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Sign Up for the Applied NLP Methods for Organizational Research Program

Today is the Application Deadline for the Practitioner Mentoring Program

Registration for the 2021 SIOP Annual Conference Advanced Professional Development Program, Applied NLP Methods for Organizational Research, is now open.

Course Overview
This course includes an overview of natural language processing (NLP) using machine and deep learning algorithms. Specific NLP topics include data preparation, a deep dive into supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques, a deep dive into state-of-the-art deep learning techniques, and what the future holds for these approaches within organizational research.

Course Dates
The course will consist of 4, 3-hour lessons, taking place April 1, 8, 22, and 29.

Course Description
This course is a developmental opportunity for SIOP conference registrants interested in the people analytics/data science area of industrial-organizational psychology. This course will introduce techniques and best practices for NLP and provide examples of applications within the area of people analytics. This course will include hands-on practice using the Python programming language. This course is organized across four 3-hour modules and will include learning exercises to be completed between modules.

Intended Audience
The instructional level of this course is intermediate/advanced. It is intended for individuals who have a strong quantitative background and programming experience. This course will use the Python programming language, but those that work with R should be able to follow along. I-O psychologists, people analytics practitioners, and quantitatively focused HR practitioners who would like to improve their NLP and data science skills may benefit from this session. 

Learning Objectives
This course will provide:

  • An overview of the history and potential future of NLP
  • NLP and data science insights and techniques from leading people analytics experts
  • Methods and best practices for working with text-based HR data
  • Detailed explanations and walkthroughs of state-of-the-art machines and deep learning techniques to improve your NLP skillset

Course Instructors

  • Nick Koenig (Modern Hire), Matthew Arsenault (Walmart), and Daniel Schmerling (Prudential)
  • Guest Speakers include Michael A. Campion (Purdue University) and Emily D. Campion (Old Dominion University)

Participants should register for the program when registering for the 2021 SIOP Annual Conference.

In addition, the application deadline for the Practitioner Mentoring Program is today. More information and links to the applications can be found on the SIOP Practitioner Mentoring Program page.

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