2023 LEC Program

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LEC Program

Virtual Preconsortium Workshops

Workshop 1: Wednesday, September 20th 1-5pm: Strategies to Maximize Diversity and Validity Outcomes of Talent Assessment Programs

Sertrice Grice (Mattingly Associates), Martha E. Hennen (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), Charlene Zhang (Amazon)


Workshop 2: Tuesday, September 26th 1-5pm ET: Demystifying AI Assessments and Bias Audits

Dave Schmidt (DCI Consulting), Tracey Tafero (Amazon)


Workshop 3: Wednesday, September 27th 1-5pm ET: Evolving Leadership Assessment: Strategies for Success in Today’s Dynamic Landscape

Lynn Collins (BTS), Sandra Hartog (BTS), Matt Paese (DDI), Doug Reynolds (DDI)




Thursday (Main Program)

1:00-1:15 p.m.


Tracy Kantrowitz, PDRI, LEC Chair

1:10-1:45 p.m.

Keynote Presentation

Lyle Ungar (University of Pennsylvania), Assessing Interpersonal Judgments using Explainable AI

1:45-3:15 p.m.


Program Block 1: Artificial Intelligence Applications to Assessment
Tony Boyce (Amazon), Session Chair


Learning Objectives for Program Block 1

Nick Koenig (Walmart) Automating the Experts: The Development and Application of AI in Selection MQ Liu (Amazon) Using Natural Language Processing to Score Audio Constructed Response Simulation Richard Landers (University of Minnesota) The Use of GPT and Other Large Language Models for Drafting and Scoring Assessments
Dan Putka (HumRRO) Broadening Applications of AI in Selection and Assessment: A Forest for the Trees

3:15-3:45 p.m.



3:45-5:45 p.m.

Program Block 2: Ensuring Fairness and Driving Diversity in Assessment
Kyana Beckles (Leverage Assessments), Session Chair


Learning Objectives for Program Block 2

Rajanique Modeste (Vestigia Organizational Strategies) Integrating DEIAB in Assessments
Damon Bryant (Morgan State University), Potential for Bias in Computer Adaptive Testing
Kristen Pryor (DCI Consulting), Give Me Just a Little More Time: Advancements in Assessment Accessibility
Kristin Allen (SHL), Evidence-based best practices for Autistic-inclusive assessments: The value of reactions in neurodiversity research
Kyana Beckles (Leverage Assessments), Consider This: Guidance for Increasing Fairness for Underrepresented Groups
Eileen Toomey (Johnson & Johnson), Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Best practices in Selection & Assessment

5:45-6:45 p.m.

Evening Reception


7:00-9:00 p.m.

Optional Networking Dinners




Friday (Main Program)

7:00-8:00 a.m.



8:00-9:15 a.m.

Program Block 3: Revisiting Assessment Validity for Job Performance

Emily Solberg (SHL), Session Chair


Learning Objectives for Program Block 3

Paul Sackett (University of Minnesota)
Toni Locklear (APT Metrics)
Rod McCloy (HumRRO)
Tunji Oki (Google)
Betsir Zemen (Meta)

9:15-10:15 a.m.

Program Block 4: Considerations, Challenges, and Opportunities with Remote Assessment
Ryan O’Leary (PDRI), Session Chair


 Learning Objectives for Program Block 4

Doug Reynolds (DDI), An Assessment Practitioner's Guide to International Data Privacy Compliance
Melissa Nosik (Competency & Credentialing Institute), An Evaluation Checklist for Considering Remote Proctoring
Liberty Munson (Microsoft), Generative AI and Assessment Security: Opportunities and Challenges

10:15-10:45 a.m.



10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Program Block 5: Elevate and Empower: The Role and Impact of Assessments in Development
Amber Burkhart (Valmont Industries), Session Chair


Learning Objectives for Program Block 5


Lauren McEntire (PepsiCo),  Assessments and Diagnostics for Organizational Development: A Multi-Level Perspective
Panel Discussion: Assessments as Catalyst to Coach and Advance Leaders (Dan Russell, RHR International; Ali O’Malley, Reflexion Group)
Richard Chambers (General Mills), Accelerating Development of Associate Managers in Manufacturing: A Case Study on Assessments, Coaching, and Programing
Dennis Adsit (Adsum Insights), Why is Teambuilding Ability the Runt of the Leadership Effectiveness Litter?

12:15-1:15 p.m.



1:15-2:30 p.m.

Program Block 6: Legal Update on Artificial Intelligence, Automated Decision Tools, and Affirmative Action
Eric Dunleavy (DCI Consulting), Session Chair


Learning Objectives for Program Block 6

Vicki Lipnic (Resolution Economics)
Nathaniel Glasser (Epstein Becker Green)
Eden King (Rice University)

2:30-3:00 p.m.

Keynote Closing Presentation

Alexis Fink (Meta)