulting Psychology Journal, Industrial-Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science, the Journal of Psychology and Business, the Journal of Social Psychology, People & Strategy, and the OD Practitioner.  An active writer, he has authored several books, over 35 book chapters, and over 150 practitioner and scholarly articles.  Allan received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.  He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science.

 

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May 16th MPPAW Meeting

Welcome back MPPAW members and friends! Our next meeting is Tuesday May 16, 2017. This event is sponsored by HumRRO.

Join us for our social hour at 5:30 complete with complimentary food and beverages for purchase. There is plenty of time to network before the speaker presentation begins at 6:20.

Speaker(s): Dan Putka, Principal Staff Scientist at the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO)
Topic: Big Data Myth Busters: Benefiting from Big Data Analytic Methods with Small Data
Location: Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown: 1500 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Program Description:

Myths surrounding Big Data analytic methods pervade the I-O field. Common myths include the notion such methods are irrelevant for smaller data sets, and produce results that are overly optimistic, lack theoretical value, and are too hard to convey lay decision makers. These myths will be introduced and debunked.

Dan Putka, Principal Staff Scientist

Over the past 15 years, Dan has helped numerous organizations develop, evaluate, and implement assessments to (a) enhance their hiring and promotion processes, and (b) guide individuals to career and job opportunities that fit them well. Complementing his client-centered work, Dan has maintained an active presence in the I-O psychology scientific community, focusing on advancing psychometric and analytic methods that are sensitive to the demands of applied research and practice.  Along these lines, he has delivered numerous presentations and invited workshops at national conferences, published a multitude of book chapters and articles in top-tier journals, and serves on the editorial board of five scientific journals. Dan is a past-president of the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington, and a fellow of APA and three of its divisions to include the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP; Division 14), APA’s Quantitative and Qualitative Methods Division (Division 5), and the Society for Military Psychology (Division 19).  Dan currently serves on SIOP’s committee to revise the Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures, and recently served on the international task force to revise the Guidelines and Ethical Considerations for Assessment Center Operations. Dan holds a Ph.D. in I-O Psychology with a specialization in Quantitative Methods from Ohio University.

 

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March 21st MPPAW Meeting

Welcome back MPPAW members and friends! Our next meeting is Tuesday March 21, 2017. This event is sponsored by Data Solutions International and APT Metrics.

Join us for our social hour at 5:30 complete with complimentary food and beverages for purchase. There is plenty of time to network before the speaker presentation begins at 6:20.

Speaker(s): Mark J. Girouard, Employment Attorney at Nilan Johnson Lewis and Jim Matchen, Director of Talent Management, Target
Topic: Pre-employment Selection Assessments
Location: Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown: 1500 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Program Description:

In recent years, the EEOC has vigorously pursued its systemic enforcement initiative. Together with private class litigation, this initiative puts pre-employment selection tools squarely in the crosshairs. In this panel discussion, attorney Mark Girouard will provide a from-the-trenches view of recent challenges to employer’s use of assessments (including personality tests, skills assessments, and medical exams) and other talent selection tools.  Jim Matchen will present an in-house I.O. psychologist’s perspective on these trends. The panelists will also highlight practical steps that employers and assessment providers can take to stay out of the EEOC and plaintiffs’ sights and reduce their potential exposure while enhancing the value of their selection tools.

Mark Girouard, JD, is a shareholder in the labor-and-employment group of Nilan Johnson Lewis PA. Mark defends employers in single plaintiff cases, private class actions, and litigation against the EEOC and other government agencies. He also advises employers regarding state and federal employment law issues, helping them manage the risks associated with pre-employment selection, leaves of absence, disability accommodations, and wage-and-hour compliance, among others. Mark earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Jim Matchen, PhD is Director of Talent Management at Target Corporation. Jim focuses on enterprise-wide talent selection. This work includes job analysis, building functional competency models, and creating assessments and interview guides. In addition to his talent assessment responsibilities, Jim consults on overall talent management work, coaching and development, performance management, talent planning, and talent strategy creation. Prior to working for Target, Jim worked on the Selection Systems team at Anheuser-Busch, where he focused on creating selection tools for critical positions across the organization.  Jim earned his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis

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February 21st MPPAW Meeting

Welcome back MPPAW members and friends! Our next meeting is Tuesday February 21, 2017 with Rod Gradner from Accent Signage on “Workplace Violence/Reactions/Coping”

On September 27, 2012, the state of MN witnessed the deadliest workplace shooting in its history. At the time, Rod was the controller of the small, family owned company. Rod will share his story of that day and the many days, months and years after in his work of guiding the company on a road to recovery.

This event is sponsored by Courtney Consulting Group and Olson Consulting Group

Join us for our social hour at 5:30 complete with complimentary food and beverages for purchase. There is plenty of time to network before the speaker presentation begins at 6:20.

Speaker: Rod Gradner, former General Manager of Accent Signage Systems, Inc
Topic: Workplace Violence/ Reactions/ Coping
Location: Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown: 1500 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

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January 17th MPPAW Meeting

Welcome back MPPAW members and friends! Our next meeting on January 17th will reveal “Why is Organization Change So Difficult? And What Can We Do About That?” presented by David W. Jamieson, PhD, Professor, Organization Development & Change, University of St Thomas. Join us for our social hour at 5:30 complete with complimentary food and beverages for purchase. There is plenty of time to network before the speaker presentation begins at 6:20.

Speaker: David W. Jamieson, PhD, Professor, Organization Development & Change, University of St Thomas
Topic: “Why is Organization Change So Difficult? And What Can We Do About That?”
Location: Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown: 1500 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Event Description:

Today’s organizations are fast-moving, complex systems with the most difficult types of issues driving change. Wow! And our many years of change strategies and methods have not been consistently successful. I/O psychologists and OD practitioners are among the professionals who are central to organization improvement, effectiveness and change, and are being challenged daily to up our game!

The systems, processes and people’s behavior in today’s organizations are often out of whack, reactive and operating as if there is ‘stability’ and ‘there are right answers’. Our ways of thinking will need to change and our capabilities integrated to be more successful. In this session, we will explore why organization changes are so hard, why they fail so often, contemporary conditions and trends we must deal with, and what I/O psychology and OD together, can contribute to a better future.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Jamieson is Professor & Chair, Organization Development Programs, College of Education, Leadership & Counseling at the University of St. Thomas. He is also President of the Jamieson Consulting Group, Inc. and a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in other OD programs. He has nearly 50 years of experience consulting to organizations on leadership, change, strategy, design and human resource issues. He is a Past National President of the American Society for Training and Development (1984) and Past Chair of the Management Consultation Division and Practice Theme Committee of the Academy of Management. He was the recent recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Organization Development Network and Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Management and Chairs the Organization Development Education Association.

He received his Ph.D. in Management from UCLA, majoring in Organization Design & Development and a BS in Business Administration from Drexel University, with a Behavioral Science minor.

Dave is co-author of Managing Workforce 2000: Gaining the Diversity Advantage (Jossey-Bass, 1991), co-author of The Facilitator’s Fieldbook, 3rd Edition (AMACOM, 2012), co-author of Consultation for Organizational Change (IAP, 2010), Consultation for Organizational Change, Revisited (IAP, 2016) and co-author of Handbook for Strategic HR: Best Practices in Organization Development from the OD Network (AMACOM, 2012). He has also published 16 chapters and numerous articles in journals and newsletters. He serves on 4 editorial review boards: Journal of Organization Change Management, Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences, Journal of Management Inquiry and Organization Development Practitione

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November 15th MPPAW Meeting

Welcome back MPPAW members and friends! Our third meeting of the season will be November 15th at Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown. Robert Eichinger, Retired Vice Chair, Korn Ferry Institute, will present on “How Individuals and Organizations Ignore Good Advice and How to Turn Evidence into Action.”

Join us for our social hour at 5:30 complete with complimentary food and beverages for purchase. There is plenty of time to network before the speaker presentation begins at 6:20. Thank you to SKS Consulting Psychologists for sponsoring this event!

Speaker: Robert Eichinger, Retired Vice Chair, Korn Ferry Institute
Topic: How Individuals and Organizations Ignore Good Advice and How to Turn Evidence into Action
Location: Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown: 1500 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Sponsor: SKS Consulting Psychologists

Event Description:bob

We have all seen it – people, teams, or entire enterprises that act against their own best interest, even when everyone knows and agrees what the best course of action is. Although the credible action and council would lead to positive outcomes, we still find individuals and groups that fail to act. Bob will cover the evidence of inaction on the part of individuals, teams and entire enterprises, addressing why this happens so frequently, and what we can do to help them turn advice into action.

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October 18th MPPAW Meeting

Welcome back MPPAW members and friends! Our second meeting of the season will be October 18th at Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown. Michelle “Mikki” Hebl, Ph.D., will present on “Interpersonal Discrimination in the Workplace: Subtle but Serious.” Join us for our social hour at 5:30 complete with complimentary food and beverages for purchase. There is plenty of time to network before the speaker presentation begins at 6:20. Thank you to Hogan for sponsoring this event!

Speaker: Michelle “Mikki” Hebl, Ph.D.
Topic: Interpersonal Discrimination in the Workplace: Subtle but Serious.
Location: Marriott Courtyard at 7 Corners, 1500 S. Washington Ave., Minneapolis

Sponsor: Hogan

Event Description:

In this talk, Mikki will highlight the ways in which discrimination is displayed and how these displays have changed from overt to more subtle in nature. She will highlight her most recent research on such biases across a variety of workplace experiences and talk about remediation strategies.

About the Speaker:mikki

Mikki Hebl is a proud native of Pardeeville, Wisconsin, who graduated with her Ph.D. from Dartmouth College.  She joined the faculty at Rice University in 1998, was given the endowed title of the Radoslav Tsanoff Assistant Professorship in 2000, and is currently the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Professor of Psychology with a joint appointment in the Jones School.

Mikki is an applied psychologist whose research specifically focuses on workplace discrimination and barriers stigmatized individuals (e.g., women and ethnic minorities) face in social interactions, the hiring process, business settings, and the medical community.  In addition, she addresses ways in which both individuals and organizations can remediate such discrimination and successfully manage diversity. She has published more than 125 journal articles, book chapters, and edited books. In 2014, she was honored with the Academy of Management’s Sage Award for lifetime achievement in research advancing knowledge of gender and diversity in organizations.

Mikki is a strong advocate for gender issues. In 1999 and 2003, she received Rice University Women’s Resource Center Impact Awards for her commitment to research on gender and service to women in the community. In 2006, she was one of five co-PI’s at Rice who received an NSF grant for over three and one-half million dollars to advance women in STEM fields on Rice University’s campus.  From 2010-2016, she has been funded on NIH grants to examine gender biases in letters of recommendation and successful mentoring relationships.

Mikki is also simply passionate about teaching. In her 18 years at Rice, she has been the recipient of 19 major teaching awards, and she has joined an elite few at Rice University who has been retired from winning further awards. In 2005, she was selected as the Commencement Speaker at Rice University’s graduation ceremonies, which marked the first and only time a current faculty member was ever nominated and chosen by the students to give the address. This year, she was awarded Baylor University’s $250,000 Cherry Teaching Award.

In her spare time, Mikki is an avid Green Bay Packer fan and completed her quest to run a marathon in every state in December of 2012. She also completed her quest to run a marathon on each continent in 2016. She and her husband, David, keep grounded with their two adult children, David and Chris, keep busy with their 12 year-old son, Jackson, 10 year-old daughter, Cecilia, and 7-year old, Caroline, and keep watch over their three step-grandchildren. Finally, she spent the last semester teaching, while also circumnavigating the world, on a ship, visiting 16 countries, mostly in Asia and Africa.

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September 13th MPPAW Meeting

Welcome back MPPAW members and friends! Our first meeting of the season will be September 13th at Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown. Tracy Kantrowitz, Ph.D., from CEB will be speaking about the intersection of research and trending topics in I/O. Join us for our social hour at 5:30 complete with complimentary food and beverages for purchase. There is plenty of time to network before the speaker presentation begins at 6:20. All subsequent meetings will be on the third Tuesday of the month.  Thank you to CEB for sponsoring this event!

Speaker: Tracy Kantrowitz, Ph.D.
Topic: “The Intersection of Research and Trending Topics in I/O”   (mobile assessment, hi-po assessment, social media, and performance management)
Location: Marriott Courtyard at 7 Corners, 1500 S. Washington Ave., Minneapolis

Sponsor: CEB

Event Description:

Despite our best intentions to stay informed, busy IOs are often too busy doing our jobs to pick up or contribute to the latest scientific journals. This presentation will fulfill these best intentions by boiling down some of most important findings of recent years. Topics mirror some of the top trends in IO psychology and will include discussion of mobile assessment, assessing for potential, the use of social media data for employment decision making, and performance management reform. I will describe current evidence and the ways that these findings can drive your practice and scholarship. I will also highlight topics that require additional investigation to shore up research on trending topics.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Kantrowitz is Research Director at CEB Talent Assessment. In this role, she is responsible for the development of assessment content and research related to the use of assessment tracy
tools for employee selection and development. Dr. Kantrowitz has published numerous articles in leading journals and presented at national conferences on topics such as predictors of job performance, computer adaptive testing, unproctored internet testing, and mobile assessment. Tracy’s primary areas of expertise relate to test development, validation, research methodology, statistics and psychometrics, job analysis, and selection system design. She recently co-authored a forthcoming effective practice guidelines report for the Society for Human Resources (SHRM) Foundation with Elaine Pulakos titled Advances in Assessment Methods and Technology.

Tracy has received multiple awards from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), where she was elected Fellow in 2015, including the M. Scott Myers Award for applied research in the workplace and the Distinguished Early Career Contributions – Practice award. She was previously Chair of the Professional Practice Committee for SIOP and is currently incoming Program Chair for SIOP.

Dr. Kantrowitz holds a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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