Global HR Credentials

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session will demonstrate the value of the Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®) certification offered by the HR Certification Institute.
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Are you thinking about getting a global HR certification? Don’t know what credentials are best for you? Then this session is for you. HR certificants from around the globe have earned and maintained their certifications and, as a result, helped their HR career. In this session, you will learn how each certification differs, how to choose which one is right for you and how and when to apply for the certification exams.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 7:00am to 8:15am

Rubens Pessanha, GPHR

Pessanha, GPHR

Rubens Pessanha, GPHR, PMP, MBA, is global market researcher at the HR Certification Institute and a doctoral candidate in Human Resources Development at The George Washington University. Since 1998, he has been involved with internationalization of organizations; more specifically he has conducted the start-up of French organizations in Brazil. He has also participated in the start up of several internet companies in Brazil and of a new management journal for the South Asia Region. Rubens has almost 15 years of experience working with strategic planning, marketing research, business development, organizational development and change. He has been a speaker at the 2011 SHRM Annual Conference, 2010 ASTD International Conference, the 2009 Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference and the 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. His areas of interest include internationalization of organizations, marketing research, cross-cultural communication, global mindsets, strategic thinking, self-directed-learning and action learning. Rubens has written several research articles on HR trends for SHRM and co-authored a paper on experiences that develop strategic thinking skills. An active volunteer, Rubens has held leadership positions at GWU student association, COPPEAD former Master students association and the Rio de Janeiro Chapter of the Brazilian HR Association. Rubens is currently a member of the Project Management Institute, SHRM, American Marketing Association and Marketing Research Association.

Inga Fong, SPHR, GPHR


Inga Fong, SPHR, GPHR, is an HR Content Manager for the HR Certification Institute. Inga is responsible for HR content management and directing the development of the GPHR, HRMP and HRBP exams. She has more than 15 years of specialized and generalist human resource experience in across multiple industries including, IT consulting, media, software development and publishing. She holds an B.S. in Management from New York University, a MBA degree with a concentration in International Business from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and both the SPHR and GPHR certifications.

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
 Not Available for Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Intended Audience: 
All Levels
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