Introducing Eric Shepherd, keynote speaker at the 2021 International e-Assessment Conference and Awards

Eric Shepherd, Keynote Speaker at the 2021 International e-Assessment Conference and Awards

Eric Shepherd, Executive Director of Talent Transformation is a keynote speaker at the 2021 International e-Assessment Conference and Awards.

Eric Shepherd is presenting in the third event, New Frontiers of Assessment on Tuesday 22nd June at 3pm – 5pm BST.

Eric Shepherd is the Executive Director of Talent Transformation, an organization promoting best practices for staying relevant during these times of change. Talent Transformation helps individuals and organizations by providing articles, podcasts, and webcasts to inspire insights into the future of work, learning, and leadership. 

Eric is an accomplished leader of international businesses and associations focused on talent, assessments, and success. Prior to his work with Talent Transformation, he worked to build a SaaS company into a multi-million-dollar international assessment software business. He is a recognized expert in the assessment field and the winner of the e-Assessments Association’s 2019 Lifetime Contribution Award. Eric has also led industry and standards initiatives to promote best practices for assessments, learning, and interoperability. 

Eric currently serves on Boards of Advisors and as Chair of the IEEE P1484.20.2 working group developing Recommended Practice for Defining Competencies. And he serves on the PwC New World, New Skills Advisory Board facilitates conversations on the future-facing vision of skills, workforce transformation, EdTech, and industry trends. 

Eric has previously served on Boards and working groups for:

  • HR Open Standards that define interoperability standards for HR technology.
  • Association of Test Publishers and the European Association of Test Publishers
  • The IEEE P1484.20.1 Standard for Learning Technology—Data Model for Reusable Competency Definitions working group.
  • IMS Global defining interoperability standards for educational technology.

Eric was instrumental in developing the IMS QTI interoperability standard and assisted with the US Department of Defense Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative to define the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) and the Aviation. 

“Talent Transformation – Develop Today’s Team for Tomorrow’s World of Work” was authored by Eric Shepherd and Joan Phaup. The book explains how powerful technologies and new business models are remaking the workplace, setting the stage for new jobs and careers, empowering individuals and teams to advance organizational goals by using assessments.

You can book your free place at the 2021 International e-Assessment Conference and Awards here.