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Workforce Consultant Advisor with 25+ Years’ Experience that includes Sales, Operations & Marketing Engagement Leadership for Performance Improvement

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A pro-active, highly-qualified, and self-motivated professional with a history of cultivating and maintaining Win/Win relationships.

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Michael Rutherford
Direct line: 562.706.3637
Email: Michael.Rutherford@e-hps.com
Website: www.heartlandpaymentsystems.com

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EDUCATION

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Across the country Educational Institutions, Employers and Professional Organizations are collaborating to better prepare students with competency-based education for career development.

Fixing the cost of education, justifying investments and meeting work force demands

Working together in a transparent environment to “track the outcomes to justify the financial investment” where we connect learners with employers to develop job skills we can grow our economy into the 21st Century.

A transparent environment will help change happen.

Allowing employers to share the curriculum of studies & competency-based certification requirements with education institutions for professional development that employers are looking to hire for the 21st Century.

* It would allow the Institutions & employers to track the credentials earned through ePortfolio management services for each Student who is now transitioning into the workforce.

* Connect working students & employers together on a web 2.0 platform with collaboration tools for an expert path panel to coach from a distance on an ongoing ever changing career path plan (breaking down into learning steps) for professional development.

* Provide students the working opportunity to pay student loans back by reporting to our financial institutions on our career paths.

* Provide reporting of proof & data that the student, now an employed professional,  is successfully completing the path plans that justifies the investments into their education.

Implementing change using transparent technology can assist the relationships between schools, universities, employers, organizations, government and communities for modern mentoring that communicates solutions for justifying increased investments into higher education.

 

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A Web 2.0 Platform for connecting Education & Industry Leadership together for Professional Development. [Schools, Universities, Employers, Organizations and Communities] – an application-based ePortfolio communication system for Mentoring, Coaching and Developing Working Learners. The system connects students with a Path Panel of Professional Experts that provides a method to collaborate in a transparent online environment for negotiating across the board Performance-based Compentency Improvement Path Plans for Succession Planning and Capacity Development – [Provides the platform to drive certifications for approving credentials].

Link to Report – States earn failing grades for supporting higher education

WHITE LABELED PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORKS
POWERED BY ACCREDITED PORTFOLIOS, LLC
A sophisticated social learning platform for professional development, performance improvement & capacity development.

FOR WHITE LABEL SALES CONTACT INFORMATION CLICK HERE

To learn more visit the [8] portfolios below:

  1. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
  2. MODERN MENTORING
  3. PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORKS
  4. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
  5. EDUCATION
  6. CONTENTS
  7. VIDEO 1
  8. VIDEO 2

For more up-to-date Articles & Activity visit LinkedIn

PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORKS

Private Social Networks

Modern Mentoring SaaS Solution for Micro-Credentials – Private social network platform for community of practice, expert path panels & path plans

WHY WE NEED MODERN MENTORING

An open-source technology platform to help display learning and career path plans that can be driven by ad-hoc managed requests with the ability to author & publish best practices. Competency models can be taught through Expert Path Panels that allow for coaching between working learners, learning providers, and employers.

The Technology Solution offers Private Social Network(s) for collaboration and transparent learning composed of different tools that are similar to DropBox, Facebook and WordPress except instead of seperate silos, these types of tools are available within one social environment (example of screen shots are available at the bottom of this portfolio web page).  The system is uniquely designed for exchanging valuable private information within Community of Practice environments for transfering knowledge.

“I am confident that in order to restore access to the American Dream, it will take effort from across all boundaries.” – Monique Rizer

CONNECTING RESOURCES: Expert path panels & expert path plans for the working learners to advance their career, leadership, and professional development.

Students, Working Learners and Young Professionals being Guided by Leadership Connections.

THE HEART OF THE SYSTEM IS FOR:

  • SUPPORT TEAMS, WORKGROUPS & PARTNERSHIPS
  • GROUPS AND PEER-TO-PEER COLLABORATION COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
  • PLATFORM TO DRIVE CERTIFICATIONS FOR APPROVING MICRO-CREDENTIALS

Communities of Practice Expert Path Panels consists of subject matter experts (anywhere in the World) who “Input” learning thresholds using ad-hoc, company training content or industry competency performance-based modules. Where the Mentors and the Learner “suggests & negotiates” so that the expert panel of mentors can coach, teach and develop the performer (learner candidate) through career or project path plans.

They “execute” ongoing growth plans and communicate the “next steps” communicating with light touches through any device like Smartphones or Tablets. The process of learning allows to transfer knowledge quicker by connecting 8 Mentors 1 Learner.  The advanced technology is designed to assist in managed Enterprise resource planning processes that are afforable to each user. This method for long distance training, teaching and professional development can serve all segments well for transferring knowledge to students transitioning from education (high schools, career centers, trade schools, college and universities) through leadership support teams, workgroups & partnerships for industry jobs.

Industry Modern Mentoring Programs (Academic Education & Industry Practical Experience Resources working together) Example:

o TEACHERS: Instructs students in curriculum program knowledge and skills, assesses progress and collaborates with employers, counselors and mentors.

o EMPLOYERS Gives direction. Thinks in terms of how students fit into the needs of their organizations.Informs school to work connections and how mentors coach for workplace readiness.

o COUNSELORS: Help students plan career paths and graduation & certification plans, monitors student progression, works with teachers and mentors to identify student needs – at risk students that need coaching and mentoring, talented students that need opportunities to showcase their work, students whose academic performance needs support.

o MENTORS: Model and coach the traits of successful industry experts and leaders and the value of education, professional training and graduation, work with the school & trade associations to focus on specific student needs, work with students to refine their ePortfolios and connect with potential employers.

MODERN MENTORING – CAREER PATHWAYS

Can you imagine using your mobile application having access with subject matter experts (up to 9 seats) who mentor the learning candidate through a career path plan for certifying micro-credentials? This combination of education & industry leadership could impact transitioning high school students into career paths starting as young as in middle school. This could allow the Youth of American to follow their passions being led into careers that employers are looking to hire for the 21st Century.

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EDUCATION
Welcome to TIfPI

For five years, while a consultant with Accredited Portfolios, I worked alongside 2 colleagues (Deb Page & Dr. Judy Hale) who assisted with presentations to provide LeaderTracker SaaS and professional services to the National Restaurant Association – ProStart Apprenticeship program transitioning students into the workforce. They authored the Standards and Certification Book approved by the Department of Education for the “School Improvement Guides” used by several states. The guides were created to certify school improvement specialists, who in the past did not have any set standardard requirements to be a School Improvement Specialist in each state.

Today they are working towards a much stronger “School Improvement Specialist Program” that each state operates to assist school districts, where the people who support the administrators, school principals and teachers are at least working with a foundation of 10 principles and best practices when training others for consistency.

In 2001, Deb Page was asked by the Governor of Georgia to be the Executive Director and develop the Georgia Leadership Institute of School Improvement and later in 2011, Co-founded The Institute for Performance Improvement to lead the march on a national level with Dr. Judy Hale as the Co-founder of TIfPI. Dr. Hale served two seperate terms as past president of the International Society of Performance Improvement.

Deb Page & Dr. Judy Hale performed 5 years of 70 human performance management case studies behind the professional development toolkit for certifications SaaS model called LeaderTracker which was created in 2009. The technology was ahead of its time, particularly for the Boomer Generation.

Many school districts are using collaboration and professional development software today. Since most school districts software applications are silos and don’t communicate across the board improvement plans with other district professionals it is hard to have an organized social learning environment that would allow the best school districts to mentor the non-performing ones (aligning similar geographical leadership to teach, coach and develop assisting them with experts who can teach what works).

“Transfering the knowledge” — there is no mechanism in practice today that provides a platform similar to LinkedIn or Facebook, which can provide Communities of Practice or Groups the tools to advance peoples skills.

If you have 7.5 minutes this gives a detailed review of LeaderTracker which is a social learning network.

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Educational Innovation through Collaboration | Jason Pasatta | TEDxMacatawa

Jason Pasatta talks about ways to innovate education and engage students.Jason Pasatta is the Development Director for Career and Technical Education within the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD), which serves 55,000 public and non-public school students. In this position, he has developed and is championing the FuturePREP program, an initiative that connects education, business and the community to provide relevant learning options both for educators and students.

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ANIMATED VIDEO – Changing Education Paradigms – by Sir Ken Robinson

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INDUSTRY

The most recent release of the 23 competency models from the nation’s business & industry Associations are made public as resources that can be found at this address:
www.careeronestop.org/CompetencyModel/

Those Competency Models are serving as the national standards that were not in place four years ago. The following Associations represent 70% of the Nation’s workforce or 30 million new jobs in next five years. These competency-based models will help to bridge the gap between education curriculums and competency requirements that employers are looking to hire to grow the economy in the 21st Century.
http://actfdn.org/
http://nationalnetwork.org/
http://businessroundtable.org/

MANAGING TO STANDARDS
The solution for ongoing guidance and professional development for career pathways from middle school to higher education are in need to connect learners with the right resources.  By leveraging today’s technology to automate mentoring processes through an expert path panel using the Cloud on a Web 2.0 platform, we can participate in social learning mechanisms that transfer knowledge to help students that will make the biggest differences.

Where we can collaborate & learn from subject matter experts and each other & where we have the ability to design, create and personalize our own training to gain micro-credential certifications using standardize competency models.

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The National Retail Services Competency (NRSC) Model Outline
Brochure available HERE
[This project is made possible through grants from Walmart Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Lumina Foundation, and ACT Foundation]
The NRSC is the only competency model to define what leads to successful careers in all retail and related industry jobs. Virtually anyone, whether students, workers, employers, educators, trainers, or workforce organizations can use the model to select solutions that will meet their own strategic needs.
ACT Foundation – The National Retail Services Initiative (NRSI) is a capacity building, systemic investment which includes three elements:
[Element 1]: NATIONAL RETAIL SERVICES COMPETENCY MODEL:
Convene a National Retail Services Advisory Council to build out a cross-sector retail services competency model.
 
[Element 2]: INTERACTIVE NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM:
Design, develop, and launch an open-sourced technology platform to display learning and career maps driven by the newly built cross-sector competency model for working learners, learning providers, and employers.
[Element 3]: PLANNING PARTNERSHIPS:
Activate planning partnerships with employers to develop and design “Hiring for Competency” tools to help implement the competency model.
More NRSC information available  HERE
ACT Foundation Finding the Career Pathway You SEEK – ACT Foundation
SEEK is designed to be aspirational. It is a particularly empowering tool for workers who think that there is a great competency deficit between their current skills and those needed for the career they want. Mapping out our careers. http://actfdn.org/finding-pathway-career-seek/
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WHITE LABELED PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORKS
POWERED BY ACCREDITED PORTFOLIOS, LLC
A sophisticated social learning platform for professional development, performance improvement & capacity development.  

FOR WHITE LABEL SALES CONTACT INFORMATION CLICK HERE

To learn more visit the [8] portfolios below:

  1. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
  2. MODERN MENTORING
  3. PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORKS
  4. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
  5. EDUCATION
  6. CONTENTS
  7. VIDEO 1
  8. VIDEO 2

For more up-to-date Articles & Activity visit LinkedIn

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

THE WORKFORCE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY

Improve human performance and develop succession planning strategies:

  • Modern Mentoring SaaS Solution for Professional Development 
  • Private social network platform for community of practice, expert path panels & career path plans for earning micro-credentials and certifications.
  • Innovative Technology Powered by Accredited Portfolios, LLC

Many successul leaders, despite being extremely busy, set aside at least an hour a day (or five hours a week) over their entire career for activities that could be classified as deliberate practice of learning.

WHY WE NEED MODERN MENTORING

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We provide organization’s with white label solutions. The technology platform offers adhesive ways to add value for education & training services offered through any organization or association.

The platform has been developed over time that allows SBM to invest in affordable solutions for less then the price of a cup of coffee a day.

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AVAILABLE FOR ALL SECTORS

The system is designed to connect students, instructors, supervisors, trainers, mentors together from any organization that adds adherent value to Academic and training programs with professionals in the workplace. The application features are for coaching academics and real-life experiences to achieve competency requirements for jobs and performance improvement.

A Cloud-based Platform (similar to Facebook) that allows its subscribers to collaborate in any number of Groups working either by “ad-hoc or by using self-structured processes such as imported software curriculums to develop professional growth plans for leadership development, micro-credentials or organizational improvements” – In which everyone has electronic portfolios that they can create and share with workgroups, colleagues, management, and prospective employers.

Workforce training, competency-based learning, and online learning are clearly not new phenomena, but online competency-based education is revolutionary because it marks the critical convergence of multiple vectors: the right learning model, the right technologies, the right customers, and the right business model.

MISSION AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Foster public and private collaboration on open-source technologies that share a common framework but can be easily adapted to meet each other’s requirements and work processes.

Accredited Portfolios LLC was created to deliver information technology that fosters collaborative communities of practice both within and across numerous boundaries which may include organization, geography, expertise, support, or resources. Our services allow institutions, groups and mentors to collaborate on an individual’s professional development while permitting those participating individuals, groups, and institutions to create and share professional electronic portfolios.

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Industry Modern Mentoring Programs 

o TEACHERS: Instructs students in curriculum program knowledge and skills, assesses progress and collaborates with employers, counselors and mentors.

o EMPLOYERS Gives direction. Thinks in terms of how students fit into the needs of their organizations.Informs school to work connections and how mentors coach for workplace readiness.

o COUNSELORS: Help students plan career paths and graduation & certification plans, monitors student progression, works with teachers and mentors to identify student needs – at risk students that need coaching and mentoring, talented students that need opportunities to showcase their work, students whose academic performance needs support.

o MENTORS: Model and coach the traits of successful industry experts and leaders and the value of education, professional training and graduation, work with the school & trade associations to focus on specific student needs, work with students to refine their ePortfolios and connect with potential employers.

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A Modern Mentoring Culture begins with making everyone both advisors and learners.

Replicating Human Resources:
The Role of People, Processes, and Systems to improve the cost-effectiveness of information technology by providing a mechanism for sharing services not economically or operationally feasible for a small business.

> To promote interoperability through use of web standards, open-source software, and shared services.

> A way for business operators, schools, sponsors, and learning candidates (geographically dispersed) to collaborate, negotiate, and support preparation and certifications for professional development.

> A way to document and promote real work done in the real workplace by real people as key components of leadership succession planning.

> A way for a collaborative team to coordinate and align leadership preparation with performance improvement plans.

> A way for a collaborative team to coordinate and align leadership preparation plans with university programs and industry apprenticeship certification programs.

> Allow individuals to keep and publish their professional portfolios.

> Provide mechanisms to track evidence of completion of key performances.

> Support industry certified professionals through competency-based education.

WHITE LABELED PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORKS
POWERED BY ACCREDITED PORTFOLIOS, LLC
A sophisticated social learning platform for professional development, performance improvement & capacity development. 

FOR WHITE LABEL SALES CONTACT INFORMATION CLICK HERE

To learn more visit the [8] portfolios below:

  1. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
  2. MODERN MENTORING
  3. PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORKS
  4. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
  5. EDUCATION
  6. CONTENTS
  7. VIDEO 1
  8. VIDEO 2

For more up-to-date Articles & Activity visit LinkedIn