Why SIOP Members Should Attend the Leading Edge Consortium
Nikki Blacksmith, U.S. Army Research Institute for Behavioral and Social Sciences; Doug Reynolds, DDI; & John Scott, APTMetrics
Technology-enhanced assessments for selection and development have flourished over the past several decades. Sophisticated assessment programs that weren’t possible even a few years ago can now be assembled and launched on a global scale to measure almost any attribute in any language with greater realism, efficiency, and precision than ever before. As a new generation of technology-driven applications comes of age, new issues and opportunities have emerged that require assessment professionals to respond with an informed perspective that balances return on investment and appropriate professional and scientific rigor.
The field of assessment is at a critical stage in its evolution. The intersection of new technologies, globalization, and market shifts among assessment providers has created significant tensions for both science and practice that require ongoing vigilance and creativity.Few forums exist to integrate the advancements in practice fueled by these trends and the streams of research that might inform their course of development. This is why SIOP is hosting the 2019 Leading Edge Consortium (LEC):
Advancing the Edge: Assessment for the 2020s
October 25-26, 2019
The 2019 LEC is focused on bringing together a diverse group of thought leaders who explore the evolving state of practice and related science and frame out practical solutions for managing the disruption and incorporating new insights and technologies into organizational assessment programs.
We have a full program planned! Below are just a few highlights:
Keynote Speakers Include:
Darko Lovric, Incandescent
Taking a Venture Capitalist Perspective on People Analytics
Thomas Dimitroff, General Manager, Atlanta Falcons
An NFL General Manager’s view on Assessment and Talent
Robert Hogan, Hogan Assessment Systems
Personality Measurement: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Paul Sackett, University of Minnesota
Putting the Pieces Together: Reflections on the Next Chapter of Assessment Progress
Main Program Topics & Speakers
Advances & Trends
Nathan Mondragon (HireVue) - Whole Candidate Evaluation With AI: Prediction of Job Success Without the Bias
Robert Gibby (IBM) - AI-Based Assessment Methods
Daly Vaughn (Shaker) - Social Media and Selection
MQ Liu (Amazon) - Leveraging Unstructured Data Sources
Ken Lahti (SHL) - Innovations in Mobile Assessment Of Talent
Seymour Adler (Aon) - Technology and Simulation Design: Opportunities and Cautions
Richard Landers (University of Minnesota) - Reflections on Advances & Trends
Regulations/Principles & Standards Update
Nancy Tippins (The Nancy T. Tippins Group) - Update on SIOP Principles revision
Jenny Yang (Urban Institute) – A Perspective on Equity and the Algorithmic-Driven Hiring Process
Kate Andresen, Esq. (Nilan Johnson Lewis) - Data Privacy and GDPR
Kathleen Lundquist (APTMetrics) - Reflections on Legal & Standards Updates
Advances in the Science of Assessment
Fritz Drasgow (University of Illinois) - Faking-Resistant Personality Assessments
Adam Meade (North Carolina State University) – Rapid Response Measurement: Reliable, Faking-Resistant Measurement in Less Than 20 Seconds
Scott Tonidandel (UNC-Charlotte) – Leveraging Text Data for Assessment Using NLP and Machine Learning
Neal Schmitt (Michigan State University) - Reflections on New Measurement Advances
Can Assessment Help Us Grow?
Jessica Parisi (BTS) - High-Fidelity Assessments, Top Performers, and Transformers
Erin Laxson (Hogan) - Using Personality Assessments to Guide Development of Effective Leaders
Sarah Stawiski (CCL) - Bringing on the Proof of Development Assessment Centers
Evan Sinar (Better-up) - Coaching-Centric Assessments: Deep Data to Fuel Guided Growth
Jose David - Facilitator (Merck)
The Commercialization of Assessments: Managing the Risks
Adam Klein, Esq., Outten & Golden LLP
Ken Willner, Esq., Paul Hastings, LLP
High-Impact Practitioner Talks
As part of the 2019 LEC conference, we are featuring brief, high-impact talks by a diverse group of experienced practitioners who will share case studies to explore new insights into traditional views of assessment and selection practices. These talks will generate thought-provoking ideas for managing the disruption associated with new technologies, evolving business processes, and market shifts among the major providers. More information will follow soon on these high-impact talks and will be posted on the .
AI x AI: Let's Talk Assessment Innovation and Artificial Intelligence
Robert Gibby (IBM), Faisal Ansari (Knockri), Matthew Neale (Revelian)
Technology advances, including artificial intelligence and gaming, are creating new possibilities for more engaging, efficient, and predictive assessments. This workshop will focus on innovations for screening, cognitive ability and soft skill assessments, as well as applications for interviews. The workshop will go beyond the demos and user experiences to unpack the science and analytics underlying these next-generation assessments to help attendees make informed decisions.
What Do We Know, Think We Know, and Know We Don't Know?Insights From the Latest Multidisciplinary Research on Assessment
Ann Marie Ryan (Michigan State University), Anthony Boyce (Amazon)
This workshop will highlight research from multiple disciplines relevant to the assessment space. The workshop will provide a brief update on recent research for "Old School Assessment" tools and approaches, as well as dive into the latest research on top assessment trends, such as ondemand video interviews, multimedia simulations, modularization, gamification, mobile, and so on, and discuss the impact of research in other disciplines. Besides summarizing what is new, the workshop will identify key gaps in our knowledge and discuss how multidisciplinary research can help broaden our thinking about the future of selection.
Validation Meets Innovation: Doing Selection Right in the 2020s!
Nancy Tippins (The Nancy T. Tippins Group), Fred Oswald (Rice University), Mort McPhail
This workshop will explore issues related to job analysis, test development, criterion development, and validation as they apply to new assessment tools (e.g., selection procedures based on artificial intelligence, facial recognition, and performance in games) that are emerging in our field. The content of this workshop is designed to refresh practitioners’ skills, expand their knowledge base, and highlight areas in which best practices have not yet been defined and will be grounded in existing legal and professional guidelines.
Why should you attend?
Well, aside from the awesome speaker line up, there are many other benefits to attending! Attendees will:
- Gain a deeper appreciation for the changes occurring in selection and assessment practice
- Learn how new technologies, evolving business processes, and market shifts are disrupting assessment
- Be equipped to critique new innovations that balances business’s ROI priorities with sound science
- Understand opportunities associated with emerging technologies
- Have the opportunity to provide input on the future of assessment
- Extend their professional network
The LEC is only as successful as the group of people it brings together. We invite anybody with an interest in assessment, technology, or the future of work to join us.
If you want to learn more, please visit the LEC website or send an email to email@example.com