Workshop Series
Choose a Winning Team: Behavioral Based Interviewing
Strengthen your ability to evaluate how well a candidate fits your organization’s needs and gain actionable strategies to create a more effective team.

April 12, 2018

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Rocky Top Student Center on the Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus
RTSC 316
305 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06518


Group discounts are available – please contact us directly.

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Event overview

Learn more about our team

A survey by CareerBuilder found that 69 percent of organizations have been adversely affected by a bad hire in the past year. A bad hire was considered someone with any of the following issues: poor performance, failure to get along with others, negative attitude, attendance problems, and complaints from customers. The consequences included any of the following: lost productivity, time required to hire and train another person, drag on morale throughout the department or organization, loss of sales, and legal issues.

Many of these issues have the potential to be addressed and avoided throughout the interview process. Behavioral interviewing is an evidence-based approach for ensuring you hire the right person for the job, effectively minimizing all of these potential problems.  This course will introduce strategies for implementing a behavioral based interviewing process within your organization and help you to determine the best fit for your organization and its culture.


Learning objectives

This interactive training program will help you assemble a more effective team through an improved ability to:

  • Define detailed criteria needed to perform a position at a high level.
  • Leverage that criteria to produce behavioral based questions.
  • Understand when and how to produce an appropriate follow up question.
  • Assess resume quality and identify when clarification is needed.
  • Evaluate candidates’ responses throughout the interview process

All who attend will also receive access to course materials for a full calendar year.


Who should attend?

This workshop will be the most beneficial to those involved in the hiring process for their organization or team. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Directors
  • Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • HR Managers
  • Influential Team Members

All topics discussed are applicable to a variety of fields and industries.

Topics Covered

Learn the techniques of an evidenced based approach to selecting the right candidates through a deep exploration of the following topics:

  • Developing a list of general competencies needed for the position.

  • Translating general competencies into detailed performance criteria.

  • Using general competencies and performance criteria to develop behavioral-based questions.

  • Recognizing the characteristics of effective behavioral-based questions.

  • Developing behavioral-based questions according to the competencies necessary for the position and the organizational culture.

  • Knowing when and how to develop appropriate follow-up questions.

  • General tips for reviewing resumes, including how to apply the “SPOT” process.

  • Targeting areas on a resume that will need further explanation or clarification during the interview.

  • General tips for interviewing candidates and conducting an interview with colleagues.

  • Identifying the three most important elements to look for in a candidate’s answer to a behavioral-based question.

  • Understanding the behavioral interview process from multiple perspectives.

  • Using a structured method for evaluating candidates objectively.

  • Creating a candidate evaluation form.

What You'll Receive

WhAt the course offers

In addition to the intangible skills and strategies that you will build throughout the workshop, this program provides all attendees with:

  • An interactive learning setting that provides the opportunity to apply the program's concepts in a risk-free environment.
  • Copies of all materials used throughout the course, including:
    • Instructor guide
    • Participant guide
    • Presentation slideshow
    • Learning summary
  • A continental breakfast, lunch, and light afternoon snack.



Location & Directions


Our Choose a Winning Team: Behavioral Based Interviewing workshop will be held at:

Rocky Top Student Center on the Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus
305 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06518

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Business casual dress is required at the Choose a Winning Team: Behavioral Based Interviewing workshop.

Event lead

Explore our discovery process

Joe Carmen
Director of Client Relations for Leadership Development 

Joe Carmen brings close to three decades’ worth of practical, real-world leadership experience to Quinnipiac Corporate Training.  Joseph draws from his experiences at West Point and in the US Army as well as various engineering, operations, sales and leadership roles within Fortune 50 corporations and national award-winning schools. Through these various roles, he has developed unique processes for helping organizations succeed by turning management and leadership ideas into action.

Rocky Top Student Center
Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus

305 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT 06518

April 12, 2018

9:00AM - 3:00PM


Group discounts are available – please contact us directly.

Register Now >