Expanding a program globally requires an honest approach with inclusion, diversity and sensitivity to various and sometimes disparate cultures. Join Dania Eter and Vikas Wadhwani to consider the design, development, implementation and delivery of a global certification program, focusing on the challenges of making the program truly international. Legal, financial, social, security and other strategic aspects of successfully expanding a program are discussed. Best practices are shared in maintaining a global program for the long term.
Audience: Executive-level professionals, and those focused on strategy and vision
Format: On-demand Webinar (c) 2015
Duration: Approximately 1 hour, including time for Q&A
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Non-member price: $30
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Dania Eter, Cisco Systems
Dania is the Director of Global Certifications for Cisco Systems. Her areas of expertise are in Licensure/Certification Program Management- Computer Based Testing and Computer Adaptive Testing adaption and transition. In addition, Dania offers extensive experience in strategic planning, project management, process improvement, operations, finance and human resource management. She is an effective motivator and a problem solver, a true visionary in her profession. As a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Dania leads Six Sigma teams to accomplish their goals in an effective manner by introducing them to alternate and creative thinking processes. Her contract negotiations skills are detailed and skillfully planned.
Previous to her current role at Cisco, Dania was the Associate Director of Examinations at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and the Vice President of Research and Test Development for the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Dania currently resides in Atlanta, GA.
Vikas Wadhwani, Cisco Systems
Vikas is the Business Operations Manager for the Global Certifications team at Cisco Systems. He is a high stakes assessment professional with over 12 years experience in business operations, development and production management, adept at forming strategic alliances with partners and vendors.
With a Masters degree in engineering, Vikas is focused on research, design and implementation of cost effective solutions for systems and process automation. He is a strong advocate of customers, with a relentless focus on quality, using a data driven approach to build decision support systems and improve business performance. He is a results oriented collaborative communicator, skilled at motivating and managing teams to achieve success.
He is an active participant in testing industry associations, passionate about collaborating with partners and vendors to design, develop and deliver high quality certification exams to assess the skills of networking and IT professionals. Previously he has worked with the Cisco Networking Academy program, which is a part of Corporate Social Responsibility. Vikas is based in Phoenix, AZ.