The Difference between Knowing and Doing—Why It Matters for SHRM Certification

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session will help you understand the difference between knowing and doing and describe competency-based testing
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Have you ever encountered someone who knows every fact needed to perform a task? Have you ever asked that same person if they could, in fact, handle a situation calling upon them to perform that same task? Take for a moment a professional who can tell you every law calling for transparency in a case of corrupt practices involving executives. Sure they can tell you everything you need to know about the Sarbanes-Oxley Act or the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act but can they tell you what you should do when facing that situation? Competency-based testing like the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP gives it a different spin by asking you to address the situation and demonstrate mastery by identifying the best possible solution. This session will help you:

·         Describe the basics of competency-based testing

·         Identify how competencies relate to job performance in HR

·         Define which competencies are critical for your own success

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 7:00am to 8:15am
Presenter: 

Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP

Alexander
Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP

Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP is the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM's) Chief Knowledge Officer. He was promoted from Vice President for Research and served as the head of examination development and operations for SHRM’s Certified Professional and Senior Certified Professional certifications. He was responsible for all research activities including the development of the SHRM Competency Model. He oversaw the teams responsible for research products like SHRM Employee Engagement Survey tools, SHRM Benchmarking Services, and the Workplace and Employment Trends Center. During his career, he has worked with numerous subject matter experts worldwide with the aim of identifying performance standards, developing competency models, designing organizational assessments, and conducting job analyses. He was also responsible for working on contract task orders involving the development of measurement tools for content areas such as job knowledge (like teacher knowledge of instructional processes) and organizational climates (like organizational climate forecasting in military health care). He possesses experience in projects dealing with organizational assessments and workforce analysis drawing on interdisciplinary advanced training, quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as multicultural and foreign language skills.  Dr. Alonso received his doctorate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Florida International University in 2003. Dr. Alonso was part of the team recognized by the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (Division 14 of the APA; SIOP) with the 2007 M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace for the development of the federal standard for medical team training, TeamSTEPPS.  In addition, Dr. Alonso was awarded a 2009 Presidential Citation for Innovative Practice by the American Psychological Association for supporting the development of competency model for team triage in emergency medicine. He is also the recipient of the 2013 SIOP Distinguished Early Career Contributions for Practice Award. He has published works in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Personality and Individual Differences, Quality and Safety in Health Care, and Human Resources Management Review. Dr. Alonso also served as a columnist reviewing international practice topics for The Industrial Psychologist from 2011-2014. He has also served as the Chairperson for the SIOP International Affairs Committee, a member of the SIOP Professional Practice, Awards, and Program Committees, and the 2014 president of the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington.  He currently serves as the SIOP Executive Board Communications Portfolio Officer. 

Dr. Alonso is the author of The Price of Pettiness: Bad Behavior in the Workplace and How to Stomp It Out.

James Kurtessis

James
Kurtessis
Location: 
LVCC N101
Amount of Credit: 
1.25
Credit Type: 
SHRM PDCs
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Competency: 
HR Expertise
Consultation
Critical Evaluation
Intended Audience: 
All Levels
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