The Credential Center (the “Center”) is a joint partnership between Revolution AMC and Wendal Inc. The Center’s ultimate goal is the development of valid and representative credentialing programs and associated educational training.
The Credential Center was created by Psychologists with expertise in Industrial Organizational Psychology, Credentialing, and Assessment. The founders recognized that the world of training and education is evolving beyond global degrees and that professionals are becoming specialist in variety of areas. Employers, clients, and the public continue to demand an avenue to ensure that these specialists are competent, skilled and knowledgeable in these areas. The Center was designed to identify the areas of unmet need and develop applied, accurate and meaningful assessments that allow professionals to demonstrate their competence and be recognized for their advanced expertise.
The Certification of Organizational and Advanced Coaching Heuristics (COACH)
This prestigious designation is the only credential designed specifically for professionals with advanced training and demonstrated competence in the application of psychological principals in Organizational Coaching. The credential will be available in Winter 2023.
The COACH was developed by psychologists specifically for individuals with behavioral sciences training to provide an avenue to demonstrate a standard of excellence in the Organizational Coaching specialty area. The Credential Center believes professionals with psychological training have the foundation necessary to work as effective Organizational Coaches. Given the need for such a credential, the COACH will be sought after by behavioral science professionals, psychologists, employers, and individual clients because it demonstrates a commitment to the profession and provides assurance that COACH credentialed professionals have met an independent measure of competence that is rigorous and objective.
Matt Turner, PhD
Matt is a licensed psychologist with extensive experience in organizational development and the testing industry. He spent many years as a leader and consultant in health services, examination development and association management. As an association executive, he has assisted in transforming his previous organization from a small “mom and pop” group to a multimillion-dollar operation with dozens of in-house employees. He has broad high stakes examination experience having developed small- and large-scale licensure exams in the US and internationally. He is also the past Chair of the Examination Resources and Advisory Committee for Council of Licensure Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and has been asked to speak to the assessment community on how to develop accurate, meaningful assessments. In fact, his innovation in examination development was recognized by the American Psychological Association (APA) when he was awarded the Distinguished Contribution to the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy at the National Level Award
Mark Nagy, PhD
Mark received his master’s and doctoral degrees specializing in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Louisiana State University. He taught at Radford University for five years before becoming the Director of the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Master of Arts graduate program at Xavier University in 2000, and he remains in that position today. In an article published in 2018 The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, the Xavier University MS I-O psychology program was rated first in the country in student perceptions. Mark has over 45 national conference presentations and 20 published articles in several journals, including Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, The Psychologist-Manager Journal, The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, and Applied H.R.M. Research. Mark also served as the Chair for the Licensure, Certification, and Credentialing Committee for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology for nine years.
For over 25 years, Mark has consulted for a diverse set of organizations, ranging from a non-profit local women’s shelter consisting of 10 employees to a federal agency that employed more than 240,000 employees. Mark has also consulted on a variety of organizational projects, including developing and analyzing employee assessments, conducting training needs assessments, providing statistical consultation, implementing leadership development programs, and creating customized employee engagement surveys. He recently developed and validated a measure of team civility and has demonstrated the impact civility has on both employees and employers in the workplace.
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