PTC-SC holds regular programs which serve as a forum for the discussion of current issues in personnel and testing, as well as avenues of professional development. Guest speakers are invited to discuss specific topics relevant to the field of personnel selection and training. The programs are held at various Southern California locations and are generally combined with a luncheon.


DATE: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

LOCATION: Virtual (Via Zoom – link will be sent to those that RSVP as we get closer to the luncheon date)

MODERATOR: Dr. Frank Olmos

About the moderator: 

Dr. Frank Olmos is currently a Senior Human Resources Analyst at Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) and an adjunct professor of statistics at California State University, Los Angeles, board member for Cooperative Organization for the Development of Employee Selection Procedures (CODESP) and Personnel Testing Council of Southern California (PTC-SC), and a frequent presenter and trainer for various professional associations.

TOPIC: Personnel Testing in the Age of Social Distancing

About the topic:

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many workplaces are ordered to implement social distancing practices and telecommuting to help slow the spread of the virus.  To comply with this order, many public personnel departments are challenged with the need to transition from in-person, face-to-face personnel assessment modalities to remote, digital, and virtual platforms to achieve their recruitment, assessment, and selection objectives.

COST: In light of these circumstances, PTC-SC and CODESP will be coming together to host a free virtual luncheon/roundtable to discuss, share, and collaborate on a variety of potential assessment strategies to best achieve the personnel needs of your organization while maintaining social distancing.

Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, April 6, by emailing Ella Shahjahanian, VP Communications, ( with your name, organization, title, and member status. Again, this is a free event, so all you have to do is R.S.V.P.

Membership Status

If you would like to save time at check-in, consider the option of paying in advance through PayPal. Request an invoice at prior to Monday before the luncheon. We look forward to seeing you all there!

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