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The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) announces annual Leading Edge Consortium (LEC) to prepare assessment practitioners to manage trends with appropriate professional and scientific rigor

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

On October 25-26 at Loews Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, SIOP will host its 15th Annual LEC, "Advancing the Edge: Assessment for the 2020s."

SIOP created the Leading Edge Consortium to appeal to the experienced practitioner, and generate insights for even the most seasoned experts. Participants of this year's event can expect to gain a deeper appreciation for the changes occurring in selection and assessment practice. Learning how new technologies, evolving business processes, and market shifts are disrupting assessment will help equip participants for this critical stage of evolution in the field.

Co-chaired by John Scott, APTMetrics, Inc, and Doug Reynolds, Development Dimensions International (DDI), the 2019 LEC is focused on bringing together a diverse group of thought leaders who explore the evolving state of practice and related science. The goal is to frame out practical solutions for managing the disruptions and incorporating new insights and technologies into organizational assessment programs.

Scott explained, "The field of assessment is at a critical stage in its evolution. Significant advances in technologies, combined with market shifts among assessment providers have created tensions for both science and practice. This year's LEC will provide participants with a deeper understanding of these disruptors and demonstrate alternate paths for addressing critical challenges and leveraging new opportunities."

Reynolds continued, "It's been a while since the LEC covered an in-depth review of the application of assessment in the workplace, and so much has changed. This event will be a great one-stop shop for exposure to the latest advances the and the challenges and opportunities they raise."

Visit the SIOP website to see a list of main program topics, speakers, workshops, and hotel information. View the full agenda at

Consortium registration is now open. See the event rates at


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