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Instructor Spotlight: Rhonda Beard, HR Leadership Academy 

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  Our Instructor Spotlight is on one of our three HR Leadership Academy instructors, Rhonda Beard, SHRM-CP. Having been in HR for 25 years, Rhonda brings her expertise to the Academy and teaches Social Media in the Workplace, Diversity and Inclusion, and Recruiting and Retention for a Multigeneration Workforce. She also serves as an HR consultant, management trainer, and coach for BenchBuilders, a business coaching and consulting company.     Jeff: What professional

Instructor Spotlight: Katherine H. Burnett, HR Leadership Academy

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    Our Instructor Spotlight is on one of our three HR Leadership Academy instructors, Katherine Burnett. From working in leadership for the first bank to have a credit card to serving as a leadership development manager for T-Mobile, Katherine’s experience allows her to bring a wealth of personal insight to the Academy. Her sessions will teach you both the human and business side of business…and how to use knowledge in both areas

HR Expert Todd Dockery’s Top 5 Tips for Passing the SHRM Certification Exam

  From all the acronyms beside Todd Dockery’s name (MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, CEBS…the list goes on), it’s obvious that, when it comes to HR, he knows his stuff. However, more important than the letters, SHRM instructor Todd Dockery cares about seeing his students earn certifications and go on to impact the world with their skills and knowledge. In an effort to help students meet their goals, Todd shared five

Instructor Spotlight: Stephanie Chastain, Microsoft Excel

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    From her college years at Kennesaw to her current role at See Rock City, Inc., Stephanie Chastain has had a worthwhile career training others. Whether she’s talking to students about real-life solutions to their software challenges or how to simply save time, her Excel knowledge takes her students far!   Marah: What is your professional background? Stephanie: I started working with adult learners while earning my bachelor’s

Instructor Spotlight: Enrique Vizoso

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    Our Instructor Spotlight is on Enrique Vizoso. Enrique teaches supply chain and manufacturing courses for CPE. When he’s not instructing, he operates his consulting business, Vizoso Business Solutions.     Marah: What professional supply chain and manufacturing experience do you bring to the classroom? Enrique: I earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech in chemical engineering, but I ended up taking a job as a process mechanical

Instructor Spotlight: Andy Borchers

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    Our Instructor Spotlight is on Dr. Andy Borchers, DBA, CLTD, CPIM. He teaches the CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) course at UTC. Andy is also a professor of management and associate dean in Lipscomb University’s College of Business.     Marah: What professional experience do you have relating to the course you are teaching? Andy: I have 20 years of automotive industry experience and 24

Instructor Spotlight: Atoiah Stroud

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    Our Instructor Spotlight is on our Phlebotomy Technician Academy instructor, Atoiah Stroud, CCMA. She works as a certified clinical medical assistant in Erlanger’s neurology department.     Marah: What professional experience do you have relating to the course you are teaching? Atoiah: Twenty years ago, when I was studying to be a surgical tech, I took a phlebotomy course that I found to be very interesting. I

Instructor Spotlight: Cynthia Wright

    Our Instructor Spotlight is on our Pharmacy Technician Academy instructor, Cynthia Wright, MPAH, CPhT. She also teaches for Allied Health and at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, and she has a master’s degree in public health administration.   Marah: What professional experience do you have relating to the course you are teaching? Cynthia: I’m a Certified Pharmacy Technician and a nationally-registered pharmacy technician. When I became a technician

Instructor Spotlight: Suzette Bowers

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  Our Instructor Spotlight is on our Clinical Medical Assistant Academy instructor, Suzette Bowers, Ed.S. Not only does Suzette serve as an instructor for CPE, but she also develops the curriculum for the Clinical Medical Assistant Academy. Currently, she is working on creating a 9-month blended Clinical Medical Assistant program for UTC. Marah: What professional experience do you have relating to the course you are teaching? Suzette: After obtaining

Instructor Spotlight: Chris Barnes

  Our Instructor Spotlight is on Chris Barnes, CPIM, CLTD, CSCP. Chris teaches three courses for CPE: the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Certification Review Course, the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Certification Review Course, and the APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD) Certification Review Course.  He currently serves as the Executive Director for APICS Atlanta and is also a partner and producer