Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Children, Youth and Families

Freda Bernotavicz

Senior Research Associate
Freda Bernotavicz


45 Commerce Drive, Augusta

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Phone: (207) 626-5241

Professor Bernotavicz teaches Human Resource Management. Her research interest is in the identification and assessment of competency, competency-based education and training, and systems approaches to human resource management. She has presented at numerous national conferences, most recently on "Competency-based Human Resource Management" at the National Child Welfare and the National Staff Development and Training Association Conferences and on "Competency-based Hiring of Caseworkers" at the International Personnel Management Association. She has also published in these areas including articles in the Journal of Continuing Social Work Education and the Journal of Public Administration in Education. Professor Bernotavicz is on the Board of the National Staff Development and Training Association and on the Children's Cabinet.


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