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    The HR Professional Competency Model: A Road Map to Success

    Date: January 16, 2014, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Free to Members
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    If you or your organization want to understand the critical technical and behavioral competencies needed for individual success and growth at all levels of an HR career, come to this session.  You will learn about the HR Professional Competency Model, which SHRM recently developed to allow HR professionals to systematically analyze their competency needs and to help organizations develop performance appraisal tools and other HR systems.  In addition, you will learn how several SHRM competency self-development tools can accelerate your professional growth and increase your ability to contribute to the success of your organization.

    Speaker:  Alex Alonso, VP SHRM Research

    In his role as Vice President for Research at the Society for Human Resource Management, Alexander Alonso is responsible for all SHRM research activities, including the development of SHRM’s Competency Self-Assessment and HR Professionals Competency Model.   He also oversees the teams responsible for research products like People Insight engagement tools, SHRM Benchmarking Services, and the Workplace and Employment Trends Center.

    Prior to joining SHRM in 2011, Dr. Alonso worked with numerous subject matter experts worldwide with the aim of identifying performance standards, developing competency models, designing organizational assessments, and conducting job analyses.   Among other assignments, he led a project for SHRM to study the state of HR education and supported the development of assessments for university accreditation. 

    Dr. Alonso was part of the team recognized by the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology with the 2007 M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace for the development of the federal standard for medical team training, TeamSTEPPS.  He was also honored by the American Psychological Association with the 2009 Presidential Citation for Innovative Practice for supporting the development of a competency model for team triage in emergency medicine.  

    He has published works in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, Quality and Safety in Health Care, and Human Resources Management Review.  He has also served as the Chairperson for the SIOP International Affairs Committee and as the Vice President for Programs of the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington.

    Dr. Alonso received his doctorate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Florida International University in 2003.

    Pre-Approved for 1.0 HRCI Recertification Credit Hours (General)