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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Testing and Assessment
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Of Interest

Workshop on Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies

December 14, 2015
National Academy of Sciences Building
Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

NAS BuildingWith ever-rising costs of higher education, policymakers and the public are increasingly concerned about how to engage and motivate students to persist through college completion and thrive in their personal, professional, and civic lives. The Committee on Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies aims to identify the skills that influence success within college and beyond.

Join us for an exciting range of presentations on conscientiousness, teamwork, and openness to diversity and challenge. This workshop will explore the growing importance of social skills in the workplace and the relationship between motivation and academic achievement.

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