Lesa Becker, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate
Director, Organizational Learning
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Class of 2002
Since I had work and family responsibilities, the IPT program allowed me to complete my Master’s Degree through online classes. I was a bit nervous about taking online classes because I was not sure I’d like the online learning environment. To my surprise, I found the online learning environment very rich. I took classes with people all over the world who were professionals in my field. The quality of students with whom I took courses enriched the learning experience because they brought real-life experiences into the “classroom” from global companies and organizations. The quality of professors in the IPT program is first rate-both our campus based and online professors are experts in their field. I can attribute many of the successful programs we have rolled out at Saint Alphonsus to the role modeling and expert coaching I received from my Boise State IPT professors.
Accomplishments since graduation:
- In 2005, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center was recognized as one of 7 hospitals nation-wide with Exemplary Practices of Employee Learning and Development.
- In 2004, I received the Treasure Valley American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) Practitioner of the year.