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Project Title: Measuring Human Capabilities: Performance Potential of Individuals and Collectives

PIN: DBASSE-BBCSS-11-01         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit:
DBASSE Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

RSO:
Chauvin, Cherie

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Education; National Security and Defense


A Public Workshop: New Directions in Assessing Individuals and Groups
April 3, 2013 - April 4, 2013
Embassy Suites Hotel
900 10th Street, NW
Capital Ballroom C&D
Washington, DC


If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Renee L. Wilson Gaines
Email: rwilson@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-2145
Fax: 202-334-2210


Agenda:

WORKSHOP AGENDA
Tentative 3/14/2013

New Directions in Assessing Individuals and Groups
April 3-4, 2013

Embassy Suites Hotel
900 10th Street, NW
Capital Ballroom, C&D
Washington, DC

Workshop Goals:

Facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue on the current and future state-of-the science in measurement of individual capabilities and the combination of individual capabilities to create collective capacity to perform.

Inform the design of a maximally effective selection and assignment system.

Day One
Wednesday, April 3

8:00 a.m. WORKSHOP CHECK-IN OPEN

9:00 a.m. WELCOME FROM THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
• Robert Hauser, Executive Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

OVERVIEW OF THE BOARD ON BEHAVIORAL, COGNITIVE, AND SENSORY SCIENCES AND INTRODUCTIONS
• Barbara Wanchisen, Director, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

9:30 a.m. WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES AND STUDY OVERVIEW
• Jack Stuster, Anacapa Sciences, Inc., and Chair, Committee on Measuring Human Capabilities

10:00 a.m. SPONSOR’S PERSPECTIVE
• Jay Goodwin, Chief, Foundational Science, U.S. Army Research Institute

10:45 a.m. BREAK

11:00 a.m. SETTING THE STAGE: THE EVOLVING GOALS OF CANDIDATE TESTING AND ITS ROLE IN PERSONNEL SELECTION
• Fred Oswald, Rice University

12:00 p.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS
• Frederick Vollrath, U.S. Department of Defense, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness and Force Management

12:30 p.m. WORKING LUNCH (available in meeting room)
• Jack Stuster, Chair
Topic: Discussion of ideas presented in Keynote Address

1:15 p.m. EMERGING CONSTRUCTS AND THEORY

Part One: Invited Presentations
• Christopher Patrick, Florida State University
• Michael Kane, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
• Todd Little, Kansas University

Part Two: Roundtable Discussion with Committee Members and Invited Presenters

3:30 p.m. BREAK

4:00 p.m. ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF FUTURE TESTING TECHNIQUES AND PERSONNEL SELECTION

Part One: Invited Presentation
• Rodney, Lowman, Alliant International University

Part Two: Reactions from Committee Members

5:00 p.m. CONCLUDE DAY ONE

Day Two
Thursday, April 4

8:30 a.m. DAY TWO WORKSHOP CHECK-IN OPEN

9:00 a.m. SUMMARY OF DAY ONE AND OVERVIEW OF DAY TWO
• Jack Stuster, Anacapa Sciences, Inc., and Chair, Committee on Measuring Human Capabilities

9:15 a.m. MEASURING INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND PREDICTING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE

Part One: Invited Presentations
• Paul Sackett, University of Minnesota
• James Rounds, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Earl Hunt, University of Washington

10:15 a.m. BREAK

10:30 a.m. MEASURING INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND PREDICTING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE, CONTINUED

Part Two: Roundtable Discussion with Committee Members and Invited Presenters

12:00 p.m. WORKING LUNCH (available in meeting room)
• Jack Stuster, Chair
Topic: Continued roundtable discussion with committee members and invited presenters from Panel One

12:45 p.m. GROUP COMPOSITION PROCESSES AND PERFORMANCE

Part One: Invited Presentations
• Scott Tannenbaum, Group for Organizational Effectiveness
• Leslie DeChurch, Georgia Institute of Technology
• Anita Williams Woolley, Carnegie Mellon University

Part Two: Roundtable Discussion with Committee Members and Invited Presenters

3:15 p.m. BREAK

3:30 p.m. CROSS-CUTTING LINKS AND RESEARCH GAPS:
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND ALL INVITED PRESENTERS

4:00 p.m. WORKSHOP IMPLICATIONS

Part One: Summary of Emergin Themes
• Randall Engle, Georgia Institute of Technology & Member, Committee on Measuring Human Capabilities

Part Two: Reactions from Invited Presenters & Committee Members

4:45 p.m. CLOSING COMMENTS
• Jack Stuster, Chair

5:00 p.m. ADJOURN

NOTE FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS: This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its study. This committee will examine the information and material obtained during this, and other public meetings, in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time; no recommendations will be made. In fact, the committee will deliberate thoroughly before writing its draft report. Moreover, once the draft report is written, it must go through a rigorous review by experts who are anonymous to the committee, and the committee then must respond to this review with appropriate revisions that adequately satisfy the Academy's Report Review Committee and the chair of the National Research Council before it is considered a National Research Council report. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee's work based on today's discussions will be doing so prematurely.
Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person's future position as it may evolve in the course of the project. Any inferences about an individual's position regarding findings or recommendations in the final report are therefore also premature.