Speaking Engagements

Dr. Linsey Craig Willis is available to speak at conferences or events.

Previous speaking engagements have included…
  • Keynote speaker at the C.A.R.E. (Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers) 48th Annual Conference, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI. May 2-5, 2009. Topic: Surviving the Economic Downturn Strategically: Getting It on Paper Gets Results.
  • Speaker at the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE) 10th Annual Conference in Houston, TX, August 4-7, 2005. Presented a workshop entitled: Police Recruiting: Is there a Bright Light?
  • Invited speaker at two Renaissance Executive Forums, quarterly meetings in W.P.B. FL. Presented workshops entitled Staffing/Recruiting Key Employees. June 8th and June 15th, 2005.
  • Speaker at the 32nd International Congress on Assessment Center Methods: 2004. Presented a paper entitled: Success Strategies for Designing and Administering Assessment Center Processes with Patrick Maher. Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV, October 5-8, 2004. (Development Dimensions, Int’l).
  • Invited speaker for Personnel Law Update 2001, presented paper entitled: Handling Workplace Violence: A Collaboration Approach to Protecting Your Organization from Liability & Your Employees from Harm. Council on Education in Management, Orlando FL, July 24-25, 2001.
  • Panelist for Women. Future – The World of Business in The New Economy…It’s a Whole New Conversation (TM), for WXEL Radio and NAWBO, Live Global Web cast event – April 5th, 2001, Boynton Beach, FL.
  • Guest speaker for Treasure Coast Chief’s of Police and Sheriff’s Association monthly luncheon meeting, January 18th, 2001, Fort Pierce, FL Presented topic: Recent Trends in Police Testing, Court Cases, and Recommendations and Response.
  • Invited speaker for Miami Dade Chief’s of Police Association monthly luncheon meeting, December 7, 2000, Miami Shores, FL Topic entitled: Recent Trends in Police Testing, Court Cases, and Recommendations/Response.
  • Participated on panel presentation/discussion at the 28th Annual International Congress on the Assessment Center Method, May 1-4, 2000, San Francisco, CA entitled: Issues and Problems with Public Sector Assessment Centers (Development Dimensions, Int’l) with Dr. Pat Maher, and Rick Michelson.
  • Invited speaker for workshop at the National Association of Women Business Owners, Mid-Winter Annual Conference in Orlando, FL February 16-20, 2000. Workshop title: How to Keep People motivated and performing well.
  • Presented paper at the 27th Annual International Congress on the Assessment Center Method, June 1-4, 1999, Orlando, FL entitled: Maintaining Professional A.C. Standards in an Era of Declining Budgets and Interest: What Does Recent Literature Say? (Development Dimensions, Int’l).
  • Invited speaker at the Annual Statewide NOW conference – January 24-25, 1998, Gainesville, FL Presented: An Overview of Sexual Harassment Affecting Women in the Workplace.
  • Wrote and presented paper with William R. Allen, Ph.D., at the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute 27th Annual Meeting, Back Bay Hilton, Boston, MA, March 25-27th, 1998 entitled: A Critical Assessment of Situational Leadership Theory.
  • Invited speaker at the Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Assessment Centers and Selection Issues Conference – December 3-6, 1996, New Orleans, LA. Presented: A Review of Some Recent Research on Assessment Center Technology.
  • Speaker at the 22nd Annual International Congress on the Assessment Center Method, August 26-29, 1994, San Francisco, CA Presented: A Validation Study of Multiple Selection Techniques. (Development Dimensions, Int’l).
  • Presented paper at the IPMA Assessment Council Annual Conference, June 24-28, 1990, San Diego, CA, entitled: A Follow-up to the 1986 Criterion Validity Study on Palm Beach County’s 1986 Fire Lieutenant Assessment Center.
  • Speaker at the International Personnel Management Assessment Council Annual Conference, June 20-24, 1993, Sacramento, and CA. entitled: Total Computerization of Adverse Impact Analysis and Requisition Tracking Processes.
  • Invited Speaker at the International Personnel Management Association monthly luncheon – November 20, l992 Presented: Test Validation and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Guest luncheon speaker at the Palm Beach Rotary Club, August 27, l992 Palm Beach, FL entitled: The Key to Productivity in Organizations is a State of the Art Management Selection, Promotion and Development System.
  • Presented paper at the 18th Annual International Congress on the Assessment Center Method, March 13-16, 1990, Anaheim, CA, entitled: A Criterion-related Validity Study on Palm Beach County’s 1986 Fire Lieutenant Assessment Center: Does it predict Future Job Success? (Development Dimensions, Int’l).
  • Presented workshop with County Administrator, Budget Director and County Commissioner, at the Mid Legislative Conference, Florida Association of Counties, February, 1988, Jacksonville, FL, entitled: Top Management Selection: Guessing Game or Artful Selection?.
  • Made presentation to the 19th Annual Southeastern American Society of Public Administration, October 7-9, 1987, New Orleans, LA, entitled: The Behavioral Interview as an Innovative Approach for Selecting Top Management: the Process in One County.
  • Co-presented paper with Dr. Larry O’Leary at the IPMA Assessment Council Annual Conference, June 28- July 2, 1987 Philadelphia, PA, Entitled: A Newly Consolidated Fire District and the Union Representing Ten Former Departments Develop and Implement Three Promotional Processes Involving Assessment Centers.
  • Made two presentations at the Third International Conference on Assessment Centers for Police, Corrections and Fire Services, April, 1986, Miami, FL entitled: Developing Skill Dimensions from Job Analyses: Hands-on Experience, and The Design, Development and Implementation of Palm Beach County’s District Fire Chief Assessment Center – A Model for Further Assessment Center Usage in Palm Beach County.
  • Made presentation at the First International Conference on Assessment Centers for Police, Corrections and Fire Services, April, 1984, Miami, FL, entitled: Critical Steps in the Development of a Line Entry Assessment Process.
  • Presented paper with Robert H. Mendoza, Jr. at the 1982 Academy of Criminal Justice Science meeting in Louisville, KY, March, 1982 entitled: Dade-Miami Criminal Justice Assessment Center: a Non-Traditional Approach to Selection and Promotion of Criminal Justice Personnel.
  • Designed study, wrote paper and made presentation for the City of Miami Police Department, December, 1981. entitled: A Cost Effectiveness Study Examining Attrition for Basic Law Enforcement Classes 23-55, June, 1975 -December 1981.