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    Mt. Baker SHRM - Alexander Alonso, Ph.D to speak on the SHRM Competency Model and Certification

    Date: April 15, 2015, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
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    Interested in learning about the new SHRM certification and competency model? You’re in luck! Alexander Alonso, VP of Research, SHRM, will be joining us to discuss the new HR certification. SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications are 100% focused on the competencies and knowledge all HR professionals need to lead in today’s business community. They are built on one single, comprehensive SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK TM) and are relevant worldwide. The certification tests competencies as well as HR knowledge, and their application, to ensure the professional’s ability to demonstrate what you know and what you can do with the knowledge. SHRM-CP and SHRM –SCP are based on in-depth research focused on- and back by- global employers and business leaders. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession. Come learn more and get all your questions answered at our April meeting!

    About the Presenter:

    Alexander Alonso, Ph.D, Vice President of Research, Society for Human Resource Management

    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 has been recognized by the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology with the 2007 M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace and the 2013 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award for Practitioners.  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 in health care.   He has published works in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Applied PsychologyPersonality and Individual DifferencesQuality and Safety in Health Care, and Human Resources Management Review.  He is currently serving as the president of the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington.  Dr. Alonso received his doctorate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Florida International University in 2003.

    Follow Alex on Twitter @SHRMResearchVP.


    Generoulsy Sponsored by:

    This program has been generously sponsored by Willis Human Capital Practice.  Click here to view their full bio.


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    • Member Lunch & Program: $20.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program: $25.00
    • Program Only: $12.00
    • Student Lunch & Program: $12.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

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    If you are not able to or do not want to pre-pay, we accept payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card and must be paid at the time of check-in at the event. See cancellation policy below.

    *This program is pending approved for 1 HRCI  general credit.


           *This program is pending approval for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credit.


    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed the full price of the event if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

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