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HR Training on Demand: 2015 Fall and Winter Courses!

October 22, 2015

The Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Human Resources Solutions’ (HRS) HR Training on Demand (HRToD) program has announced its Fall and Winter courses! Course offerings cover a variety of topics, including classification, staffing, job analysis, and succession planning.

Our courses are specifically designed for HR professionals and supervisors throughout the Federal Government.  To register for any of these courses, or to learn more about HR Training on Demand, please email  Seats are limited, so sign up soon!

Classification Refresher November 17-19 Washington, DC
Delegated Examining Certification November 17-19 Cambridge, MA
Job Analysis December 8 Washington, DC
Delegated Examining Certification December 15-17 Washington, DC
Classification Refresher Jan 12-14 Washington, DC
Best Practices in Assessment Questionnaire Development February 9-10 Washington, DC
Succession Planning February 9-11 Washington, DC

Classification Refresher

November 17-19, 2015 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Washington, DC
January 12-14, 2016 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Washington, DC


In this 3-day refresher training, a federal classification expert will discuss current topics in basic and advanced classification (e.g., the Factor Evaluation Standard and narrative standard formats, defensible evaluation statements, statements of difference, and classifying developmental and supervisory positions). The instructor will review commonly appealed classification decisions, discuss position management issues, and provide an update from OPM's Classification Policy Section. Previous classification training or experience recommended. For more information, contact

Delegated Examining Certification

November 17-19, 2015 | 8:30am – 4:00pm | Cambridge, MA
December 15-17, 2015 | 8:30am – 4:00pm | Washington, DC


This 3-day training equips participants with the knowledge and skill required to perform competitive examining. This training is a must for anyone conducting delegated examining (DE) work. An experienced HR instructor guides participants through the DE process, rules, and regulations through lecture, hands-on exercise, and case studies. Federal staff and contractors can attend this class. For more information, click here.

Job Analysis

December 8, 2015 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Washington, DC


Job analysis is the foundation for all HR activities and therefore a critical skill set for all HR professionals. This 1-day workshop provides participants with an understanding of what job analysis is, how to conduct a job analysis in accordance with best practices, when and why to conduct a job analysis, and how job analysis results can be used. After attending this course, participants will have a job analysis model they can tailor to meet their agency’s HR needs as well as tools and templates to streamline the process. For more information, click here.

Best Practices in Assessment Questionnaire Development

February 9-10, 2016 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | Washington, DC


This 2-day comprehensive course provides HR Specialists with the skills to develop a valid assessment questionnaire (AQ) that will improve your agency’s ability to identify the most qualified applicants. Participants will learn best practices for conducting job analysis and developing AQs for use in an automated environment (such as USA Staffing). Instructed by a highly experienced HR Specialist and Personnel Research Psychologist, this course also includes expanded models and exercises focused on the most relevant staffing needs of participants. In addition, participants receive a comprehensive handbook that serves as a critical job aid and supplements agency standard operating procedures and the Delegated Examining Operations Handbook. For more information, contact

Succession Planning

February 9-11, 2016 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Washington, DC


Succession management is critical to mission success and creates an effective process for recognizing, developing, and retaining top leadership talent. This 3-day interactive training will provide a comprehensive overview of the OPM Succession Management Model and industry best practices in alignment with the requirements of the 5 CFR 250 and the Human Capital Framework. Instructors will also discuss OPM’s Talent Grid Matrix in depth and guide participants through how to use this tool in their organizations. For more information, contact

To register for any of these courses, or to learn more about HR Training on Demand, please email

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