Thursday, April 7, 2011

I am a Performance Improvement Specialist!

Over the past seven months I've been through quite a bit professionally. I've learned about SCORM and even how to develop some in Flash. I took a course on Needs Assessment and am currently taking one on Evaluation Methodology. All this while continuing to work as a one-stop trainer. I've realized more and more that my job is really about improving performance. Whether my career takes me through HR or Training, I want to be a part of organizational performance improvement on a Macro scale. While I do enjoy training, I've really enjoyed analyzing situations and determining the best solutions. It's not just about performance analysis. I enjoy being a part of those solutions from start to finish.

I've been asked several times over the past few months "What are you going to do once you finish your Masters Degree?"

Well, one thing I've learned is that the learning never stops. If I stay in Training, a CPLP would be nice. If I end up in HR, maybe a PHR.

Here's what I can plan on for both:

(1) Change Management
(2) Project Management

Either way, Performance Improvement is in my future.