Gardian of the Month: Michelle Porter
Our Gardian of the Month is Michelle Porter from CGi, LLC & American Case Management Association.
Learn: Let's say you're studying for a big exam. Are you a crammer, or do you like to plan ahead?
I’d love to say I have a well thought-out plan and stay on track, as I advise my certification candidates to do, but I tend to procrastinate. Not necessarily cramming the night before, but I definitely don’t start as early as I should.
Network: Social media or face-to-face? Which form of networking do you feel is better and why?
As an introvert, I prefer social media for day-to-day networking, but I do like the random conversations that you strike up in-person. I’ve learned a ton (and made some lifelong friends!) through those small encounters.
Transfer: Think about a topic in which you feel you're quite knowledgeable. How would you use this knowledge to better your industry?
My specialty within association work for the last 16 years has been personnel certification, and I love to share what has worked well for me, and what I’ve learned big-time from. We need a new generation in the certification (and association!) world, so I’m always happy to share any small tips I can to get people interested in the field.
Resource: Please share with us a resource and why you can’t live without it.
Google! I normally have 20-30 tabs of Firefox open at any given time, and most are Google searches. I’m always looking for guidance from those who have done what I do – and are much better at it than I am.
Just for Fun: What's your favorite thing about Fall?
Hot cider – either spiked or not!