Save the “month” for the events listed below! When we know exact dates you will be the first to know but we wanted to be sure you have a sense of when and what the 2016-2017 CIOP events will be. If you would like to help in any of these events we’d love to hear from you! The success of these CIOP events depends on you as both an attendee but also as you help us create these events. Also, if you would like to partner on an event not listed here that you think would be fun for your fellow CIOP members, let us know that too. We want to make CIOP work for you and all ideas are welcome! Just contact me, Jackie Deuling at or the event leader if you would like to help. We look forward to meeting you and sharing these experiences with you.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, May 17, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 425 South Wabash, Room WB 317, Chicago, IL 60605


    May 17, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Roosevelt University Chicago Loop Campus

    425 South Wabash, Room WB 317, Chicago, IL 60605

    Registration Information

    • IPAC Member – $55.00
    • Non-Member – $100.00
    • Student – $25.00 (Must show current student I.D. upon morning registration on May 17).

    Think Forward on Assessment: Best Practices and a Case Study on Assessment Centers

    Program Details

    The programs include a three-part, forward-looking glance of personnel selection and the specific value that assessment professionals bring to the process. In the afternoon, the event will feature an interactive presentation on the process of creating and validating legally defensible assessment centers.


    Marty Alber received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Auburn University. Marty’s experience and expertise lie in personnel selection, assessment, and psychometrics. She has served as a consultant for the State of Alabama, State of Mississippi, and DeKalb County, Georgia. Marty has presented research to multiple professional associations including the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC). She serves as a guest lecturer to graduate programs in Industrial-Organizational Psychology in the area of assessment centers and employee selection. She is also the current IPAC President.

    Warren Bobrow, Ph.D. specializes in employee selection, manager assessment, structured interviews, and opinion surveys for companies in the public (such as the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and OFCCP) and private (such as The Cheesecake Factory, Intuit, and H&R Block) sectors. He has worked in a diverse range of industries, including government, tech, customer contact centers, finance, health care, petroleum, retail, distribution, telecommunications, utilities, and apparel manufacturing throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Central America. Dr. Bobrow received a B.A. in Psychology from University California, Irvine and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee. He is a licensed psychologist. 


    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Registration & Continental Breakfast 

    9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Morning session - Warren Bobrow, Ph. D.

    This presentation will review opportunities where forward-thinking selection specialists embrace trends in the field and try to leverage their unique skills sets within the organization. It is not intended to imply that participants should do these things. But rather, these opportunities serve as an example of how skill sets can be re-purposed to add value.

    1) We will work through an example of analyzing turnover in a way that is more prevalent in medical science, but has applications in assessment.

    2) We will work through an example of the return-on-investment of Jack Welch’s “rank and yank” idea. The results may surprise you. More importantly, we will talk about how this approach can be used for other organizational initiatives.

    3) We will look at data for a psychologist who specializes in executive selection. We will compare his recommendations (based on an in-basket, cognitive ability tests, personality assessment, and an interview) to using only the scores from the assessments.

    Throughout the session, participants will be encouraged to share their experiences in re-purposing their skills and will be encouraged to share current issues that we can work through. 

    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    Lunch and networking – Lunch will be provided by Roosevelt University Catering Services. During registration, please select your preferred boxed lunch. Also, please provide any special instructions for your order (especially if you have allergies). If you register after May 9, we can't guarantee your lunch choice will be available.

    12:45 PM – 3:30 PM

    Afternoon Presentation – Marty Alber, Ph.D.

    An assessment center is a method for evaluating talent on a broad spectrum of job-related competencies. Assessment centers provide organizations with a means of gathering relevant information about an individual's capabilities to perform the essential functions of a job. A typical assessment center will use multiple techniques to assess the individual's strengths and developmental needs in relation to the job. The development of assessment centers should include several key steps in order to ensure that they are valid, job-relevant, and legally defensible. The presentation will outline these steps to include utilizing job analysis results, generating job-related critical incidents, developing valid simulation exercises, and the assessment process. Assessment centers can be used both for selecting talent and for developing that talent, and there are certainly costs associated with this type of process. Organizations must see assessment centers as an investment that ensures top talent will ultimately lead to a highly successful business operation.

    3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Closing Discussion and Q & A

    4:30 PM
    Optional Happy Hour and Networking at Buddy Guy's Legends*, 700 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60605

    *Happy Hour is not included in the registration fee.

    Hotel Accommodations

    Lunch Options (select when you register):

    Boxed Lunch Description
    Cranturkey Oven roasted turkey and Provolone with lettuce, tomato and cranberry mayo on ciabatta bread
    Swiss Mister Ham and Swiss with thin pickle slices and spicy brown mustard on rye bread
    Mega Meat Salami, ham, pepperoni and Provolone, red onion, lettuce, tomato and seasoned olive oil on ciabatta bread
    Nerdy Bird Chicken salad with lettuce and tomato on a croissant
    Veg Head Chilled roasted vegetables with hummus on tomato focaccia bread
    Candied Pecan and Apple Salad Mixed greens, candied pecans, red onion, tomato, dried cranberry, apple slices and Green Goddess dressing

    If you have specific dietary needs or allergies, please include any special instructions.

Past events

Thursday, February 28, 2019 Glitz & Glamour of Consulting
Monday, November 05, 2018 Leading with Purpose at Walgreens: Implementation of a Developmental Assessment Center for High Potential Leaders
Thursday, October 11, 2018 Fourth Annual: Fall Mixer 2018 at The Drake Hotel
Monday, April 16, 2018 CIOP Consulting Challenge 2018
Thursday, November 30, 2017 CIOP Gives Back to Veteran's
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Third Annual: Fall Mixer 2017 at The Drake Hotel
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 CIOP Consulting Challenge 2017
Thursday, May 04, 2017 Human Resources Professional Panel
Friday, March 24, 2017 Day in the Life of an I/O Professional
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Trends in I/O: Diversity and Inclusion
Thursday, November 17, 2016 CIOP Gives Back to Veteran's
Thursday, September 22, 2016 Second Annual: Fall Mixer 2016 at The Drake Hotel
Friday, July 01, 2016 Trends in I/O
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 CIOP Consulting Challenge 2016
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Day in the Life of an I/O Professional
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Pros and Cons from an I/O Perspective
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 CIOP Gives Back
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Fall Mixer 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 CIOP Consulting Challenge
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Impact of I/O Psychologists in the Workplace
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Volunteer Night at the Greater Chicago Food Depository
Friday, October 17, 2014 SIOP to Hold Succession Planning Consortium in Chicago October 17-18!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Anxiety’s Role in Work and Life Outcomes
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Create a Positive Presence and Brand in Social Media
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 CIOP Networking Event
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Strategic Planning: How to Leverage Succession Planning and Consumer Insight
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 Executive Coaching
Thursday, September 19, 2013 CIOP Entrepreneurs' Panel Discussion
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Employment Law and I/O Psychology
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 CIOP Networking Event
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 So you want to be a consultant?
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Multi-level Organizational Diagnosis: Case Study at NASA
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 CIOP Mentoring Panel Discussion
Monday, September 17, 2012 Integrating Competencies Into Your Talent Management System
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 CIOP Reception
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