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Individual Leadership Assessment Course

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The SIOP Professional Practice Portfolio invites you to participate in its Advanced Professional Development (APD) course on Individual Leadership Assessment. This course provides a professional development opportunity for experienced assessment psychologists to strengthen their assessment skills and techniques, and to learn from other highly experienced colleagues. Two initial course modules were offered at SIOP 2018.

We are now offering a one-day program (two brand new modules) on Individual Leadership Assessment on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the SIOP Annual Conference.

Morning Session

  • Module 3: The Secret Sauce: An Insider’s Guide to Assessment Interpretation and Integration

Afternoon Session

  • Module 4: From Insight to Action: Advanced Approaches for Providing Assessment Feedback and Using it for Growth and Action

Course Leaders:

  • Rob Silzer, PhD, HR Assessment and Development Inc. / Baruch, Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Sandra Davis, PhD, MDA Leadership Consulting
  • Vicki Vandaveer, PhD, The Vandaveer Group, Inc.

Coordinators:

  • Josh Allen, PhD, Walmart
  • Rik Nemanick, PhD, The Leadership Effect

Intended Audience:

Advanced / Intermediate:  Participants should have a solid understanding of and extended experience with assessment concepts, processes and tools. The course is intended for SIOP members with extensive leadership assessment experience and who are or may be eligible for psychologist licensing.

 

Module 3 – The Secret Sauce: An Insider’s Guide to Assessment Interpretation and Integration (morning session)

Abstract:

This Assessment course module reviews and discusses approaches to interpreting and integrating assessment data to reach assessment decisions and conclusions. It is a unique opportunity for experienced psychologist assessors to advance their own assessment skills and learn from other highly experienced assessors, as well as practice those skills.

Description:

This Leadership Assessment Course Module will focus on the art and science of interpreting and integrating individual assessment data. We will discuss types of assessment data and how to interpret that data in a way that is relevant to the purpose and objectives of the assessment. The session will also discuss different approaches to integrating the data to reach assessment conclusions and recommendations. Several case studies will allow participants to apply advanced interpretation and integration techniques. The course participants will be a highly experienced group of assessors who will be asked to draw upon their own experience and share their insights and approaches with other participants. The course leaders each have 30+ years of experience in conducting Individual Leadership Assessments. 

Learning Objectives:

This course module will:

  • Review approaches to interpreting and integrating assessment data
  • Further develop the assessment skills and insights of experienced participants
  • Use case studies to apply interpretation and integration skills
  • Provide an opportunity to learn from Leadership Assessment experts, including leaders and other participants

 

Module 4 – From Insight to Action: Advanced Approaches for Providing Assessment Feedback and Using it for Growth and Action (afternoon session) 

Abstract: 

This Assessment course module focuses on advanced approaches and techniques for providing assessment feedback, reporting assessment results and outlining development action recommendations. It is a unique opportunity for experienced psychologist assessors to advance their own assessment skills, learn from other highly experienced assessors as well as practice those skills.

Description:

This Leadership Assessment Course Module will review and discuss approaches for providing assessment feedback and reporting assessment results to participants and clients. In addition, approaches to meaningful individual development based on assessment results, development action plans and coaching opportunities will be reviewed. Once all assessment data has been collected, interpreted and integrated, what steps can assessors take to ensure the assessment results are impactful and relevant for individuals, clients and organizations. Several case studies will allow participants to apply advanced interpretation and integration techniques. The course participants will be a highly experienced group of assessors who will be asked to draw upon their own experience and share their insights and approaches with other participants. The course leaders each have 30+ years of experience in conducting Individual Leadership Assessments. 

Learning Objectives:

This course module will:

  • Review approaches to providing assessment feedback and results
  • Further develop the assessment skills and insights of experienced participants
  • Use case studies to apply feedback and development skills
  • Provide an opportunity to learn from Leadership Assessment experts, including leaders and other participants.

 

Registration Fee for Full Day Course:

Includes lunch, coffee breaks, and Workshop Reception

 

Early

Rate

Regular

Rate

Late

Rate

Members

$589

$639

$739

Nonmembers

$689

$739

$839

 

Course Leader Biographies

Dr. Rob Silzer is Managing Director of HR Assessment and Development, Inc. and Doctoral Faculty in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Baruch, Graduate Center, City University of New York.  He has consulted with business leaders in over 150 organizations, focusing on executive/leadership assessment, identification, selection, coaching and development; high potential talent; and strategic talent management.

Rob was awarded the SIOP Distinguished Professional Contributions Award and the International Award for Excellence in Consultation by the Society of Consulting Psychology (APA Div. 13).  He has been elected a Fellow of SIOP, APA, APS, and SCP (Div. 13) as well as the SIOP Professional Practice Officer and the Metro New York President.  He has served on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology, IO Psychology Journal, Organizational Dynamics and TIP. 

Rob originated the first SIOP Leading Edge Consortium and has Co-Chaired the LEC in 2005 on Executive Leadership and in 2018 on High Potential Leadership Talent. He has authored 64 professional articles and book chapters, delivered 23 professional workshops and given 88 professional presentations.  In addition he has edited three SIOP Professional Practice books including Strategy-Driven Talent Management, The 21st Century Executive, and Individual Psychological Assessment. Dr. Silzer holds a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota.  He actively pursues adventure travel around the world, including high altitude mountain trekking, and lives in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City.

 

 Dr. Sandra Davis is chair and founder of MDA Leadership Consulting in Minneapolis, a premier national leadership development, talent assessment and organizational performance firm. As a consultant, Sandra specializes in senior executive talent evaluation, CEO selection and succession planning, board evaluations and C-Suite trusted advisor consultation. She is widely known as an industry thought leader, counting numerous Fortune 500 firms among her clients.

Sandra is the author of the books Pearls of Leadership Wisdom: Lessons for Everyday Leaders Vol. I and II and Reinventing Yourself: Life Planning After 50. In addition, she has contributed numerous chapters and articles in professional books and journals on topics related to assessment, leadership development, coaching and succession. Her co-authored article, “Passing the Board Chair Baton,” appears in the November/December 2017 issue of The Corporate Board.

Sandra earned her B.S. from Iowa State University and her Ph.D. in counseling psychology with an emphasis in industrial/ organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is a fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and of the American Psychological Association. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking and bicycling, and exploring diverse countries and cultures.

 

Dr. Vicki Vandaveer is Founder and owner of The Vandaveer Group, Inc. (1993-present) based in Houston TX.  As a business consulting and coaching psychologist, her practice for the past 25 years has focused primarily on leader and leadership team coaching and development, nationally and internationally, often as a key part of consultation to top executives on large scale organizational change (e.g., transformation, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings). Assessment of individuals, teams, and/or organizations has been a key aspect of that work for 35 years. Her mentor for assessment many years ago was Dick Jeanneret, and his philosophy and approach to assessment are indelibly mine to this day.

Vicki served on the organizing committee for LEC 2017, chaired by Sandra Davis; and she served as a course leader for the first module of this series at SIOP 2018. Vicki and colleagues Larry Norton and Alok Sawhney delivered an all-day workshop on individual psychological assessment at the annual conference of the Society of Consulting Psychology (February 2019) – covering essential psychometrics, with rich case studies for analysis and interpretation.

Professionally, Vicki has been active in leadership roles in SIOP in her early career days, Society of Consulting Psychology for the past dozen years, and APA Committees, Boards and Task Forces for 25 years. She has participated in numerous SIOP, SCP and APA conference programs on assessment for 20+ years.