“I’m Christian J. Jlatuh, the first child of over fifteen children. I am married and have three daughters. I hold a BSc in Public Administration as well as a host of other certificates from The Young African Leadership Initiative Network, an initiative of the US State Department. I am currently serving as Director for the National Library in Liberia.”
How did you learn about Alison?
Before the Ebola crisis in my country, I was discussing my options online with a counselor at Atlantic University. However, the conversation couldn’t continue because I was unable to raise the fees to attend the university. I was so frustrated that I started searching the internet for an alternative. I came across Alison. When I read about it, I knew that Alison could substitute for the Atlantic University.
What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?
My first course was Human Resources. I was working in the HR department and I knew Alison could help to better my time in that department.
How have Alison courses affected your career?
Discovering this unique platform has changed and shaped my career. I gained great insights from the courses I took advantage of. With a Diploma in HR from Alison, I went from being a secretary in the HR department to being promoted to HR Personnel. Later that year, I was again promoted to Assistant Head of HR. The certificate in the Ebola course gave me influence in my community and I was able to save lives. In my country, ebola killed people but misinformation also did.
What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?
After studying, I relax by lying on my bed and listening to motivational speakers like my Pastor, Philemon A. Tarpeh, the late Dr. Myles Munroe, John C. Maxwell, etc.
Where are you working now?
I’m currently working at the National Library and studying courses on Leadership, Library Management and Mastering Public Administration at the graduate school in my country.
What’s next for you, in terms of education or work?
What’s next for me is to complete my master’s studies, engage in more leadership training to better equip myself and start to do what I really love to do, which is to develop our nation’s next generation of leaders. Youth human capital development, this is my real work.
If you could learn absolutely anything in the world from an Alison course, what would it be?
It would be to learn how to more effectively connect with my team – developing the ability to give constructive feedback and to seek the feedback of my team.
What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
Yes, I would recommend Alison to anyone and the reasons are simple. Education is an expensive commodity. Not everyone can afford it and everyone deserves it. Alison believes that it should be absolute free. Also in my experience, since I started learning with Alison, I am positively influencing my environment.