Invista Performance Solutions (IPS) has proven again the power of assessments at one of our clients here in the Tacoma area. Psychometric tests which measure skills, knowledge, attitudes, abilities and personality traits are increasingly being used by Human Resources as pre-employment tools and are also being used to support training.  Although these tests can be…

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“If you start with training and end with training, all you will get is the training.” Any training and development intervention will ultimately prove less than optimal result-wise if we have not assisted our client in identifying their organizational needs.  At IPS we craft a solid plan to deliver change interventions that actually solve organizational…

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One of the best parts of working at Invista Performance Solutions is building relationships with our instructors—knowledgeable, helpful, and extremely dedicated to helping their students. IPS’ success is due to how we match our instructors’ skills, experience and educational background to each of our client’s training and development needs. Joe Willis is truly passionate and…

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We recently completed a coaching series for Brian Moore, IT Manager at Pierce County Public Health. He worked with our team and professional coach, Janaki Severy, for seven months focused on professional development and growth. “I very much appreciate the work that Janaki Severy conducted with me during our Leadership Development sessions.  She was a pleasure…

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city of tacoma

The City of Tacoma has maintained a long term training partnership with Tacoma Community College (now Invista Performance Solutions or IPS) since City employees first participated in management and supervisory courses at Downtown Tacoma Community College (DTC) campus in 1981. The longevity of the program reflects the City’s important need for employee management and supervisory…

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One of IPS’s key strengths is its ability to work with client staff to really partner in identifying needs and providing solutions. At the beginning of the year, IPS staff met with Carol Mitchell, new Organizational Development and HR Manager at Metro Parks.  We discussed the delivery of a variety of classes; however, the usual…

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We’re proud of our partnership with SAFE Boats. This year, we worked with SAFE Boats to secure a Job Skills Grant in the amount of $58,000 to provide Marine Systems, Marine Electrical, and Marine Corrosion certification training to SAFE Boats employees. SAFE Boats is also proud of our partnership, as we have provided them with…

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Invista is proud to introduce our new intern, Alana Yang! We are very excited to have her for the next six months assisting our marketing efforts. Alana is starting her senior year at the University of Puget Sound in the fall and will be graduating next May with a degree in communications, with an emphasis…

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