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Building the Right Team - Best Hiring practices from aligning job descriptions to interviewing questions (90 minutes)
This workshop will explore best practices related to designing and filling positions to align with organizational needs. Key questions addressed: Why does a great hire start with an effective job description? Where do you set the bar for candidates to clear for hiring? How do you use interviews to gather information you can actually use to choose between candidates?
Instructors include:
Charity Boyette, TSP Founding Partner, has more than two decades of experience in managing teams and programs, with a particular focus in team leadership, engagement, and development. She currently is an administrator at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she is also pursuing a doctorate in Public Administration. From 2009-2018, she was a management-focused Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State who served overseas tours in Nigeria, Poland, and Belgium, as well as assignments in Washington, DC, including two years on Secretary of State Kerry’s travel team. Prior to her federal service, Charity worked in leadership development, operations, and finance in the U.S. defense industry. She holds an MBA, with a focus in strategic development, from the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary and a bachelor’s in business administration from Averett University in Virginia.

Kimberly A. Carlson (Ph.D.), TSP Founding Partner, is currently an Associate Professor of Practice in Management and the Director of the Business Leadership Center in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. Through this work she provides leadership development opportunities for undergraduate students, and other organizations on a consulting basis. Previously, Kimberly served as adjunct faculty for the Center for Public Administration and Policy and the Political Science Department, and as Assistant Director of Presidential Global Scholars, a semester-abroad program, and Fulbright Program Adviser in University Honors at Virginia Tech. Before joining academia, she worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma City, OK and Pensacola, FL. She holds a B.S. in psychology and B.A. in theatre from Virginia Tech, an MSW in clinical social work from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in public administration and public affairs, with a focus on nonprofit and non-governmental management, from Virginia Tech. Her teaching and research experiences include leadership, organizational and workforce development in national and local organizations, governments, and universities. Particularly, her dissertation research was focused on succession planning processes in university-wide research institutes in public, doctoral universities with very high research activity.

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Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize components of effective job descriptions
  • Determine clear threshholds for evaluation candidate qualifications
  • Design an interview structure to elicit useful information to inform hiring decisions

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