Juliane Ziter Participates in International Competition

April 23, 2013 -- Juliane Ziter, CNM’s executive director for Planning and Institution Effectiveness, was one of four University of New Mexico doctoral students who participated in an international competition that involved analysis and presentation of a business performance solution for a simulated client with major problems.
July 16, 2015

The international competition was held as part of the April meeting of the International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI) in Reno, Nev.

Her team, all students in UNM’s Organization Learning and Instructional Technology (OLIT) program, competed against a group of students from Concordia University in Canada.

“Although we came in second place, we found it to be an excellent learning experience and a memorable teammate experience,” Juliane said.

The UNM and Canadian teams were selected as finalists in 2013 to participate in the international competition that was intended to improve their performance consulting skills. Deliverables included an extensive written assessment and an oral presentation, which were judged by a panel of five internationally-known experts in human performance improvement. ISPI conference attendees also heard the presentation. The written presentation from Juliane’s team was 35 pages.

Juliane said her group spent two semesters – fall 2012 and spring 2013 – working on the project, which involved combining their collective skills to attack the problems of their simulated client and propose solutions.

In addition to Juliane, other UNM team members included Carol Hinton, manager of the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) program at UNM; Denise Montoya, a director of Client Services in Human Resources at UNM; and Matthew Williams, a high school science teacher in Belen.

Juliane has been employed at CNM for 14 years. She has master’s degrees from UNM and St. Mary’s University.