Detailed Conference Schedule

Monday, November 15 

8:30 -11:30 am

Crafting Security and Privacy Policies for a Multi-Modal Delivery

Strategic Leader Workshop: The Business of Credentialing and The Science of Innovation

1:00 - 4:00 pm

An Exercise in Perspectives: An interactive stakeholder exchange on licensure and certification.

Integrating Decisionmakers in the Standard Setting Process: A How-to for Licensure and Certification

4:30 – 5:30 pm

NCCA Standards Revision Town Hall

5:00 – 6:00 pm

First Time Attendee Reception

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Opening Welcome Reception in the Innovation Hall, sponsored by Pearson Vue

Tuesday, November 16

8:30 am – 9:45 am

Opening Keynote**

10:15 – 11:15 am

Audience Interactive: ISO/IEC I7024

Maximizing the Subject Matter Expert (SME) Lifecycle: Successful Case Studies on being Intentional

Remote Proctoring and Security: What Have We Learned?**

Show Me the Documentation!: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Substandard Learning Outcomes, Incongruent Cognitive Rigor, and Deficient Assessment

10:15 – 11:45 am, CT

Debating and Discussing 5 Controversial Credentialing Topics**

Facebook & LinkedIn Analytics: Leveraging the recent changes to Facebook LinkedIn's reporting tools

Federal and State Legislative Initiatives Affecting The Certification Community

11:45 – 1:30 pm CT - E-Poster viewing

Certification’s Role in State Licensure 

Credentialism in Pandemics

How to utilize chameleon clones to strengthen exam security

12:00 - 2:00 pm CT - Lightning Learning Sessions

12:00 - 12:15 pm: Microcredentialing Toolkit

12:45 - 1:00 pm: To Continue or Not Continue…That is the Question: The Unique Use of a Feasibility Study to Determine the Future of Two Certification Programs

1:15 - 1:30 pm: An Analysis of Credential Candidates’ Testing Behavior in COVID-19 Pandemic

2:00 – 3:00 pm CT

Changes in Work: Implications for Credentialing Assessment

Does your industry need a stackable credential?

Going the Way of Blockbuster: Will Test Centers Become Extinct?**

Hey! Why Doesn’t Anybody Look Like Me?**

Audience Interactive: An Update from the I.C.E. Membership Structure Task Force 

Level Up Your SMEs: Build Better Banks through Gamification, Revenue Sharing, Crowdsourcing, and AI

Strategies to Promote the Value of Your Certification Program

3:30 – 4:30 pm CT

Testing Accommodations through Different Exam Delivery Modalities: Challenges and Opportunities**

Best Practices for Disciplinary Policies and Procedures

Certification Program for Credentialing Professionals

Lead change, audit yourself: a process review of content development DEI and bias reduction.**

Audience Interactive: The Whole Candidate: Developing “Soft Skills” in Progressive Certification

5:00 – 6:00 pm CT

Happy Hour in the Innovation Hall, Sponsored by Prometric

Wednesday, November 17 

8:30 – 9:30 am CT

Evaluation of item banks and test constraints for LOFT

Exploring the Return on Investment with Automated Item Generation: ROI of AIG**

Looking Forward: Results from the COVID-19 Impact on Cert. Survey, Lessons Learned, & Future Plans

NCCA Session: Developing and Implementing a Test Security Plan

The Americans With Diagnoses Act? Legal and Practical Implications for Test Accommodations

We know we need a public member but why exactly? And how do we go about it?**

10:00 – 11:30 am CT

Demonstrating value: Efficacy research and proven results**

Eligibility Criteria – Not Just Prerequisites for an Exam

Getting Beyond “It Depends” – Psychometricians Debate Hot Topics in Credentialing, 2nd Edition

Audience Interactive: How to leverage data insights to grow your business

If we survive COVID, political unrest, racial bias and climate change, What will 2030 look like?!**

Privacy, Security, and AI – Oh My!

10:00 – 11:00 am CT

What the Layperson Needs to Know about Developing Credentialing Assessments

11:45 – 1:30 pm CT - E-Poster Viewing

Certification’s Role in State Licensure and the Impact on IRS Exemption Classification.

Credentialism in Pandemics

How to utilize chameleon clones to strengthen exam security

11:45 – 1:30 pm CT - Lightning Learning Sessions

12:00 - 12:15 pm: Solving for Better Certification Forms : The Use of Integer Programming to Automate Test Assembly

12:45 - 1:00 pm: Increasing visibility and highlighting the value of a small certification program

1:15 - 1:30 pm: Fast Track Test Development: Maximizing Speed without Sacrificing Quality

2:00 – 3:00 pm CT

Lessons Learned from using Data Forensics to Invalidate Scores

New Measurement Considerations in the Era of Online High Stakes Testing**

Audience Interactive: Not the Same Ol' Job Analysis - Innovating for an Analysis of Practice

Revenue is not a Four Letter Word: Pricing and Revenue Stability for Financial Sustainability**

The Value of Certification Phase 2: The Employer Perspective

What is your post-COVID gameplan? A credentialing program perspective.

3:30 - 4:30 pm

I.C.E. Awards Ceremony

Thursday, November 18

8:30 – 9:30 am CT

Assessing Competencies and Performance: Where are we in 2021?

Creating a Level Playing Field in Testing and Credentialing

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – What does that mean for credentialing bodies?

Going Virtual – Reflections and Lessons Learned from Moving SMEs to Online Meetings

Tell me how you really feel about it: What’s trending in recertification/renewal?**

Virtual Standard Setting Models for Success**

Audience Interactive: Exploring New Frontiers II: Using SJTs in High-Stakes, High-Volume Certification Testing Programs

10:00 – 11:00 am CT

Benefits and Risks of Innovation to the Validity Argument of Credentialing Examinations**

Instructionally Sound Certificate Study Prep

Job Analysis Study: Don’t Forget The Fundamentals

The COVID-19 Aftermath: Evidence-Based Observations of Online Proctoring