Investing in continued learning is essential for individual and organizational survival.
No organization can remain competitive without investing in training of their staff to the latest developments within their industry. No individual can expect to remain a valued employee without having up-to-date knowledge in their field. Knowledge not only provides the individual with the ability to perform well, it also can provide self-esteem and self-worth beneficial for mental health, especially during this time of uncertainty.
Continued learning is more challenging when face-to-face interactions are limited or impossible, but never has there been a better time to invest in learning to prepare to hit the road running when this terrible time comes to an end. Knowledge is power, even though it may take a few months before we can fully unleash it.
Natalia Larrimer | Sr. Manager, Training Business @ ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB)
Natalia Larrimer is currently responsible for managing ANAB training business. Natalia’s 16-year career in conformity assessment industry includes business development and management of accreditation services within the voluntary, as well as Canadian and U.S. regulatory frameworks. Prior to joining ANAB in August 2014, Natalia spent more than ten years working with SCC, where she started in the standard development group and moved to accreditation. Her portfolio includes work with industry groups and standards-developing committees as well as delivery of educational sessions on sector-specific programs, accreditation, and international accreditation frameworks.
Karen Arrivillaga | Account Executive @ Qualtrax
Karen has been with Qualtrax since 2015, with a focus in the laboratory space. Karen has more than six years of experience selling technology solutions and is passionate about finding the best ways to use software to manage accreditation, simplify compliance, and inspire a culture of quality. She’s a proud member of the Qualtrax internal audit team, which recently assisted with our transition to ISO/IEC 9001:2015. Karen graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s in Consumer Economics.