Measure What Matters and Improve Your Workplace

No matter what terminology you use – essential skills, soft skills, life skills, social emotional learning, character strengths, inter- and intra-personal skills, noncognitive skills, or 21st-century skills – you've probably been hearing more and more about these critically important capacities in recent years.

It’s indisputable that the emerging and resounding consensus among leaders and researchers alike is that they matter – a lot. On average, every $1 invested in essential skills programs yields $11 in long-term benefits, ranging from higher lifetime earnings to better mental and physical health.1 In fact, they are essential to individual and organizational success.

Watch this webinar to see:
  • The impact and economic benefits of evaluating and developing essential skills in the workplace
  • Honest reviews from organizations measuring the essential skills of their teams
  • How to turn educated guesses and gut feelings about employees into data-informed decisions to help employees succeed

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Sheerin VesinSheerin Vesin leads global go-to-market strategy for the International Youth Foundation’s (IYF) human capital products. Sheerin joined IYF in 2017 after more than 10 years in sales and marketing leadership roles at start-ups and publicly traded companies focused on improving human capital through technology and e-learning. Most recently, Sheerin led B2B marketing for North America and EMEA at worldwide language-learning leader, Rosetta Stone.  Sheerin has been a guest speaker at a variety of industry events, including for the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Youth Symposium, InterAction Forum, Middle East HR Summit & Expo, and Association for Talent Development (ATD) Global Conference. Prior to joining the global business community, she taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) under the French National Ministry of Education. Sheerin has a B.A. from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in languages from Middlebury College.

Jason WayJason Way has a PhD in industrial/organizational psychology and works in the ACT Center for Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning. His research focuses on the social and emotional learning skills that contribute to academic and work success. At ACT, he is the content owner of the Behavioral Skills framework and the research lead for the ACT® Engage® family of assessments and the ACT® Tessera® Workforce assessment. Prior to ACT, Jason worked in management consulting conducting job analyses, interview training, and assessment center exercises, as well as conducting training research and development for the U.S. military. His research has been published in outlets such as European Journal of Personality, Personality and Individual Differences, and Personnel Assessment and Decisions and has been featured in over 50 presentations at academic and professional conferences.

1 SEL Benefit-Cost Analysis, Columbia University https://casel.org/impact/