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    • 22 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    This is a virtual meeting for colleagues engaged in credentialing, performance improvement, and training.  The purpose is to share ideas, exchange tips, and ask questions. 

    Once you register please watch for your WebEx invitation.  

    Audio is all that is needed.   

    Hope you can join me,

    • 24 Apr 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
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    4th Wednesdays with Judy: Trends in Training Cont'd

    This monthly virtual meeting is for professionals engaged in some aspect of credentialing whether that be advising, designing, validating, implementing, or evaluating certifications, certificate programs, micro-credentials, and accreditations. 

    The intent is to provide a platform for peers to discuss, share, and collaborate on how to best address issues and challenges they face.  Participants are expected to help shape the agenda. 

    To find out this month's specific topic, contact Judy@HaleCenter.org   

    Register now and you will receive a WebEx meeting invitation before the meeting.

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar (link will be emailed)
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    Overview of Credentialing
    Limited attendance of 30 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. 
      


    • 03 Jun 2019
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Three-half days; Virtual or onsite in Chicago
    • 20
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    The Fundamentals of Performance Improvement Consulting: A Certificate Program

    Three-half days 11am - 4 pm Central live and virtual simultaneously

    Description: This practicum-based program introduces the basic concepts of human performance improvement. The concepts are documented in the Performance Consultant’s Field Book: Tools and Techniques for Improving People and Organizations, 2nd edition (Jossey Bass, 2007). Attendees will receive either a copy of the book or an eBook version in addition to a workbook.  A certificate of completion will also be provided.

    Details: The workshop describes the work required for systemic analysis, intervention design, sustaining change, and measuring results. It builds capacity in two interdependent processes: performance improvement and the consultative process. Another workshop The Profession of Consulting builds capacity in branding and positioning for both internal and external consultants. In addition to a copy of the book Performance Consultant’s Field book (softcopy or eBook), participants will get a workbook full of tools to help them transition into this exciting new role (a $45 value).
    Who is this program for? The program is for consultants;, trainers, coaches, training managers, and managers who want to build capacity in performance improvement consulting.

    What will be covered? Human Performance Improvement Process
    • How to leverage the client’s information and why
    • How to uncover issues quickly
    • How to avoid the simple solution
    • How to put together a menu of solutions
    • How to get important metrics quickly
    • How to tell the story of what you did and the impact of your work
    • How to demonstrate the value of your work
    • How to build sustainability into your recommendations
    Consultative Process
    • What consulting involves
    • What distinguishes performance consulting from other types of consulting (OD, Quality, HRD, etc.)
    • What is the role of the performance consultant - Experts v Facilitator
    • How to influence others’ behavior and decisions
    • How to manage the politics
    Case studies are used to demonstrate the principles and rules.
    There are practices and polling throughout. Key research is provided throughout.

    Why should you attend? You will learn to:
    1. Respond to questions about what you do and what performance consulting is
    2. Leverage the information your client already uses and trusts
    3. Uncover quickly the factors that contribute to poor performance and miss opportunities
    4. Engage clients so they own the problem and the solution
    5. Present information so clients understand the relationship between what they do, the problem, the recommended solution, and the consequences
    6. Avoid the “silver bullet” syndrome
    7. Avoid the “paralysis by analysis” trap
    8. Overcome “there’s no money to evaluate” challenge
    9. Stay above the political fray
    10. Be associated with the positive side of consulting - “practical” “proven” “gets things done

    Topic Outline for the Consulting Foundations Workshop

    First Session:

    • Overview of consulting
    • Analyze the marketplace, workplace, and work
    • Set the Baseline
    • Define the goal in measurable terms

    Third Session:

    • Implement with fidelity
    • Define the critical mass
    • Design the implementation strategy
    • Scope the communication’s plan

    Second Session:

    • Identify the contributing causes or barriers
    • Identify solutions that are feasible
    • Design the solutions

    Fourth Session:

    • Demonstrate value
    • Calculate gains
    • Show correlations
    • Prove goal accomplishment
    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 11 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Two half-days 11am - 4pm
    • 20
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    The Politics of Consulting

    Limited enrollment (20) for virtual sessions
    Virtual  11:00 to 4:00 pm 

    Politics is the art of exchanging favors. It is all about who you know and what you owe. When done well is the oil that makes good things happen. When done badly it compromises personal and professional ethics, destroys trust, and demeans one’s profession. Judy will bring clarity to why politics is important and the value of doing it well. She will give you practical tips about how to increase your influence so your ideas get a fair hearing and your opinion if valued. (P.S. she hails from Chicago, the home of the best and the worst in politics.)

    Why should you attend? You will gain a deeper understanding of:
    • The attributes of politics done well and done poorly
    • The importance of building political support
    • The necessity to engage in politics

    • 09 Jul 2019
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • 11 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Three-half days, 11 am to 4 pm , simultaneously live & online,
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    The Business and Professional Side of Consulting

    Limited enrollment (20) for virtual sessions
    Three half-days, 11 am to 4 pm , simultaneously live & online,

    Given the desire to be competitive, during this practicum-based workshop, you will:

    • Frame your services in ways that distinguish you from the competition.
    • Determine the professional infrastructure required to cost competitively reach your market.
    • Determine your marketing channels.
    • Identify the processes you use and plan how to document and evaluate their effectiveness.

    The workshop provides examples and guidelines you can apply to your own situation.   The fee for all delivery options includes a copy of the workbook. 

    Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

     

    Topic Outline for the Business/Professional Side of Consulting Workshop

    First Session:

    • Define your scope of services
    • Build brand
    • Know your differentiators

    Second Session:

    • Cultivate distribution channels
    • Build a marketing and  communication plan

    Third Session:

    • Identify key legal and business mechanics
    • Define contract language and structure

    Fourth Session:

    • Negotiate terms
    • Define protocols of engagement
    • 19 Aug 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 21 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Three half-days; Virtual and local in Chicago
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    Foundations of Credentialing

    Attendance is limited to 20 so register early

    Three half-days, 11 am to 4 pm , simultaneously live & online,

    Description: This is a practicum-based workshop where you can apply the concepts, rules, and principles to your own work as well as a case study.  The field of credentialing - certifications, certificates, micro-credentials, and accreditation - is changing in response to growing global demands. In addition to basic theories, Fundamentals of Credentialing includes numerous tools and templates you can adapt to your own needs.  You are encouraged to get a copy of the award wining book Performance-Based Certification: how to design a valid, defensible, cost-effective program.  Join this live and virtual course to discuss current practices, changes occurring in the field of credentialing, work through case studies, and apply the rules to your own work. 
    Why Should You Attend? You will gain insights and get tips for explaining credentialing choices that you and our organization need to make. You will get:
    1. Tools that you can use to design your next credential or improve your current one.
    2. Case studies and scenarios that highlight key credentialing decisions, risk and trade-offs. 
    3. Time to ask questions of peers and experts in the field of credentialing. 
    Includes workbook and materials: 
    • How to Design a Certification ($35 value)
    • Certification Audit Checklist ($25 value)
    • An overview of Certifications, a 13-page white paper.  

    Also available onsite upon request.  Please contact Judy Hale,judy@HaleCente.org to arrange special sessions.

    • 09 Sep 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 11 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Three half days; 11:00-4:00 PM Central, virtual and live in Chicago
    • 20
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    Job, Task, Practice and Cognitive Analyses

    Limited attendance = 20 

    Three 1/2 days, 11 am to 4 pm , simultaneously live & online,
     

    Intended audience:  Managers and professionals who are tasked with designing and conducting studies to identify and validate knowledge, skills, and competencies required for creating valid assessments.  

    Objectives

    Given a mandate to oversee or develop a credential; and given the need to identify and validate the knowledge, skills, and competencies of the target audience, during this practicum-based workshop, you will learn to:

    •    Explain the difference between a job, task, role, and cognitive analysis including the benefits and limitation of each

    •    Design and develop surveys

    •    Design and conduct individual interviews including structured and critical-incident

    •    Design and conduct group interviews including focused groups and Nominal Groups

    •    Design and conduct cognitive analyses

    •    Analyze the results of the study to identify domains and competencies   

    The fee includes a digital copy of the Job, Task, and Cognitive Analyses Workbook containing a dozen rules, guidelines, and templates.    

    Topic Outline

    First Session:  Design the Study

    • Different types of analysis
    • Purposes and limitations of each
    • Different types of data gathering methods
    • Purpose and limitations of each
    • When to use different methods
    • Rules for managing bias
    • Best practices

    Rules of Interviewing

    • Focus groups
    • Nominal groups

    Rules of Surveying

    • Demographic questions
    • Scales
    • Comment sections

    Rules of observing people, processes, and documents

    • Checklists and sampling

    Rules of Interviewing

    • Open interviews
    • Structured interviews
    • Critical incident interviews
    • Cognitive analysis interviews

    Analyze the Data

    • Limitations of the average
    • Implications of outliers      
    • 30 Sep 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Three 1/2 days, 11 am to 4 pm , simultaneously live & online,
    • 20
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    Performance-based Assessments

    Three 1/2 days, 11 am to 4 pm , simultaneously live & online,
    Limited attendance - 20 

    Given you want to create performance-based assessments that:

    • Pre-qualify applicants
    • Assess progress against standards
    • Measure accomplishment of a credential’s standards

    And you have access to the results of a job, task, role, or cognitive analyses; the results of a criticality-analysis; and a description of a credential’s standards, you will learn to:

    • Develop a test blue print or specification.
    • Select an assessment method appropriate to your need.
    • Evaluate multiple-choice and fill-in or short answer test questions and responses to confirm they comply with the standards.
    • Evaluate performance and evidence-centered assessment items to confirm they comply with the standards.
    • Confirm the reading level complies with the Global English aTwo days, 9 am to 4 pm , simultaneously live & online,nd Plain Language Standards.
    • Measure the performance of the assessment.

    The fee includes an electronic copy of the 100+ page Test Development Workbook ($45 value). It describes in detail how to develop multiple-choice, matching, short answer, and fill-in questions and performance checklists.   The workbook is used in graduate courses on evaluation and by organizations that test employees, suppliers, after-market partners, students, and certification candidates.

    Topic Outline for the Test/Assessment Workshop

    First Module Design the Instrument

    • Design a test blue-print or specification
    • Identify and compare possible test and assessment methods
    • Select the most appropriate methods

    Third Module: Develop the Elements

    • Develop fill-in or short answer questions
    • Develop matching questions
    • Edit questions and answer choices so they comply with standards

    Second Module: Develop the Elements

    • Develop multiple-choice items
    • Compare questions to the standards
    • Edit questions to comply with standards
    • Develop answer choices
    • ·        Edit answer choices so they comply with standards

    Fourth Module: Develop the Elements

    • Develop performance items
    • Develop instructions
    • Develop scoring rules (rubrics)
    • Edit instructions and scoring sheets to so they comply with standards

    • 07 Oct 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 08 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Two 1/2 days, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm , simultaneously live & online,
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    Practical Analytics & Psychometrics

    Two days 11:00 to 3:30 both days; simultaneously live & online.
    Limited Enrollment = 20

    The practicum-based workshop is offered as a two live 1/2-day program. Attendees may also join virtually.  It is for the lay person involved in credentialing. This workshop provides skills in using analytics and psychometrics for credentialing and assessments along with guidance on working more effectively with psychometricians and evaluation professionals. 

    Intended audience
    1. Managers and professionals who make decisions related to the application of psychometrics and who engage psychometricians
    2. Professionals who want a better understanding of psychometrics so they can be  better consumers of the services

    Objectives

    Given a mandate to oversee or develop a credential and require psychometric and analytic services, you will learn to:

    • Make sampling decisions that support your credentialing mandate
    • Select a defensible method for setting a pass score that best meets your needs
    • Identify the need for policies and procedures to reduce administrative error
    • Judge the validity of an assessment based on assessment data
    • Interpret item analyses and test results
    • Judge the efficacy of an assessment instrument
    • Design and conduct validation studies
    • Partner with measurement professionals in ways that protect your interests
    • Respond to challenges to the validity and defense ability of your credential
    Books and Materials

    The fee includes an electronic copy of the Practical Analytics & Psychometrics Workbook for Credentialing Professionals.   The workbook contains instructions and guidelines.

     

    Topic Outline for the Practical Analytics & Psychometrics Workshop

    1st 1/2 day

    • Definition of analytics, psychometrics, and evaluation
    • Emergence of new players and new methods in analytic, psychometric, and evaluation services
    • Threats to Internal Integrity: Errors

             –  Sampling 

             –  Administrative

             –  Construct 

    • Critical questions to ask



    2nd 1/2 day

    • Norm v criterion scales
    • A comparison of seven standard setting methods.
    • Importance & Criticality
    • Item Analysis
    • Open response & performance assessments
    • Critical questions to ask






Past events

27 Mar 2019 Fourth Wednesdays with Judy: emerging trends
18 May 2018 Overview of Credentialing
20 Apr 2018 Overview of Credentialing
20 Oct 2017 Overview of Credentialing
27 Sep 2017 Disrupt Institutionalized Ignorance: What is our role?
20 Sep 2017 Certified Performance Improvement Facilitator Orientation
15 Sep 2017 Overview of Credentialing
13 Sep 2017 Disrupt Institutionalized Ignorance: What is our role?
30 Aug 2017 Disrupt Institutionalized Ignorance: What is our role?
16 Aug 2017 Certified Performance Improvement Facilitator Orientation
16 Aug 2017 Disrupt Institutionalized Ignorance: What is our role?
11 Aug 2017 Overview of Credentialing
02 Aug 2017 Disrupt Institutionalized Ignorance: What is our role?
28 Jul 2017 Overview of Credentialing
19 Jul 2017 Certified Performance Improvement Facilitator Orientation
14 Jul 2017 Overview of Credentialing
07 Jul 2017 Overview of Credentialing
21 Jun 2017 Certified Performance Improvement Facilitator Orientation
17 May 2017 Certified Performance Improvement Facilitator Orientation
19 Apr 2017 Certified Performance Improvement Facilitator Orientation
15 Mar 2017 Certified Performance Improvement Facilitator Orientation
08 Mar 2017 Course 3: Focus on Systemic Factors for School Improvement
20 Feb 2017 Microcredential and Badging Quickstart (by request)
15 Feb 2017 Certified Performance Improvement Facilitator Orientation
08 Feb 2017 Course 2: Facilitate Meaning and Engagement for School Improvement
18 Jan 2017 Certified Performance Improvement Facilitator Orientation
11 Jan 2017 Course 1: Analyze and Apply Critical Judgment for School Improvement
01 Jan 2017 2017 Practicum for CACP and CMBP
08 Dec 2016 Practical Analytics and Psychometrics
07 Dec 2016 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
07 Dec 2016 2016-17 Application for Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS)
09 Nov 2016 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
01 Nov 2016 Getting the Doing Done
13 Oct 2016 Performance-based Assessments
12 Oct 2016 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
06 Oct 2016 Assessment for Learning
23 Sep 2016 Overview of Credentialing
14 Sep 2016 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
19 Aug 2016 Prepare for the Instructional Design (ID) Certifications
10 Aug 2016 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
10 Aug 2016 Georgia Charter District Implementation Team Cohort
10 Aug 2016 CSIS Virtual Live Professional Learning Community
22 Jul 2016 Overview of Credentialing
15 Jul 2016 Prepare for the Instructional Design (ID) Certifications
13 Jul 2016 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
08 Jun 2016 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
11 May 2016 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
28 Jan 2016 Job, Task, Practice and Cognitive Analyses
21 Jan 2016 Assessment for Learning
14 Jan 2016 Foundations of Credentialing - Certificate Program
12 Nov 2015 Performance-based Assessments
06 Nov 2015 Overview of ID Certifications with Badges (free webinar)
22 Oct 2015 Job, Task, Practice and Cognitive Analyses
15 Oct 2015 Practical Analytics and Psychometrics
01 Oct 2015 Foundations of Credentialing - Certificate Program
25 Sep 2015 The Politics of Consulting
23 Sep 2015 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
22 Sep 2015 Certified Microcredential Specialist Education Series
17 Sep 2015 The Business and Professional Side of Consulting
07 Aug 2015 Overview of ID Certifications with Badges (free webinar)
10 Jul 2015 Overview of ID Certifications with Badges (free webinar)
09 Jul 2015 Assessment for Learning
24 Jun 2015 Job, Task, Practice and Cognitive Analyses
09 Jun 2015 Assessment for Learning
05 Jun 2015 Overview of ID Certifications with Badges (free)
08 May 2015 Overview of ID Certifications with Badges (free)
07 May 2015 Assessment for Learning
16 Apr 2015 Assessment for Learning
09 Apr 2015 Job, Task, Practice and Cognitive Analyses
09 Apr 2015 2015 Certified Assessment and Credentialing Professional practicum and certification
03 Apr 2015 Overview of ID Certifications with Badges (free)
13 Mar 2015 Overview of ID Certifications with Badges (free)
11 Mar 2015 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
05 Mar 2015 Performance-based Assessments
18 Feb 2015 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
06 Feb 2015 Overview of ID Certification & Badges (free)
04 Feb 2015 Foundations of Credentialing - Certificate Program
14 Jan 2015 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
09 Jan 2015 Overview of ID Certification & Badges (free)
01 Jan 2015 Apply for an ID certification with mark and badge
10 Dec 2014 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
02 Dec 2014 The Fundamentals of Performance Improvement Consulting Certificate Program
25 Nov 2014 Overview of ID Certification & Badges (free)
07 Nov 2014 Overview of Performance Improvement Consulting (free)
31 Oct 2014 Overview of ID Certification & Badges (free)
27 Oct 2014 Practical Analytics & Psychometrics
22 Oct 2014 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
08 Oct 2014 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
02 Oct 2014 Project-based Credentialing Practicum
30 Sep 2014 Orientation to the Certified School of Improved Performance (CSIP) Certification Process
29 Sep 2014 The Politics of Consulting
26 Sep 2014 Overview of ID Badges (free)
05 Sep 2014 Overview of Credentialing
27 Aug 2014 Orientation to the Certified School of Improved Performance (CSIP) Certification Process
22 Aug 2014 Overview of ID Badges (free)
01 Aug 2014 Apply for an ID Badge in learning solutions development
31 Jul 2014 Patterson Drilling Part II
30 Jul 2014 Orientation to the Certified School of Improved Performance (CSIP) Certification Process
18 Jul 2014 Overview of Performance Improvement Consulting (free)
09 Jul 2014 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
08 Jul 2014 Foundations of Credentialing - Certificate Program
25 Jun 2014 Patterson Drilling Part I
11 Jun 2014 Job, Task and Cognitive Analyses
01 May 2014 Performance-based Assessments
18 Apr 2014 Overview of Performance Improvement Consulting (free)
28 Mar 2014 Project-based Credentialing Practicum
20 Mar 2014 Performance-based Assessments
07 Mar 2014 Overview of Credentialing (free)
27 Feb 2014 Orientation to the Certified School of Improved Performance Certification Process
19 Feb 2014 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
05 Feb 2014 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
04 Feb 2014 Overview of Human Performance Improvement in Education
30 Jan 2014 Foundations of Credentialing - Certificate Program
28 Jan 2014 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
23 Jan 2014 High Performing Leader Community of Practice
17 Jan 2014 Overview of Performance Improvement Consulting (free)
03 Jan 2014 Overview of Credentialing
01 Jan 2014 Application for Certified School of Improved Performance with IndiStar (CSIP-I) 2014
31 Dec 2013 Application for Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) 2014
20 Nov 2013 Overview of Competence in Context Webinar (Free)
01 Nov 2013 Overview of Performance Improvement Consulting (free)
01 Nov 2013 School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Application 2013
16 Oct 2013 Overview of Certification & Credentialing
16 Oct 2013 Overview to Certification (Free webinar)
15 Oct 2013 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
11 Oct 2013 Hard Data-Soft Data Webinar (Free)
03 Oct 2013 School Improvement Specialist (CSIS): November Certification Review
01 Oct 2013 School Improvement Specialist (CSIS): September Certification Review
26 Sep 2013 TIfPI Orientation
20 Sep 2013 Overview of Credentialing
17 Sep 2013 HPI for Education
12 Sep 2013 Practical Psychometrics (Pilot)
10 Sep 2013 Professional’s Plain Language Business Writing (A TIFPI Certificate Program)
09 Sep 2013 CPT Workshop
01 Sep 2013 School Improvement Specialist (CSIS): September Certification Review
13 Aug 2013 Overview HPI for Education (free webinar)
07 Aug 2013 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
02 Aug 2013 Overview of Performance Improvement Consulting
01 Aug 2013 School Improvement Specialist (CSIS): August Certification Review
26 Jul 2013 Hard Data-Soft Data Webinar (Free)
15 Jul 2013 The Politics of Consulting
10 Jul 2013 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
10 Jul 2013 Orientation to the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) Certification Process
24 Jun 2013 CPT Workshop
16 May 2013 TIfPI Orientation
13 May 2013 The Fundamentals of Performance Improvement Consulting Certificate Program
03 May 2013 Overview of Performance Improvement Consulting
25 Apr 2013 Proven Practices for Coaching Under-Performers (Certificate)
07 Mar 2013 HPI for Education
27 Feb 2013 Alpha Test of Launch Workshop Series
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