January 2019

Paul recently spent another week at MIT as a Mentor/Instructor for the UPOP (Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program). UPOP provides sophomores with training in business-related skills not typically included in the regular MIT curriculum. Topics covered include leadership, teamwork, group decision making, negotiation, agile project management, and effective presentation skills. Paul has been teaching in the UPOP program since the program’s earliest days. This year Paul teamed up with first-year mentor and MIT alumna, Catherine Higgins.

 
 
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pAUL, catherine (far left), AND TEAM

January 2019 marked the third year we have used the    Team Creativity process    at UPOP

January 2019 marked the third year we have used the Team Creativity process at UPOP

 

 

September 2018

Paul attended the International Coaching and Leadership Forum (ICLF) in Boston where he joined other Fellows of the Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital Institute of Coaching (IoC) for their annual professional development and networking event. Several successful CEOs joined the forum to describe their own experiences with coaching and tell how coaching had benefited them and their organizations.

 
 
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March 2017

Edelman & Associates was a Leadership Sponsor again for the 2017 MIT Sloan Investment Conference.

Here’s Paul with Joseph Singh, EVP of GraceOne Advisors, Inc.

 
 
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February 2017

On the party bus! Paul joined some of the thought leaders in people analytics to celebrate after opening night of the People Analytics and the Future of Work Conference in San Francisco. #PAFOW2017

 
 
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January 2017

Paul completed his 16th consecutive year as a Mentor / Instructor in the MIT UPOP Program. The week-long UPOP Team Training Workshop provides MIT sophomores with training in teamwork, communication, leadership, and other business-related skills. Here’s Paul presenting the module on Engineering Team Creativity which he and Dr. Richard Kremsdorf developed.

 
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November 2016

Paul joined colleagues from Egon Zehnder, Russell Reynolds, and other search firms at the Sloan School of Management’s panel discussion on Executive Search. The panelists advised Executive MBA students on the value of building and maintaining relationships with recruiters. Paul shared his perspective on career opportunities in the field of analytics and the qualifications companies are seeking.

 
 
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As part of their series of podcast interviews with thought leaders in HR and People Analytics, hiQ Labs, an award-winning provider of enterprise predictive people analytics technologies, produced this interview with Paul Edelman. Paul discusses how to think analytically about recruiting and hiring top talent, and gives tips specifically on how to build your People Analytics team. To hear Paul’s insights, listen below.

 
 
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October 2016

Paul attended hiQ’s Elevate & Elevation Awards event, where he joined a world-class lineup of experts sharing real-world case studies and best practices on how to use data to make more informed and objective people decisions. He was also the lucky winner of the champagne door prize! Here he receives the prize from Joel Quintela, CEO of Quintela.io (left) and David Nershi, SIOP Executive Director (center).

 
 
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Paul, a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), attended the 12th Annual SIOP Leading Edge Consortium in Atlanta. The conference was headed by Alexis Fink , then Director of Talent Intelligence Analytics at Intel. The 2016 conference theme was “Talent Analytics: Data Science to Drive People Decisions and Business Impact.”

 

 

January 2016

Paul completed his 15th year as a Mentor / Instructor in MIT’s Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program (UPOP). UPOP provides sophomores with training in business-related skills not typically included in the regular MIT curriculum. Topics covered include leadership, teamwork, group decision making, negotiation, agile project management, and effective presentation skills. 2016 marked the debut of a new module on “Engineering Team Creativity,” designed by Paul and Dr. Richard Kremsdorf.

 
 
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This module introduces a process incorporating five tools students can use to generate more a better creative ideas, while making the process more engaging and satisfying. Teams used these methods to complete a week-long project. They learn to make make conscious choices about how they work together as a team so they can “engineer” their processes to produce more creative and productive outcomes.

 

 

September 2015

Every year MIT honors its most dedicated volunteers at the Alumni Leadership Conference and Awards Celebration. In 2015, two programs in which Paul volunteers received the Great Dome Award, the highest honor MIT’s Alumni Association bestows upon any of its organizations.

Here, Paul accepts the award on behalf of the UPOP (Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program) Veteran Alumni Mentors. UPOP is a co-curricular program that prepares MIT sophomores to become successful business and engineering leaders. Paul has been a UPOP mentor since the program’s earliest days.

 
 
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paul accepting MIT Great dome award

 
 

Previously, Paul received the Deshpande Award for his outstanding service to UPOP.

Paul received a second Great Dome Award as a member of the Leadership Council for the MIT PKG Public Service Center. The PKG Center supports members of the MIT community in fulfilling the Institute’s mission to serve the nation and the world. Paul has been a member of The Leadership Council since its formation in 2007.

 
 
Here are some other great dome award honorees from this year’s conference

Here are some other great dome award honorees from this year’s conference

 
 

In addition to participating in these groups, Paul has served on the Board of Directors of the MIT Alumni Association, and on the Committee on Nominations to the MIT Corporation. Paul has been President of MIT’s Class of 1978, and a recipient of the Lobdell award given in recognition of alumni relations service of special depth over a sustained period.

 

 

January 2015

Paul recently spent another week at MIT as a Mentor/Instructor for the UPOP (Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program). UPOP provides sophomores with training in business-related skills not typically included in the regular MIT curriculum. Topics covered include leadership, teamwork, group decision making, negotiation, agile project management, and effective presentation skills. Paul has been teaching in the UPOP program since the program’s earliest days. Here is Paul with one of the UPOP student teams.

 
 
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May 2014

Here’s Paul at Princeton Quantitative Trading Conference in April, where he served as a panelist for the session on “Careers in Quant Trading.”

 
 
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