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Pearson TalentLens – ASTD Training Industry Presentation

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A Training Industry Insight presentation at the Gilfus Education Group’s Innovation Showcase Theater: “Critical Thinking in the 21st Century” presented by Breanne Harris of Pearson TalentLens. Recorded at the annual ASTD Conference, Denver. May 2012.

TalentLens, a Pearson business, publishes scientific assessments that are used globally to hire and develop the 21st century workforce. Our instruments measure critical thinking, problem solving, and a range of job skills to deliver data-driven insights that inform and clarify an organization’s human capital decisions. We are part of the Assessment & Information group within Pearson Education. Pearson’s other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

Our team of global experts includes assessment consultants, research directors, quantitative psychologists, and technology professionals to guide product selection and best practices implementation for your selection and development programs.

About Breanne Harris

When I was a child and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I told them “I want to tell companies what they’re doing wrong. I’m good at it.” Therefore, management seemed like an obvious career path, but I decided on a different direction.

I entered the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology to help organizations learn how to select the ideal employees and develop them into rock-stars. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas and a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Missouri- St. Louis.

Today, I am the Solutions Architect for Pearson Talent Assessment. I work with our current and future customers to help them integrate scientific assessments into their selection, development, and training programs. Specifically, I focus on helping organizations develop great critical thinkers using Pearson’s RED Model of Critical Thinking, Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal, Critical Thinking Boot Camp, and Critical Thinking University.

In addition, I drive the social media strategy for Pearson TalentLens and am the chief blogger for I regularly speak at at regional HR and OD associations, host webinars, and exhibit at major HR/Training conferences. Come meet me at SIOP, ASTD, and Linkage 2011.

Prior to joining Pearson, I was a Regional Consultant for CPP and wrote

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