Education & Training with Performance Development Strategies

I can say that I have had a career where I have enjoyed what I did.  I have enjoyed doing many interesting things during my many stops.  As a  Baby Boomer with lots of knowledge and experience and love mentor people who are newer in their HR careers.  I receive great satisfaction and reward from my role instructing HR at Fordham University.

Fordham UniversityI originally contacted Fordham to suggest that I could add a course in Human Resource Certification to their school.  My objective was to get my expertise out there and increase my consulting business.  The course is a review prep course for HR professionals to prepare to take the certification for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP.

A wonderful thing has happened.  When you seek to give you get so much more back.  I am very grateful for the students (HR professionals) that I have come to know during 3 and 1/2 years there.

I stay fresh in the field because I am using the latest teaching information.  But the real gratitude is seeing the interest and appreciation from that next group of HR leaders.  When I am covering topics I always give my take and experience and add my context to the learning.  In polling my students I have been told that they feel fortunate to learn from my expertise.  Some usually say, how did you handle a situation like this one?

I have already seen where some have achieved new roles and promotions and come back to thank me and tell me about it.

I am very greatful that I have been an influence in my HR studeent's careers.




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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Grant. When the door of opportunity opens, you must walk through it! Nice job! Enjoy your day!

Nov 06, 2019 05:15 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Grant - I'd call this a "win win" situation.  Teaching/training can enhance learning while keeping current with information, resources and connections.

Nov 06, 2019 06:14 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am sure that your students are extremely grateful for you as well and the attributes you put on display for them to learn from!

Nov 06, 2019 06:15 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a wonderful win/win situation you created for your students.  Instead of just theory, they learn from someone who practices and is successful. A

Nov 06, 2019 07:04 AM #8
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Grant Schneider,

As a person who spent a whole other career in the staffing industry, I appreciate what you are doing by educating the next generation of HR people.  There is nothing like the gratification that comes from someone who really appreciates what you are doing for them. Kudos!

Nov 06, 2019 07:21 AM #9
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

It must be very rewarding for you to receive thanks from past students. You know you are doing it right...Congratulations!

Nov 06, 2019 08:16 AM #10
Suzanne Strickler
Realty Mark Associates - Havertown, PA
School is never out for the Successful.

Grant Schneider ~ What an uplifting story. You saw a need for the class. Designed it. Presented it to the school. Now there is a place for HR people to go to prepare for their certification. Enjoy the fruits of your labor!!

Nov 06, 2019 08:36 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Roy - it is always my pleasure.

Wayne - my timing was really right.  The school loved the idea.

Michael - that is what I see, a win win situation.

Brian - yes and I really appreciate that they are.

Ron and Alexandra - it certainly has helped me too.

Sheri - it is rewarding to have such a following too.

Larry and Sheila - it really is rewarding when they ask for your advice.

Suzanne - I filled a need and the school appreiated having HR to offer.

Nov 06, 2019 09:52 AM #12
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Grant... teaching is something that provides so many rewards to the teacher... I don't teach, per se, but I do train from time to time... and it's at least as rewarding to me as it is to the people I train. And I do have a soft spot for Fordham, as I did my MBA there many, many, many years ago.

Nov 06, 2019 10:19 AM #13
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Grant you have a lot of knowledge to share, so it is good to hear your students appreciate the value of it.

Nov 06, 2019 12:53 PM #14
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, I love that your offer has come back to you exponentially and I know you're thrilled to be able to help your students. Just speaking with you and reading your blog, I know how very lucky those students are to have you guiding, teaching, mentoring them, Grant!

Thanks for participating in this month's challenge too. We have so very much for which to be thankful!

Nov 06, 2019 07:36 PM #15
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Grant.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Nov 07, 2019 06:49 AM #16
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

No doubt your students are grateful for you, as we all are :)

Nov 08, 2019 05:04 AM #19
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Knowing that you are assisting others to the "best they can be" is certainly gratifying.

Nov 08, 2019 05:09 AM #20
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Nina - it is really a beautiful campus isn't it

George - I am grateful that I can share it.

Debe - thank you for hosting this challenge too.

Roy - thank you.  Have a great week.

Wayne and Jean - thank you.

Sally and David - helping others and seeing what happenas is satisfying indeed.

Nov 08, 2019 05:24 AM #21
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I'm sure the gratitude goes both ways, Grant.  Mentoring is such a wonderful way to payback the rewards of your career path - no doubt you feel lucky everyday. D 

Nov 08, 2019 09:16 AM #22
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

That is so true ... when you give without expecting anything in return, the return seems to multiply on it's own.  Sounds like you definitely love your job and that you are wonderful at it.  Love seeing these grateful posts for sure.

Nov 08, 2019 09:28 AM #23
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, that has to be so rewarding when they come back and say thank you.  KUDOS! 

Nov 09, 2019 09:53 AM #30
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Debb  and Bernie - yes it does go both ways and it is great.

Norma - I am actually so grateful that I do love my job.

Joan - yes, it is certainly very rewarding.

Nov 10, 2019 08:10 AM #31
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Grant:

It sounds like this is a particularly enjoyable experience for you. It's wonderful to be able to give but also to get back!


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