Panel Presentation SKL213
Hard-won Lessons Securing Credentialing Success
Date Friday, Nov 29 Time – Room Charlottenburg III
Building a world-class credentialing programme is a daunting process. This session provides real-world examples reinforcing, for example, the virtues of following professional testing standards and the consequences of ignoring them. Join to hear as well about existing (inter) national credential digitisation initiatives that are improving portability of qualifications and reducing administrative burdens for citizens, learning providers and workplaces.
Global Head Personnel Certification at TÜV Rheinland Akademie GmbH, Germany
Sue Martin is a trusted advisor to companies and institutions across Europe in the area of workforce credentialing, learning strategies and certification. Her career prior to consulting included a role as Senior Global Certification Director for SAP and several regional and global management roles in the testing industry. She has also held several positions within industry institutions, such as the Chair of the European Association of Test Publishers, and is currently a member of the learning & Development Committee at BCS (British Computer Society).
Kryterion Inc., USA
The Four Immutable Laws of Credentialing Success: A Psychometrician Speaks
Chief Psychometric Officer
For more than 20 years, Dr. Leslie Thomas has been helping clients create assessment programs to effectively measure and evaluate professional competence. In her role at Kryterion, Dr. Thomas and her team work closely with clients to translate their business goals into a credentialing program that provides real value to their stakeholders such as increased public safety, enhanced product adoption, mitigate risk, or lower support costs.
Prior to joining Kryterion, Leslie was the Chief Psychometric Officer at Brainbench, a leading provider of IT certifications which was later acquired by SHL. She also ran a successful consulting business providing services to several well-known clients such as the U.S. Army, Microsoft, and Lehman Brothers. Leslie started her career at ACT (formerly known as American College Testing), as a research scientist where she consulted on issues related to test development, legal defensibility, and psychometrics.
Martin Le Vrang
European Commission, DG Employment - Digital Labour Market
Unit Skills and Qualifications, Belgium
A European Framework of Digital Credentials
Martin is passionate about technology at the intersection of work and learning. As Team Leader for the Digital Labour Market at the European Commission he manages the modernisation of Europass with the ambition of making it the number one European lifelong learning tool.
As part of his work, Martin manages the development of the Europass framework for Digital Credentials. The goal is to establish one common European approach that allows people to receive, share and use digital diplomas and other credentials all across the EU.
Prior to this, Martin has been managing the development of a multilingual skills and job classification (ESCO) for the Commission, after having been active as a web entrepreneur for six years.