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The online course The Art of Hiring and Parting Ways focuses on the importance of hiring the "right" employee by establishing a process of competency-based hiring within your program. This self-paced, five-hour course is accessed through the Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) Blackboard learning management system. 


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Adult education program directors and staff involved in the hiring process within their program

Competency-based hiring is a process that emphasizes your program's vision, mission, and culture as critical components for successful hiring experiences. In The Art of Hiring and Parting Ways, you will learn how to:

  • Set the stage for a successful hire
  • Compose a competency-based job description
  • Script a successful interview: how to ask the right questions and identify the right players
  • Welcome new members to the cast
  • Part ways humanely 
Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Explain at least three protocols to support competency-based hiring to ensure that potential employees have the critical attributes and qualities needed to effectively support your program's vision and mission
  • Develop evidence-based protocols for discharging a staff member that can be implemented program-wide
  • Reflect upon the ways in which implementation of a competency-based hiring process will enhance your current hiring process
04/09/2018 - 8:00am
End Date: 
04/30/2018 - 11:00pm
Online course
Topic Area: 
ABE/Adult Education
Educational Leadership
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