Workshop: Behavioral Interviewing

Course ID - CTD0729

Short Title: Behavioral Interviewing

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:   Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Length of Workshop:    2 hours
Prerequisite None

Description: This workshop is designed to prepare screening committees to use a behavioral-based interviewing model. Participants will develop an interview plan based upon thorough knowledge of the job and use skills such as: asking open-ended questions; taking notes; seeking contrary evidence; using rapport-building questions; allowing silence; controlling the interview; and avoiding illegal questions.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain why it is important to have an interview plan based on thorough knowledge of the job
  • Understand that a behavioral example is a specific life-history event that can be used to determine the presence or absence of skills
  • Use the interviewing skill of asking open-ended questions
  • Use the interviewing skill of taking notes
  • Use the interviewing skill of seeking contrary evidence
  • Use interviewing skill of rapport-building questions
  • Use the interviewing skill of allowing silence
  • Use the interviewing skill of controlling the interview
  • Plan a logical, structured interview including pre-planned interview questions
  • Explain why it is important to make selection decisions on facts and information, not on a gut feeling
  • Explain why the concept of "the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior" is so important in the behavior-based interview process
  • Explain why some questions cannot be asked legally in the interview process


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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0729
Course Title: Behavioral Interviewing
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop)  The first time you log in to the Registration Page, you will be asked to accept the Use of Computing Resources at Miami Dade College.    The Accept button is located at the bottom of the screen.

PLEASE NOTE:  You do not have to create a student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop.  You can use your regular network login name and password proceeded by the MDCC\   
  1. Go to the MDC Registration Page.
  2. Choose the Term from the dropdown menu.
  3. Enter your PIN number (If you don't remember your PIN, you can reset it by clicking the Update My Pin button.)
  4. Click the  myMDC  Log In button.
  5. Log in  using your regular username and password.  Your username must be proceeded by the MDCC\

ex.   Joe Smith would login in with

User name -  mdcc\jsmith and his regular password.


Pictured below are screenshots of the login information you will see when go to  MDC Registration.   

Once logged in, you should use Speed Registration.  You must know the Reference number for the workshop you want to take.   You can still  search for workshops using the Course ID or Short title, if you click on Shopping Cart.    The best way to register is by  Reference number.

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

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