As president and principal consultant of Mickie Rops Consulting LLC, I guide organizations in making the right credentialing decisions.
As president and principal consultant of Mickie Rops Consulting LLC, I guide organizations in making the right credentialing decisions. Much of my consulting work is in conducting organizational and programmatic audits for associations to determine recommendations for improvement to their standards and credentialing programs. I also educate organizations on credentialing options and guide them in the decision as to which standards and/or credentialing, if any, is the right fit for the challenges they face.
Provide guidance to associations and credentialing bodies regarding professional development and credentialing programs (certification, accreditation, standards, certificates, microcredentials, digital badges), including:
One of 20 U.S. assessors that assess compliance of certification bodies to the international standard ISO/IEC 17024 and ANSI accreditation requirements through document review, onsite visits and follow-up citation management.
One of 8 U.S. auditors that audit for compliance of standards development organizations to the ANSI Essential Requirements through document review, teleconference interviews and formal reporting.
Instructor of ANSI’s training workshops on the ASTM E2659 Standard Practice for Certificate Programs and ANSI’s Certificate Accreditation Program.
Directed Commission professional assessment and development activities, including:
Developed and monitored $1.2 million budget. Supervised and directed activities of 2 professional staff, 4 member panels, and over 60 subject matter experts annually.
Coordinated selection, development, and implementation of educational programming for the 75,000 member national association. Wrote and edited program-related copy for marketing educational programs, including brochures, preliminary program, program book, professional journals, and newsletters. Coordinated and marketed national conference job placement service. Developed and enhanced procedures, letters, forms, and manuals for: educational programming, abstract review process, volunteer host program, and national conference job placement service. Developed and monitored $400,000 budget. Supervised and directed activities of 2 staff, 250 member abstract reviewers, 450 national conference volunteers, and 12 volunteer committee members annually.