Business, Leadership, and Performance

BLP Week: Kate Rohrbaugh on Useful Topical Interest Group (TIG) Tools

My name is Kate Rohrbaugh and I am Co-Chair of the Business, Leadership, and Performance TIG along with Michelle Baron.  I’m a Research Team Leader at a consulting firm in Virginia leading a group studying capital project organizations and teams in the process industries.  Today I’d like to talk about the renaming of our TIG …

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Vanessa Jackson on Using Qualitative Methods for Small Business Development and Sustainability

Greetings from Kentucky, the land of national basketball championships.  My name is Vanessa Prier Jackson and I a professor of retailing in the School of Human Environmental Sciences in the department of Merchandising Apparel and Textiles at the University of Kentucky. For the last three years I have become very interested in qualitative research in …

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Judy Savageau and Linda Cabral on Using Journal Clubs to Promote Best Practices in Evaluation

Hello! We’re Judy Savageau and Linda Cabral from the Center for Health Policy and Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Recently, we developed a journal club which convenes interested evaluators quarterly to discuss selected article(s) on evaluation research principles or methodologies. The journal club also networks parties from across our medical school’s multiple …

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John Wedman on Using the Performance Pyramid in Evaluation

Hello. I’m John Wedman, an administrator at the University of Missouri and former business owner. One of our business services was evaluating corporate training programs. Not surprisingly, some programs fell short of producing the desired results. Was the training lacking or was something else going on? Answering that question led us to develop the Performance …

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SIOP Week: Elizabeth Rupprecht on Using mTurk to Collect Evaluation Data

Hello! I’m Elizabeth Rupprecht, an Industrial Organizational Psychology graduate student at Saint Louis University.  I would like to tell you more about a great resource for collecting national or international evaluation data—Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mTurk). mTurk is normally used to provide organizations with assistance completing tasks. Typically, an organization will set up a “task,” such as …

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SIOP Week: Stephen Axelrad on I-O Psychology and Evaluation

My name is Stephen Axelrad.  I am a Human Capital consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.  For almost a decade, in both my doctoral training and professional life, I have had one foot in the evaluation world and one foot in the industrial-organizational psychology (I-O) world.  Both disciplines use behavioral and social science research to solve …

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SIOP Week: Dale S. Rose on Organization Development: A Program Worth Evaluating (Logically)

Hello. My name is Dale S. Rose. I am the President of 3D Group, a firm that has done program evaluation, 360 degree feedback and employee surveys since 1994. One of the thorns in the side of Organization Development has always been the nagging lack of a cohesive theory about how to successfully create change. …

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SIOP Week: E. Jane Davidson on SIOP and AEA’s best-kept secrets!

My name is Jane Davidson and I run an evaluation consulting business called Real Evaluation Ltd. I also run a fun blog with Patricia Rogers at GenuineEvaluation.com. My doctoral training was in organizational psychology (with some industrial psyc at Master’s level), which is the career I was pursuing when I stumbled across evaluation. I was …

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SIOP Week: Eduardo Salas on I-O Psychology and Evaluation: Where Do They Meet?

Hello, I’m Eduardo Salas, professor at the University of Central Florida and President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). I am pleased to introduce you to SIOP and the field of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology as well as explain how evaluation and I-O intersect. SIOP is the premier membership organization for …

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Zita Unger on Naked Board Assessment

My name is Zita Unger. I am director of a private consulting company in Australia offering online corporate diagnostic tools. I also participate in a program for company directors that provides a confidential forum to share experiences of directorship and discuss current challenges faced by directors. One recent company director session centered on a credit …

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