A Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) with a dual-title Ph.D. in Workforce Education & Development and Comparative International Education from the Pennsylvania State University.
With over 25 years of experience in the learning and development field, the common thread that aligns my professional focus is the need to understand the challenges in cultivating an engaged and motivated work environment from the lens of improvement. As Dr Deming stated, “improve constantly and forever” with a focus on progress and evolution through incremental changes. As the world of work continues to change and evolve, so must the workplace learning strategies, including the professionals who implement these changes.
Master’s thesis was an exploratory case study on the implementation of diversity initiatives that utilized OD concepts as an approach to a planned change process involving the entire organization.
Dissertation research: The United Nations has recognized the importance of addressing the “worldwide shortage of health workers” (WHO, 2017, p. 4); and the World Bank has calculated a global shortage of 7.6 million nurses and midwives by 2030. This shortage is having adverse effects on health systems around the world (Oulton, 2006), and is leaving governments with a problem in urgent need of solving. A comparative case study was conducted to describe migration flow (magnitude and direction) of migrant Filipino nurses employed in North-America Sub-Group (the US and Canada) and the Middle-East Sub-Group (Saudi Arabia and the UAE). The research examined the ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors that influence the return of migrant nurses back to their home country. Influencing conditions of migration include (1) economic factors, e.g., wage differentials or purchasing value; (2) political factors, e.g., work visas or bilateral agreements; and (3) socio-cultural factors, e.g., work environment, social connections, and acculturation.