The SHRM HR Competency Model: An Overview of the New Competency Model and Assessment Tools

2014 Annual Conference

Want to learn more about SHRM's new competency model? This session provides an overview of the HR competencies critical to your success and the tools you and your organization can use to assess your competency strengths and opportunities. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 11:20am to 11:40am

Kari Strobel, Ph.D.


In her role as Director, HR Competencies for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Kari Strobel is responsible for overseeing key initiatives around professionalism and competencies to include the assessment and implementation of SHRM’s HR Competency Model, and setting the research agenda for developing additional competency-based talent management tools.

Prior to joining SHRM in 2013, Dr. Strobel worked at the Department of Defense where she was responsible for leading the development, assessment, and implementation of competencies for the total force.  Dr. Strobel has also been responsible for managing organizational development projects for the Chief of Naval Operations, Surface Warfare Enterprise and the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command. 

With over 30 journal articles, technical reports, and national and international conference presentations, to include published works in Journal of Applied Psychology and Human Performance, Situation Awareness and Automation, Dr. Strobel has received national recognition for her contributions to the field.  She was the first recipient of the 2002 American Psychological Association Division 19 (Military Psychology) Research Award, and received Honorable Mention from the Virginia Academy of Science for her team performance research. 

As a consultant she has worked with Hewlett Packard, Motorola, Royal Dutch Shell, Deutche Bank, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, The United States Army, and the State of Virginia’s Peninsula Aids Foundation.

Dr. Strobel received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University. 

Elise Miller, MBA, SPHR


Elise Miller, MBA, SPHR is the Director of Educational Products at SHRM. Elise has over 10 years of experience in HR and product development and management. She is responsible for SHRM’s certification preparation products as well as SHRM’s competency assessment tools.

Shari Merrill


Shari Merrill, SPHR, is a manager on the Educational Products at SHRM where she helped develop and launch the SHRM Competency Assessment Tools. Prior to joining the team in 2013, Shari was a Global Executive Advisor at CEB, working across the London and Washington D.C. offices. She specializes in international product development, program management and HR strategic planning. She received a Masters in International Relations from The London School of Economics and her Bachelor’s Degree from The George Washington University.

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