Career Spotlight: Luis A. Aponte, organizational development expert

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Luis A. Aponte has been named director of organizational development and training for Power Financial Credit Union, in Pembroke Pines. He ís a good fit for the job, he says, because he looks for ways to help people maximize their potential, and he loves studying organizational cultures, observing the behaviors and practices of the people that make up the organization. (Power Financial Credit Union / Sun Sentinel)
By Cindy Kent, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Who: Luis A. Aponte has been named director of organizational development and training for Power Financial Credit Union in Pembroke Pines. He’s a good fit for the job, he says, because he loves studying organizational cultures, observing the behaviors and practices of the people that make up the organization, and finding ways to help people maximize their potential.

How my role benefits consumers: Organizational Development supports the credit union’s strategies and goals by ensuring employees have the right knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide the best value-added member service.

Resume

Experience: Early 80’s; began my career with American Savings and Loan; 1995: training manager at a music distribution company; 1997: started working in the credit union industry; 2009: launched my own consulting company; 2011: Director of Training and Development at City National Bank; November 2015: named Director of Organizational Development and Training at Power Financial Credit Union in Pembroke Pines.

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and organizational leadership from Trinity International University – Florida.

On the job

Top goal: Create programs and processes that support the organization’s journey into new levels of accomplishments and success, through observation, analysis, continuous improvement, employee engagement and employee development.

Industry wisdom: No matter how well you analyze, learn, and plan, you are always going to have surprises.

What’s new: The speed of change; a wave of new employees that were raised with some form of tech device in their hands. They expect technology to be the driver in their professional development.

Myth-busting

What people don’t know about what I do: Organizational Development isnt just about training. It’s about systematically changing the attitudes, beliefs, and values of people through creation and reinforcement of long-term processes.

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