Demonstrated track record in data-driven decision making, identifying target markets, relationship building, team building, financial management and alliance building at all levels to deliver stellar performance. Strong skills in developing and implementing learning and development initiatives to manage organization's performance management system. Administered workforce training to over 40+ companies resulting in positive goal attainment and creation of 42% new jobs in the companies represented by strengthening skills and competencies to support promotions. Provided creative developed training curriculum by researching, designing, and engaging in material development to create training programs to reach the mission-critical competencies. Delivered quality education and training by managing academic resources, planning, development, promotion, direction and implementation of instructional and scholarship packages. Results-driven leader with demonstrated background in overseeing staff training, professional development programs, conflict management, and performance assessment. Designed, developed, implemented and assessed professional development opportunities for 53 business and industry centers across the State of Ohio. Improved organizational efficiency and employee morale through solid teambuilding, training, and coaching. Recognized for strong leadership, negotiation, and conflict resolution, facilitation, and coaching abilities. Many years' experience with developing and managing the design, development, and evaluation of training programs. Director, EnterpriseOhio Network The EnterpriseOhio Network was a statewide association of 54 two-year colleges and university branch campuses that, since 1986, have partnered with businesses to accomplish their goals. This position established a framework in which to bring these campuses together to better serve Ohio companies in training, assessing skill requirements, and helping employers build teams, reduce scrap, decrease machine down time, improve cycle times, increase output, and improve customer satisfaction. Priority skills needed: communications skills, writing skills, organizational skills, program/project planning, strategic planning, and curriculum writing, budgeting and financial forecasting.
National Board of Examiners for Malcolm Baldrige Award for Excellence - certified through the U.S.
Department of Commerce National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Trained as curriculum development facilitator On-the-Job (OJT) Coach Certificate of Completion from Ohio Workforce Institute 1995: Leadership certificate for apprenticeship programs awarded by the Cabinet of Workforce Development, Kentucky Black belt in Six Sigma - certified through Kent State University Registered Corporate Coach, Worldwide Association of Business Coaches Certified Program Planner through the Learning Resource Network Certified as a High Performance Organization trainer State University of New York College at Oswego, Certified in Office Occupations competencies, Spring 1989 Multiple training certifications such as DDI, AchieveGlobal, VisionPoint, and Franklin Covey ADDITIONAL COURSE WORK AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Certificate from Berkeley College in Westchester, White Plains, NY in Advertising and Public Relations Additional 12 credit hours in business and communication from State University of NY, Oneonta, NY Public/Human relations team - trained in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, Cultural Diversity and Sexual Harassment/EEO.
Adjunct ProfessorSep 2012 to Current Lakeland Community College － Kirtland, OH
Teaching business management including marketing, and ethics courses to associate level students.
Executive DirectorJul 2012 to Mar 2013 Alliance for Working Together Foundation － OH
Position involved leadership of a new foundation from submitting application for 501c.3 through development of the organization's strategic and marketing plans.
Signature Results Developed and established effective and logically structured communication strategies that supported the organization's goals, including an online presence, an e-newsletter, posters that were audience appropriate and other PR materials to use with all types of media.
Facilitated a grass-roots consortium of 90+ manufacturing companies; ultimately creating, launching, and directing the group through the start of a formal non-profit organization.
With the primary mission of promoting manufacturing careers to K-12 students, established a full marketing/PR plan and wrote many grants for support of projects.
Designed and developed over 75 promotions to enhance knowledge of the organization to encourage support from other businesses.
Created and implemented scripts and information for fundraising call center staff and Board members resulting in 62% more donations in 2013 than in 2012.
Managed all internal and external communications, hiring, performance management, budget and payroll.
Organized and coordinated a successful annual event (Rated 4.8 out of 5) to encourage students to take an optimistic look at manufacturing and engineering.
Dean, Workforce Development and Continuing Education.
Aug 1997 to Jun 2012 Lakeland Community College － Kirtland, OH
This position involved the leadership of six departments including workforce development, continuing education, and entrepreneurship for boosted involvement in the workforce development and economic needs of the region.
Signature Results Engineered staff development programs in companies and in-house including behavioral assessments, coaching, and performance management, hiring, on-boarding, and training as needed to assist in growth of employees.
These programs resulted in 76% of staff promotions or realignment.
Supervised an average of 42 employees within six departments throughout tenure.
Worked with faculty, administrators and specialized staff to develop and implement plans for student affairs, enrollment management, marketing, and customer service.
Key elements for success were established to include: data driven management, having the employers assist in shaping the design, the integration of funding streams, and the enhancement of process philosophy, not program philosophy.
Developed and delivered workforce training to over 40+ companies resulting in positive goal attainment and creation of 42% new jobs in the companies represented.
Examples of training programs included emotional intelligence training, leadership and management practices, coaching, effective and efficient communication topics and many others.
Using coaching skills, provided counsel for many internal administrators and staff members as well as executives external to the organization.
Expedited a training and development strategy to promote a learning culture.
This included the assessment of needs for designated staff and evaluation of results gained for both revision of training programs and staff awards.
Kept current as a resource for benchmarking activities, data needed for decision making, information needed for policy and procedural revisions and grant management.
Introduced and trained 85 college and corporate teams in Compression Planning which became the main method for strategic planning for many organizations.
In a 6 month period wrote and managed grants including a $1.2 million capital grant that re-designed and constructed a new state-of-the-art welding lab in partnership with Lincoln Electric.
Teacher of Business and Computer ApplicationsKentucky State Government Chenango Vocational Career Center － Frankfort Norwich, KY NY
Masters, Organizational Leadership1 2010Norwich University － Northfield, VTGPA: Cum LaudeOrganizational Leadership Integrating leadership theory, analysis, and practice, I completed a multidisciplinary framework for understanding leadership skills with study of key concepts such as organizational behavior, human capital management, strategic communication, leading change, and emotional intelligence. Cum Laude
Bachelors, Business, Communications and Marketing EducationState University of New York at Oswego － Oswego, NY.Business, Communications and Marketing Education
This degree included preparatory coursework to qualify for NYS Teaching Certification in all business, communications and marketing subjects.
HONORS/AWARDS Teacher of the Year Vocational Professional of the Year Distinguished Service to Youth Award New York State Advisor of the Year Outstanding Service Award Dedication for Outstanding Service to Youth Professional Women in Business Award Trng/Dev2 Education
Served on Governor's Work Group for Welfare Platform
State government consultant for Teacher Education Programs and School-to-Work initiatives
Member of Leadership Lake County, Workforce Development Association, Ohio Association for Community Colleges, Learning Resources Network, International Economic Development Council.
Kentucky State Government Chenango Vocational Career Center
State University of New York at Oswego
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Teacher of Business and Computer Applications Masters , Organizational Leadership 1 2010 Bachelors , Business, Communications and Marketing Education This degree included preparatory coursework to qualify for NYS Teaching Certification in all business, communications and marketing subjects.
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