WEBLIVE21: Credentialing of Military and Veterans Toolkit

Live Webinar

Thursday, April 22 12-1 pm ET


In a continually evolving labor landscape and competitive civilian job market, obtaining high-value, portable credentials can be key to securing meaningful employment for many of our nation’s transitioning Service members and veterans.

Join I.C.E. and members of the Military Credentialing Task Force as they unveil the Military and Veterans Toolkit and discuss the resources it provides for credentialing agencies interested in providing critical support to this population.

Task force members Lisa Lutz (SOLID, LLC), Sue Jackson (Pearson VUE), Kelly Marcavage (Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance), and Susan Davis-Becker (ACS Ventures, LLC) will discuss the goals of the task force and the driving factors that inspired the toolkit's creation. They will walk through key sections and discuss how they may be utilized by various audiences to help facilitate the credentialing of Service members and veterans. Attendees can ask questions, provide feedback, and offer suggestions for the inclusion of additional content.

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Susan Davis-Becker, PhD, Partner and Psychometrician, ACS

Susan Davis-Becker, Ph.D. is a Partner and Psychometrician with ACS who specializes in strategic planning and operational support for launching and sustaining assessment programs. She received her doctorate in assessment and measurement at James Madison University and has advised on the design and redesign of numerous testing programs, overseen test development operations for large- and small-scale programs, and conducted high-stakes audits and evaluations including the 2009 NAEP evaluation and the 2016 evaluation of educator credentialing policy and practice in Nevada. In her current role, Dr. Davis-Becker focuses on helping program sponsors tackle the challenges that accompany the development and maintenance of testing programs. She has served on several volunteer committees for the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (I.C.E.) and is the lead editor for the NCME-sponsored volume on credentialing.

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Lisa Lutz, President and CEO, SOLID, LLC

Lisa Lutz is President and CEO of SOLID, LLC. She has over 20 years of experience in policy analysis and program evaluation, specializing in education, employment and training issues related to military service members and veterans. Her work has concentrated on the use of occupational credentialing to promote the professional development of service members and ensure their smooth transition from the military to the civilian workforce. She has performed research, provided policy guidance, and developed programs in this area for numerous private and public organizations, including the U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor, Army, Navy, Air Force, Homeland Security, Energy, and Transportation, at the federal level. She has also worked with numerous state and private sector organizations, including the Lumina Foundation, National Governors Association, the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit, the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning, and Indiana’s Commission for Higher Education.

Ms. Lutz’s expertise has led to appointments to advisory committees by four Secretaries of Veterans Affairs to provide subject matter expertise on the implementation of education and credentialing benefits for service members and veterans. She has served as vice chair of the American National Standard’s Institute’s (ANSI) National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC), which is responsible for overseeing the quality of certification programs, and she continues to serve as a member of that committee. She is also a long-term member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (I.C.E.) government affairs committee.

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Sue Jackson, Federal Business Development Manager, Pearson VUE

As federal business development manager, Sue Jackson provides strategy and business development services to public and corporate clients. Her role includes identifying business development opportunities and solutions for certification organizations while working with existing Pearson VUE clients to grow their programs, enhance customer satisfaction, and implement new testing services.

Sue also continues to serve as Pearson VUE’s primary liaison with the U.S. Federal Government and military. She has worked with virtually every branch of the Armed Services and the supporting civilian and contractor community, using her 20-plus years of experience and relationships in military credentialing program offices. She can help clients determine best practices and find efficiencies to achieve their short-term, intermediate, and long-term goals for computer-based exam delivery on U.S. military installations across the globe. Sue continues to support initiatives in professionalization and transition preparation for troops, serving as the credentialing subject matter expert on roundtables and groups that support career advancement, transition preparation and veteran employment improvement initiatives.

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Kelly Cook Marcavage, Assistant Executive Director, Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA)

Kelly joined SPFA in 2011 where she launched her career in the credentialed arena. She worked as the Certification Director for the SPFA Professional Certification Program (PCP) before being promoted to Assistant Executive Director at SPFA. Even though her position has expanded, she remains responsible for the review, oversight, continual improvement and plans for expansion of the PCP. Prior to joining SPFA, Kelly worked in the Design/Build Industry with Ecobuild America®, Penton Media, and A/E/C SYSTEMS® International.  She started her career as a Congressional aide in Washington, DC. Kelly currently serves on the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) Government Affairs Committee and the Military Credentialing Task Force. 

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