Reach Partners is happy to announce that Rachel Asleson has earned her certification as Project Management Professional (PMP).
We are grateful to be the connector and driver in collaborations between community partners to execute a myriad of projects that include producing marketing collateral, communication plans, trainings, and events. We continue to offer an individualized approach to each client’s need, delivered with efficiency, effectiveness and passion.
The PMP certification, awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI), signifies Rachel’s proficiency at leading a project from conception to completion. To earn this credential, she had to fulfill the stringent requirements of the PMP certification. The certification is a career milestone, attained by those who demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, expertise and leadership. This certification shows Rachel’s commitment to her profession and her dedication to providing the highest level of service.
I’m sure it wasn’t the only reason Tony left her position but I know it was the last straw.
Tony, a long-term employee who worked with another company in our building, requested one day off, July 10. From what I understand of that businesses’ industry, it wasn’t a busy time of year. Whatever Tony’s reasons for the request, it didn’t matter; her boss wouldn’t allow her to take the day off. So she put in her two-weeks’ notice and left.
Sure there are rules, employee handbooks to follow and many good reasons to have policies in place. There are situations when we have to make hard choices for our time. For example, I worked much more following my second child than my first; and Rachel made the choice to fly from Minneapolis to Bismarck in order to attend a family wedding and fulfill an obligation for a client the same weekend.
Never do I want to run the kind of company that isn’t willing to consider an employee’s request for personal time. I still wonder if he regretted his decision to deny Tony a day off.
Now, July 10 is an observed Reach Partners holiday. We honor Tony, and ourselves, by closing the office to remember what’s truly important.
On July 4, 1776, thirteen colonies claimed independence from England. Each year on July 4, also known as Independence Day, we celebrate this event.
We hope each of you enjoys the day with all the trappings of a summer holiday: good friends and family, outdoor fun, some good food and deserved rest and relaxation. Oh, and lots of fireworks.
Your partners in leadership.