Those of you on the fence about attending the 2010 International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) conference on July 18-21 may be interested to know that a preliminary schedule has been released that reveals some great speakers and topics. For example:
- David Campbell's provocatively titled opening session, The Use of Picture Postcards for Exploring Diversity Issues Such as Bias and Prejudices, or "How Can We Keep Our Grandchildren From Going to War With Each Other?"
- Not to be outdone, Michael McDaniel kicks things off Tuesday morning with Abolish the Uniform Guidelines.
- Scott Highhouse closes things up Wednesday with A Critical Look at Holistic Assessment
- Great pre-conference workshops on everything from job analysis to fairness
- Wonderfully diverse concurrent sessions on topics such as public service motivation, leadership coaching, simulations, engagement, online testing, charging for exams, test transportability, cross-cultural personality assessment, measuring workforce gaps, adverse impact analysis, faking and lie detection, and succession planning. And that's just a sample!
Staying current on assessment through professional education is one of the commandments of our field. I hope you'll be joining your friends and colleagues in Newport Beach. Early bird registration ends June 1st.