scitrain to receive the Douglas W. Bray and Ann Howard Grant

9.20.16
scitrain, ltd.

Dr. Mark Whitmore (Chief Scientist) and Ryan Powley (Client Relations Coordinator) of scitrain, ltd. have been selected to receive the Douglas W. Bray and Ann Howard Grant by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

“The Douglas W. Bray and Ann Howard Research Grant is designed to support research on assessment center methods as well as research into the development of managers and leaders. The grant may focus on the assessment method (e.g., simulations and other techniques that rely on the observation of behavior), the content area of interest (e.g., managerial career advancement, leadership development), or preferably both.”

As a recipient of this research grant, Powley and Whitmore will be recognized at the 2017 SIOP Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. Powley and Whitmore will receive the award at the opening session at the National Conference next April 2017.

Congratulations Ryan and Dr. Whitmore!

Welcome (back) Amanda!

Amanda Mosley joins scitrain, ltd. as a Consultant and is currently focused on design. She graduated from the University of Akron with her master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology. While completing her degree, Amanda interned at scitrain and gained experience in the design, production, and delivery of assessment and development centers. She is excited to be back on the team at a full-time capacity and loves hanging around in her new office!Picture1

In her free time, Amanda enjoys making pottery, hiking, singing, playing music, listening to podcasts, thrifting, and spending time with friends and family. In her professional life, Amanda’s passion and ultimate goal is to become a coach. The challenges and experiences she has had have left her with a strong desire to help others in their journey through work and through life!

Welcome Stephanie!

Welcome to scitrain Stephanie!

Old_Headshot_DeLacyStephanie DeLacy joins scitrain, ltd.as a Consultant. Stephanie graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, where she was involved in several student organizations and internships. After graduating with a degree in Political Science, Stephanie became a Social Worker at North Side Housing & Supportive Services, working with formerly homeless men, diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse. Two years later, Stephanie joined Teach For America’s National Recruitment Team as a Recruitment Associate. She recruited over 130 Undergraduate Seniors from Ohio Colleges to teach for 2 years in a low-income community in the US. When a former colleague from TFA told Stephanie about the opportunity to help found the Talent Acquisition Department at Cleveland Metropolitan School District, she packed up her life and moved to Cleveland. During her tenure as a Talent Acquisition Partner at CMSD, Stephanie was responsible for recruiting over 300 new teachers and almost 50 school based administrators. Stephanie is excited to bring her recruitment experience, passion for organizational development, and creative thinking to the scitrain team. When she is not working, Stephanie loves to run, practice yoga, and play with her dog, Daphne, as well as any foster puppies they might have staying at the house.

Scitown CEO, Chad, making omelettes for the team to celebrate Stephanie's birthday. Omelet bars are always a hit in Scitown.
scitown CEO, Chad, making omelettes for the team to celebrate Stephanie’s birthday. Omelet bars are always a hit in Scitown.

 

 

 

Welcome Brittney!

Brittany Pistor is joining the scitrain team as a Project Coordinator. She will be responsible for providing logistical support and project planning expertise for the Operations Department. We are thrilled to have her aboard. Scroll down to learn more about her background and all of the great things she brings to scitrain, ltd.

Brittney Pistor

Hometown: I am a born buckeye…OH-IO! I was born in
Columbus, Ohio, and raised in Kingston, Ohio, on 64-
acres of rolling pastures and winding streams. Shortly
after my tenth birthday, my parents, sister, brother and I
moved north to Westfield Center, Ohio. I attended
Cloverleaf Local Schools; a school district located in the
rural outskirts of Medina County.

Educational Experience: I graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. Kent State University is located in Northeast Ohio, more specifically, Kent, Ohio. During my four years at KSU, I worked towards completing my Organizational Communication major while also earning minors in Marketing, Interpersonal Communication and Global Communication. I was a member of the Kent Communication Society and a member of the Service Marketing Competition Team.

Professional Experience: While studying at Kent State University, I interned at Westfield Insurance for two summers in the Marketing Communication Department. This was my first, hands-on experience of marketing communication. I had the opportunity to collect and share customer stories, write blog posts, learn the basics of graphic design and help with implementing marketing collateral. After my time with Westfield Insurance expired, I was the Digital Media Specialist for GoGetter Growth Partners, an ad agency outside of Akron, Ohio. At GoGetter’s, I was responsible for building and maintaining relationships with our clients, writing content for their websites and newsletters, as well as, planning and executing their events. Upon graduation and for the last two years, I have had the pleasure of working as Membership Development Specialist for Summit Federal Credit Union. My main responsibility at the credit union was attracting and retaining members and membership groups through marketing and communication efforts. The common bond between each of my professional experiences is the opportunity to interact and build relationships with people. I am eager to put forth my professional experience at scitrain as a Project Coordinator.

My Greatest Accomplishment: My greatest accomplishment and most humbling experience thus far was becoming the first Pistor to graduate college. My family means everything to me, and being able to fulfill this lifelong goal was a dream come true. Hard work, perseverance and endless support has attributed to my personal and professional achievements. The diploma I received that day meant just as much to me as it did to my family.

Philosophy of Life: Life is a beautiful thing, and I do not intend on wasting it. I view everyday as a new adventure, more exciting and challenging than the last. My life philosophy is simple. Surround yourself with positive, hard-working people and adopt an attitude of gratitude. I strongly believe luck is the crossroad where hard work and opportunity meet.

 

Partnering with Executive Coaches!

As our coaching program is growing at scitrain, we are seeking to partner with independent Executive Coaches in the following locations:

1. Columbus, Ohio
2. All areas in Michigan
3. Charlotte, North Carolina
4. Southwestern United States (bi-lingual Spanish/English is a plus!)

Check out the details! Executive Coaches at scitrain

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Role Players rocking Canton, OH

scitrain works hard and plays hard. Shoutout to “The Role Players” for rocking hard during their recent visit to Canton.

Special shoutout to Alex, Sherine, Anna, Chad, Michael, and Eric for keeping the music alive here in scitown. Check out their performance here!

Axel visits from Germany and Steph takes her first “selfie”

scitrain had a very special guest visit the office this week, Axel Obermeier, a German colleague from atrain was helping us explore new tools to improve global communication and build stronger alignment between our 6 offices. This was Axel’s first time to the States so we made sure to give him some “American” experiences.

Axel

Realizing that we forgot to take a group shot in the office, Steph was asked to take a “selfie” at the airport… Not too shabby for the first time ??

Axel and Steph