Harrison Assessments Applications

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Certification for Harrison Assessments

Advance your Credentials with SHRM Credits

16 Minute Video — The business case for Harrison Assessments Solutions across the talent cycle.

SHRM Continuing Education Credits are rewarded at both levels of certification training: 16 credits for Level I and 20 credits for Level II.

NEW Organizational Analytics for Engagement & Competencies

Next Scheduled Harrison Assessments Certification Sessions for 2023

The next live sessions are scheduled below, however, one may start with Harrison Assessments training videos. If you have an interest in Harrison Assessments, please contact me for a free demonstration and discussion on your assessment needs and the value of certification for HR/OD/L&D/TM professionals and consultants/coaches.
Location & Dates

Level I: September 2023 (4 half day sessions)

Level II: October/November 2023 (4 half day sessions)

Location: Remote/Virtual

Contact Sheryl Dawson for Details & Pricing

Harrison Assessments is now more effective than ever with new capabilities in the area of high priority to almost all organizations – integrated talent management. Harrison behavioral assessment is ideal for the full cycle of talent management: recruiting, onboarding, mentoring/coaching, leadership development, team development and succession/career planning. Certification covers the full range of Harrison Assessments behavioral reports.

The goal of certification is to ensure that HR, TM and OD professionals and coaches are confident in utilizing Harrison Assessments to achieve their talent goals. Sessions are designed to help you understand the theories, concepts, and information essential to applying Harrison Assessments successfully. Advance your professional competencies with Harrison Assessments Certification.

Instructor & Facilitator

Sheryl Dawson, CEO Dawson Consulting Group and Certified Harrison Assessments Solutions Partner with over 25 years’ experience in talent management and over 20 years’ experience with Harrison Assessments.

Certification References

“Having experienced Harrison Assessments’ certification program with Sheryl Dawson and passed the required Competency Demonstration for Consultant Partners and Level II Certification, I have gained proficiency with using Harrison Assessments in coaching and talent management. Harrison Assessments comprehensive video training is an excellent value-add to the certification process, which I have completed successfully as well. I heartily recommend these well designed videos as they provide a deep dive into implementation of various reports and solutions. As a trainer and coach for many years, and having utilized Harrison Assessments with my coaching clients over the last few years, I highly recommend a blended approach to certification in Harrison Assessments.

The combination of experiencing the Harrison certification program with Sheryl and viewing the video program reinforces and facilitates mastery of all aspects of Harrison Assessments. Sheryl has many years in implementation of Harrison Assessments and delivering certification training with both internal professionals and external coaches; she enriches the certification program by integrating many practical examples and answering participant questions with both expert knowledge of the Harrison system and a deep understanding of talent management. Sheryl patiently gives of her time and expertise to prepare each participant for the Competency Demonstration, as well as to address client questions that ensure success in implementation. Whether your goal is to make a profound difference in coaching executive clients or transforming your organization using Harrison Assessments predictive behavioral assessments system, I encourage you to experience both the Harrison video program and facilitated certification training offered by Sheryl.”

“Sheryl Dawson’s Harrison Assessments certification training transcends the theoretical and is steeped in the practical application of the Harrison principles and solutions. Beyond demonstrating extensive knowledge of Harrison’s theories, reports and solutions, her meticulous approach in preparing professionals for certification ensures their success in conducting the essential debrief. Yet her support does not stop there. Sheryl gives generously of her time and expertise in supporting Harrison talent management work with our clients. As an accomplished practitioner and advisor, Sheryl has proven an exceptional and valued solutions partner. Given the opportunity, I encourage coaches, consultants and HR/OD professionals to attend her Paradoxical Leadership webinar as a compelling introduction to one of the most unique and powerful Harrison capabilities to develop individual leaders and teams.”

“Known for her expertise in Talent Management, Sheryl Dawson’s broad experience really comes through during her Harrison Assessments’ certification program and in the very personalized preparation she provides for the Level II required competency debrief. I can personally attest that participants in her certification programs consistently emerge well-versed in the theories, concepts and reports needed to successfully apply Harrison Assessments’ wide-range of solutions. Additionally, her mastery of Paradoxical Leadership is extremely valuable for client organizations, as well as coaches and consultants.”

“For several years in my role at Universal Weather and Aviation, I have been engaged in utilizing Harrison Assessments as a decision tool for Talent and Performance Management and Talent Acquisition. We have experienced alignment between assessment results and leadership development programs for emerging leaders, succession candidates, and middle managers, which enabled more effective talent solutions and sustained business results. (See case study.) Both the commitment of my organization, as well as my own passion for debriefing Harrison Assessments’ comprehensive report capability, led me to pursue their Level II certification. I could not have successfully completed certification without Sheryl Dawson’s exceptional expertise, guidance, and feedback. The live sessions led by Sheryl’s dedicated facilitation were very engaging with plenty of opportunities to practice, ask questions, and interact with peers seeking the same goal. I highly recommend Sheryl Dawson for Harrison Assessments Certification and her stellar consulting for implementation of the many talent solutions Harrison Assessments Talent System affords.”

“I recommend certification as an integral part of a pilot assessment program and for anyone who seeks to become a certified Harrison Assessments professional. Sheryl is very knowledgeable and willing to share her knowledge to enhance the learning experience! Love the real-life examples provided. Thank you for quickly and effectively facilitating not only my competency in Harrison Assessments, but the highly successful implementation of our executive team selection and development Harrison Assessments pilot!”

“Harrison Assessments Certification is valuable! It is the assessment suite that I will utilize with my executive coaching clients whenever possible. The certification materials are invaluable for reference and Sheryl Dawson is truly an expert in this assessment system and is a warm and welcoming instructor!”

“Harrison Assessments is powerful in that it focuses on behavioral competencies, which have applicability to work and one’s personal life. The performance and position fit research supporting the Harrison is indisputable and incomparable. The materials are excellent and the case studies helpful for reinforcement and application of concepts. The final case review was OUTSTANDING and the instructor feedback was insightful and helpful to connect the dots. Sheryl Dawson did not miss a beat in answering questions. Personally, I hung on every word.”

Additional References

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“In every application across the talent cycle, the ROI for Harrison Assessments is excellent.”

Veronica Delgado Former Sr. VP, Global Human Resources & Workforce Development Universal Weather & Aviation, Inc.

Chris Harry, Cheif Learning Officer, TEKSystems

The Coach’s Coach
“Thank you for your wonderful classroom instruction, facilitation and coaching these past 12 months which aided my successful completion of the International Coaching Federation Coach Knowledge Assessment for Coach Certification. You helped me gain understanding of many assessment resources beneficial for my coaching practice. Our work on competencies of the ICF model made a difference in my success on the exam. I was fortunate to work with two great master coaches and you are one of them!”

Bonita Lockings, ICF Certified Coach & CHRO

Certification references

When a team embraces Harrison Assessments’ Paradoxical Leadership process from the top down, the results are exceptionally rewarding and contribute to a high performing team.

Mark Montgomery

Brandon Hall 2015 HCM Excellence Awards Recipient

Harrison Assessments is the 2015 recipient of two prestigious Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards in the categories of Candidate Assessment Technology and Succession Planning. With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is the most well-known and established research organization in the performance improvement industry. Their awards program attracts entrants from around the world - including solution providers with innovative, cutting-edge technologies. The awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully deployed HCM systems and tools with measurable results.