Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Scott Tonidandel - The Intersection of Organizational Science and Big Data

Please join us for Metro’s next meeting on Thursday, June 13th! Our speaker will be Dr. Scott Tonidandel, whose talk is titled The Intersection of Organizational Science and Big Data.

Event Description:

In this talk, I will describe four projects that leverage approaches from computer science to gain insight into traditional organizational science questions. The first example is a study that uses email trace data to examine the impact of diversity on team functioning. In the second example, we use natural language processing tools to categorize unstructured text responses from over 8,000 leaders to understand the kinds of challenges leaders are facing. As a third example, I will talk about how we have used deep learning to automate the scoring of assessment center exercises. Finally, I will describe a project using a multifaceted data science approach to studying workplace isolation.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Scott Tonidandel is a Professor of Management in the Belk College of Business at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte and is a faculty member of the Organizational Science Ph.D. program. Scott received his M.A. & Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology from Rice University and his B.A. from Davidson College where he also served on the faculty for 16 years. Scott’s research interests include issues related to leadership effectiveness, the impact of diversity in organizations, and research methods and statistics. His recent work focuses on people analytics and the intersection of big data and the organizational sciences.  He co-edited the SIOP Frontiers series volume titled Big Data at Work: The Data Science Revolution and Organizational Psychology and recently completed work on an NSF funded project that uses sensors to understand team interactions and the impact of diversity.  Scott serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Business and Psychology, is a former associate editor forOrganizational Research Methods, and is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Other Important Announcements: 

I. METRO wants to hear your feedback: We’re looking to better understand our membership and what our members expect from METRO, and we hope you take the time to share your thoughts. We are requesting that you please complete this brief survey by Monday June 10th. We look forward to hearing from you! To complete the survey please click here.

II. Upcoming Secretary Election: As a reminder, we are seeking nominations and self-nominations for the next METRO Secretary for 2019-2020. METRO officers serve one consecutive year each as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President and President. The Secretary works closely with the Executive Board, primarily managing monthly meeting announcements and other ad-hoc notices to members.  This is a 4-year, voluntary commitment and METRO bylaws require that officers hold a PhD. 

How to nominate yourself or someone else: All nominations should be emailed to us (metro.ny.app.psych@gmail.com) by Friday May 31stIf you are nominated, send us short bio by Friday June 7th. We will send this bio out to all members for voting. On our next meeting, Thursday June 13th, all nominees will have one minute each to introduce themselves and their message to the voting community. Please come prepared to do a quick introduction at the start of the June meeting. Voting will follow the June meeting.

III. METRO’s Upcoming Website Transition: METRO’s current membership website host RunMyClub is no longer going to be in operation and are working toward finding an alternative solution We will update you all once we have more information. In the meantime, please know you can renew membership at the door before each meeting; we can accept cash or checks only.

We are seeking membership website transition volunteers: If you would like to volunteer your time and/or website experience, we would appreciate any support to help us in this transition period. If you would like to volunteer, please email us to find out how you can do so.

TO RSVP FOR THE EVENT:

Due to our upcoming transition from our current membership website, you will not be able to register online for the June event. Instead, please RSVP by 6/12/2019 via email:
metro.ny.app.psych@gmail.com

Note: In lieu of charging for this event, we will be accepting donations from any/all meeting attendees to help offset some of the costs as METRO transitions membership website hosts. If you are not yet a member, we hope you will be inspired to join us in the future, and if you are already a member we thank you for your continued support.

Event RSVP:

RSVP by 6/12/2019 via email: metro.ny.app.psych@gmail.com

Event Pricing:

No Charge, Accepting Donations to help offset the transition to a new METRO Membership website


Reach out to reserve a spot to join the board and the presenter at dinner following the event!

One METRO member is welcome to dinner post-presentation with the board and presenter. This is on a first come, first serve basis for any METRO member to attend dinner immediately after the presentation. Email metro.ny.app.psych@gmail.com to reserve your seat!

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May
15
to May 16

JT Kostman - What Role Will Psychologists Play When Robots Come for People's Jobs?

Please join us on Wednesday, May 15th for our next event! Dr. JT Kostman will be speaking about the role of psychologists as the world continues to automate jobs.

We hope to see you there!
The METRO Board

Event Title:  What Role Will Psychologists Play When Robots Come for Peoples’ Jobs?

Event Description: 

According to researchers at Oxford University, 47% of U.S. jobs are at imminent risk of automation. Subsequent studies have speculated that AI’s influence may be far greater (or perhaps somewhat less significant). Irrespective of the overall impact on the workforce, most economists, executives, and experts now agree that professions common today will likely be obsolesced in a very near tomorrow. Accountants, attorneys, radiologists and warehouse workers are already being augmented – and replaced – by Artificial Intelligence. So, what do humans have to look forward to – and what will they do – in this brave new AI enabled world? As organizations hand over tasks to more cost-efficient robots and bots, how will it impact the economy, society — and humanity? How can those of us who work at the intersection of people and technology help define the future of work?

 Presenter Bio:

Dr. JT Kostman is a Data Scientist, Mathematician, and Psychologist. He has been recognized by his peers, the press, and professional associations as one of the world's leading experts in Applied Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing. JT has hunted terrorists for U.S. Intelligence Agencies, tracked criminal networks for the FBI, advised on analytic strategies for the Department of Defense, and led social media analysis for the 2012 Obama Campaign. In the corporate sector, he has served as a Chief Data Officer for Time Inc, Chief Data Scientist for Samsung, and led AI and Frontier Technologies for Grant Thornton. In his roles as a board member for a private equity fund, as an advisor, venture capitalist, and angel investor, Dr. Kostman has guided hundreds-of-millions of dollars of investments in  frontier technologies.

Reach out to reserve a spot to join the board and presenter at dinner following the event!

One METRO member is welcome to dinner post-presentation with the board and presenter. This is on a first come, first serve basis for any METRO member to attend dinner immediately after the presentation. Email metro.ny.app.psych@gmail.com to reserve your seat!

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @MetroNYIO 

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Seymour Adler and Brian Ruggeberg - Building Integrated and Sustainable Leadership Development Programs

Please join us on Wednesday, March 13th for our next event! Seymour Adler and Brian Ruggeberg will be speaking about leadership development programs.

We hope to see you there!
The METRO Board

Event Title: Building Integrated and Sustainable Leadership Development Programs

Event Description:

This session will focus on the critical conceptual and design factors to building or enhancing integrated and successful high-potential programs in organizations. The presenters, Seymour Adler and Brian Ruggeberg, from Aon’s Leadership Talent Advisory practice, will discuss recent research on leadership development programs and draw on their extensive experience obtained from multiple organizational settings, designing and implementing high potential programs.

Presenter Bios:

Seymour Adler, PhD is a Partner in the Leadership Talent Advisory practice at Aon where he partners with leading U.S. and global organizations in both the private and public sectors in the development and implementation of leadership development, talent assessment, succession, and talent management programs.  Seymour was a founder and principal of Assessment Solutions Incorporated, a firm he helped take public in 1997, which was acquired by Aon in 2001. In addition to a 40-year career as a practitioner, Seymour has taught in graduate programs at Purdue University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, New York University, and currently is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University’s doctoral program in Applied Organizational Psychology.   A graduate of the Doctoral Program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at New York University, Seymour is a Fellow of the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association, has served as President of Metro, and has contributed extensively to both the scientific and practitioner literatures in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.  At the upcoming SIOP Conference next month, Seymour will be receiving SIOP’s Distinguished Professional Contributions Award.

Brian J. Ruggeberg is a Partner in Aon’s Talent practice and has served as the Talent Enablement leader for the overall Talent practice, the co-leader of the National Staffing and Development group, and Northeast regional practice leader for the overall Human Capital practice of Aon Consulting. 

Dr. Ruggeberg has over 25 years of consulting experience and has been involved in the development and implementation of various assessment and selection, leadership assessment and development, performance management, succession management, and training programs.  He has experience in several different industry sectors including healthcare, pharmaceutical, government, technology, telecom, finance, insurance, manufacturing, hospitality/restaurant, education, and utilities.  Key clients include Microsoft, Darden, Penske, American Express, Chick-fil-A, Procter & Gamble, Visiting Nurse Association,  Texas Mutual, Verizon, Hawaiian

Telcom, Twitter, Lovesac, Beiersdorf, Walgreens, Gemdale USA, The Port Authority or NY&NJ, The Government of Bermuda, Ahold, Stop&Shop Supermarkets, Dow Jones/News Corporation, SC Fuels, Health Concepts, General Atomics, Omidyar Network, Southern California Edison, LAAD, and JDRF. In addition, Dr. Ruggeberg has served as an executive coach and assessment professional for a multitude of other organizations.

Prior to joining Aon in 1996, Dr. Ruggeberg served as an independent consultant and worked with organizations such as Bell Atlantic; BellSouth; Canon Virginia, Inc.; Norfolk Southern Corp.; and the Office of Personnel Management. 

His areas of expertise include:  job analysis and competency modeling; design and validation of assessment and selection programs; design, conduct, and evaluation of training programs; design and implementation of performance management/appraisal systems; survey design and conduct; leadership assessment and development, succession management, and executive coaching.  Dr. Ruggeberg has coached leaders at all organizational levels from front-line supervisors to CEOs and corporate boards.

Dr. Ruggeberg graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology from Cornell College and an M.S. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University.  Dr. Ruggeberg is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Industrial-Organization Psychology (SIOP), and was the 2002-2003 President of the Metropolitan New York Association of Applied Psychology (METRO). He is also a founding member of the I/O Corporate Advisory Board for Hofstra University and the Corporate Advisory Board for Farmingdale State College SUNY, has contributed to various book chapters and journal articles, and has conducted more than 60 presentations at professional conferences. 

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Mar
1
9:00 AM09:00

METRO Career Day 2019

Please join us for Career Day! Mark your calendars for March 1st, 2019, beginning at 9 AM! METRO has a great line-up of panelists that will explore and discuss major career options available to I/O and OD professionals, students, and those looking to make career transitions. Join us to hear early career and senior practitioners discuss the knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics that employers are seeking, and how to gain the upper hand in your job search.

The program will include panels from internal practitioners and academics, external practitioners, and young professionals. You will also have the opportunity to talk with experts and colleagues directly about issues in your career development. This year our exciting group of panelists will include applied psychologists (MA's and Ph.D.'s) from a variety of industries and work environments.

Our esteemed group of panelists come from organizations including:

  • J.M. Ward Consulting

  • WeWork

  • PepsiCo

  • DDI

  • Northwell Health

  • Colgate

  • August Consulting

  • CITI

  • NYCDOIT

  • Hofstra University

  • McKinsey & Company

  • Talent Metrics

  • KPMG

  • Goldman Sachs

  • Catalano Group

The program will conclude with a general networking session where you'll have an additional opportunity to talk with experienced I/O and OD professionals.

Some of the issues and questions the panels will address are:

  • A close-up explanation of the differences between the internal and external consultant role.

  • What shifts in perspective do we need to make given the current work environment?

  • What technical and non-technical resources are available for help in the job search?

  • How can I provide added value or distinguish myself from everyone else?

  • Some perspectives on how careers progress.

  • What do employers want to see on my resume?

  • Current trends in job markets.

  • Internships - are they out there, and if so, how do I get one?

Please join us at 9:00 AM for coffee and networking, followed by our panels!  The event should end by approximately 1:00 PM.

Please register NOW!  Many people are signing up but we can accommodate several more!  To do so, complete the registration form by clicking the link below.

Please contact Jared Weintraub (jweintraub89@gmail.com) with any questions

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Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

John Scott - Assessing and Selecting Leadership Talent for the 21st Century Workplace

Please join us on Monday, February 11th for Metro’s next event! Dr. John Scott will be delivering a talk, titled “Assessing and Selecting Leadership Talent for the 21st Century Workplace.” Please see below for the event description and presenter bio.

Event Description:

Today’s leaders face a myriad of critical and dynamic business challenges that impact their success and ultimately the performance of the organizations they lead.  The need to design leadership assessment and selection programs that offer a broadened perspective of leadership potential within the context of these organizational challenges is clear, and organizations are racing to harness new technologies that more accurately assess 21st century leaders.  This presentation will explore a new leader assessment architecture that incorporates immersive technology for selecting, developing and retaining future leaders who can thrive in the context of a complex, global and dynamic work environment.

Presenter Bio:

John C. Scott is chief operating officer and co-founder of APTMetrics, a global human resource consulting firm that designs sophisticated talent management solutions for corporations and market innovators. Dr. Scott has over 30 years of experience designing and implementing talent management and assessment systems across a variety of global, high-stakes settings. For the past 24 years he has directed talent management and leadership assessment practice at APTMetrics.

John is co-editor of the award-winning Handbook of Workplace Assessment: Evidence-Based Practices for Selecting and Developing Organizational Talent and is co-editor of the newly published handbook, Next Generation Technology-Enhanced Assessment: Global Perspectives on Occupational and Workplace Testing.  He also co-edited The Human Resources Program- Evaluation Handbook and co-authored Evaluating Human Resources Programs: A 6-Phase Approach for Optimizing Performance.

Dr. Scott is a Fellow of both the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the American Psychological Association (APA).  He has served as an APA Council Representative and is SIOP’s senior representative to the United Nations. John is a recipient of SIOP’s Distinguished Service and Humanitarian Awards and is past editor-in-chief of SIOP’s premier journal, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/johncscott1

www.APTMetrics.com

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Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Steven Rogelberg - The Surprising Science of Meetings: Implications for Organizational Success, Talent Management, and You as a Meeting Leader

Please join us on Wednesday, January 16th for Metro’s first event of 2019! Dr. Steven Rogelberg will be delivering his talk, titled “The Surprising Science of Meetings: Implications for Organizational Success, Talent Management, and You as a Meeting Leader.”

Presentation Description

This highly interactive program brings a sharp and strategic light to an activity typically taken for granted – the meeting. A recent estimate suggests that employees endure a staggering 55 million meetings a day in the United States. Sadly, most meetings fail to engage us, or even worse, they blatantly disregard our time. There is now a meeting science that can bring learnings and solutions forward to solve the meeting “problem.” Namely, an exciting evidence-based path exists that can allow teams and organizations to realize the true potential of meeting. Leaders are uniquely positioned to leverage this work and to transform their organization and teams through innovative practices, metrics, and processes – all tied to meetings.

You will learn:

What we know about meetings from an evidence-based perspective. Dr. Rogelberg shares the research that formed the basis of his new book “The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance” (Oxford).

The key role leaders, talent management, and HR professionals can have, through system and practices. This includes a discussion of a meeting metrics dashboard for leadership.

How to effectively lead meetings to promote effectiveness and innovation – as well as the ability to coach others around how to achieve these positive gains.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg holds the title of chancellor’s professor at UNC Charlotte for distinguished national, international, and interdisciplinary contributions. He is a professor of organizational science, management, and psychology, as well as the director of organizational science. He has more than 100 publications addressing issues such as team effectiveness, leadership, engagement, and meetings at work. He recently won the very prestigious Humboldt Award for his scholarship on meetings. He is the editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology and the “Talent Management Essentials” book series. His research has been profiled in the Los Angeles Times, CBS News, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, NPR, The London Guardian, National Geographic, and Scientific American Mind, among others. In addition, he consults for small and large organizations, including IBM, TIAA, Cisco, Procter & Gamble, VF Corporation, Family Dollar, Siemens, and others. Dr. Rogelberg founded and currently directs large outreach initiatives focusing on nonprofit organization health and effectiveness with more than 1,000 nonprofits served. He was the inaugural winner of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Humanitarian Award. Besides keynoting and speaking around the globe, he is the recipient of a Master Teacher Award and Psi Chi Professor of the Year Award. Dr. Rogelberg’s newest book, “The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance” (Oxford), was just released. The Washington Post recently named it as the #1 recommended leadership book for 2019!

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Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Anton Botha - Beyond assessments: the law of large numbers and structural differences in diverse talent pools. A global perspective.

Please join us for the December meeting of Metro. On Thursday, December 13th, Anton I. Botha, Senior Industrial Psychologist, United Nations Secretariat, through a partnership with SIOP United Nations Committee, will be speaking about assessments through a global perspective. This session will be kicked off with an introduction and overview of the SIOP UN Committee by Nabila Sheikh, SIOP United Nations Committee Member.

Presentation Description:

There are essentially two types of assessments used in talent selection. The first are the more traditional ‘backward-looking’ assessments which rely on measures of past behavior (e.g. qualifications and/or experience) as predictors of future performance. The second form of assessments are ‘forward-looking’ and rely on the measurement of psychological constructs (e.g. cognitive ability, personality, etc.) as indicators of potential future performance.

However, the outcomes of both approaches are heavily influenced by structural inequalities that exist within society at both a national and global level. Using data gathered on both forms of assessments used at the United Nations, this talk aims to show that both backward-and-forward-looking assessments will produce subgroup differences, not because of bias in the instruments themselves, but because of the manifestation of structural differences over large numbers. It concludes by arguing that the manipulation of selection tools to lesson subgroup difference only harms the validity of these instruments, and that for the diversity question to be addressed, proactive political measures are necessary.

Speaker Bio:

Anton Ivan Botha works as a Senior Industrial Psychologist for the United Nations Secretariat in New York and is primarily responsible for the development of global talent selection systems. Born in South Africa (SA), he is a recipient of the Mandela Rhodes (2008), the Trent Lott (2009), Fulbright (2011), and Leverhulm (2018) scholarships. He has three Bachelor’s degrees (in psychology, business, and philosophy) as well as two Master’s degrees in psychology and industrial psychology from the Nelson Mandela University in SA and Montclair State University in the US. He taught at universities in SA, US, and Germany in fields as diverse as psychology, human resources, research methods, and finance. Prior to working in academia, he was employed by the Lord Chancellor’s Department as an IT Network Architect in the United Kingdom and has consulted widely in the private sector, including for Mercedes-Benz and Coca-Cola.

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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Michel Buffet - Leadership potential and its applications in the space of leadership assessment and development

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Metro is pleased to announce that its next speaker will be Michel Buffet! Michel’s presentation will focus on a model of leadership potential and its applications in the space of leadership assessment and development. The talk will be on Wednesday, November 14th.

Presenter Bio:

Through his work in executive selection and development, Michel advises C-Suite executives on recruiting and growing the talent they need to realize their organization’s mission. He is passionate about designing and delivering solutions in the areas of leadership strategy development, executive assessment and coaching, leadership development and 360 feedback surveys. His coaching work focuses on helping leaders identify and unleash their potential to fuel their career progression and personal growth. Over his 20-year career, Michel has advised dozens of Global Fortune 1000 organizations across a wide array of industries including life sciences, financial and consulting services, luxury goods, hospitality, and entertainment. Michel holds a DESS from the University of Paris and a PhD from Columbia University. His areas of expertise include leadership resilience, executive onboarding, and high potentials programs. He has held leadership roles at the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Metropolitan NY Association of Applied Psychologists. He teaches organizational psychology at Columbia University. He currently lives in Princeton, NJ.

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Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Scott Tannenbaum: The Science of Teamwork – What Really Drives Team Effectiveness

Metro is excited to announce the organization's first event of the year! Below is a description of the event as well as our presenter's bio.


Event Description:

You are almost certainly a member of a team (maybe more than one), and perhaps you serve as a team leader. Hopefully you’ve been on a few high-performing teams but it’s also likely that you’ve experienced your share of “less effective” ones. So why do some teams thrive while others struggle?

There are many well-intended opinions about teamwork, but not all of them are helpful and some are misguided. Fortunately, there is a growing body of scientific research (much of it conducted by applied psychologists) that is starting to reveal what really drives (and hinders) team effectiveness – what Dr. Tannenbaum refers to as the “science of teamwork.”

During this talk, Scott will describe what the research can now tell us about teamwork. While doing so, he’ll share observations from his work with corporate, military, medical, and even aerospace teams; provide evidence-based insights and practical tips; and recommend a simple technique shown to consistently boost team performance.

Presenter Bio:

Scott I. Tannenbaum is President of the Group for Organizational Effectiveness (gOE), a consulting and research firm he co-founded in 1987. Under his leadership, gOE has provided research, advice, tools, and workshops at over 500 organizations globally, including more than 75 Fortune and Global 100 companies.

For the last 30 years, Scott and his colleagues have worked with all types of teams, including corporate teams – such as senior leadership, finance, manufacturing, sales, project, engineering, and technology teams. They’ve supported many medical and military teams, as well as more “extreme” teams, going up in planes with Smoke Jumpers, out on cruise ships after the Costa Concordia incident, down in coal mines, and out on oil rigs in the North Sea. Recently they’ve been studying deep sea saturation dive teams and aerospace crews to help NASA prepare for future space missions.

Dr. Tannenbaum has over 150 publications and professional presentations as well as books on knowledge management, HR technologies, and team effectiveness, including Developing and Enhancing Teamwork in Organizations: Evidence-based Best Practices. His research has been cited over 14,000 times and has received 5 research and teaching awards. He was named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists (SIOP), and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). He received SIOP’s Distinguished Professional Contributions Award for lifetime achievements.

Formerly a tenured professor in the business school at the University at Albany in New York, he holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University.

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Jun
11
5:30 PM17:30

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic - Advances in talent identification: from IO to AI

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic will be presenting at the next METRO meeting on June 11th! Below is a description of the event along with the Tomas's bio. In addition to our speaker, candidates running for METRO's Secretary position will be introducing themselves. To make time for both the speaker and candidate bios, we will start 30 min earlier than our typical start time (5:30pm vs 6:00pm). 

Hope to see you all at the event!
The METRO Board

Event Description: 

This talk will examine how technology is re-shaping our ability to identify and attract talent. In particular, it will highlight how recent advances in AI and machine-learning are disrupting the recruitment and talent identification industry, and what IO-psychologists can make to be part of this game. Will AI replace or enhance the 100-year old science of predicting future job performance from psychological variables? What are the ethical and legal concerns that arise when established talent identification methods are automated and human judgment and expertise are replaced by computer-based algorithms? Finally, what is the role of theory and understanding in a world of AI-based predictions and interventions? These and other related questions on the broad impact of technological innovations on talent identification will be discussed.

    Presenter's Bio:

    Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, leadership development, and people analytics. He is the Chief Talent Scientist at Manpower Group, co-founder and CEO of BrazenX, and Professor of Business Psychology at both University College London, and Columbia University. He has previously held academic positions at New York University and the London School of Economics, and lectured at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, London Business School, Johns Hopkins, IMD, and INSEAD, as well as being the CEO at Hogan Assessment Systems.  

    Dr. Tomas has published 9 books and over 140 scientific papers (h index 60), making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation. His work has received awards by the American Psychological Association and the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, to which he is a Fellow. Dr. Tomas is also the founding director of University College London's Industrial-Organizational and Business Psychology program, and the Chief Psychometric Advisor to Harvard's Entrepreneurial Finance Lab. 

    Over the past 20 years, he has consulted to a range of clients in financial services (e.g., JP Morgan, HSBC, Goldman Sachs), advertising (e.g., Google, WPP, BBH), media (e.g., BBC, Red Bull, Twitter, Spotify), consumer goods (e.g., Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, P&G), fashion (e.g., LVMH, Net-a-Porter, Valentino), government (e.g., British Army, Royal Mail, NHS), and intergovernmental organizations (e.g., United Nations and World Bank).

    Dr. Tomas' media career comprises over 100 TV appearances, including in the BBC, CNN, and Sky, and regular features in Harvard Business Review, the Guardian, Fast Company, Forbes, and the Huffington Post. Dr. Tomas is a keynote speaker for the Institute of Economic Affairs and the co-founder and Chairman of metaprofiling, a digital start-up that enables organizations to identify entrepreneurial potential. He was born and raised in the Villa Freud district of Buenos Aires, but spent most of his professional career in London, and lives in Brooklyn now.

     

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    Mar
    23
    9:00 AM09:00

    METRO Career Day

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    Please join us for METRO's Career Day! Mark your calendars for March 23, 2018 from 9-1pm.

    METRO has developed a program that explores major career options available to I/O and OD professionals, students, and those looking to make career transitions. Join us to hear early career and senior practitioners discuss the knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics that employers are seeking and how they go about identifying suitable candidates. In addition, hear about the latest trends in the job market and the ins and outs of the job search from recent job seekers. Career Day w
    ill include a panel discussion and networking sessions where you will have an opportunity to talk with experts and colleagues directly about issues in your career development. This year our exciting group of panelists will include applied psychologists from a variety of industries and work environments. The program starts at 9:20 AM, but please join us at 9:00 AM for coffee and networking! The event should end by approximately 1:00 PM.

    Below is a glimpse into the agenda:

    - Corporate, Academic, and Consulting Panels with the following esteems panelists...

    • Jenna Case-Lee – PepsiCo
    • Comila Shahani – Hofstra
    • Anastasia Louka – Verizon
    • Mike Nigro - MTA
    • David Makowski – c4
    • Kirsten Mosier - Hogan
    • Vivian Woo - Mercer/Sirota
    • Pat Marshall - Consultant
    • Kathy Bittner - Bittner & Associates
    • Michel Buffett - YSC
    • Courtney Deyulio - AON

    - Networking and informal discussion with panelists

    - A Recruiter's Perspective: Bonnie Diamond - Right Management

    Some of the issues and questions that will be addressed during Career Day include...

    • A close-up explanation of the differences between the internal and external consultant role.
    • What shifts in perspective do we need to make given the current work environment?
    • What technical and non-technical resources are available for help in the job search?
    • How can I provide added value or distinguish myself from everyone else?
    • Some perspectives on how careers progress.
    • What do employers want to see on my resume?
    • Current trends in job markets
    • Internships - are they out there, are they worth it, and if so, how do I get one?

    Please register NOW!  Many people are signing up, but we can accommodate several more! To do so, complete the registration form by clicking the link below

     

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    Mar
    14
    6:00 PM18:00

    Gavan O’Shea - New Avenues for Media Simulation: Assessment for Development & PO Fit

    Metro is excited to announce the next event of the year with Gavan O’Shea from HumRRO! Below is a description of the event as well as our presenter's bio. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Event Title: New Avenues for Rich-Media Simulation: Assessment for Development and Person-Job Fit

    Event Description: During the past seven years, Gavan has led the development of rich-media “day in the life” simulation assessments for use in high-stakes selection and promotion settings. The unique features of these assessments include their 1) customized reflection of a target job or occupation, 2) integration of assessment methods typically seen as discrete (e.g., virtual role play, analysis exercise, virtual In-Box), 3) use of branching in response to the user’s unique choices, 4) diverse range of closed-end question types (e.g., effectiveness, prioritization, criticality), and 5) potential to generate immediate feedback.

    Following a brief presentation and demonstration of these features, Gavan will discuss two new contexts where these simulations are being fruitfully used:

    • Assessment for Development: By linking each response to a target competency and providing developmental resources in a feedback report, rich-media simulations can become tools for growth. The scenarios and characters included in the assessment can also help generate powerful coaching conversations (i.e., “Why do you think William got so upset with Julia?” and “What would you have done in that situation?”).
    • Person-Job Fit: Rich-media simulations not only provide a more dynamic, engaging way to understand a job or occupation than traditional realistic job previews do—by integrating an assessment component, they can also provide real-time feedback to help users evaluate whether a job is a good match with their skills, interests, and experience.

    Presenter's Bio: Gavan O’Shea is the Director of Private Sector Talent Management and a Senior Staff Scientist at Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO). His work has involved leadership assessment using 360-degree feedback, rich-media simulations, and assessment centers; as well as employee selection, promotion, and development in the energy, aviation, and U.S. law enforcement and intelligence communities. Gavan has an M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Villanova and a Ph.D. in I-O Psychology from Virginia Tech.

    NEW STARTING THIS EVENT! Two members are welcome to dinner post-presentation with the board and presenter. This is first come, first serve to any two Metro members attending dinner immediately after the presentation. Email metro.ny.app.psych@gmail.com to reserve your seat!

     

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    Feb
    12
    6:00 PM18:00

    I-O Psychology in NYC: Its fascinating history and future

    Metro is excited to announce that our next event will held on Monday, February 12th! This will be a forum discussion about the history of I-O Psychology in New York City. Below please find a brief description about the forum and the speakers. You can now register for the event by clicking on the button below. We look forward to seeing you there!

    ** Note: Thanks to METRO, members of the Manhattan Psychological Association and NYSPA Division of OCW (Organizational, Consulting, & Work) are welcome to join in this forum. Please contact us via the Metro homepage if you would like more information. 

    Event Details:

    Manhattan has long been a world center for psychological science and practice as well as for commerce. How much do we know about the remarkably rich history of I-O psychology in Manhattan? What part has METRO played in this, and what will the future look like? 

    Here, METRO offers a 60-minute forum in three parts: (1) Melissa Woroschinski Search presents a new, illustrated 30-minute overview of a century of I-O psychology in New York City--its people, places, events. (2) As discussants, two esteemed I-O Professors, Walter Reichman and Allen Kraut, raise issues about the past and future of I-O psychology in the City. (3) This segues into a moderated 15-minute audience dialog on I-O psychology in the City. 

    Speakers:

    Moderator: Harold Takooshian is Professor of Psychology & Urban Studies at Fordham University, and Director of its Organizational Leadership Program.

    Presenter: Melissa Woroschinski Search is a New York City businesswoman, an honors student and researcher at Fordham University.

    Discussants: 
    Walter Reichman is Vice President of OrgVitality, and Professor Emeritus at Baruch College, CUNY. 
    Allen I. Kraut is a consultant, and Professor Emeritus of Management at Baruch College, CUNY. 

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    Jan
    9
    6:00 PM18:00

    Michel Buffet - Leadership Resilience: Building Strength and Enabling Performance during Times of Change

    Metro is excited to announce Dr. Michel Buffet as the organization's next speaker on Tuesday, January 9th! Below is information on Dr. Buffet's talk along with his bio. We look forward to seeing you there! You can register now by clicking on the button at the end of the bio.

    Despite businesses investing over $60 billion in change management systems, frameworks, and skills each year in the US alone, change efforts repeatedly fail. As 98% of organizations report having experienced some kind of major organizational change over the last five years – the most common being restructuring, leadership change, and downsizing - people are experiencing change at unprecedented levels. As a result, when firms engage in change efforts, they are effectively building on moving ground. In their approach to change, organizations have primarily focused on using better systems and frameworks, in an effort to provide a kind of scaffolding to support change. However, systems and frameworks do not in themselves create a sufficiently strong and stable platform for change to take hold and work. They can certainly help, but they need something else, something to hold everything together and provide a secure base for building upon. That something is people. Change efforts can only work if people – and leaders particularly - make them work. And Leaders can only make change work if they have the ability and skills required to adapt and change. Much of the research on this capacity for change has in recent years come together under the banner of Resilience. In his talk, Michel Buffet will explore what Leadership Resilience is, why it has become increasingly essential for change management, and the practical steps that firms can take to help build it.

    About Michel Buffet:

    Michel leads YSC’s Leadership Resilience practice in the Americas and delivers a wide array of leadership strategy solutions to organizations. Through his work in executive selection and development, Michel advises C-Suite executives on recruiting and growing the talent they need to realize their organization’s mission. He is passionate about his coaching work, which focuses on helping leaders identify and unleash their potential to accelerate their career progression and personal growth. Over his 20-year career, he has intervened in dozens of Global Fortune 1000 organizations across a wide array of industries including Life Sciences, Financial and Consulting Services, Luxury Goods, Hospitality, and Entertainment. His areas of expertise include Leadership Resilience, Executive Onboarding, and High Potentials Management.

    Michel is a former President and Board Member of the Metropolitan NY Association of Applied Psychologists and has presented his work at the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) on numerous occasions. He is an adjunct professor in organizational psychology at Columbia University and serves as a mentor to several organizational psychologists. He holds a Graduate Degree from the University of Paris and a PhD from Columbia University. He is a Reserve Officer of the French Navy. He currently lives in Princeton, NJ with his three children.

     

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    Dec
    7
    6:00 PM18:00

    Steve W. J. Kozlowski - Big Data and Computational Organizational Science: On and Over the Horizon

    Metro is excited to announce Dr. Steve W. J. Kozlowski as the organization's next speaker on Thursday, December 7th! Below is information on Dr. Kozlowski's talk along with his bio. We look forward to seeing you there! Registration will begin soon, so stay tuned for updates.

    Event Details:

    Popular trends in the application of big data techniques in organizations are primarily focused on integrating and mining large-scale source data on operations to improve efficiency, customers to improve sales and service delivery, or on employee characteristics and performance (i.e., talent analytics) to improve talent management. Somewhat under the radar are more targeted big data efforts that are developing new technologies, tools, and methodologies to advance a computational organizational science, which has the potential to fundamentally change the science and practice of organizational psychology and behavior. These efforts are focused on gaining insights about social networks, process dynamics, and emergent phenomena that underlie individual, team, and system evolution, adaptation, and effectiveness.

    To illustrate the potential of these new approaches, I will describe two exemplars based on current work in progress that are just on and a bit over the horizon. I will highlight the development of: (a) a sensor system – a badge – designed to capture team interaction processes in real time to improve team effectiveness and (b) a computational architecture designed to model the process dynamics of teams and systems of teams that can be used for virtual experimentation, prediction, and prescription to improve system effectiveness. Both the underlying science challenges and the application targets will be discussed.

    Speaker Bio:

    Dr. Steve W. J. Kozlowski is a Professor of Organizational Psychology at Michigan State
    University. He is a recognized authority in the areas of multilevel theory; team leadership and team effectiveness; and learning, training, and adaptation. The goal of his programmatic research is to generate actionable theory, research-based principles, and deployable tools to develop adaptive individuals, teams, and organizations. His research is, or has been, supported by the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), among others. His research has generated over $10M in funded work. He has produced over 500 articles, books, chapters, reports, and presentations. His work has been cited over 22,000 times (Google Scholar).

    Dr. Kozlowski is the recipient of the SIOP Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award and the INGRoup McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups. He is Editor for the Oxford Series on Organizational Psychology and Behavior and for the new SIOP/Oxford Organizational Science, Translation, and Practice Series. He is the former Editor-in- Chief and a former Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology. He is an Editorial Board Member for the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management, and Leadership Quarterly, and has served on the Editorial Boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Human Factors, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the International Association for Applied Psychology, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). He was President of SIOP (2015-2016) and is the SIOP Research and Science Officer (2017-2020).

    Dr. Kozlowski received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Rhode Island, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in organizational psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.

     

     

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    Nov
    14
    6:00 PM18:00

    Rick Guzzo - Maybe evidence-based practice isn’t what we think it is

    Metro is excited to announce Dr. Rick Guzzo as the organization's next speaker! Below is information on Dr. Ruzzo's talk along with his bio. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Event Details: The nature of applied psychology is being more than disrupted by a data-driven world.  Rick Guzzo will tell us how. Evidence-based management (EBM) emphasizes reliance on “best available evidence” to guide practice, and published research is the first place to look for it.  Today’s data-rich organizational world provides alternatives to the EBM approach that minimize one of its major risks, a reliance on “SAFs” (Simplest Available Facts).  The talk addresses these issues using case studies to illustrate.     


    About Dr. Rick Guzzo: 

    Rick co-leads Mercer’s Workforce Sciences Institute, a research and innovation center, and workswith clients on a wide range of human capital issues.

    In addition to R&D responsibilities, Rick delivers data-based advisory work primarily to large, often global clients on a wide range of workforce issues such as performance and productivity, talent retention, leadership development and diversity.  Rick has published four books and dozens of professional articles and book chapters.  Recent publications include “Workforce diversity: An internal labor market approach“ (2015, in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethicity, and Nationalism) and “How big data matters“ (2016, in Big data at work: The data science revolution and organizational psychology).

    Prior to joining Mercer Rick was professor of organizational psychology at New York University (1980-89 and at the University of Maryland (1989-97).  A Fellow of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, his BS degree is from The Ohio State University and his PhD is from Yale University.

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    Oct
    11
    6:00 PM18:00

    Michael Beer - The Great Training Robbery: Implications for Leadership

    Metro is excited to announce the organization's first event of the year! Below is a description of the event as well as our presenter's bio.

    Presenter:

    Michael Beer
    Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, Harvard Business School
    Chairman, Center for Higher Ambition Leadership
    Director, TruePoint


    Event Description:

    Billions of dollars are spent on leadership and management training with very little evidence that organizational effectiveness and performance do not improve. Mike Beer will talk about the reasons for this failure – the fact that organizations are systems – and illustrate this by examples for past research and experience. He will then provide a deeper understanding about what it takes to manage system change and the implications for leadership and organization development.  He will end with a set of questions managers and their HR professional can employ to avoid the “great training robbery."

    About Mike Beer:

    Mike is Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School, co-founder and Director of TruePoint and Management Consultancy, and co-founder and Chairman of the Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, a not for profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of companies and leaders committed to creating economic and social value.  Mike has researched and written widely about organization effectiveness, organizational change, high commitment, high performance organizations, leadership, as well as human resource management. Mike has had extensive teaching and consulting experience in those fields. 

    Professor Beer has taught in HBS’ MBA program and executives in the Advanced Management Program, the International Senior Management Program and Managing Organizational Effectiveness and Change, which he founded and chaired.  Mike taught and led first year MBA courses in organizational behavior and human resource management; the latter developed under Mike’s leadership is the first required HRM course in business schools with a strategic general management perspective.

    In addition to numerous book chapters and articles in academic and business journals, Mike is author or co-author of eleven books. Among them is the ground breaking Managing Human Assets and the award winning The Critical Path to Corporate Renewal. His most recent books are High Commitment, High Performance in 2009, and Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value published in 2011.

    Mike has consulted to senior management in several industries--manufacturing, services (hospitality, professional and financial), consumer packaging, high tech., pharmaceutical and medical technology.  Among others he has worked with Becton Dickinson, Hewlett Packard, Ernst & Young, Agilent Technologies, Merck and Whitbread PLC. Mike has served on several professional, not-for-profit and corporate boards.

    The recipient of professional honors and awards, Mike is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and the recipient of its Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award, a Fellow of the Academy of Human Resource Management, a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and recipient of its Distinguished Professional Contributions Award, and recipient of the Harry and Miriam Levinson Award for outstanding contributions to organizational consulting psychology from the American Psychological Foundation.  He is the 2007 recipient of the Society for Human Resource Management’s prestigious Michael R. Losey Research Award and the 2013 recipient of the Herbert Heneman Jr. Career Achievement Award from the Human Resource Division of the Academy of Management. Mike and Russ Eisenstat received the 1998 Organizational Development Institute Award for the most outstanding contribution to the field for the development of the Strategic Fitness Process at Becton Dickinson and its application there and in numerous other corporations around the world.

    Prior to joining the Faculty at Harvard in 1975, Mike served as Director of Organizational Research & Development at Corning Inc., a department he founded and led for eleven years.  The work of the department led to several innovations in organizing and managing the company’s businesses and people.  He holds a B.A. from Queens College, a BA from Harvard University (honorary), an M.S. from North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. in organizational psychology and business from Ohio State University.

    You can register for this event by clicking the button below.

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    Jun
    5
    6:00 PM18:00

    Anna Marie Valerio - The Role of Men in Developing Women Leaders

    Please join us for an interactive session conducted by Anna Marie Valerio in which she will help us to understand and answer the questions: “What is the role of men in developing women leaders?” and “What are the leader behaviors that foster gender inclusiveness in organizations?”

    Men have a critical role to play as agents of change in women’s leadership.  Many organizations have “male champions” for talented women, that is, men who are known informally through the organization for advancing women leaders and valuing diversity in the leadership pipeline.  But what are the most effective behaviors of male champions that are supportive of women’s career advancement and an inclusive workplace?  How are these male behaviors identified and described by female leaders in their organizations?  What can be learned from the actions and behaviors of successful male and female leaders that may result in diversity in leadership pipelines and improved organizational performance?

    Join us for this interactive session as Anna Marie shares qualitative results from ongoing research with senior male and female leaders in Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations, done in collaboration with Katina Sawyer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Villanova University.  

    Anna Marie Valerio, Ph.D. is a consultant specializing in executive coaching and leadership development and a published author and writer. President of Executive Leadership Strategies, LLC, Anna Marie’s areas of expertise include executive coaching, women’s leadership, team leadership, performance management and gender inclusiveness in organizations.

    Anna Marie’s broad background includes experience working with hundreds of senior executives in a wide variety of Fortune 500 organizations across many industry sectors, including technology, insurance, financial, healthcare, pharmaceutical, consumer products, fashion, and professional services.  Special strengths include accelerating the development of senior leaders as they grow into more complex global roles.  Her current research centers on male champions for female leaders and leaders in STEM.

    Focusing on helping men and women improve their working relationships, Anna Marie’s book, Developing Women Leaders: A Guide for Men and Women in Organizations, was published in 2009 by Wiley/Blackwell. Her prior book, co-authored with Robert J. Lee, is Executive Coaching: A Guide for the HR Professional.  Published in 2005 by Wiley, it is a best-practice roadmap to using coaching for talent management in organizations.

    Her corporate experience includes working in IBM with the CEO’s direct reports and their teams to build worldwide leadership capability. Prior to joining IBM, Anna Marie directed the Organizational Effectiveness function in Sony Electronics, Inc., where she was responsible for talent management initiatives, including coaching. At Verizon, she led teams with responsibility for designing and implementing selection tests and assessments, employee opinion surveys, and multi-rater feedback surveys.

    Dr. Valerio is a licensed psychologist and a member of The Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, The NY Metropolitan Association for Applied Psychology, and The Society of Consulting Psychology.  Anna Marie is a frequent speaker at professional conferences.  Articles by Anna Marie have been published in Harvard Business Review, Forbes.com, Bloomberg Businessweek.com, Business Horizons, and SHRM’s HR People + Strategy.

    For further information see her website, www.executiveleadershipstrategies.com.

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    May
    17
    6:00 PM18:00

    Nancy Tippins - Evaluating Leaders of Leaders

    Nancy’s talk will focus on the evaluation of leaders of leaders (LOLs) or those who lead other leaders and consider two important questions.  The first question focuses on the criteria for success in LOL positions.  Nancy will review various sets of criteria and their shifts over time.  The second addresses the question of the effectiveness of various leadership assessment tools.  Nancy will review different approaches to leadership assessment and discuss their effectiveness as well as the criteria against which tools should be evaluated.

     

    Dr. Tippins is a Principal Consultant at CEB where she brings more than 30 years of experience to the company.  She manages teams that develop talent acquisition strategies related to work force planning, sourcing, acquisition, selection, competency identification, succession planning, and employee and leadership development.  Dr. Tippins also conducts executive assessments and coaching and provides expert support in litigation. 

    Active in professional affairs, Dr. Tippins has a longstanding involvement with the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology where she served as President (2000-2001).  In addition, she served on the Ad Hoc Committee on the Revision of the Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures (1999) and is co-chairing the committee for the current revision of the Principles.  She was one of the U.S. representatives on the ISO 9000 committee to establish international testing standards.  She also served on the Joint Committee to revise the Standards for Educational and Psychological Tests (2014).  She has served on a number of National Academies of Science committees and currently chairs the committee on Offshore Oil and Gas Safety Culture.

    Dr. Tippins has authored numerous articles on tests and assessments.  Recently, she co-authored Designing and Implementing Global Selection Systems, co-edited the Handbook of Employee Selection, and another edited volume, Technology Enhanced Assessments. She has served as the Associate Editor for the Scientist-Practitioner Forum of Personnel Psychology.  She is currently on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, and the Journal of Psychology and Business, and the Personnel Assessment and Decisions.  She is the current editor of SIOP’s Professional Practice Series.

    Dr. Tippins received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  She is a fellow of SIOP (Division 14 of the American Psychological Association - APA), Division 5 (APA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the American Psychological Society (APS), and is an active participant in several private industry research groups. 

     

     

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    Apr
    4
    6:00 PM18:00

    Tricia Naddaff - Can leaders really be both caring and achievement focused?

    Leaders have always been expected to achieve results. Over the last thirty years there has been a growing expectation that effective leaders should also demonstrate a level of care and concern for people in order to work collaboratively, effectively coach and develop others, and build employee engagement. Is this a reasonable expectation? How difficult is it to lead with a shared emphasis on both people and results?

    Join us for this interactive session as we share surprising results from one of MRG’s most provocative research studies and explore neuroscience insights into the challenging balance between focusing on people and focusing on results.

     

    Tricia Naddaff is the President at Management Research Group (www.mrg.com), an international leader in creating high-quality assessment tools and conducting extensive research in the areas of Leadership, Sales and Career Development/Personal Growth.  

    Tricia works extensively with MRG’s worldwide network of consultants and clients providing thought leadership and coaching to assist in their development work with both individuals and organizations. Tricia speaks globally to audiences who want to increase the positive impact they have in their organizations and the world around them.  A contributing author to the book “Enlightened Power”, she has a particular interest in engaging in the exploration of gender in leadership, and leading authentically and cultivating wisdom, courage and compassion in organizations.

    Tricia has been consulting to individuals, teams and organizations for over 30 years and her experience includes coaching, product design, research, and business development.  Tricia received her graduate degree in Management from Lesley University and her undergraduate degree from Boston College.

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    Mar
    20
    6:00 PM18:00

    Mort McPhail - Ethics and the Crisis in Psychology

    Since 2004, APA has been dealing with an expanding crisis within the organization and in its public image concerning the use of “enhanced interrogation” techniques by the federal government and the role of psychologists in them. The growing ethical discord resulted in the development of a rift in the association, broken personal relationships, a costly investigation, bitter recriminations, lost jobs, ruined reputations, and a legacy of anger and distrust. Dr. McPhail will begin with a brief discussion of some underlying philosophical thought regarding ethics and an overview of the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. He will then present in outline the facts and issues of the crisis and discuss its ongoing impacts, including the pending review and revision of the Ethics Code, implications for I/O Psychologists, and recent events in the news and within APA, including SIOP’s response.

    Dr. S. Morton McPhail practiced Industrial/Organizational Psychology for more than 35 years before retiring in 2013. He received his BA in Psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio and masters and doctoral degrees from Colorado State University. Dr. McPhail co-founded the consulting firm of Jeanneret & Associates and after several mergers became a Senior Vice President with Valtera and subsequently with CEB until his retirement. During his career, he consulted with clients on a wide variety of issues and served as an expert in litigation.

    Dr. McPhail is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and served as its Secretary-Financial Officer from 2009-2011 and is currently its President. He has published and presented on numerous topics, including editing a book on validation strategies. He is adjunct faculty for the University of Houston and Rice University and serves on the editorial boards of SIOP’s Professional Practice book series and the journal Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.

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    Mar
    17
    9:00 AM09:00

    METRO Career Day 2017

    It's time for METRO's Career Day! The purpose of Career Day is for students or early career I-Os to learn from seasoned professionals about their careers and to hear some advice about the pros and cons of being an internal/external consultant or academic. A recruiter will also contribute to Career Day by providing tips on putting your best foot forward when applying for jobs or changing jobs. There will be plenty of time for networking and asking questions of our panelists! You can see the full schedule here.

    The cost of admission to Career Day is just $75. Be sure to sign up now, as there are a limited number of spaces available! Here is the full schedule for the day:

    9:00 Continental breakfast and networking
    9:15 Welcome and introduction to the day - Kathy Bittner
    9:30 Corporate and Academic panel
          • Beth Armistead, Toys R Us
          • Mike Dillen, Northwell Health
          • Wendy Becker, Shippensburg University
          • Lyndon Llanes, Verizon
          • Adam Myer, Johnson & Johnson
          • Terri Shapiro, Hofstra University
    10:45 Networking and informal discussion with panelists
    11:05 Consulting panel
          • Sy Islam, Talent Metrics
          • Miriam Nelson, AON Hewitt
          • Pete Rutigliano, Mercer | Sirota
          • Janis Ward, J.M. Ward Consulting
    12:05 Networking and informal discussion with panelists
    12:25 A Recruiter's Perspective: Bonnie Diamond, Right Management
    12:55 Networking and informal discussion with recruiter and others
    1:00 Concluding Comments

     

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    Feb
    16
    6:00 PM18:00

    Patrick Hyland - Identifying adaptive and maladaptive leadership behaviors using The Engaging Leader

    Upward feedback surveys have been a mainstay of Applied Psychology as a means of investigating the impact of leadership behaviors on their direct reports. Similarly, personality inventories like the Hogan have provided valuable insights into the personality traits that shape these leadership behaviors. A partnership between Hogan and Mercer | Sirota has created a powerful new tool called The Engaging Leader. This tool combines Hogan's manager personality assessment with Mercer | Sirota's ability to measure engagement and team effectiveness.

    Patrick Hyland, Ph.D., is the Director of Research & Development at Mercer | Sirota.  He has over 15 years of experience in organizational research and consulting.  He has worked with a wide range of clients including FedEx Ground, Tiffany & Co., Thomson Reuters, Vistaprint, Dell, and the U.S. Patent & Trade Office.  He is currently conducting research on a variety of workforce topics, including employee lifecycle research, onboarding practices, senior leadership team effectiveness, mindfulness at work, and survey actioning best practices.  He recently published an article on Mindfulness at Work in Industrial Organizational Psychology and a book chapter on survey actioning in the Handbook of Survey Methodology for the Social Sciences.

    Dr. Hyland is a lead researcher at The Engagement Institute, a community of learning that includes over 100 senior human resources and human capital professionals.  Established by Deloitte, The Conference Board, and Sirota, The Engagement Institute is focused on advancing the science and practice of employee engagement in today’s organizations.  Dr. Hyland is also a trained coach who specializes in helping leaders turn their 360 and survey data into action.  Dr. Hyland received his Ph.D.  in Social-Organizational Psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University, where he also served as an Adjunct Professor for ten years.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

     

     

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    Jan
    11
    6:00 PM18:00

    Harnessing the Power of I-O Science and Practice to Promote Organizational Effectiveness: A Close Look at the Port Authority

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is the bi-state agency that conceives, builds, operates and maintains infrastructure critical to the trade and transportation network in the metropolitan area that affects all of us daily. These facilities include America’s busiest airport system, marine terminals and ports, the PATH rail transit system, six tunnels and bridges between New York and New Jersey, the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, and the World Trade Center. 

    In this talk, Mary Lee Hannell who serves as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  She will describe the human capital challenges she has faced in the CHRO role and the variety of ways she has harnessed the best of I-O psychology science and practice to assure the quality of Port Authority human capital processes and practices. 

    Seymour Adler has supported the Port Authority for close to two decades in the design of leadership development, succession planning, performance management and other people practices.  Seymour will sharehis perspective, based on his Port Authority experiences, on the making of a productive and impactful partnership between HR leaders and I-O psychologists to promote organizational effectiveness. 

     

    In her capacity as CHRO, Mary Lee leads a talented team that supports the agency’s human capital agenda by delivering compensation and benefits, talent management, succession planning, recruitment and assessment, HR metrics, performance management, occupational health, EEO compliance, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.  Mary Lee also is responsible for a comprehensive labor relations strategy across 24 unions, including direct negotiations for twelve civilian and police unions.  Mary Lee joined the Port Authority in 1987.  Prior to becoming Chief in 2013, Mary Lee spent eleven years in various leadership roles in the Human Resources Department at the Port Authority.  From 1998 to 2005, she served as the Executive Advisor to the Chief of Staff/Chief Administrative Officer, coordinating agency services in the human resources, procurement, general services, and labor relations functions. As Assistant Director, she also led the agency procurement function to ensure a competitive and fair public procurement process. In 2007, she returned to Human Resources where she served as Director until she transitioned to her current role as Chief.   

    Seymour Adler, holds a PhD from New York University in I-O Psychology, and is currently a Partner in the Talent, Rewards, and Performance Practice at Aon Hewitt.  For over 35 years, he has directed the development and implementation of talent assessment and talent management programs for major private and public sector organizations.  He has published widely in both the scientific and professional literatures.  In addition to his work as a practitioner, Seymour has served throughout his career on graduate I/O faculties; and currently is an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University.  He is a Fellow of SIOP and a Past President of the Metro.

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    Dec
    15
    6:00 PM18:00

    Doug Reynolds - A closer look at measures of potential and the benefits of high-potential identification programs

    To fill the growing gap in leadership bench-strength, organizations are increasing turning to talent management professionals to design early identification programs to find new leaders sooner and develop them faster.   The tools designed for high-potential identification are an important aspect of these efforts, but little is known about how these tools work in practice.  This presentation will shine new light on these practices and share implications for the design of high-potential programs.  Data will be shared from two different forms of potential assessment and evidence of the organizational gain from these programs will be reviewed.  Implications for practice in this area of growing interest will be also be discussed.

    Doug Reynolds, PhD is senior vice president and Chief Technology Officer at Development Dimensions International (DDI), where his departments develop and implement software-based assessment, testing, and learning products in Fortune 500 companies.  His consulting work has recently focused on the deployment of Internet–based behavioral simulations used for executive and leadership evaluation. Doug also has served as an expert witness regarding personnel selection practices, and he has published and presented frequently on topics related to the intersection of I-O psychology and technology.  He recently co-edited the Handbook of Workplace Assessment, and coauthored Online Recruiting and Selection.  Reynolds is a Past President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2012-2013).

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    Nov
    21
    6:00 PM18:00

    Marc Sokol - Executive Coaching 2.0: How to Leverage The Leadership Environment

    Powerful as executive coaching can be, we only scratch the surface when we restrict our work to one-to-one interaction.  Some coaches shadow the executive in action, but many find this time consuming or beyond the scope of contracted work.  In contrast, I believe we increase impact as we embed ourselves in the executive environment and work with multiple leaders across the same organization.  Coaches often miss out on such opportunities because of over-generalized assumptions regarding privacy that keep the coach only working behind closed doors, over-reliance on narrow professional skillsets, as well as business models that limit our positioning to be where the action occurs.  This session presents an alternative view of how I-O Psychologists can simultaneously engage with several leaders in the same organization, while partnering with HR and senior executives to increase impact with the leaders we seek to develop.  The presentation is based on years of professional practice, sharing illustrations of different ways to expand our approach to executive coaching. 

    Marc Sokol has more than 30 years in this profession, working in public and private sectors, internal and external roles, across 30 countries, and as principal of his own business for the past five years.  Marc is also executive editor of People + Strategy Journal, on the editorial board of Consulting Psychology Journal, President-elect for Minnesota Professional Psychologists at Work, and an advisor to the Masters Program in I-O Psychology at University of Maryland, which is also were he received his PhD.  Last year was part of a SIOP panel on sole proprietorship, featuring several members of METRO.   

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    CANCELLED | Tricia Naddaff - Can leaders really be both caring and achievement focused?
    Oct
    12
    6:00 PM18:00

    CANCELLED | Tricia Naddaff - Can leaders really be both caring and achievement focused?

     

    Leaders have always been expected to achieve results. Over the last thirty years there has been a growing expectation that effective leaders should also demonstrate a level of care and concern for people in order to work collaboratively, effectively coach and develop others, and build employee engagement. Is this a reasonable expectation? How difficult is it to lead with a shared emphasis on both people and results?

    Join us for this interactive session as we share surprising results from one of MRG’s most provocative research studies and explore neuroscience insights into the challenging balance between focusing on people and focusing on results.

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    Tricia Naddaff is the President at Management Research Group (www.mrg.com), an international leader in creating high-quality assessment tools and conducting extensive research in the areas of Leadership, Sales and Career Development/Personal Growth. Tricia works extensively with MRG’s worldwide network of consultants and clients providing thought leadership and coaching to assist in their development work with both individuals and organizations. Tricia speaks globally to audiences who want to increase the positive impact they have in their organizations and the world around them. A contributing author to the book “Enlightened Power”, she has a particular interest in engaging in the exploration of gender in leadership, and leading authentically and cultivating wisdom, courage and compassion in organizations. Tricia has been consulting to individuals, teams and organizations for over 30 years and her experience includes coaching, product design, research, and business development. Tricia received her graduate degree in Management from Lesley University and her undergraduate degree from Boston College.

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    Sep
    25
    10:00 PM22:00

    METRO Networking | Houndstooth Pub

    FREE networking event for our members at Houndstooth Pub at 520 8th Avenue @ 37th Street in NYC from 6-9 PM on October 18th.  Let's reconnect with one another as we haven't seen each other since June and talk about what's new in our lives and careers and what's new in our Applied Psych field.  We will have our own private room (lower level) and all you need to do is show up and ask for the "METRO Networking Event."  

    Beer and wine are FREE FOR THE FIRST HOUR from 6-7 PM so don't be late!  There will be incredibly tasty FREE food, as well!  Drinks from 7-9 PM and mixed drinks from 6-9 PM will be paid for by you (or a colleague if you can swing it)!  Who knows?  There may be a few fun surprises, too.  See you all there! 

    This event is for current Metro Members only, but feel free to bring a guest for $10 at the door.

    www.houndstoothpub.com

    Houndstooth Pub was New York's first gastropub - 520 8th Avenue @ 37th Street, Fashion Center, NYC, 10018.

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    Jun
    6
    6:00 PM18:00

    Kathleen Lundquist - New Challenges from the Court Room: Emerging Areas of Concern for I/O

    Several recent court decisions, emerging state and local legislation and more aggressive regulatory enforcement efforts by the EEOC and OFCCP have led to an increase in the number and types of expected legal challenges to HR processes. Since the decision of the Supreme Court in the landmark Dukes v. Wal-Mart case, class action claims have continued to evolve as plaintiffs seek to specify the particular challenged employment process or the “glue” that holds a particular class together as similarly affected by an employment practice. As a result, there has been a renewed interest in challenging the validity of tests and such formerly-ignored areas as previous experience requirements, criminal background checks and participation in teams. This presentation will review the significant new court decisions and initiatives of regulatory agencies relating to employment practices and discuss the implications for the design and implementation of selection, compensation, performance management, and succession planning processes.

    Kathleen K. Lundquist, Ph.D., is a nationally-recognized organizational psychologist who testifies frequently as an expert witness in employment discrimination class-action lawsuits. In addition to testifying for both defendants and plaintiffs, she has been appointed by courts to implement settlements of litigation involving organizations such as Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Dell, Sodexo, The Coca-Cola Company, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ford Motor Company and the FBI. Dr. Lundquist is president and CEO of APTMetrics, Inc., an international firm which consults with Fortune® 100 employers on the design and implementation of HR processes.

     

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    May
    19
    6:00 PM18:00

    Dr. Sheldon Zedeck - Non-Cognitive Testing in High Stakes Testing Arenas

    This presentation will focus on the efforts in college and post-graduate admissions decisions toward the use of non-cognitive tests and assessments (e.g., situational judgment tests, biodata, personality, and emotion recognition) to provide incremental validity over the traditionally used cognitive measures such as the SAT, ACT, GMAT, MCAT, and LSAT.  The emphasis will be on a review of the measures used, recent efforts to initiate change in admissions procedures, discussion of the criteria (both academic and non-academic) they are intended to predict, and the benefits they yield with respect to diversifying the entering classes of various programs.  Specifically data from the use of the LSAT as a predictor of lawyering effectiveness will be presented and discussed.

    Dr. Sheldon Zedeck is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Professor of the Graduate School, in the Department of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley.  He has been at Berkeley since 1969 when he completed his Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  At Berkeley, he served from 2007-2010 as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Welfare.  Prior to this administrative position, he also served as Chair of the Department of Psychology from 1993-98 (and as interim chair for the 2003-04 year) and was the Director of the campus' Institute of Industrial Relations from 1988-92.

     

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