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December Learning Lab

Using a 360-Approach to Personality Assessment for Employee Training and Development

Categories: TAHRA Webinar Meeting
Presented by Jeff Foster, Ph.D.

Although countless organizations use personality for employee training and leadership development, nearly all of these efforts center on information obtained from only one source: the participant. However, anyone who has used 360-ratings to assess job performance knows the value of examining data from others such as managers, peers, and subordinates. The same is true for personality, where the information provided by others is often more valuable than self-reported data. In this session, I will talk about the value of assessing personality using a 360-approach and highlight freely available on-line resources any HR professional can use to improve their current training and development practices.

At this lab, Jeff will:

  • Highlight the value of using personality assessment for training and development.
  • Highlight the value of obtaining personality information from more than one rater.
  • Demonstrate how HR practitioners with moderate experience using standard personality instruments can incorporate a 360-approach to improve their training and development efforts.
  • Provide audience members with free on-line tools they can use for this purpose.

Jeff Foster is an Assistant Professor at Missouri State University and Founder of PassKeys International, LLC, which publishes a variety of instruments aimed at taking innovative and unique approaches to workplace assessments. Prior to starting PassKeys, Jeff was the VP of Science at Hogan Assessment Systems. He has consulted for numerous organizations throughout the world, ranging from I/O organizations, to Fortune 500 companies, to small specialty firms. Jeff has conducted or lead teams responsible for over 800 validation studies, has authored over 200 technical reports and white-papers, and has participated in dozens of professional presentations and publications. He has also coached hundreds of consultants around the world on practices and techniques for using assessments with both individuals and teams. Jeff holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

TAHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 2.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This event is approved for HRCI credits

This Program has been approved for 2.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute's criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

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December 2, 2021 | 1 - 3 p.m.

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