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Al Crain

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Al Crain, M.S.

Global Maximo Center of Competence Learning
IBM

Class of 2002

When I was working in Boise Idaho, I started researching universities in preparation to continue course work to pursue an MBA. As an Information Technology professional, I was initially unsure about the benefit of the Instructional and Performance Technology (IPT) Degree, but the more that I read the more I realized it was exactly what I was looking for. It was indeed a program focused on performance improvement, right in line with the Total Quality Management and 6 Sigma programs that were being promoted by companies that I worked for.

Not only was the program a match for enabling me to succeed in business, it was also one that offered me the opportunity to continue in the program while travelling worldwide on client engagements. The professors were outstanding and many were the authors of the leading books in the field of performance improvement.

Boise State’s Instructional & Performance Technology graduate program introduced me to the International Society for Performance Improvement. This organization has allowed me to meet some of the most noted performance improvement professionals as well as providing many opportunities to network with others like me. I am recognized by ISPI as a Certified Performance Technologist and continue to benefit from the amazing research based tools introduced by the Boise State’s IPT graduate program.