Professional Development Plan: National Team Member Keith Rodney

Congratulations to the 2021-24 PSIA-AASI National Team for all the work they’ve done promoting, supporting, and assisting with the development of PSIA-AASI education materials, programs, and activities at all levels.

As the team enters its final season, team coaches and members reflect on the work they’ve done for the association, their personal accomplishments, and their professional development plans — including how they think those plans can help you reach your goals this season.

PSIA Telemark Team Member Keith Rodney

Q: This team has achieved a lot in a short time  including representing the association at Interski 2023, continued refinement of the Learning Connection, and working toward the target date to align certification processes. What achievements stand out to you?

A: The stand outs for the group were the institution of the Unified Assessment Form, the big picture of One Team, and last for me is the ongoing clear goal to unified assessment across all disciplines/specialties.

Q: Where do you want to improve this season, especially in regard to the individual people, teaching, and technical skills of the Learning Connection?

A: This season’s goal is to continue my skill building in connecting with people. This was set in motion in the first year of this term. The connection process I am working on has allowed me to effectively use my knowledge and skills to produce positive results.

Q: What other professional goals do you have in terms of teaching and skiing?

A: My additional goals are to make the next team’s term by showing my growth and value to PSIA-AASI. My diverse skill set and my improved people connection skills are allowing me to travel and train at many areas and regions. It has been a goal of mine to share what I know.

Q: How can you work with and learn from other instructors on this journey?

A: It’s helpful for me to write down my knowledge and techniques to share with others. Because this journey is not over, I cherish time with other instructors of all levels so that I can continue to evolve.

Q: What does being a member of the PSIA-AASI community mean to you, and how do you share that sense of belonging with the people you teach, as well as other snow pros?

A: The people who share the same passion have made the journey amazing. I try to help others grow by using what I learned from my successes and failures. My passion comes out because I recognize that no matter where I am on my journey, there is still so much fun in learning.