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    October Dinner Seminar - The Science Behind Selection - Using Psychological Principals to Build a More Effective & Diverse Team

    Date: October 16, 2019, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
    Suzanne Motta, Program Director
    Radisson 3 Research Court Rockville, MD 20850
    Member $50; Non Member $60, Student $35; Walk in $70
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    The Science Behind Selection -

    Using Psychological Principals to Build a More Effective & Diverse Team

    We all known the exorbitant cost of turnover to our businesses. That cost has increased exponentially in the current labor market, as it has become increasingly difficult to find great talent. In this seminar we will learn how to strengthen our selection process while increasing diversity, through the utilization of some of the latest research in I/O Psychology. We will discuss the validity of various selection methods and we will debunk common myths and misconceptions about the selection process.

    At the end of this seminar, participants will…

    •    Understand the advantages and disadvantages to many common selection methods.
    •    Understand the challenges associated with unstructured interviews and why this method can often hinder diversity efforts within an organization.
    •    Understand the limitations of common personality assessments and be familiar with alternatives with greater validity.
    •    Understand Face-Validity and the impact it can have on applicants.
    •    Understand Adverse Impact and how to build a selection process that promotes diversity.
    •    Understand why cognitive ability assessments have traditionally led to higher adverse impact and what HR can do to overcome this barrier.
    •    Understand the nature of surface level & deep level diversity and how diversity, coupled with inclusion, can positively impact their organization

    Speaker:  David Shar, MPS - I/O Psychology, SHRM - SCP

    As a seasoned entrepreneur and student of business, David Shar has amassed years of invaluable experience, knowledge, and firsthand awareness of the intricate challenges of leadership. During his successful tenure as employer and manager in the challenging restaurant and retail industries, David realized that he possesses an innate ability to recognize, utilize, and maximize the latent potential in every employee.

    David’s achievements in team-building and employee retention gained national attention. He created an environment of passion, of engagement, of security, and began to counsel other business owners and managers in the art and science of performance management.

    David currently works with organizations of all sizes as the Founder, Consultant and Keynote Speaker with Illuminate PMC. David specializes in helping organizations improve their leadership and culture.

    David holds his Bachelors in Human Resource Management from Colorado State University and his Masters in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland – College Park. He is a current Doctoral Student in Business Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where he is studying the effects of Corporate Volunteering initiatives on perceived Meaningfulness at work.



    6:00pm - 7:00pm  Dinner, Sponsor Introductions and Chapter Business

    7:00 - 8:30  Presentation

    Registration is now closed.  Please email Suzanne for information.