Course on Psychometrics for HR and OD
19-20 August 2009: Chennai
Prof. C Balaji, Head – Symphony University, the Corporate University of Symphony Services Pvt Ltd
The CII Institute of Quality is pleased to announce a two day Certificate Course on “Psychometrics for HR and OD” on 19-20 August 2009, at Chennai.
Understanding the psychological make up of human beings has been of great interest for a long time. This understanding in the context of organizational employees is important not because it is ‘good to know’; it is actually crucial for taking a variety of employee-related decisions. In fact, there exists a strong belief that it is better to have an employee who lesser skilled and more positively oriented than one who is an expert with poor attitude.
How does one understand the psychological characteristics of employees? Psychometrics – the field of study that is concerned with the measurement of psychological variables – helps us to understand psychological characteristics in a scientific manner.
Principles of psychometrics are also relevant to measurement involved in Organisation Development interventions.
The course will focus on inputs and discussions that will enable the participants to use psychometric instruments in the fields of HR an OD.
ü What Psychometrics is about and how it is useful
ü Key concepts in psychometrics and their importance
ü Instruments in psychological measurement
Þ What an instrument is
Þ What can instruments be used for
Þ How to develop an instrument (briefly)
Þ How to select an instrument from available ones
Þ How to administer an instrument
Þ How to score an instrument
Þ How to interpret the scores
Þ What to do after interpreting
The participants will also be exposed to Assessment / Development Centers and to measuring organization level variables like organizational climate.
As a part of the course, participants will answer two instruments. Through this, they will not only learn about some of their own psychological characteristics, but also learn the contents of the course with first hand experience.
Participants will get hand-on experience of many of the principles of psychometrics.
The book “Training Instruments in HRD and OD” by Dr Udai Pareek will be a part of the course material.
This course is open for HR, Recruitment and OB/OD professionals, Heads and Senior Managers in small / medium / large organizations, Management Consultants and Corporate trainers.
Prof. C Balaji, currently heads the Symphony University, the corporate university of Symphony Services Pvt. Ltd. After 17 years of teaching, research and consulting in various aspects of HR, OB and OD, he has been with the software industry for over six years. He is a Fellow – IIMA. He has been the Editor of the HRD Newsletter, which is the monthly periodical of the National HRD Network. He has developed instruments, designed and conducted several sessions on topics related to psychometrics, and guided instruments development. The instrument he developed to measure Organizational Commitment has been used in several studies.
Day I: Wednessday 19th Aug 2009
09.00- 0915 Registration
09.30-10.00 Creating the program
10.00-11.30 Questionnaire: Transactional Style Inventory
11.45-13.15 Understanding Psychometrics – contd
14.00-15.30 Exercise on Identifying Instruments
15.45-17.30 Exercise on Operational Definition and Items Generation
17.30-18.00 Homework Announcement & Closing
Day II: Thursday 20 Aug 2009
10.00-11.30 Carrying out homework
11.45-13.15 Psychometrics at organisation-level assessment
14.00-15.30 Assessment & Development Centers
15.45-17.00 Assessment & Development Centers – contd
Delegates would be awarded a certificate of participation in the program.
Fee Includes participation. Course material (Hard Copies), Working lunch, tea/coffee.Organisations nominating 3 or more participants to the programme would be entitled to a 10% discount on total delegate fees payable. All discounts are valid only if the delegate fee is received before the commencement of the programme. Pre-registration and pre-payment is essential for participation. Cheque/DD towards delegate fee should be drawn in favour of CII Institute of Quality, payable at Bangalore. Delegate fee is non refundable change in nomination is acceptable.
Members are requested to kindly make use of this unique programme by personally participating / nominating their senior colleagues.
For registration and more details, please contact :
CII Institute of Quality
Near Bharat Nagara,
Magadi Main Road,
Bangalore – 560 091
Tel : 080 2328 9391 / 6085 / 7690
Fax : 080 2328 9388
Website : www.cii-iq.in
Mob : 9243073461