The Center is a group of like-minded individuals committed to the role of credentialing in promoting competence, civility, economic equity, social justice, and environmental stewardship. One goal is to facilitate access and exchange among other likeminded individuals and corporations engaged in innovative ways to build competence and social stewardship in the workforce.
Certification has been a very viable way to build one’s expertise to gain a competitive edge. Why not a humanity edge?
Hale Associates, established in 1974, offers consulting and psychometric services to organizations wanting to certify employees, members, customers, suppliers, and after-market partners. Hale specializes in designing and validating performance-based certifications. The founder of Hale Associates, Judith Hale, is one of the more prolific writers on topics related to workforce performance. She is the author of the award-winning Performance-Based Certification, 2nd ED, the popular Performance Consultant’s Fieldbook 2nd ED, Performance-Based Evaluation, Performance-Based Management, and Outsourcing Training and Development, and co-author of the award-winning book School Improvement Specialist Field Guide: Facilitating Success.
Hale Associates, in partnership with Sharon Gander, established the Center as a way to offer credentials to professionals engaged in measuring, developing, and recognizing competence in the workforce.
Our mission is to promote workforce readiness, economic equity, social justice, and environmental stewardship through evidence-based credentials.
The Center's Vision is to be the standard setter for evidence-based credentials that promote competence and stewardship in the workplace and society.
What differentiates Hale Associates and the Center?
Together they bring 30-plus years of experience designing and developing credentials for the private and public sectors across all industries.