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2011 Workshop Titles, Presenters, and Abstracts

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 

Click on the name of the workshop for separate comprehensive descriptions of each workshop. 

Click here for an entire list of complete descriptions and to see which workshops are preapproved for credit towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification.

 

 

     David Peterson, Google; Barbara Lavery, Lavery Consulting. 
Coordinator: Erica Desrosiers Pepsico.
Coaching clients who appear resistant, defensive, narcissistic or difficult are often described as "uncoachable." However, these leaders are often the ones in greatest need of coaching. This advanced-level workshop explores approaches and techniques that experienced executive coaches can use to work effectively with a variety of challenging clients.
 
Target Audience: Advanced. Participants should be experienced coaches with at least 5 years of coaching experience.
     Calvin Hoffman, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department;
Piers Steel, University of Calgary.  
Coordinator: Cheryl Paullin, HumRRO.
This workshop provides an overview of alternatives to traditional validation methods, specifically techniques that leverage existing validity evidence: transportability, meta-analysis, and synthetic validity. Presenters will address pros and cons, as well as legal defensibility, with a goal of providing insight into faster, cheaper, and more accurate ways to validate assessments.
 
Target Audience: The target audience is practitioners in the areas of assessment development and talent management who have 5-10 years of experience (or more) and at least a basic understanding of the concept of validity as defined in professional guidelines and standards.
     David Bracken, OrgVitality LLC; Carol Jenkins, Assess Systems. 
Coordinator: Chris Lovato, Kenexa.
This workshop addresses the challenge of creating value from 360 programs and sustaining individual behavior and organizational change. We will share best practices and real-world experiences to ensure the “health” of 360 processes that maximize the likelihood of individual and organizational acceptance and utility.

Target Audience: This workshop should be of interest to advanced practitioners (5-10 years of experience) who are responsible for developing or implementing 360-feedback processes for organizational change and/or individual development, either in a consulting or internal role.

     Stuart Carr, Massey University; Katrina Boshuizen, Starbucks Coffee Company. 
Coordinator: Mat Osicki, IBM.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a "must do," not an "optional extra" for successful businesses today. In fact, socially responsible corporations are finding that long-term profitability and doing the right thing are both possible.  This workshop provides examples from Starbucks and hands-on experiences to help boost your social and economic bottom line.

Target audience: Given the newness of the topic, this workshop is open for all-comers: students, professors, non-profit and for-profit corporate workers with less than 5 years experience all the way up to 10+ years.
 
     Elaine Pulakos, PDRI, an SHL Company; Rose Mueller-Hanson, PDRI, an SHL Company. 
Coordinator: Wanda Campbell, Edison Electric Institute.
Strategies to improve performance management typically focus on process changes. We will show why this approach is ineffective and argue that the path to improvement lies in emphasizing manager-employee communication and relationships. This interactive session will show you how to overcome popular but ineffective fads and develop a sustainable performance management program.
 
Target Audience: This workshop will be of particular interest to practitioners who design and implement PM processes and researchers interested in practice areas. There is no experience requirement for this workshop.

     James Outtz, Outtz & Associates; Sheldon Zedeck, University of California at Berkeley; Bill Lann Lee, Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker, Jackson, P.C. 
Coordinator: Christina Norris-Watts, APT.
This workshop will examine the mechanics of an employment law case from a lawyer and expert witness perspective. Practical, detailed tips on the how-to’s of such litigation will be provided. We will focus on how to be an effective expert witness from both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s perspectives.
 
Target Audience: Morning session: A novice audience with little experience in litigation, specifically, less than 5 years of experience. Afternoon session: An advanced audience of I-Os with experience working on litigation, specifically, 5+ years of experience.
     Fred Oswald, Rice University; Jeff Stanton, Syracuse University. 
Coordinator: Tim McGonigle, SRA.
Organizations and researchers who collect survey data often face the dilemma of “too many items and not enough time”—numerous constructs to measure given limited testing time and test takers who dislike long surveys.  We offer a set of conceptual considerations, research designs, and statistical methods for addressing this common dilemma.
Target Audience: Researchers and practitioners with less than 5 years of experience and the ability to conduct and interpret typical reliability and validity studies.  Audience members should be interested in delivering shorter measures while retaining solid psychometric characteristics that preserve their measurement goals. 
     William Schiemann, Metrus Group; Steve Ginsburgh, Universal Weather and Aviation, Wayne Cascio, University of Colorado at Denver. 
Coordinator: Mindy Bergman.
(This session is sold out.)
Organizations need a strategic approach to talent management that spans the employee lifecycle. This workshop focuses on how organizational strategy can drive talent management priorities and the selection of organizational, functional, and individual performance indicators. This session is intended to increase strategic thinking about applying I-O capabilities to talent management. 
Target Audience: Internal and external practitioners/consultants who support or desire to support senior executives. There is no experience requirement for this workshop.

      Saul Carliner, CTDP, Associate Professor, Concordia; Marc Grainger, Credit Suisse.
Coordinator: LeAnne Bennett, Credit Suisse.
While the amount of work-related information is exponentially increasing, the time and resources available to learn it is decreasing. Development professionals are increasingly being challenged by their clients to deliver needed training in more abbreviated formats. This session will explore the forces driving this trend and share examples of how organizations are adapting.
 
Target Audience: Training and Development Professionals (internal training professionals, external training consultants) responsible for developing knowledge, skill and ability training at all levels (5 or more years of experience).

10. Beyond the Org Chart: Classic and Contemporary Considerations in Organization Design  

    Michael Bazigos, IBM Corporation and Columbia University; Stephen Redwood, Deloitte Consulting. 
     Coordinator: Laura Heaton, Hershey.

To design organizations for competitive advantage, HR/I-O/OD professionals need a broad repertoire of organization design frameworks and interventions. Too often, we gravitate to org charts when considering design options. This workshop will enable participants to leverage unique strengths that lie beyond the chart (but without ignoring structure as a topic).
 
Target Audience: This workshop is designed for senior HR/I-O/OD professionals with 5-10 years experience, those with occasion to consult with and advise leaders on organization design, and those interested in broadening their repertoire of frameworks in this area. It is appropriate for practitioners across a variety of functional disciplines: organizational effectiveness, learning and development, knowledge management, organizational development or talent management.
11. A Practitioner’s Guide to the Galaxy…of Statistical Methods: A Primer on Developments From the Last Two Decades and a Look Ahead 

Dan Putka, HumRRO; Larry Williams, Wayne State University.
Coordinator: Robert Gibby, P&G
This workshop will review developments in statistical methodology from the last 2 decades, as well as emerging methods that may hold value for organizational research and practice. A schema for understanding these developments from the perspective of traditional methods covered in I-O curricula will be offered.
 
Target Audience: The workshop is targeted towards practitioners looking for a refresher on the quantitative training they had in graduate school. There is no experience requirement for this workshop per se, except that attendees are expected to have had graduate training in research methods and statistics as part of their I-O or related degree.
      Seth Zimmer, AT&T; Jennifer Roberts, AT&T.
Coordinator: Amy Grubb, FBI.
Using an employee lifecycle framework,
this session focuses on practical talent management strategies and techniques for individual contributors from multiple employee groups who are not and do not intend to be in formal leadership roles.  Interactivity through exercises, best practice sharing, and roundtable problem solving will drive the learning in this session.
 
Target audience: Anyone with at least 5 years experience in a practical setting. This session will not be optimal for those with an interest in leadership development for individual contributor populations.