Biddle Presents: Our Sessions at the 43rd AAAED Conference

American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) – 43rd National Conference

Please join us for our 43rd national conference and annual meeting to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, June 7-9, 2017.  Scottsdale is a beautiful location, with the Sonoran Desert as its backdrop and a watercolor sky as its canopy. It also lies within a state rich in Native American tradition, and we have embraced that tradition with our conference theme, “We are known by the tracks that we leave.”  Our theme recognizes the importance of ensuring that we are developing and leaving a more diverse and inclusive legacy than we found.  Our robust pre-conference and conference programs are designed to lay the “tracks” for the challenges and opportunities to promote access, equity and diversity both now and in the future.

Register for the AAAED Conference at https://www.aaaed.org/aaaed/Registration.asp

Biddle Consulting Group Sessions:


Senior Certified Affirmative Action Professional Track – Training for Experienced Practitioners (Wednesday, June 7:  10:00-12:00 pm)

Daniel Kuang, Ph.D.; Biddle Consulting Group


Affirmative Action Plan 101 for Universities and Businesses (Wednesday, June 7: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

William Smitherman; Absolute Mediation & Arbitration Services, LLC and Patrick Nooren; Biddle Consulting Group


Limiting Your Legal Exposure: Ensuring That Your Data Tells the Truth (Wednesday, June 7:  2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Cassie Verdon & Heather Sakamoto; Biddle Consulting Group


How to Get a Notice of Compliance: OFCCP Audits Violations and Recommended Solutions (Thursday, June 8: 10:45a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Patrick Nooren & Nina Le-Tse; Biddle Consulting Group

Jason Schaefer, M.A., M.B.A., Joins Biddle

Biddle Consulting Group, Inc. adds another new Senior Consultant, Jason Schaefer, M.B.A, M.A., to its team of EEO experts. Jason has more than ten years of experience developing and validating examinations used for employee selection and licensure/certification clients throughout the United States. This includes designing and administering job analyses, conducting standard setting studies, writing technical reports, and performing specialized research related to test construction and validation. He has provided technical guidance to clients in test design, use, and analysis, as well as, conducted psychometric analyses to assess exam and item effectiveness. Additional work included the development and administration of surveys assessing employee attitudes, organizational climate, client satisfaction, program/process effectiveness, and 360 degree feedback for leadership development purposes.

Jason holds Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Industrial and Organizational Psychology from California State University, Sacramento.  Jason has presented research findings on topics of interest to testing professionals at a variety of professional conferences.

 


For more information about Biddle Consulting Group’s job analysis, test validation, and test development consulting services, please visit www.biddle.com or call (800) 999-0438.

Clinton Kelly, M.A., Joins The Biddle Team

Biddle Consulting Group, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Senior Consultant Clinton Kelly, M.A. (Ph.D./ABD) to its team. Clinton has more than ten years of experience working with a wide variety of clients in the areas of job analysis, test development, and test validation services. His previous work experience includes him being responsible for developing and maintaining over 300 licensure tests in six different states and developing licensure tests in over a dozen states in variety of licensure areas (e.g., construction, insurance, cosmetology). He has also assisted with the development/validation of bilingual-certification testing for law enforcement and social-worker positions and developed assessments for public safety departments throughout the country. In addition, he has conducted psychometric analyses (e.g., item difficulty/discrimination, cut scores, pass rates, adverse impact, reliability, equivalent alternative forms), facilitated subject matter expert meetings, and authored technical reports.

Clinton holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from California State University, Sacramento, and he is completing his doctoral work in Applied Social Psychology at Brigham Young University. He is widely respected in the industry and has conducted presentations at a wide variety of professional conferences around the nation.


For more information about Biddle Consulting Group’s job analysis, test validation, and test development consulting services, please visit www.biddle.com or call (800) 999-0438.