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  • 05/22/2020 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    Hello PTCMW Members and friends.

    As previously communicated, we are supporting PTCMW members presenting at The SIOP 2020 Virtual Conference. Please reference the list below for session information and we encourage you register (link) if you have not done so already. Please email the PTCMW president ( if you are presenting and would like to share session information with the PTCMW community.

    Session: 2020 EEOC/OFCCP Practitioner Update: Things Old, New, Borrowed, or Blue

    Joanna Colosimo, DCI Consulting

    Julia Bayless, APT Metrics

    Michelle Duncan, Jackson Lewis

    Mike Aamodt, DCI Consulting

    Session: A Tale of Two Pay Gaps: An All-Female Expert Pay Equity Panel

    Elizabeth Bradley, Fortney Scott

    Joanna Colosimo, DCI Consulting

    Lisa Harpe, DCI Consulting

    Katie Mantoan, Orrick

    Symposium: AI as an Ally: Improving Reactions to Artificial Intelligence

    Johnathan Manuel F. Gonzalez, Baruch College & The Graduate Center, CUNY

    Weiwei Liu, Florida Institute of Technology & Aon's Assessemnt Solutions

    Lei Shirase, University of Missouri - St. Louis & Aon's Assessment Solutions

    David L. Tomczak, The George Washington University & Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Carmen E. Lobbe, Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Richard Justenhoven, Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Oke Brandt, Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Nico Tschope, Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Nicholas R. Martin, Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Achim Preuss, Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Session: Debating Value Conflicts Associated with Ethical Dilemmas in I-O Psychology

    Johnathan Nelson, Morehead State University

    Chandra S. Sanders, University of Oklahoma

    Deirdre J. Knapp, HumRRO

    Amy Dawgert Grubb, Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Thomas S. Skiba, Humu

    Session: I-Os as Influencers: Working through SIOP and Local I-O Groups to Make an Impact

    Lorin Mueller, Federation of State Boards if Physical Therapy

    Deirdre Knapp, HumRRO

    Seth A. Kaplan, George Mason University

    Session: Political ideas in global workplaces: Role of I-O in politically-charged environments

    Christopher T. Rotolo, PepsiCo

    Matthijs Bal, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Dana H. Born, Harvard Kennedy School

    Kira Foley, George Washington University

    M. Gloria Gonzalez-Morales, University of Guelph

    Kristen L. Swigart, Pennsylvania State University

    Sara P. Weiner, Independent and Glint

    Session: Revising the APA Ethics Code to Better Fit the Roles of I-O Psychologists

    Deirdre J. Knapp, HumRRO

    Gabriel Blackman, Purdue University Global

    Li Lin, PepsiCo

    Session: SIOP and APA: The Road Ahead is Paved with Collaborative Opportunities

    Patrick Gavan O’Shea, HumRRO

    Deirdre Knapp, HumRRO

    Jeff McHenry, Rainier Leadership Solutions

    Fred Oswald, Rice University

    Sara Weiner, Independent and Glint

    Session: The impact of ethical leadership depends on climate strength

    Kira O. Foley, George Washington University

    Evan R. Hughes, Catholic University

    Jessica M. Badger Darrow, U.S. Army Research Institute

    Poster Presentation: An Instrument for Measuring Electronic Performance Monitoring Practices

    David L. Tomczak, The George Washington University & Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Sarah Zarsky, George Mason University

    Peter J. Mancarella, The George Washington University

    Tara S. Behrend, The George Washington University

  • 04/27/2020 8:57 AM | Anonymous

    Are you still adjusting to the “new normal” as a result of COVID-19? You’re not alone! The Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN) is hosting an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session via Zoom on Monday, April 27 at 5:30 EST to provide additional support to our SIOP community during this time of transition. The session will cover several timely topics related to these changes:

        Working from home

        Work-life balance



        Stress/emotion management

    Our goal is to provide useful information and tips to help you adjust to these uncertain times, as well as to provide a safe space to ask meaningful questions during a Q&A session with our featured panelists, Maura Mills and Kisha Jones. Sign up via this Event Brite link:

  • 04/21/2020 6:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PTCMW would like to thank all of the volunteers who have helped improve the organization and drive our membership offerings over the past year.

    Your involvement and dedication allows PTCMW to continue to serve our membership!

    We are grateful for your service; thank you!

    - PTCMW Board

  • 04/14/2020 1:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If so, let us know! 

    PTCMW plans to support our members presenting at the 2020 Virtual SIOP Conference by showcasing their excellent work on our website.  This will allow all of our members to be informed on the quality work PTCMW members are producing and provide a sneak peek on what will be coming through the Virtual Conference.

    Please email the PTCMW president ( if you are presenting at the SIOP virtual conference so we can coordinate.

    REMEMBER - today is the deadline for notifying SIOP of your plans to roll over your existing registration to the Virtual Conference.  You can roll over your registration by logging into the registration decision form:

    We encourage you to attend if you can, to support SIOP and our professional community. 

  • 03/23/2020 9:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The PTCMW Board has been monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization’s statements regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and following guidelines from these agencies, as well as local health departments.

    The well-being of our members is paramount; therefore, we are postponing all upcoming events until we can be assured it is safe to continue.

    The PTCMW board is looking into alternative ways to continue to provide you with educational and networking opportunities – even as we continue to practice social distancing.  This is a challenging time for all of us; thank you for your patience as we navigate our path forward.

    We will provide updates as they become available.  If you have questions in the meantime, please let us know (

  • 12/16/2019 4:21 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to the newly elected 2020 PTCMW Officers!

    Recorder: Leah Ellison

    Secretary: Katelyn McCoy

    Vice President for Programs: Angela Lee

    President-Elect: Robert Calderon

    President: Emilee Tison

    Looking forward to a great 2020!

  • 11/29/2019 12:18 PM | Anonymous

    Good morning everyone - the deadline for this has been extended due to some technical difficulties yesterday! Deadline is now 5 PM Eastern December 3rd. 

    Good afternoon everyone! This year APA will be in Washington, DC again, and is seeking submissions from Division 14 (SIOP) members. It's late notice, but most submission types are very short (250-500 words for posters, for example).  Submissions are due Monday Dec. 2nd, by 5 PM Eastern Time.

    If you didn't get something finished in time for SIOP, this is a great venue. Here is some additional info from the program chair: 

    Division 14 Call for Proposals

    We encourage Division 14 members to consider presenting at the 2020 American Psychological Association Convention. The Convention will be held August 6 -August 9, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

    More than 10,000 psychologists from around the globe attend APA annually. The annual APA convention is an excellent opportunity for Industrial/Organizational psychologists to network with psychologists outside of Division 14.

    The deadline for submissions is December 2, 2019. We accept proposals in a variety of formats, including symposia, individual poster presentations, skill building sessions, and  conversation hours.

    We accept submissions across all content areas within Division 14, and encourage submissions from researchers as well as practitioners. Interdisciplinary submissions and submissions related to the future of Applied Psychology and the changing nature of work are particularly encouraged.

    If you have any questions about how you can contribute to Division 14’s programming at the 2020 APA Convention, please contact Malissa Clark by emailing Submissions for all topic areas will be received through the official APA Convention website  More information about this   Convention and requirements can be found at or in the attached Call for Proposals.

    We look forward to receiving your submissions!


    Malissa Clark

    2020 Division 14 APA Program Chair


  • 09/14/2019 8:45 AM | Anonymous



    The Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington (PTCMW) Service Award recognizes individuals for their service to PTCMW and support in achieving the goals and mission of PTCMW.

    Established in 1977, PTCMW and its members seek to advance the science and practice of I-O psychology and related fields through high-value professional growth and networking opportunities. Connecting with other I-O Psychologists, sharing the latest research and applied approaches, and growing as a professional are what members expect of PTCMW.


    • PTCMW members or professional associations submit nominations
    • Past PTCMW Presidents vote to choose recipient
    • The award is presented during PTCMW’s annual Fall Event


    Individuals nominated for this award should most nearly emulate and provide support for the tenets that PTCMW was founded on. The award is given to individuals who have volunteered significant time to further the goals of PTCMW as a member of PTCMW. These activities may include (but are not limited to): serving as a member of the PTCMW board or as a PTCMW committee member or volunteer, presenting at PTCMW events, or otherwise exchanging ideas and best practices with members of the PTCMW community. Nominees do not need to be a current member of PTCMW.

    Thank you for your contribution in helping recognize people for their service to PTCMW and the I-O community.


    Submissions for this award should specifically explain how the nominee has met the criteria listed above.  Please click on the link at the bottom of the page to download the nomination form

    Instructions for filling out the nomination form:

    1.      Include contact information (download the nomination form below):

    • The name, telephone number, and e-mail address of the nominee;
    • The name, telephone number, and e-mail address of at least one person who is familiar with the contributions to PTCMW and personal qualities of the nominee; and
    • The name, telephone number, and e-mail address of the person who prepared the nomination (if different from b. above).

    2.      Provide a narrative:

    • 300 words or less description of the nominee's prior and on-going commitment to PTCMW and the I-O community (e.g., through colleague or board member testimonials); and
    • Listing of PTCMW board and/or committee positions held, PTCMW event participation, and general impact to PTCMW and the I-O community.

    Please provide as much pertinent information as possible. It is advisable to include information regarding the results of the nominee's contribution(s) and actions, as well as a description of the contribution itself.


    Please send nominations to:


    WEDNESDAY, September 25, 2019


    YEAR                RECIPIENT                              

    2018 Ilene Gast

    2017                Dan Putka

    2016                Ted Rosen

    2015                Ted Hayes

    2014                Lance Saberhagen

    1989                Jean Linehan

    Please CLICK HERE to download the nomination form

  • 02/05/2019 9:05 PM | Anonymous

    As part of PTCMW's partnership with SIOP to support their conference in National Harbor, we are passing along the following information. 

    The following events are available for sponsorship at the conference. 

    1. Conference Placement Center (onsite job bank) ●  Exclusive ●  $5,000

    Naming rights for the conference career service.  Also includes hosting the Placement Center Open House on Thursday mid-morning, room entrance signage, and one complimentary Placement Center Employer subscription (allows you to post jobs, view resumes and use the interview room)

    2. Program Summary  ●  2 opportunities  ●  $3,950   1 LEFT

    A full-color ad (3” x 2”) on the cover of the schedule-at-a-glance publication as well as the use of your logo on an inside page.

    3. Networking Reception (Thursday PM)  ●  1,000+ Attendees  ●  Exclusive  ●  $7,500 – reception after first full day of the conference

    4. Preconference Workshop Reception (Wednesday PM) ●  325+ Attendees  ●  Exclusive  ●  $6,500 – post workshop

    5. Fellows Breakfast (Thursday AM)  ●  150+ Attendees  ●  Exclusive ●  $5,500 – senior practitioner

    6. International Reception (Thursday PM)  ●  200+  Attendees  ●  Exclusive  ●  $4,000 – conference attendees from around the world

    7. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) & Allies Social Hour (Friday PM) ●  130+  Attendees  ●  Exclusive  ●  $4,000 – targeted audience

    8. Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) Social Hour (Thursday PM) ● 100+ Attendees  ●  Exclusive ● $4,000 – targeted audience

    9. SIOP Foundation Reception  ●  100+ Attendees  ●  2 opportunities  ●  $4,000 – donors and Visionary Circle members

    10. Charging Locker - 1 opportunity-$12,500

    Logo on front facing panel atop a charging unit with 12 locking compartments to keep devices safe during the charging process. This locker will be located next to the busy Committee Zone in the Exhibit Hall.  Be thanked by many grateful attendees!

    Contact Susan Rogers, SIOP Manager, Business Development, at ASAP for details or visit”

  • 01/24/2019 11:26 AM | Anonymous

    The Committee on Division/APA Relations is pleased to announce its call for nominations for three-year terms, starting January 1, 2020.  Two positions are available.


    Each division is invited to submit one nomination for two January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022 positions. Nominees should be past division executive officers or active division leaders with significant governance experience, including committee and task force chairs. The committee is always open to early career psychologist candidates who meet the criteria. 


    The mission and composition of the Committee on Division/APA Relations is described in Association Rule 90-6:

         There shall be a Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) which shall be generally concerned with the mutual involvement of divisions and APA in fostering psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare and shall: (1) serve an advisory function to the Division Services Office and Chief Executive Officer on the mutual implication and impact of activities of APA and divisions: (2) provide leadership to facilitate coordination and communication among divisions and between divisions and APA; (3) make proposals to enhance structural, functional, and policy relations between APA and divisions; (4) plan and host the Division Leadership Conference; (5) provide leadership in developing training programs for division officers at the Division Leadership Conference, the APA annual meeting, or other such forums, to enhance the functioning and benefits offered by divisions and the diversity of the Association's members; and (6) act as a facilitator in resolution of disputes among divisions.

         CODAPAR shall consist of six members, each serving a three year term, and shall report to Council through the Board of Directors. At least one member of CODAPAR shall be an early career psychologist. Two new members of CODAPAR will be appointed annually. Nominations will be solicited from divisions, with each division invited to submit a nominee for CODAPAR. Eligible nominees are APA members who are or have been divisional officers, board members or have had significant governance experience within or across divisions. Upon receipt of division nominations, CODAPAR will submit to the Board of Directors a listing of nominees along with its recommendation for achieving balance in representation of the broad interests of divisions as designated in defined slates. An additional goal shall be to achieve diversity among CODAPAR members by striving to obtain gender balance and at least one member from underrepresented groups. The Board of Directors will appoint two new members annually from the slates submitted by CODAPAR.


    Please acquaint your nominee with the time commitment associated with service on CODAPAR.  In recent years, CODAPAR has met in-person at least twice per year, and has undertaken other committee business through electronic meetings. The first in-person meeting takes place immediately before the Division Leadership Conference in January, and then CODAPAR members participate in the entire conference as presenters and facilitators.  The second meeting is held in conjunction with the Spring Consolidated Meetings.  CODAPAR sometimes meets at the APA Annual Convention (although this is not required). A fourth meeting was typically held in conjunction with the Fall Consolidated Meetings of APA committees, but in 2018 this work was managed through several electronic meetings held throughout fall. In addition, the committee will, on an ongoing basis, work virtually to handle projects related to its mission. 


    In keeping with APA’s implementation of electronic meetings for some meetings formerly held in-person, committee members should expect the following:


    1. Participate in at least two in-person meetings each year.
    2. Participate in at least one 60 minute virtual meeting each month (via Skype, conference call and/or another virtual meeting technology). This requires access to a computer with a modern web browser. Additionally, access to a computer with a webcam is preferred.
    3. Respond to email correspondence between in-person and virtual meetings.


    The APA Board of Directors appoints members to CODAPAR based on the slates recommended by the current committee.  CODAPAR makes every effort to select slates that reflect the full range of divisional interests and seeks nominations that will ensure representation of all divisions.  CODAPAR pays considerable attention to nominations that will ensure diverse representation on the Committee, including gender, sexual orientation, ethnic, racial and cultural minority status. 


    Divisions submitting a nomination should state the nominee’s particular qualifications and interest in the position on the Nomination Form and include a vita for your nominee.  Nominations are due to CODAPAR Staff Liaison, Christine Tipton, no later than March 15, 2019.

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