Masters Series - Are You Ready to Build an In-house Certification?


Judith hale
President, Hale Associates
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Director of ID Certifications, The Institute for Performance Improvement
Webinar Recording Details
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  • Date and Time
    Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 8AM Pacific / 11AM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
  • Cost
    $0 (Free)
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Welcome to the Masters Series!   The Masters Series provides an opportunity for members to have intimate,  inspiring and in-depth conversations with the top thought leaders in our field.  You are invited to join the conversation by chat in the session or by asking your question(s) live with the speakers.  

The Masters Series is open to Premium, Advanced and Standard members.  To introduce you to the benefits of the series, this special presentation will be open to all members including Basic.  

Originally the capacity for this event was to be limited to 30 participants, however, interest in this event has been so great that we've now opened it to the entire community.  

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Certification Based Groups - Click on these links for to join Judy Hale's and Sharon Gander's Group and/or Maria Chilcote and Melissa Smith's Group 

More about this Masters Series Event:

Are you tasked with creating a certification program? Training Magazine’s Annual Salary Survey trends say that 24% of survey respondents intend to create a certification for their employees, leaders, suppliers, vendors, or customers. If you are one of the 24% and you want to understand the process and outcomes, join Judy Hale and Sharon Gander to assess your readiness by answering these questions:

  • Do you know the 5 essential questions to ask decision-makers before starting? (Impact, importance, leading indicators, desired outcomes, level of risk sensitivity)
  • Do you know the difference between competency assessment and knowledge testing?
  • Do you know the difference between certificates, certifications, and badges and when to use each?
  • Are you staffed to manage the 4 key certification processes? (development, application, renewal, & governance)
  • Can you execute the 6 steps for designing and developing valid certifications?
  • Can you execute the 2 essential tests that certifications must pass during development?
  • Can you avoid the 3 mistakes that most corporations make when starting certification programs?

About Judith Hale, Ph.D.

Judith serves on the Illinois Occupational Skills Standards Credentialing Council. She is a past-president of the International Society of Performance and Improvement (ISPI) and was awarded "Outstanding Member of the Year" in 1987. She has been a member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) for many years and was nominated for ASTD's Gordon Bliss Award in 1995. She was president of the International Board of Standards for Performance and Instruction (ibstpi) and has served as president of the Chicago Chapter of the Industrial Relations Research Association (IRRA). She was a commercial arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.

Judy taught graduate courses in management for 14 years for the Insurance School of Chicago and received the school's "Outstanding Educator" award in 1986. Her firm is an affiliate member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). Judith speaks regularly at international and national conferences on subjects related to implementation, evaluation, needs assessment, certification, and performance improvement.

About Sharon Gander

Sharon L. Gander, M.Ed., CPT has twenty-five years leading strategic performance improvement projects.  She specializes in credential development, learning solution development, performance improvement, and learning/knowledge infrastructures.  She has worked with government, education, healthcare, information technology, veterinary medicine, supply chain logistics, energy sector, and not-for-profits.

She is a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) since 2005, has renewed successfully every three years and participates as an application reviewer in the CPT double-blind application review process for the International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI).  In addition, she has been active in the development of three new accreditations for ISPI.

She is a Certified Assessment and Credentialing Professional (CACP) and a Certified Instructional Designer specializing in Synchronous ELearning and Serious Learning Games.  See more information about these certifications here

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