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From plain language how-to’s to insights on new trends and technologies, Yardstick webinars are designed to help you and your team maximize your eLearning, testing, and certification service delivery.

Tune in for one or more of our sessions, ask questions, and be prepared to learn.

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Spring Psychometrics Webinar Series

Thursdays, from March 16 – June 22, 2017

Starting March 2017, industry regulators, training managers, educators, certification and credentialing specialists, professional association representatives and other testing and assessment enthusiasts are invited to join our team of in-house experts as they explore the latest trends in the world of professional testing.

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ATP Conference 2017

March 5 – 8, 2017 

Venue: Westin Kierland Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, AZ

The 2017 Innovations in Testing Conference brings together assessment industry professionals from Certification/ Licensure, Clinical, Educational, Industrial/Organizational and Workforce Skills Credentialing. This conference is an opportunity for attendees to learn from each other and collaborate. ATP will showcase innovation, explore best practices and present case studies – all in an effort to move our industry, and professionals forward.

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Yardstick Presentation Details

March 6, 2017

Speakers: Greg Sadesky, Natasha Parfyonova, Kelly Piasentin, Charlotte Pashley

Join us Monday, March 6th for one or more of our sessions.

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Arc Flash Compliance Conference

April 25 – 26, 2017

Venue: Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport | Mississauga, ON

Attendees will receive clarity on questions and concerns with respect to the practical and appropriate application of the CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety Standard and its application across Canada and in all industry sectors as due diligence to OH&S regulations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to expand their network and interact with others in industry to learn more about arc flash and shock hazards and how to mitigate them or reduce risk to an acceptable level.

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Yardstick Presentation

Speaker: Natasha Parfyonova, Ph.D.

Assessment of Employee Competence as a Way to Measure Training Effectiveness. Organizations invest substantial resources into workplace safety training to ensure employee compliance with safety standards. One way to determine if employees mastered the required knowledge and skills is to assess their competence through an objective examination. Yardstick will discuss the process and benefits of developing an examination that is tied to a defensible job competency profile. This examination could be offered to employees upon completion of their safety training to promote workplace safety and save lives. A case study on the development of a certification exam for electrical engineering technologists will be presented as a possible model.


CLEAR 2017

Sept. 13 – 16, 2017

Venue: Denver Marriott City Centre | Denver, Colorado

CLEAR’s Annual Educational Conference is attended by more than 600 members of the regulatory community from across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Conference content is developed by and for members of the regulatory community and focuses on four areas of inquiry:
– Compliance and discipline
– Testing and examination issues
– Entry to practice issues
– Administration, legislation and policy

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CNAR 2017

Oct. 2 – 4, 2017

Venue: the Halifax Harbourfront Marriott Hotel | Halifax, Nova Scotia

Bringing members of the regulatory community together for the annual event. CNAR conference, symposium, and networking events provide delegates with a unique opportunity to discuss the challenges they face and best practices in the current regulatory environment, as well as to share ideas and expand their networks.

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ICE Exchange 2017

Oct. 23 – 26, 2017

Venue: Hotel: The Roosevelt New Orleans | New Orleans, LA

The ICE Exchange conference is the conference for the credentialing community. It hosts a variety of presentations to appeal to all and touches on many aspects of the credentialing ecosystem: Business of Certification; Certification Operations; Certification Technology; The Future of Certification; Governance; Marketing and Communication; Security, Records and Data Management; Strategy of Certification; and Test Development and Administration.

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