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Three Big Reasons to Attend SIOP’s LEC on Talent Analytics


by SIOP Administrative Office

With more than 250 attendees and counting, SIOP’s 12th Annual Leading Edge Consortium (LEC), October 21-22, 2016 at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta is already the most successful LEC to date.

What does everyone else know about “Talent Analytics: Data Science to Drive People Decisions and Business Impact” that you don’t?

“Big Data” is profoundly changing the world of business. Attending the LEC will help you and your organization navigate the seismic changes created by the ongoing data revolution. In addition, here are three important reasons for you attend SIOP’s LEC on Talent Analytics:

  1. Networking, networking, networking–Even in a data-driven world, professional contacts are key to your success. The Leading Edge Consortium offers several opportunities to mingle with leading experts in I-O psychology and several different areas of big data, beginning with the Friday night networking event at the City Club of Buckhead.

Located on the 18th floor, just steps from the Intercontinental, the City Club is a prestigious destination with panoramic city views. The Friday night event includes a top-shelf open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres with a regional flair, and fun, optional activities intended to help you renew connections and extend your professional network.

  1. Relevant, timely information from leading expertsKeynote speakers Alan Wild and Dan Putka head a roster of experts presenting a complete picture of big data as applied to the human aspects of organizations.  Wild, Vice President of Human Resources, Employee Relations and Engagement at IBM, will speak on "Managing Employee Engagement in a Social World." Putka is Principal Staff Scientist at the Human Resources Research Organization.  He will present “Big Data Mythbusters: Benefiting from Big Data Analytic Methods with Your Small Data.” Information on all the presentations at the consortium can be found here and the speaker bios are listed here

LEC attendees will leave the event armed with the best available information for leveraging big data to drive people decisions and business impact. All attendees will receive the 2016 LEC Resource Guide, a compilation of presenter references and citations to relevant articles, web pages, and publications on the topic of talent analytics. Attendees will receive online access to all presentation materials from the event as well.

  1. Continuing Education Credits for Psychology and Human Resource Management–In addition to the information and networking opportunities at the LEC, this year’s event also offers attendees up to 11.25 continuing education (CE) credits for psychology purposes through the American Psychological Association* as well as up to 11.25 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for Human Resource Management. In addition, attendees can earn up to 9.75 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Visit the LEC CE page for information about attendance requirements and the process for obtaining credits.

There is no doubt that advances in data gathering, analysis and reporting are irrevocably changing the workplace. This year’s LEC will help you and your organization make the most of new and emerging data science to drive people decisions and business impact.
The 2016 Leading Edge Consortium is an elite forum for scientists and practitioners to exchange information, research findings, and strategies for leveraging human performance data to achieve optimum results in the workplace. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of what is sure to be an invaluable experience. Learn more at www.siop.org/lec

* SIOP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SIOP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.