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Amber Stark

PopTopiks Virtual Conference: Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Assessment and Credentialing Programs

After nearly 9 months of life interrupted, we are starting to see a future that looks a bit more positive. It’s time to start thinking about what that future looks like for your assessment program. Given the turmoil that you’ve been through, now is a great opportunity to learn from experts who can help you unlock the secrets to launching, building, or even re-imagining an assessment or credentialing program in a way that leads to success.

At the virtual conference, Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Assessment & Credentialing Programs, renowned individuals in the credentialing and assessment industry will discuss their marketing strategies, how they have approached running their programs during the pandemic, what they will retain and what will be discarded after it ends, and how to manage change in organizations and credentialing programs. They will also provide insights into the value of credentials given the changing nature of work (i.e., ​Do credentials and certifications still matter? Do college degrees ​matter?).

In addition, the speakers will explore the value of AI, standardized testing, and the importance of fairness in our programs. Through these discussions, attendees will discover the secrets to a successful credentialing and assessment programs.

Presented by PopTopiks, a service of Assessment, Education & Research Experts, this virtual conference will take place from 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. ET daily, Jan. 25 to Jan. 29, 2021.

Jim Keyes (former CEO of 7-Eleven and Blockbuster) will open this conference and Michal Kosinski ​(Associate Professor at Stanford University) will close the conference. Both are leading thinkers in their areas of expertise.

 The sessions will answer questions such as:

  • How do you leverage assessments to build, acquire and keep a strong leadership team? (KEYNOTE)
  • If you build it will they come?
  • How do you use certifications to enhance degrees? What difference does a college degree or credential make?
  • Now what? Where is the world trending after COVID and why?
  • Does traditional change management work?
  • Is AI better at assessing people than humans?
  • Does standardized testing still have value? Certification programs?
  • Does more data increase fairness?
  • What’s wrong with testing. Challenge builds strength/mental toughness, or does it? ​(KEYNOTE)

For more information on the conference including schedule, speakers, registration, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit the website.

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