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Microsoft is looking for a few good People Managers

Posted by Rubel Khan on September 14, 2009

Source: Born to Learn

One of the consistent pieces of feedback we hear about the new generation of certifications is “OK, I understand. But certification doesn’t matter to my manager.” Sound familiar? It seems that while we’re getting better at getting the word out to IT Professionals and Developers about the value of a current certification, MCITP, etc. we’re not doing such a good job at reaching the folks who are making hiring decisions and managing IT teams.

That’s going to change this year. Microsoft Learning is making an investment in IT Managers. We want to help add value to your organization in a way we’ve never done before and in order to do that, we need your help.

We’re looking for some experienced folks who manage a team of IT Professionals or Developers to work with us as part of the Microsoft Learning IT Manager Advisory Council. The primary objective for this group is to provide input and feedback around key Microsoft Learning strategies and products and to help us build solid recognition at a manager level around the value of certification. Members will share their insight and experiences as IT managers. They will be the voice of the community as we develop offers, tools and materials exclusively for the IT Manager audience.

We’ll be holding 2 in person meetings this year, one anchored by TechEd Europe and one by TechEd North America. Between times we’ll use Live Meeting, conference calls and email to stay engaged.

Are you interested in participating on the Microsoft Learning IT Manager Advisory Council? Or do you know someone who would be a great voice for the team?
You can find the IT Manager Advisory Council Profile form here. All profiles are due no later than October 2 and selected individuals will be notified at the beginning of October.

What are the Requirements for Participation?
• 18-24 month commitment
• Min 3 years experience in IT
• Min 1 year experience as a manager
• Participate in 1 day of Advisory Council activity prior to or during TechEd Europe (Nov) OR TechEd North America (May)
• Participate in 3-4 Live Meetings during the year
(Please note that all meetings will be conducted in English)

What do Advisory Council Members get out of their participation?
• A voice in developing new offers, products, tools, etc.
• Direct contact with Microsoft Learning strategists and product experts
• A TechEd registration discount
• Microsoft Learning product discounts
• Exclusive swag and treats from Microsoft

For more information or if you have any questions, please send me an email 

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