HRCI-Approved Essential HR Series: Using Assessments for Maximum Impact

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Date(s) - 10/25/2013
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Warwick San Francisco Hotel : Encore Room


Workplace Application: This workshop will provide HR/OD specialists, supervisors and managers in recruiting and training with a practical understanding of the fundamentals of tests and assessments used by Fortune 500 organizations for employee and team selection, training, and performance evaluation. By understanding the basic principles behind how assessments are designed and validated, participants will be able to independently identify, evaluate and choose the best assessment tool to improve their company’s value of human capital for maximum organizational impact.

Program Description

According to Birkman International’s 2007 report, organizations of all sizes are increasingly relying on tests and assessments of all types to improve the value of their human capital. Used properly, assessments can dramatically improve the quality of decisions surrounding executive and employee selection, training & development, succession planning, team effectiveness, and expatriate nominations.

Designed to be fun, engaging, and non-technical, this course is customized for those who wish to become a leading-edge HR/OD professional by gaining a working knowledge of the key elements of assessment tools (e.g., test construction, issues of reliability and validity) including the legal (defensibility, when to use what types of tests) aspects surrounding the use of tests and assessments in organizations. ***This course is intended to be conceptual; thus, no background in statistics is required.

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

  • An overview of the major assessment tools used by Fortune 500 companies
  • Understanding of how the various assessment tools are constructed
  • Knowledge of how to find the best assessment tool to address a given organizational need
  • Ability to objectively evaluate a given assessment tool
  • Ability to gauge the legal defensibility of any assessment tool
  • NOTE: Participants will be required to complete the DiSC assessments prior to the event (included in tuition). This assessment will be used for demonstration purposes.

Date: October 25, 2013
Location: Warwick San Francisco Hotel, 490 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102 (Encore Room)
Time: 8am – 4pm (continental breakfast and full lunch provided)
Tuition: $395

Program Schedule (Seating is limited to 12)

8am – 8:50am Continental Breakfast and Introductions
9am – 10:30am Principles of test and assessment design
Concepts of reliability and validity
Legal issues related to use of assessments in organizations
10:40am – Noon Review results from DiSC self-assessment
Group discussion around DiSC assessment (pros/cons)
Noon – 1pm Catered Lunch (dietary accommodations can be made)
1pm – 2:30pm Overview of assessment tools and their relative value
– Personnel selection-related assessments I
– Personnel selection-related assessments II
– Teamwork-related assessments
Performance evaluations (including 360 assessments)
2:40pm – 4pm Case studies / Group exercises
>4pm Wrap up and networking

Presenter Bio

Stephen B. 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 multi-year, multimillion-dollar test design and validation, executive selection, leadership competency design, certification and licensure testing, and employee surveys.

His primary interest is in designing and validating high-precision assessments related to executive selection and development. He also teaches Tests & Assessments (executive/employee selection) and Research Methods to graduate students at the Golden Gate University’s Ageno School of Business in San Francisco. Stephen holds a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from The Ohio State University.

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 re-certification credit

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