HRCI-Approved Essential HR Series: Fundamentals of Tests & Assessments

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Date(s) - 07/12/2013
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hotel Monaco: Beijing Hall


This HR Certification Institute-approved workshop is designed for Human Resources and Organizational Development professionals who wish to gain a working knowledge of the technical (e.g., test construction, issues of reliability and validity) and legal (defensibility, when to use what types of tests) aspects related to the selection and use of tests and assessments in organizational contexts.

Successful completion of the course will signify competency in the following areas:

  • Practical understanding of test construction/design
  • Knowledge of how to find the best test/assessment to address a given need
  • Ability to objectively evaluate a given test/assessment
  • Ability to gauge the quality & legal defensibility of any published test
  • Participants are required to complete four assessments prior to the event (fees included in tuition):  DiSC and TKI (Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument)

***6 General Re-certification Credits (PHR/SPHR/GPHR) awarded upon completion

Note:  The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit

Date: July 12, 2013
Location:  Hotel Monaco, 501 Geary St  San Francisco, CA 94102 (Beijing Hall)
Time: 8am – 4pm (continental breakfast and full lunch provided)
Fee:  $395 per participant **Seating is limited to 12 persons
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Instructor Bio

Stephen Jeong, Ph.D. is Managing Director of Waypoint People Solutions – a management advisory firm that combines research in psychology with cutting-edge statistics to bring high precision, evidence-based solutions to clients. Over the past 12 years, Stephen has worked with both government and private organizations in the areas of test design and validation, executive selection, leadership competency design, certification and licensure testing, and employee surveys.

His passion lies in designing and validating high-precision assessments related to executive selection and development.  As a visiting professor, he also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and DeVry University including Testing and Assessment, Research Methods, Leadership and Motivation, and Organizational Development. Stephen holds a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from The Ohio State University.

Program Schedule

8am – 8:50am Continental Breakfast and Introductions
9am – 10:30am Overview of tests and assessments and their use in organizations
Principles of test and assessment design
Legal issues related to use of assessments in organizations
Concepts of reliability and validity
10:40am – Noon Review results from DiSC self-assessment
Group discussions around evaluation of reliability and validity issues
Noon – 1pm Catered Lunch
1pm – 2:30pm Review results from TKI self-assessment
Group discussion on accuracy of TKI
2:40pm – 4pm TKI assessment critique
Group discussion/critique of assessment’s quality (e.g., reliability and validity issues) and utility
>4pm Wrap up and networking

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