Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide members with an opportunity to learn and discuss key HR and Business issues with members in a more intimate, small group setting.

The below outlines the current Special Interest Groups (SIGs) PSPS offers:

PSPS SIG events are for PSPS Members only. Learn more about PSPS Membership if you want to take advantage of this valuable benefit offered to members only!

PSPS Members In Career Transition Special Interest Group

Chaired by Anne Dunn, Shelley Potente and Paul Marion

Members In Career Transition Special Interest Group (SIG) is for PSPS members in transition. Group meetings provide PSPS HR and Business leaders a forum to work with peers to maximize the manner in which they are positioning themselves in the market. Considered by many to be an informal “advisory board,” this venue provides collaborative support and a candid forum for discussion and honing of skills during the transition process, along with regular lead sharing.

Meeting Size is limited to 20 - Must register to attend - Please go to the website and sign up for the meetings you plan to attend in order to ensure that you will be able to participate in the group session. To register, click on Events Calendar and click on Members In Career Transition SIG.

Location and Time:

Date: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please confirm date via website registration.

Time: 9:30am-11:00am

Location: Hillcrest II - 721 Arbor Way, Suite A on First Floor, Blue Bell, PA 19422


 • The chair leaders are your volunteer facilitators - We are a supportive team and will offer a little "tough love" from time to time to help you conduct the most effective job search. Sessions will alternate between informal, candid roundtable discussions and presentations/panels delivered by professionals who may be external to PSPS or PSPS members.

• Please bring a valuable take-away to share with the group such as a lead, recap of an article, excerpt from a recommended book, helpful link, inspirational TedTalk, and/or lesson learned.

• Dress is business or business casual

• LinkedIn Group: We encourage you to join this group and post your articles, job leads, and blogs to it. The PSPS IN CAREER TRANSITION members look forward to receiving and sharing job leads on its dedicated LinkedIn Group: PSPS In Career Transition Special Interest Group. You can find the group here

For more information, contact Anne Dunn , Shelley Potente, or Paul Marion,

PSPS Executive Coaching Special Interest Group

Chaired by Janet Steinwedel 
Steering Co: Wendy Axelrod, Jim Van Horn 

Our goal for the year is to have all meetings on Tuesday or Thursday's at Villanova University every other month. We will continue with a 4:00 start time. Hopefully this will help you with planning.

Raise the level of support to the coaching community of PSPS and our member companies. 

a. Continuous development of our skills as leadership and executive coaches
b. Establish an effective forum of skilled coaches for input and discussion on actual coaching situations in a confidential community that can provide peer supervision
c. Provide development opportunities on topics related to coaching for the larger PSPS organization 2-3x per year

Member Criteria
a. Must be member in good standing with PSPS (we encourage guests to join us for an open meeting to evaluate their interest in joining PSPS and the SIG)
For Peer supervision groups
a. Experienced coaches (min of 5 yrs) with training but not necessarily certification
b. Must have an ongoing coaching clientele
c. People who are committed to coaching as a significant part of their business (Pro bono hours not recognized) 
d. Knowledgeable about / certified in assessment tools
e. Member in good standing with PSPS

Style of Meetings
a. Bi-Monthly supervision meetings (review of cases; presentation & discussion)
b. Open meetings
    i. Member presentations to learn about how other coaches are doing their work – models, philosophies, training (shifting between practical and conceptual)
    ii. Topics such as: Taining leaders to use coaching skills; Coaching for HR – skilling up HR and Talent Mgmt leaders to be successful coaches in the organization; How to market your coaching services

Register for events: Please sign up on the PSPS web site for the meetings you plan to attend so that we will know how many participants to plan for.

 See our Events Calendar to Register!

PSPS Talent Management Special Interest Group

Chaired by Bryn Palena and Erica Freedman

The Talent Management (TM) SIG provides an active learning forum where members share challenges, knowledge, methods, and solutions related to the practice of strategy-centric talent management.

Regional Reach and Balanced Membership
The TM SIG attracts PSPS members from across the Greater Philadelphia Region. To optimize diversity, learning, and solution building, membership is managed to maintain balance between internal corporate leaders and external consultants.

Participant Profile
The TM SIG is most efficient and productive when members are comfortable moving rapidly between conceptual and practical, and strategic and tactical. Participants have significant experience formulating and driving strategy through talent. This experience could be in any combination of HR and direct business leadership roles.

Multiple Meeting Formats
Meeting formats are flexible and adaptive to achieve our objectives. Formats include: guest speakers, roundtable discussions, and member projects and presentations.

Meeting Location and Time
Meeting locations will be determined by participants’ preferences and space availability. Meetings run from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Programs end by 6:30pm and the last hour focuses on applying principles, methods, and tools covered during the program.

Participant Protocol:

  • Register for events: Please go to the website and sign up for the meetings you plan to attend so that PSPS will know how many will participate.
  • Business Attire: Please dress as you would when you are networking and meeting others who are potential referral sources for you.
  • Knowledge Sharing: It is helpful if you bring a valuable take-away to share with the group, such as a recap of an article, excerpt from recommended book, or lesson learned.
  • Expectations of Each Participant: Each meeting will conclude with a specific action(s) that each member will take when they return to work.

This SIG has members who:

  • Are comfortable moving quickly between conceptual/practical, and strategic/tactical.
  • Have at least 12 years in HR-related or business leadership roles.

For more information, contact Bryn Palena,

PSPS Human Capital Analytics Special Interest Group

Chaired by Morris Yankell and Fiona Jamison

The purpose of the HCA SIG is: •To provide a forum for those involved in the human capital analytics field to interact, including practitioners, academics, and providers of products and services. •To share experiences, case studies, and research in the field of human capital analytics. •To advance the thinking, body of knowledge, and state of the art in the human capital analytics field.

Regional Reach and Balanced Membership
The HCA SIG attracts individuals involved in workforce analytics across the Greater Philadelphia Region.  This includes those in staffing, organization development, compensation, benefits, diversity & inclusion, HRIS, HR operations, etc. The HCA SIG is open to both members and non-members of PSPS. To optimize the value of the Forum, we strive to maintain a balance among corporate practitioners, academics, and providers of products and services.

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Participant Profile
The HCA SIG is an effective and productive avenue for participants to comfortably and rapidly move between conceptual and practical, and strategic and tactical solutions. Participants are involved in workforce analytics from reporting to predictive analytics, with experience and/or responsibility along this continuum. Participants have both a thirst for knowledge and desire to share their experiences.

Multiple Meeting Formats
Meeting formats are flexible and adaptive to achieve our purpose.  Formats include: guest speakers, roundtable discussions, participant projects, and examination of academic research.

Meeting Location and Time
Meeting locations will rotate between a suburban and center city location. The HCA SIG will meet quarterly. Meetings run from 7:30am to 10:00am. Check out our Programming Calendar for upcoming meetings.

For more information, contact Morris Yankell or  Fiona Jamison