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    • 17 Nov 2020
    • 17 Nov 2025
    • virtual
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    CFT

    Certified Facilitator

     of Training

    This link is for professionals who want to apply for this performance-based certification including those who deliver curricula for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).  You will receive instructions for submitting your application.  

    Once certified you will receive a digital mark.  Please contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you have questions

    • 24 Jan 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • 07 Feb 2022
    • 8:30 PM
    • Online
    • 15
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    THRIVE! Start Your Own Consulting Practice 

    Starting Jan 25th, ending Feb 7th

    This 12-hour online workshop is delivered in three 4-hour segments.  1st segment is on Tuesday Feb 25th, at 4:30PM central time.   Remaining 2 segments are on Mondays.  The workshop is for new entrepreneurs, freelancers, and independent contractors wanting to start or strengthen their own practice.  The benefits to you are:

    • Confidence in your value proposition
    • A proven road map to avoid time and money wasters
    • Comfort knowing you have your bases covered
    • Access to knowledgeable and proven mentors
    • CEUs and PDUs for your CPT and PMP

    Here is what past participant say about the program: 

    All the information, stories, examples, and group members were very beneficial and insightful. The time at the sessions and the workbook materials helped renew my excitement for why I started my own business and help me see with fresh eyes what I offer my clients and prospective clients.   Rhonda Anderson, Silver Cricket Designs

    If you're starting a consulting/contracting business or simply want to ensure your enterprise is on the right path, the Thrive webinar is a very worthy experience. It gives the necessary foundation and enhancements to being successful as an entrepreneur, pretty much in any industry.  Bob Mansur, Managing Partner, Credit Employee Performance Solutions 

    This course is relevant to ANYONE interested in starting your own firm. I found value, not coming from a business background....Judy and Nancy bring a wealth of experience and knowledge and are wonderful leaders.  Laura Braeunig

    The goals of the program are to help you in your journey into the Gig Economy by learning how to:

    • Stand out from your competition
    • Add value
    • Get a competitive edge
    • Better manage your business practices
    • Build your administrative processes
    • Create a support network
    What will you gain from this experience?
    1. You’ll learn how to define your services in ways that distinguish you in the marketplace.
    2. You will find out how to build a workable and effective marketing plan that includes your messages and distribution channels.   
    3. You will gain tips and techniques for negotiating contracts, defining your terms, and pricing your services.
    4. You will learn how insurance and contracts work; how to make smart use of brokers and lawyers.
    5. You will receive a digital Toolkit that includes job aids, rules, and worksheets to guide you in your journey.

    How the program works

    The program starts with a virtual overview to give you a taste of the Gig Economy.   Next is a 12-hour virtual workshop delivered in three 4-hour segments with the option of a series of personal coaching sessions.   The sessions are scheduled from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM central time.

    $495; $395 for ISPI Members; $355 for Hale Center Members
    • 31 Jan 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Virtual
    • 20
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    How to Conduct Observational & Cognitive Interviews

    60 to 90 Minutes

    Jan 31st, 1:00pm Central Time

    Conducting observational and cognitive interviews is a key skill for anyone who has been charged with finding out how experts do their work and why they make the decisions they do.  The Workbook and Toolkit include a set of questions you can adapt and a protocol for setting up and conducting the process.  You will find out how to avoid common mistakes  

    Objectives:  You will be able to: 

    • Follow the guidelines for designing and conducting observational and cognitive interviews 
    • Choose questions that get the information you require for your situation  
    • Uncover the behaviors and thought processes required to do a task or a series of tasks 

    Cost: $69, discounts are available to ISPI, LDA, and Hale Center Professional Members. 

    Materials:  Workbook and QC Guide with job aids you can adapt to your own situation.

    Contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you have questions. 

    This is the first in the mini series on data gathering methods.  Other topics include critical-incident interviews, sociograms, surveys, the  Nominal Group Technique, and the Flanders Interaction Analysis.  Visit Workshops to learn more about our offerings. 

    • 31 Jan 2022
    • 14 Mar 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Virtual
    Register

    Mini Data Gathering Certificate Series: How to Get Valid Data  

    a 6-Part Mini Series  (New Dates)

    Take one, all, or any combination

    Monday's at 1:00pm Central Time;  75 minutes each

    1/312/72/142/21; 3/7; 3/14

    This series is about how to get valid data by observing and interviewing individuals and groups at task and in work settings.  You will see real examples, practice some of the methods, and get practical guidelines you can apply to your work.   You can take the whole series or just selected topics most relevant to you and your work.   When you complete the series, you receive a certificate in Data Gathering.  Topics in the series are:

    1. How to Conduct Observational and Cognitive Interviews and Interpret the Results:  learn how to discover what experts do and think, and why they make the decisions they do ($69*)
    2. How to Conduct Critical-Incident Interviews and Interpret the Results:  find out how to discover what high performers do that sets them apart, why they are better at what they do than others, and how to surface attributes that distinguish exemplar performers from the rest ($59*)
    3. How to Conduct Group Interviews including a Delphi and the Nominal Group Technique (NGT) and Interpret the Results:  find out what differentiates the NGT from the Delphi Technique and the process for conducting focus groups; find out why the NGT is a more effective method for uncovering required knowledge and skills in ways that can be more easily analyzed ($79*)
    4. How to Conduct and Interpret a Sociogram:  learn to use this technique that graphically displays a group's communication patterns, and identifies informal leaders, outcasts, social cliques, and measures group cohesiveness ($79*)
    5. How to Conduct a Modified Flanders' Interaction Analysis and Interpret the Results: learn to use this technique to capture communication patterns between group members, confirm who initiates, responds, passes judgment, acknowledges others' feelings and ideas, and the like.  Use the results to help others communicate more effectively ($69*)
    6. How to Develop Surveys:  learn how to design and develop surveys that validate your findings derived from other methods ($79*)
    * Cost per session for the general public.  Discounts are available to ISPI and Hale Center Professional Members.  To register for specific topics, visit upcoming events. 

      Objectives:  For a complete description of the series, visit the workshops page.   

      Materials:  Each topic comes with a workbook containing the slides, guidelines, and other supporting materials. 

      Cost:  For the series for the general public is $404, a $30 series savings; the cost for ISPI and LDA members is $374, a $60 series savings; the cost for Hale Center Professional Members is $344, a $90 series savings.    Please contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you want to find out how to arrange for an in-house program.

      • 01 Feb 2022
      • 15 Mar 2022
      • 6 sessions
      • Virtual
      Register

      Mini Testing Certificate Series: 

      How to Develop Valid Tests

      a 6-Part Mini Series  (New Dates)

      Take one, all, or any combination

      Tuesday's at 1:00pm Central Time;  75 minutes each

      2/12/82/152/22; 3/8; 3/15

      This series is about how to get develop valid tests and assessments.  It covers defining what is required of a test, different testing methods, the scoring methods, and analyzing test data.  You will see real examples and get practical guidelines you can apply to your work.   You can take the whole series or just selected topics of interest to you.   When you complete the whole series you will receive a certificate in Testing.  Topics in the series are:

      1. Test Basics:  learn what is a test, what is required for a test to be valid. ($59*)
      2. How to Decide What to Test, Why, and How:  learn the value of  developing operational definitions and doing a criticality analysis to determine what and how to test.  You will get guidelines and tools for developing an operational definition and doing a criticality analysis.  ($69*)
      3. How to Develop Multiple-Choice Questions that Test Higher Level Skills:  find out how to use the work of David Merrill and Robert Bloom to create forced-choice questions (multiple-choice) measure memory and reasoning.  You will receive a toolkit with guidelines for developing effective multiple-choice tests ($89*)
      4. How to Analyze Test Results:  learn how to do an item analysis to identify which questions and answer choices are effective and ineffective.  You will also learn how to compare tests to confirm they are equivalent, that is measure the same knowledge and are equivalent in difficulty. ($69*)
      5. How to Develop Performance Tests: learn the different types of performance tests, how they differ in their level of fidelity (how life-like they are), and get guidelines on how to develop them.  You will see examples. ($79*)
      6. How to Develop Checklists and Rubrics:  learn how to design and develop checklists and rubrics that are designed to score performance tests.  Learn to train judges in how to score performance tests and control inter-rater reliability of judges. You will receive templates and guidelines. ($79*)

      * Cost per session for the general public.  Discounts are available to ISPI, LDA, and Hale Center Professional Members.  To register for specific topics, visit upcoming events. 

        Objectives:  For a complete description of the series, visit the workshops page.   

        Materials:  Each topic comes with a workbook containing the slides, guidelines, and other supporting materials. 

        Cost:  For the series for the general public is $414, a $30 series savings; the cost for ISPI and LDA members is $384, a $60 series savings; the cost for Hale Center Professional Members is $354, a $90 series savings.    Please contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you want to find out how to arrange for an in-house program.

        • 01 Feb 2022
        • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
        • Virtual
        • 20
        Register

        Testing Basics

        Feb 1st, 1pm Central Time

        60 to 90 Minutes

        This mini-webinar defines what constitutes a test, and what makes a test valid and reliable.  It describes the different types of tests comparing them in terms of their fidelity and what knowledge, skill, and ability each is designed to assess.  It compares the types of tests based on their fidelity (how life or work like they are).  This is first topic in the mini series on testing.  The other topics are deciding what and how to test, multiple-choice questions, performance items, checklists, and rubrics. 

        Objectives:  You will be able to: 

        • Explain what is a test according to the American Psychological Society.
        • What is required for a test to be valid and reliable.
        • Explain how the different types of test compare in terms of their fidelity.
        Cost: $59, discounts are available to ISPI, LDA, and Hale Center Professional Members

        Materials:  Workbook with job aids and a QC guide.

        Contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you are interested in an in-house program.  

        Visit workshops to learn more about other offerings.

        • 01 Feb 2022
        • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
        • virtual
        Register

        PSYCHOMETRIC BASICS

        Feb 1st, 3 PM Central Time

        60 - 75 Minutes

        This session explains: 1) measurement, evaluation, psychometrics, analytics, and pragmatics and the perspective each offers, 2) the difference between quantitative and qualitative data, 3) what makes data hard compared to soft and why it matters, 4) the typical data sources, and 5) common data gathering and analysis methods.   

        The Basics is part of the Psychometric Mini Series.  Other topics in the series are how to control error, standard setting, item analysis and equivalency of test forms, and analyzing quantitative and analyzing qualitative data.

        Objectives: you will be able to explain:

        1. The value of cleaning data
        2. The difference between quantitative, qualitative, hard, and soft data
        3. The typical data sources
        4. The common data gathering methods

        Materials:  You will receive a workbook and a QC guide

        Cost: $79, discounts are available for ISPI, LDA, and Hale Center Professional Members

        Contact Judy@HaleCenter.org to learn more and find out how to arrange for an in-house program.

        • 01 Feb 2022
        • 15 Mar 2022
        • 6 sessions
        • Virtual
        Register

        Mini Analytics Certificate Series: Measurement & Psychometrics

        a 6-Part Mini Series (New Dates

        Take one, all, or any combination

        Tuesday's at 3pm Central Time; 60 to 75 minutes each

         2/12/82/152/22; 3/8; 3/15

        This series is about how to measure, analyze, and apply statistical treatments to both quantitative and qualitative data.  You will see real examples and get practical guidelines you can apply to your work.   You can take the whole series or just topics of interest to you.  When you complete the series you will receive a certificate.  Topics in the series are:

        1. Measurement, Analytic, and Psychometric Basics ($79*)
        2. Controlling Bias - the Four Sources of Error ($59*)
        3. Analyzing Quantitative Data ($89*)
        4. Item Analyses and Determining the Equivalency of Different Test Forms ($69*)
        5. Analyzing Qualitative Data ($69*)
        6. Standard Setting and Establishing Pass Scores ($79*)
        * Cost per session for the general public.  Discounts are available to ISPI and Hale Center Professional Members.

          Objectives:  For a complete description of the series, visit the workshops page.   

          Materials:  Each topic comes with a workbook containing the slides, guidelines, and other supporting materials. 

          Cost:  For the series for the general public is $414, a $30 series savings; the cost for ISPI and LDA members is $384, a $60 series savings; the cost for Hale Center Professional Members is $354, a $90 series savings.    Please contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you want to find out how to arrange for an in-house program.

          • 07 Feb 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
          • Virtual
          • 20
          Register

          How to Conduct Critical-incident Interviews

          60 to 90 Minutes

          Feb 7th, 3:00 PM Central Time

          Ever wonder why some people are just better at doing a task than other people?  This data gathering method is specifically designed to surface the attributes that discriminate those who do well from those who do average.  The Work Book includes guidelines on how to design and conduct the interview with examples of questions you can refine for your own situation

          Objectives:  You will be able to: 

          • Create questions that surface behaviors that discriminate people who are competent from those who are not  
          • Elicit responses that uncover the factors that competent people recognize when performing tasks and interacting with people   
          • Conduct the interviews that follow best practices  

          Contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you have questions.  

          Cost: $59, discounts are available to ISPI and Hale Center Professional Members. 

          This is part of the mini series on data gathering.  Other topics include: Observational Interviews, Sociograms, Surveys, Nominal Group Technique, and the Flanders Interaction Analysis. 

          • 08 Feb 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
          • Virtual
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          Deciding What & How to Test

          75 Minutes

          Feb 8th, 1:00 PM Central Time

          This mini-webinar gives you rules and guidelines for deciding what and how to test knowledge, skills, and abilities.  You are shown how to use the guidelines to define what, why, and how to test and then create a test blueprint for the design of the test.  Based on criticality, a blueprint communicates what percent of the test is dedicated to each knowledge, skills, and ability or domain.  This is the second topic in the mini series on testing.  The other topics are testing basics, multiple-choice questions, performance items, checklists, and rubrics. 

          Objectives:  You will be able to: 

          • Create operational definitions for each domain or body of knowledge. 
          • Weight the criticality of the body of knowledge 
          • Develop a test blueprint
          • Select the most appropriate item type based on the definition. 
          Length: 75 minutes

          Materials:  Workbook with job aids and a QC guide.

          Cost: $69, discounts are available to ISPI and Hale Center Professional Members. 

          Contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you are interested in an in-house program.  

          Visit workshops to learn more about other offerings.

          • 08 Feb 2022
          • 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
          • Virtual
          • 20
          Register

          How to Control Error

          75 Minutes; Feb 8th, 3:00 PM Central time


          How to Control the Four Sources of Bias (Sampling, Construct, Content, and Administrative).  Bias is a part of every study; however, it can be managed, even mitigated with the proper steps.  Otherwise, bias can lead to bad decisions.  The focus of this session is on how to manage bias.

          This session is part of the six-part psychometric mini series.  Other topics in the series are Psychometric Basics, Standard Setting, Item Analysis, and Analyzing Quantitative and Qualitative Data.

          Objectives:   You will be able to 

          1. Identify the four sources of bias
          2. Identify practices that mitigate and magnify error

          Materials:  You will receive a workbook with job aids and a QC guide you can adapt to your own work.

          Cost:  $59, discounts are available to ISPI members and Hale Center Professional Members.

          • 11 Feb 2022
          • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
          • virtual
          Register

          Overview of Credentialing

          Feb 11th noon Central

          Limited attendance of 20 participants. 

          Whether you are new to credentialing or an experienced, you will want to meet with Dr. Judy Hale for this webinar.  Dr. Hale is one of the leading international experts on credentials; she transforms this complex subject into a fascinating one-hour overview of the field. 

          • Learn the differences between certificates, certifications, and micro-credentials, and when to use each.  
          • Find out what the 6-key phases of developing effective credentials are and why each are important to having a valid credential.
          • Find out the common mistakes and how to avoid them.

          Join Dr. Hale for this free one-hour webinar. Register today.  Limited attendance of 20 participants. 


          • 14 Feb 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
          Register

          How to Conduct Group Interviews: Delphi, Focus, &  Nominal Group Technique (NGT)

          75 minutes

          Feb 14th, 1:00 PM Central Time

          The Nominal Group Technique is a proven method for polling the opinions of groups while effectively managing the group dynamics.  The process creates tension while limiting the effects of members seen has having more political power.  The process also produces data that can be weighted and analyzed to determine the level of importance and criticality of tasks and behaviors.  You will receive a workbook containing the slides and rules and a toolkit containing instructions on how to conduct a Delphi, Focus Group, and the NGT and how to evaluate the data.  

          This webinar is part of the six-part miniseries on data gathering methods.  Other topics include Observational & Cognitive Interviews, Critical-Incident Interviews, Sociograms, Surveys, and Flanders Interaction Analysis.  

          Materials:  Workbook with job aids and a QC guide

          Cost:  $79; discounts for ISPI and Professional Members; Contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you are interested in an in-house program.  Visit Workshops to learn more about the full series. 

          • 15 Feb 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
          • Virtual
          • 20
          Register

          How to Develop Effective Multiple-Choice Questions

          75 Minutes

          Feb 15th, at 1:00 PM Central Time

          This mini-webinar covers all those pesky details about multiple-choice items and their distractors.  You get tools for creating items and a QC checklist – resources your subject matter experts can use over and over.  You will learn to leverage the work of Bloom (revised taxonomy that defined understanding) and Merrill (defined comprehension) to create multiple-choice questions that test higher level skills.  You will see good and bad examples and leave with guidelines on how to develop valid multiple-choice questions that discriminate those who know from those who don’t.   This is one topic in the six-part series on testing.  The other parts are test basics, what to test and how, performance tests, checklists, and rubrics.   

          Objectives:  You will be able to: 

          • Write questions (items) that comply with best practices
          • Write questions (items) designed to test higher level skills
          • Write responses (correct answers and distractors) that are parallel in construction and lack specific determiners (cues)
          • Develop multiple-choice questions that measure the knowledge and skills your situation requires

          Materials:  Workbook with rules and a QC checklist

          Contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you are interested in an in-house program.   Visit workshops to learn about the other webinars in the  series

          Cost: $89, discounts are available to ISPI and Hale Center Professional Members

          • 15 Feb 2022
          • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
          • Virtual
          • 20
          Register

          HOw to Analyze Quantitative data

          60 to 90 Minutes

          Feb 15th, 3:00 PM Central Time

          Psychometrics and data analytics use different statistical formula to answer questions and guide decisions.  Test administrators also rely on the use of quantitative analyses to evaluate the validity and reliability of their tests.  This session explains the more frequently used statistical methods and the questions they are designed to answer.  The examples focus on data from forced-choice tests and surveys.   The methods can be done using Excel.

          This topic is part of the "how-to" psychometric mini-series.  Other topics in the series are psychometric basics and how to control error, set standards, do item analyses and measure tests equivalency, and analyze qualitative data.

          Objectives:  You will be able to follow a set of guidelines to:

          1. Analyze test and survey data to determine where there is consensus and significant differences.  
          2. Determine and interpret results such as, P-scores and coefficient scores. 
          Materials:  Workbook with job aids and a QC guide

          Cost:  $89, discounts are available to ISPI and Hale Center Professional Members.  Please contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you want to find out how to arrange for an in-house program.

          • 21 Feb 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
          • Virtual
          • 20
          Register

          How to Conduct Sociograms

          75 minutes

          Feb 21st, 1:00 PM Central Time

          Ever want to find out who is really in charge?  Who is part of a political clique?  How information really travels in the group?  This webinar is about how to use the Sociogram method to identify informal leaders, social cliques, measure group cohesiveness, and find out who really has the influence in the group.  You will receive a workbook containing the slides and rules and a toolkit containing instructions on the use and how to evaluate the data.  

          This webinar is part of the mini series on data gathering methods.  Other topics include Observational Interviews, Critical-Incident Interviews, Surveys, Nominal Groups, and Flanders Interaction Analysis.   

          Materials:  Workbook with Job Aids and a QC Guide

          Cost: 79, discounts for ISPI and professional members.  Contact Judy@HaleCenter.org to discuss an in-house program.  Visit Workshops to learn more about the whole mini series program.

          • 22 Feb 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
          • Virtual
          • 20
          Register

          HOw to analyze test results & do Item Analyses

          75 Minutes - Feb 22nd, 1 PM CDT

          This webinar walks you through the steps required to confirm your items are performing as expected.  It shows you how to evaluate the effectiveness of questions and distractors (answer choices).   

          This topic is part of the "how-to" testing and psychometric mini-series.  Other topics in the testing series are test design basics, and how to decide what to test, develop multiple-choice questions, develop performance tests, and develop checklists and rubrics.  Other topics in the psychometric series are psychometric basics, and how to control error, set standards, and analyze quantitative and qualitative data.

          Objectives:  You will be able to follow a set of guidelines to:

          1. Identify under-performing items (questions and answer choices
          Materials:  Workbook with job aids and a QC guide

          Cost:  $69, discounts are available to ISPI and Hale Center Professional Members.  Please contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you want to find out how to arrange for an in-house program.

          • 22 Feb 2022
          • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
          • Virtual
          • 20
          Register

          HOw to do Item Analyses & Measure test equivalency

          75 Minutes - Feb 22nd, 1 PM CDT

          This webinar walks you through the steps required to confirm your items are performing as expected.  It also walks you through the process of comparing multiple test forms to determine if they are measuring the same content at the same level of difficulty.   

          This topic is part of the "how-to" testing and psychometric mini-series.  Other topics in the testing series are test design basics, and how to decide what to test, develop multiple-choice questions, develop performance tests, and develop checklists and rubrics.  Other topics in the psychometric series are psychometric basics, and how to control error, set standards, and analyze quantitative and qualitative data.

          Objectives:  You will be able to follow a set of guidelines to:

          1. Identify under-performing items
          2. Compare items in multiple tests to confirm they are or are not measuring the same content at the same level of difficulty
          Materials:  Workbook with job aids and a QC guide

          Cost:  $69, discounts are available to ISPI and Hale Center Professional Members.  Please contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you want to find out how to arrange for an in-house program.

          • 23 Feb 2022
          • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
          • virtual
          Register

          Wednesday with Judy:

          Best Practices in instructional design 

          Feb 23rd, Noon Central, 60 minutes 


          During this session Max Cropper will introduce you to his 5-Star instructional design model that incorporates best practices.   His 5-Star instruction is based on M. David Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction, that will help you achieve world-class performance, productivity, and profitability.   Max also offers a 10 week program that will teach you how to design and develop effective instructional solutions.   Join us for this overview.  

          You will receive a zoom link upon registration.  

          • 07 Mar 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
          • Virtual
          Register

          How to Conduct the Flanders Interaction Analysis

          75 minutes

          Mar 7th, 1:00 PM Central Time

          Ever want to demonstrate to clients how effectively (or not) they communicate with peers and subordinates?  Ever want to help your clients be more inclusive and engaging so everyone's ideas are heard and respected.  Ever want to illustrate how information is exchanged, who initiates ideas, who functions as the gate keeper, and more?  The Flanders Interaction Analysis is a proven technique for capturing and reporting how information is exchanged and how well groups are engaged in the process of debating and deliberating different points of view.  You will receive a workbook containing the slides and rules and a toolkit containing instructions on the use and how to evaluate the data.  

          This webinar is one of the six-part miniseries on data gathering methods.  Other methods include Observational & Cognitive Interviews, Critical-Incident Interviews, Sociograms, Surveys, and the Nominal Group Technique.   

          Materials:  A workbook with Job Aids and a QC Guide

          Cost:  $69, discounts for ISPI and Professional Members.  Contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you are interested in an in-house program. 

          • 08 Mar 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
          • Virtual
          • 20
          Register

          How to Develop Performance-based Tests

          75 Minutes

          Mar 8th, 1:00 PM Central

          This mini-webinar describes different types of performance-based tests and the value and limitations of each.  You will see good and bad examples and get a decision guide on how to choose the type of test best for your situation.  The tool includes rules for developing interactive items sets, performance-based tests, and portfolio-based tests.   This is one topic in the mini series on testing.  The other topics are testing basics, deciding what and how to test, multiple-choice questions, checklists, and rubrics. 

          Objectives:  You will be able to: 

          • Choose the best type of performance-based test required for situation
          • Decide what type of scoring tool to use
          • Design your performance-based test so it complies with the guidelines.
          Length: 90 minutes

          Materials:  Workbook with job aids and a QC guide.

           Contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you are interested in an in-house program.  

          Visit workshops to learn more about other offerings. 

          Cost:  $79, discounts are available to ISPI and Hale Center Professional Members. 

          • 08 Mar 2022
          • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
          • Virtual
          • 20
          Register

          HOw to Analyze qualitative data

          75 Minutes

          Mar 8th, 3:00 PM CDT

          This session is about how to code and weight qualitative data so you can apply statistical methods to analyze the data.  The methods apply to survey, interview, observation, and focus group data whether the data are recorded using rubrics, checklists, or lists.    

          This topic is part of the "how-to" psychometric mini-series.  Other topics in the series are psychometric basics and how to control error, set standards, do item analyses and measure tests equivalency, and analyze quantitative data.

          Objectives:  You will be able to follow a set of guidelines to:

          1. Weight and code qualitative data so it can be evaluated and statistically analyzed  
          2. Code qualitative data so clients can assign meaning to it and determine its relevance to their questions. 
          Materials:  Workbook with job aids and a QC guide

          Cost:  $69, discounts are available to ISPI and Hale Center Professional Members.  Please contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you want to find out how to arrange for an in-house program.

          • 11 Mar 2022
          • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
          • Free Webinar
          Register

          Overview of Performance Improvement Consulting


          A free webinar -- open to the public.

          Description: The overview introduces you to the three processes that make up the growing profession of performance improvement consulting.  This program explains the three interdependent components of human performance improvement: the systematic process, the consultative process, and the professionalizing process.   It is intended to help you decide if you want to learn more about this important work.  

          Details: During this 90 minute webinar you will be introduced to three interdependent aspects of performance improvement 1) the systematic process 2) the consulting process, and 3) the professionalizing process. All three aspects contribute to sustaining changes required for improving the performance of people, work teams, and organizations as a whole.

          Why Should You Attend? You will gain insights and get tips for explaining performance improvement to others you can us to begin your own development in the profession. You will get:

          1. A method for explaining what performance improvement is all about
          2. A tool to judge their political prowess and increase their influence
          3. A set of guidelines for building you professional image

          Also available on request.  Please contact Judith Hale, judy@HaleCenter.org to arrange special sessions.

          • 14 Mar 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
          • Virtual
          • 19
          Register

          How to Design Surveys & Interpret the Results

          75 minutes

          Mar 14th, 1:00 PM Central

          This webinar is part of the miniseries on data gathering methods.  It discusses the rules for developing surveys with forced choice and scaled items.  It also explains how to interpret the results. 

          Other topics in the series include Observational Interviews, Critical-Incident Interviews, Sociograms, the Nominal Group Technique, and the Flanders Interaction Analysis.   

          Objectives:  You will be able to:

          1. Design surveys
          2. Develop scales
          3. Explain the role of demographic questions

          Materials include a Workbook and QC Guide.  

          Cost:  $79, discounts for ISPI and professional members.  Contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you want to discuss an in-house program.  Visit Workshops to learn more about the whole series. 

          • 15 Mar 2022
          • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
          • Virtual
          • 20
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          How to Develop Effective Checklists & Rubrics

          90 Minutes

          Mar 15th, 1:00 PM Central Time

          This mini-webinar covers the ins and outs of creating checklists and rubrics that captures the attributes of a behavior ranging from not acceptable to exemplar.  The tool includes probing questions you can use with your subject matter experts to identify the features or nuances that distinguish the very good from the barely acceptable.  You will see examples of checklists and rubrics and learn why they work.  This one topic in the six-part series on testing.  The other topics are test basics, deciding what and how to test, multiple-choice questions, item analysis, and performance items. 

          Objectives:  You will be able to: 

          • Use a template that lists key behaviors, behaviors, or attributes
          • List the factors that distinguish exemplar to unacceptable
          • Create checklists and rubrics that comply with the guidelines.

          Materials:  Workbook with guidelines

          Cost:  $79. There are discounts for ISPI and Hale Center Professional Members.

          Contact Judy@HaleCenter.org if you are interested in an in-house program.   Visit workshops to see other topics in the series. 

          • 15 Mar 2022
          • 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
          • Virtual
          • 20
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          Standard Setting

          Setting Pass Scores

          75 Minutes

          Mar 15th, 3:00 PM Central Time

          One of the more politically charged questions is "what is good enough?"   Standard setting is about answering this question.  There are numerous methods, and each has its tradeoffs.  This session explains and compares the more frequently used methods seven based on expert conjecture and performance data.

          This workshop is part of the Psychometric Mini Series.   Other topics in the series are: Psychometric Basics, Controlling Error, Item Analysis, Analyzing Quantitative Data, and Analyzing Qualitative Data.

          Objectives:  You will be able to:

          1. Explain the difference between conjecture and data-based methods.
          2. Compare the processes for setting standards and pass scores
          Materials:  You will receive a workbook and a QC guide containing job aids you can adapt to your situation.

          Cost: $79, discounts are available to ISPI members, and Hale Center Professional Members.

          • 16 Mar 2022
          • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
          • virtual
          Register

          Wednesday with Judy:

          Virtual Realty Done Well 

          March 16th, Noon Central, 60 minutes 


          During this session Mike Christian will explain what you should consider when weighing the decision to use virtual reality as an instructional or assessment tactic.   Join us!   

          You will receive a zoom link upon registration.  

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