Four common questions credentialing organizations often ask:
How do I create a pipeline to the profession and start relationships with candidates sooner than the main certification process, even during undergraduate education?
How do I develop meaningful relationships with certificants for life?
How do I prove the value of my credential to industry stakeholders?
How do I keep up with the increasing pace of change in our profession?
This session will present one possible answer to address these questions: adding a learning & assessment model, either in the form of a robust approach maintenance of certification or a workforce skills program.
A workforce skills model or continuous learning assessment through MOC can be a great addition to the "moment in time" high stakes credential. The variety of advances in curriculum design, test formats, and delivery modes enable implementation of training & assessment models that ensure a continuously upskilled and reskilled workforce, prepared for change instead of reacting to it.
Attendees will leave with the following key learnings:
Understanding of options for adding to your certification a workforce skills program or a more durable maintenance of certification program.
Best practices for implementing models that enable partnerships with higher education to start candidates on the path to your credentials and profession sooner.
Ways to prove the value of your program in ways business understands, increasing relevance to the profession you serve.
Possibilities for creating lifelong relationships with certificants.
Katie is the Founder and CEO of Claira, a competency analytics platform helping companies understand their workforce and hire better. Before starting Claira, Katie spent 10 years in global workforce development, where it became clear that customers and the market were ready for a more precise, inclusive future of work. Katie regularly speaks and writes on a variety of topics including diversity hiring, ai ethics, and automation impact on the workforce.
Previously, Katie worked for the United States Attorney’s Office, Department of Justice, Executive Office of the President, The White House and the State of Michigan. She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and an MPA from the University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and a BA in Political Science from Hope College. She also played and coached volleyball for 20 years.
Jasmine is the Deputy Director of the Inteleos Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy and is a STEM education and certification professional that has been working in the field of medical certification for over 10 years. She has collaborated with groups like I.C.E. lending her expertise on micro credentialing, workforce development, certification and higher education.
Bill West, MBA, ICE-CCP
Bill serves as EVP, Global Skills X-Change, and Chief Credential Services Officer, Cornerstone Strategies. A veteran of the assessment industry, Bill has successfully served in a variety operational and sales capacities for test administration and credential management organizations as well as an NCCA-accredited non-profit credentialing association. Roles have included customer service, program management, business development. operations, and strategy. In these roles, Bill launched and managed numerous national and global assessment programs, assisted clients with expanding their businesses, implemented strategic partnerships, and developed new markets.
An active contributor to industry associations, conferences and committees, Bill served on the board of directors for the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) and the Certification Network Group (CNG) and currently serves on the National Advisory Board for the Credential As You Go initiative (CAYG) the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), owner of the NCCA accreditation standard.
David Wilcox, M.S., P.E.
David is a United States Air Force (USAF) veteran turned award-winning entrepreneur who helped pioneer the field of workforce development on a national scale. He is the founder and current President & CEO of Global Skills X-Change (GSX), a consultancy he founded in 2003 for the sole purpose of contributing to the creation of resilient workforces. Since then, GSX has become a leading authority in equipping organizations throughout public and private sectors with the credentialing strategies and learning solutions needed for their workforces to adapt to rapidly changing conditions.
Before founding GSX, Dave had become a Licensed Professional Electronics Engineer and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force (USAF). While serving at Rome Laboratory, he was engaged in the design and implementation of command and control systems for the U.S. military and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). It was in this capacity that Dave attained patents in Electrophotographic imaging.
Dave was also the Executive Deputy Director of the National Skill Standards Board (NSSB) in Washington, DC. A role that would eventually be recognized as a pivotal moment to the founding of GSX due to Dave’s responsibilities for developing strategies to infuse industry skill standards and credentials in the workforce development and educational systems of the United States. As a result of his engineering attainments, business practices, and voluntary public service on numerous national committees, Dave has been recognized in many publications including “Who’s Who in America” for over thirty-five years.