Half-day Workshops

ICE is hosting half-day workshops the week before and after the ICE Virtual Exchange. This sessions will not be recorded. Registration is limited.

How logic models are used to plan, implement and evaluate innovative credentialing programs

Monday, November 2 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Presenters: Shahid Choudhry, PhD, MPH, Colleen Leonard, MPH, and Dennis Spence, PhD, MS, CRNA,National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists; Garry Brydges PhD, DNP, MBA, CRNA, ACNP-BC, FAAN, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Virginia Chris Muckler, DNP, CRNA, CHSE-A, FAAN, Duke University

Organizations today are data-driven and want to demonstrate the effectiveness of their program activities. Logic Models have been used as a tool for decades by the government, education/academic institutions, foundations and nonprofit organizations to facilitate program planning, development, implementation, management, evaluation and communications.

The Logic Model is a visual snapshot that illustrates the relationships between the resources needed, what activities to plan with the resources invested, the target audience(s) reached, and the desired results or intended outcomes. Logic Models have been used as a tool to communicate and illustrate program effectiveness, build consensus and develop action plans. The basic components of a Logic Model provide a structured framework and systematic representation between processes and outcomes.

The goals of this session are to: 1) facilitate attendee understanding of the fundamental elements of Logic Models; 2) serve as an exemplar for credentialing professionals to consider using this tool during their own certification/credentialing program activities; 3) provide specific examples and use cases through the work of the NBCRNA Evaluation and Research Advisory Committee (ERAC) Subcommittees (Methods to Assess Knowledge and Competence; Simulation-Based Assessment; Longitudinal Assessment; English as a Second language;Value and Satisfaction), and 4) offer opportunities to session attendees to practice using Logic Models during small group breakout activities.


Basics of Psychometrics: Deciphering "It Depends"

Thursday, November 5 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Presenters: Brett P. Foley, PhD and Corina Owens, PhD, Alpine Testing Solutions, Inc.

Have you ever wondered what all those psychometric terms your psychometrician uses all the time actually mean? Do you sometimes wish you could ask for that psychometric analysis to be explained in a way that didn’t make your brain hurt? Have you ever been too afraid to ask for further clarification when a psychometrician is rambling on? Well look no further! In this workshop, two veteran psychometricians, each with 10 plus years of experience in licensure and certification testing, will review psychometric concepts and terms in relation to the exam development process. The workshop will provide a high-level view of psychometrics, explain some fundamental measurement concepts and apply those concepts to real-world examples. This workshop will help assessment professionals gain a better understanding of measurement best practices and confidently engage in future measurement discussions in an effort to help their exam programs flourish.



Tuesday, November 17 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Presenters: Cynthia Allen, SeaCrest; Carla Caro, MA, ACT; Elisa Kahn, PhD, PMP, American Management Association; Shelly Segre McDowell-Porter, PhD, Global Skills X-Change; Christine Mills, PhD, Ascend Learning;  Michelle Nolin, CPTD, Learn Ethos; Jasmine Rockett, CSM, Inteleos

Attend this workshop to learn about what microcredentials are and considerations for developing a microcredentialing program. Facilitated by members of ICE’s Microcredentialing Task Force, the workshop will include a debate on the pros and cons of a microcredentialing program. The workshop will pivot to strategy and practical application.  Discuss business considerations for developing a microcredentialing program and learn from case studies of organizations that have developed them.


Practice Analysis 101: A Practical Guide for the Credentialing Newbie

Thursday, November 19 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Presenters: Carla Caro, MA, ACT;  Christine M. Mills, PhD, Ascend Learning

Practice analysis, also known as job/task analysis or role delineation, is the cornerstone of a defensible credentialing exam and can provide a wealth of information to inform multiple aspects of a credentialing program, including examination content, training content, eligibility criteria, and continuing competency focus areas. Practice analysis connects the real-world activities of practitioners to the content of an exam program, provides crucial evidence that the exam assesses what is required in the job or role, and is an integral component in developing validated exam blueprints and content outlines. Additionally, conduct and periodic update of a practice analysis is required by accreditation bodies as part of their essential standards.

This workshop is designed for those new to credentialing. It will provide a comprehensive introduction to practice analysis goals and purposes, terminology, processes and methodologies, outputs, and relevant standards. Additionally, it will offer insights from two credentialing organizations about recent enhancements to their practice analyses.