Gary Behrens

Experience Summary: 

  • 39 years assessment-related experience, including development, validation and feedback.
  • Subject Matter Expert in organization effectiveness, compliance and leadership initiatives.
  • Expertise in the design, development and implementation of tailored and custom-designed exam and assessment instruments to meet client needs.

Mr. Behrens has more than 39 years of experience in developing, deploying and directing strategic organization effectiveness assessment solutions for government and commercial organizations, with a focus on leadership and organizational development.  He has conducted job analysis projects, critical incident and KSA linkage focus groups, item writing workshops, interviewer skills training, assessment  consultant certification programs, individual assessments and feedback sessions, among other endeavors.

He is a member of the Association of Test Publishers, in which he has served as Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair of the Industrial-Organizational Division, and as Secretary and Vice Chair of the ATP Test Security Committee.  Mr. Behrens served as chair of a Test Security Committee task force that produced the ATP Compliance Guide to the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Mr. Behrens is well-suited to support high stakes examination programs.  He will leverage experience from implementing and supporting assessment programs for a variety of public sector, private sector and non-governmental organizations along with demonstrated program management, communication and leadership skills to help enable test sponsor clients to achieve strategic goals through appropriate exam development models.