KM ASNI/ISO Standards Meeting LO20420

Vana Prewitt (
Mon, 18 Jan 1999 21:04:59 -0500

Replying to LO20404 --

J.C. Lelie (Jan) wrote:
> The VALUE of certification has a meaning in communities that values
> certificates. That's why i had to obtain my CPIM, because the APICS
> community values that certificate. I wanted to belong, so i had to pass
> the tests. It is like an initiation rite.

This is indeed a value of certification, but I would argue that it is an
extrinsic and not intrinsic value. I felt that the origianl question
(Scott's) was directed at intrinsic values.

kind regards,

Vana Prewitt

Praxis Learning Systems
Chapel Hill, NC

"investing in human capital"


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