Knowledge doesn't solve the problem. The key is applying the right knowledge in the right way, at the right time. If these three 'rights' aren't in place, the end result is probably wrong.
Instructional design consultant and learning project leader for business partners in the US and Canada. Professional advisor for learning technologies, best practices for curriculum design, and learning content curation.
Led teams of learning solutions architects, instructional designers, and junior IDs to support various lines of business. Built a talent pipeline; provided mentorship to develop a high performing team. Served as project manager and business partner for all learning transformation activities.
Instituted global organizational strategy that ensured consistency of learning quality for participants in every geographic location. Managed international team of instructional design professionals; identified talent development opportunities to support continuous improvement in overall design quality.
Managed team of 9 instructional designers, learning specialists, and coaches in Lean Six Sigma production environment. Led strategic initiative for talent development and digital learning.
Led team of 73 producers, presenters, and participants to deliver a 24 hour conference with all interactions presented online. Project deliverables included: a virtual and interactive conference center, 60 synchronous learning sessions/13 asynchronous sessions, virtual library and networking center, interactive global schedule of events, 23-page conference e-book, and all promotional messaging.
Transformed organizational learning from instructor led training to e-learning. Collaborated with colleagues on strategic initiatives to drive improved standards for professional development and design quality.
ranslated instructional design theories into web-based content that aligned with educational needs and overall learning goals.
Designed and developed instructor-led and web-based educational seminars and train-the-trainer events in accordance with principles of adult learning. Built mutually beneficial partner relationships with clients and contacts; solicited and won funding from business and foundation partners; delivered 300+ classes annually.
I was reminiscing with a colleague about a project we dubbed “Swamp Thing” because every time work approached completion, the learning team would be asked to tweak part of the content or design. The project requirements weren’t especially onerous; the execution, however, took on a life of its own. I came on board when the team was completing rewrite number 24.
The root cause of the project’s longevity turned out to be simple: the focus was on ideas and wants, not on true learner needs....