CNG Washington, D.C. Event
Maintenance of Certification Panel Discussion
How do organizations approach the maintenance of certification from a strategic perspective? How does the maturity of a field affect certification maintenance? Join our team of experts to learn about various aspects of certification maintenance, including:
- Changes and trends in the credentialing world related to certification maintenance
- Best practices, accreditation requirements, and regulatory compliance
- Using data to inform decision making
- Authorized providers business model
- Allocation of resources
Dr. Manny Straehle, GISF
Founder and President of Assessment, Education, and Research Experts
Dr. Straehle is a consulting assessment, educational and research expert with a number of work experiences with licensure and certification organizations, and over 25 years of experience in developing assessments. He also is Founder and President of LearnFeedback.
Manny has held roles at the Advertising Research Corporation (ARC), Media Broadcasting Company (Pharmaceutical Marketing), National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), Genesis Healthcare, Prometric, and Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), and Founding Partner and Chief Assessment Officer at International Credentialing Associates (ICA). He is currently the Senior Psycometrician at Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) where he oversees over 40 information security certifications, where he has maintained ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation for 11 of these certifications and he leads the technical development of GIAC’s information security aptitude exam. In these positions, Manny has led psychometric and testing activities, marketing and survey research, aptitude and employment selection testing, performance based assessments, stackable credentials, and other research and evaluation projects. Manny received his doctorate degree from Temple University in Educational Psychology. Manny serves in several leadership positions for credentialing and standards industry associations including but not limited to ANSI, ATP, Sparked and others.
Roy A. Swift, Ph.D. COL, Retired
Executive Director, Workcred
Dr. Roy Swift is currently the executive director of Workcred, an affiliate of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Previously, he served as the chief workforce development officer at ANSI, and as ANSI’s senior director of personnel credentialing accreditation programs. Prior to ANSI, he was a consultant to educational, certification, licensure, and health care organizations. From 1993-1998, he was executive director of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). This appointment followed a 28-year career in the United States Army Medical Department, where in his last position, he was chief of the Army Medical Specialist Corps.
He has served on many national committees, non-profit Boards of Directors, federal and state government advisory committees, and international committees. He currently serves as a member of the Apprenticeship Powered by Industry Leadership Committee hosted by Maher & Maher and the U.S. Department of Labor; the George Washington Institute of Public Policy Non-Degree Credentials Advisory Committee; the Job Data Exchange Advisory Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; and the Interprofessional Healthcare Workforce Institute’s Executive Advisory Council.
Linda Anguish, SPHR, GPHR
Director of Accreditation Services
Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)
As Director of Accreditation Services, Linda provides strategic and operational leadership to the accreditation programs of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), which include the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), Assessment-based Certificate Accreditation Program (ACAP), and the organization’s newest accreditation program for ISO 17024 compliance. Previously, she was Senior Director of Certification Products at the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), where she led exam development and accreditation activities for seven certification programs with over 140,000 certificants in 100 countries. Linda served on the Board of the Certification Network Group and has presented on credentialing topics at the Annual ICE Exchange, the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Annual Conference, the E-ATP Conference and the Innovations in Testing Conference. She holds the Senior Professional in HR (SPHR) and Global Professional in HR (GPHR) designations and the Credentialing Specialist certificate from ICE.