HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

185 FREEDLANDER DRIVE

CLYDE, NORTH CAROLINA 28721

CONTACT: DEBBIE DAVIS

DIANA CONARD

PHONE: 627-4521

DATE: 11-12-03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HCC’S KIRK SMITH EARNS CERTIFIED PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGIST DESIGNATION

Kirk Smith, Haywood Community College’s Coordinator of Corporate Learning at the Regional High Technology Center, recently received a performance-based certification granted by the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). The certification is as a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT), which identifies and removes barriers to individuals and organizational performance.

Smith has worked for over six years improving workplace performance, focusing on organization development and training. CPT designation requires individuals to prove their work through standards such as: focusing on worthy results, collaboration, and following a systematic approach in all aspects of the work.

ISPI is the leading international association dedicated to improving productivity and performance in the workplace. Its mission is to develop and recognize the proficiency of its members and advocate the use of human performance technology. It is a systematic and research-driven approach to improving organizational and individual performance. CPI designation was created as criteria to better distinguish performance improvement professionals.

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