Through periodic MAX Member Spotlights, our MAX team is honored to help our broader workforce development network get to know our members better in order to strengthen connections, collaborations, and practices among workforce developers and organizations engaged in workforce development. Here, our members share insights on how MAX is helpful in their work, accomplishments they’re most proud of, emerging trends they see as affecting workforce development, and more.
Why did you become a MAX member?
To be part of an Atlanta workforce group and thinktank. To be involved in a group that shares information, provides support and learns together.
How long have you been engaged with the MAX network?
3 to 5 years
How has being a member of MAX benefitted you or your organization?
MAX has provided us with excellent resources and a sounding board for ideas. The breadth and depth of the different councils, networks and webinar learning opportunities has been invaluable for all levels of staff.
How have you engaged through MAX in the past 12 months?
MAX Academy, MAX Leadership Network, MAX Minutes, MAX Mondays, MAX Provider Council, MAX Talks
Which event do you most look forward to attending?
MAX Provider Council, Leadership Network and Academy
How many years have you served in the workforce development profession?
Why do you serve in this profession? What motivates you or inspires you to do what you do?
To help others and see the successes and how we have positively impacted peoples lives.
What is something you and/or your organization have accomplished in the past 12 months that you are most proud of?
With the COVID pandemic, we have continued to serve clients in a very meaningful and impactful way even though we have not been meeting face to face but have pivoted to a virtual platform.
Is there anything you believe that we, as a profession, should do differently in the future to best serve those we serve?
Stay up on trends, new developments and changing needs of job seekers and employers.
What is a little-known fun fact about you?
I love to cook and find it a great way to de-stress my day!
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