The New SHRM Certification

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session will provide an overview of SHRM’s new competency-based certification.

SHRM is developing a new HR Certification program based on the competencies required to be an effective HR professional. This certification is the culmination of over three years of research, and based on the SHRM HR Competency Model, which was validated by more than 30,000 HR professionals around the world. Come and learn about the new certification exam that will assess both competencies and HR knowledge.  This session will give you an overview of what you can expect as well as gives you the opportunity to ask questions.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

J. Robert Carr, J.D., SPHR

J. Robert
Carr, J.D., SPHR

As Senior Vice President, Bob Carr leads SHRM’s Membership, Marketing, and External Affairs business unit. He is responsible for the development and execution of a global communications strategy that builds SHRM’s portfolio of highly successful brands. Carr served as Chief Professional & Business Development Officer where he oversaw the society’s professional development program. As a member of the SHRM’s Executive Team, he played a key role in the organization as its Chief Human Resource and Strategic Planning Officer. Carr returned to the organization from the National Bar Association, where he served as Executive Director.

As Director of the Human Resources Group at AARP, he led all major organizational development activities, human resource and diversity management. Prior to joining AARP, he was Senior Director of Human Resources and Strategic Planning for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He also led the HR function for Howard University and Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Carr served in government as Deputy Counsel to the Ethics Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and as Deputy Counsel in the Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
 Not Available for Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Intended Audience: 
All Levels
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