2020 MCC Professional
Development Conference


Keynote - Nathan Mondragon

You’ve heard a lot about AI, and depending on which article you read, it will either be the savior or the downfall of talent acquisition (if not the whole human race).

In this session, Dr. Nathan Mondragon will explore how the truth about the future is not only much less dire, but actually hopeful, and how artificial intelligence can be used ethically in the screening and hiring stages of talent acquisition. Proper AI needs to be measured and proven to show what it is designed to predict. Nathan will discuss a methodology for how AI tools can assist highly-skilled recruiting professionals with objective, less-biased data. He’ll also dive into the “people science” behind these tools, designing and testing to remove bias from the algorithms, and why you and your team can trust that algorithms can help you meet your lofty TA goals.

Nathan Mondragon, Chief IO Psychologist at HireVue

Dr. Nathan Mondragon is the Chief IO Psychologist at HireVue and is responsible for building, researching, and maintaining AI-driven assessment products. In this role, the IO Psychology team at HireVue works side-by-side with the Data Science team to create and deliver AI-based video and game assessments. Nathan has over 25 years of extensive experience in the human capital management space and is a recognized expert in the blending of IO Psychology tools with technology to deliver seamless integrated recruitment, hiring, and development solutions.

In 1996, Nathan helped lead the creation and delivery of the first ever online selection assessment. In 2004, he built from the ground up the first integrated assessment solution within an enterprise-wide ATS (Taleo), and in 2015 as part of HireVue, delivered the first ever AI-driven pre-hire assessment solution. He has over 50 manuscripts, presentations, and workshops on IO Psychology and technology solutions, has been quoted or featured in over 30 popular press articles, and has been interviewed on NPR, BBC, and Bloomberg about the future of Recruiting and Assessments. He has held leadership positions with Aon, SHL, DDI, Dell, Taleo, and Oracle. Nathan received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University.

Keynote - Tiffany Sanchez

After viewing the presentation by Tiffany Sanchez participants will be able to

  • Define Critical Management Studies as a way to consider work environments
  • Consider the ways in which power and privilege impact work culture
  • Consider ways in which career professionals can help diverse students to prepare for work cultures in internships and new professional roles

Tiffany Sanchez, Vice President of Student Affairs at Stevenson University

Tiffany Sanchez has more than 20 years of experience in student affairs and international study abroad, and has spent the last 15 years overseeing student programming, orientation and first-year experience, housing, health and wellness, diversity and inclusion, and student conduct. She currently serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs at Stevenson University where she provides leadership for diversity and inclusion, new student orientation, student activities, fraternity and sorority life, residence life and housing, conduct, and wellness. At Stevenson University she serves as the co-chair of the president’s committee on Diversity and Inclusion. She has over 20 years of experience facilitating safe space and diversity education workshops and trainings. Prior to her role at Stevenson University, she served Johns Hopkins University as the associate dean of student engagement and the Interim Dean of Students. Tiffany also spent twelve years at American University as the director of new student programs has held positions with Youth for Understanding International Exchange and Heidelberg College in Ohio. She sits on the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ Center for Women Board, NASPA’s Region II Board as the representative for small colleges and universities, and on the Governing Board Baltimore Collegetown. Sanchez is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and earned a master’s degree from the college student personnel program at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

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