Like nearly all workers, I enjoy developing myself and want to have fun doing it. I started Time for Development to help organizations establish a human resource development strategy and follow-through on employee development initiatives, while ensuring the training being offered is necessary, well-received by employees, and impactful on organization outcomes.
To accomplish these goals, we conduct an introductory meeting to:
1. Discuss on-going, current, and/or new concerns related to the employee and organizational performance.
2. Identify stakeholder groups.
3. Establish goals for the partnership.
4. Lay out a path for moving forward.
By the end of the meeting, you will leave feeling confident and clear about the direction we're about to go.
MICHAEL KIRCHNER, PH.D.
Founder & President
I've spent the last several years teaching human resource development coursework and providing consultation to Indiana companies looking to improve their employee onboarding and retention. I am passionate about improving employee satisfaction, motivation, and performance, and view these projects as a unique opportunity to leverage my background to help organization leaders enhance their workplace.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Human Resource Development. Prior to becoming an Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership at Purdue University-Fort Wayne, I served as director of UW-Milwaukee's Military and Veterans Resource Center. Since 2011, I have been a practitioner, consultant, and a researcher supporting the career transitions and development of veterans, college students, and employees in the workplace.
In my spare time, I love being in the outdoors, traveling, and trying new foods. My wife, Tiffany, and I moved from Wisconsin to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2016, and we have a beautiful little girl named Makenzie who keeps us on our toes.