Experienced learning specialist with proven history designing and developing highly engaging and effective e-learning and instructor-led training (ILT) for a variety of industries and subject matter. Heralded as an excellent lead or team member. Able to meet deadlines and guide projects to successful completion. Strong problem solving, organizational, and communication skills. Described as creative, committed to solid instructional design and writing principles.
In-depth knowledge of instructional design models
Assessment and evaluation
Learner engagement and motivation
Creative approaches to learning challenges
GP Strategies CorporationLead Instructional Designer | Bloomington, IN | April 2012 - Current
Managed all aspects of the instructional design process, from analysis and project scoping through course implementation and evaluation. Responsible for the overall design of curricula as well as individual courses, including determining the most effective pedagogical strategies, coordinating development of media, and designing assessments.
Developed instructionally sound and dynamic web-based training (WBT), virtual instructor-led training (VILT), instructor-led training and necessary supplementary materials for Fortune 500 companies.
Led instructional teams in design requirements, project development, and creation of training materials on high visibility projects for $1M contracts within the organization.
Responsible for driving success within project teams by providing guidance and mentoring to individuals and project teams, including researching and leading group staff development activities, serving as a sounding board for instructional approaches, and providing insight based on my experience.
Communicated with all appropriate departments regarding project management, subject matter, and development.
Worked closely with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) of major clients to both gather content and build relationships.
PerformTech, Inc. Instructional Designer | Alexandria, VA | February 2010 - April 2012
Developed and delivered online and instructor-led training courses for government and private sector audiences, including modules on roadway safety and coordination, computer systems training, and management skills.
Wrote facilitator and user guides, job aids, quizzes, and activities for both small- and large-scale course implementations.
Analyzed audiences to determine abilities, skill levels, and job processes.
Worked closely with client trainers and subject matter experts to set learning objectives and course parameters.
Helped to design and institutionalize the quality control/editing process within the office.
Chosen as one of two instructional designers approved to proofread and edit client deliverables.
PerformTech, Inc. Office Manager and Executive Assistant | Alexandria, VA | May 2008 - February 2010
Planned and coordinated events, managed employees and supplies, provided technical assistance, organized and managed multiple client databases, encouraged interoffice communication, and maintained vendor relationships.
Drafted project proposals, conducted product quality control via proofreading and editing, facilitated and wrote marketing summaries and corporate press releases, and managed company website.
Managed office supplies, vendors, organization and upkeep.
Screened applicant resumes and coordinated both phone and in-person interviews.
Answered and managed incoming and outgoing calls while recording accurate messages.
Master of ArtsOrganization, Information, and Learning SciencesUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerque, NM | Current
Bachelor of ArtsPhilosophyThe College of William and MaryWilliamsburg, BA | 2008