Strong commitment to organization's growth, development and employees' professional and personal success.
Background in Communication, Leadership, Team Building, Time Management and Project Management instruction.
Highly organized and driven employing effective and efficient methods of teaching that expands individual skill sets while cultivating interpersonal communication.
Dependable and punctual displaying sensitivity in working with a culturally diverse work environment.
Focused on exemplary development of consistent curriculum throughout all core subjects and for several different levels.
Outstanding listening and communication skills, work ethic and dedication to professional development and continuing education.
Extensive experience in facilitating training.
Adult learning theories
Certified as a Facilitator Extended DISC Communication
Training solutions development
Creative instruction styles and techniques
25 years as a Team Building and Leadership facilitator
Experience with instructional design
Tailoring curriculum plans
Positive learning environment
Creative learning strategies
Effective time management
Motivated, transparent and honest, strong collaborator
Brooke Grove Foundation, Board Member Active
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Active
International Leadership Association 2012 - Active
English, native or bilingual proficiency
Spanish, native or bilingual proficiency
Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) InternationalSenior Advisor for Capacity Development | 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904 | December 2012 - December 2016
Created and delivered interactive training for leadership, directors, supervisors, managers, country offices, and employees to achieve significant results;
Produced and maintained a repository of training materials; learning tools for headquarter staff and field staff;
Developed appropriate training using traditional and alternative methods, techniques, and formats including instructor-led Training, Self-Paced and Web-Based Training, and blended learning solutions;
Evaluated learning solutions to ensure effectiveness and alignment with department and organizational goals: analyze evaluations and performance improvement to recommend content and delivery changes;
Assembled, directed, facilitated and coordinated all tasks related to training and in-house workshops;
Prepared, maintained, monitored and allocated training budget for the organization;
Build trust and maintained strong relationship with each department of the organization and field offices;
Partnered with Country Directors, Directors and Executive Leadership to identify leadership development needs;
Conducted DISC Communication assessment and training;
Coached employees with performance issues;
Kept current with new trends and innovations on theories and technologies in the education field;
Implemented post training support and reinforcement to sustain behavioral change and drive improved performance;
Fostered lasting relationships with various training organizations;
Implemented and supervised online training portals, from creating custom classes to evaluating and processing data derived from results;
Lead and supervised the Capacity Development team;
Maintained HQ's employees and field offices informed of training opportunities;
Diagnosed needs assessments with field offices to create curriculums for training needs;
Processed, registered, and maintained record of training attendance of the organization's employees;
Managed multiple projects, prioritizing tasks to complete demands in a timely manner;
Worked independently and interdependent on projects;
Enforced and monitored the Internship Program both local and international, including: posting opening with job description, interviewing, hiring, and monthly follow-up with Interns;
Drafted MOUs for trainings and internships;
Served as main point of contact for training needs;
Analyzed, interpreted and submitted annual training statistic report;
Keep current with the learning an development field by maintaining contact with others in the field (e.g., professional associations and educational groups);
Increased enrollment by 85% in Adult Continuing Education and Enrichment programs by offering new and innovative programming both online and face-to-face.
Created curriculum and planned course content and methods of instruction;
Developed and facilitated training and teaching aids, instructional software, multimedia visual aids and study materials for Communication, Time Management, Supervisor, Management, Leadership, and Team Building workshops;
Assisted supervisors and managers establish and monitor individual and program objectives;
Employed a variety of assessment tools and strategies to improve instruction methods;
Attended community and campus events;
Managed Continuing Professional Education course approvals and attendance reports;
Reviewed and edited all training materials for accuracy and policy compliance.
Led weekly and monthly coaching, counseling and feedback sessions.
Communicated all learning and performance objectives, schedules and training assessments to upper management.
Developed departmental systems and procedures that better aligned the work flow process.
Tested all training software and hardware prior to the training program.
Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) InternationalSenior Operations Manager | December 2009 - December 2012
Prepared instructional design for field trainings;
Conducted Trainers of Trainers workshops for managers and directors;
Provided the leadership team with updates on employees' learning needs, and field needs;
Provided coaching to leadership;
Prepared training topics for executive and other committees;
Facilitated logistic arrangements for workshops in-house and for field country offices;
Prepared materials for Management Training Workshops in English and Spanish;
Researched and prepared material for classes pertinent to humanitarian, emergency management and development issues;
Coordinated documentation and presentations necessary for Board of Director/Officers/other meetings;
Maintained the Company's administrative policy and procedures manual;
Maintained corporate books;
Selected and assigned instructors to conduct specific training programs;
Organized and edited training manuals, multimedia visual aids and other educational materials;
Developed surveys to identify training needs based on projected production processes and changes;
Evaluated the effectiveness of training programs and recommended improvements to upper management;
Created expense reports, budgets and filing systems;
Conducted research to prepare, gather and proof briefing materials, agendas and decks for all executive-level meetings;
Developed and maintained an alert system for upcoming deadlines on incoming requests and events;
Processed travel expenses and reimbursements;
Assisted with team building initiatives and overall support for maintenance of organizational culture and employee morale;
Supported the human resources department in the annual employee review process to manage performance merit increases;
Distributed company-wide announcements, booked conference rooms and coordinated catering for annual staff development forum.
East Paraguay Academy - ParaguayTraining Coordinator | Paraguay | April 1992 - February 1998
Worked with teachers to enhance teaching approaches and classroom resources;
Planned, developed and facilitated ESL Programs to multi-lingual community;
Designed, implemented educational programs, and monitored budgets;
Managed teachers' professional actualization program;
Volunteer teacher (Art, P.E., English), Taught K-12 in various subjects as needed;
Developed program to work with students and increase interest in higher learning;
Collaborated with a team of faculty to develop after-school tutorial program for students in need of extra help;
Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies;
Planned, implemented, monitored, and assessed a classroom instructional program which was consistent with Colonia Yguazu District regulations and Board of Education goals.
Fostered meaningful relationships among students through student field-trip retreats and team-work community service projects;
Improved student test scores by 70% in one year period by implementing new curriculum;
Met with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues;
Operated summer sports day camp for children aged 5 to 13 years old and handled all aspects of planning curriculum and activities
Doctor in Education and Project EngineeringEducation, Project ManagementUniversity of JaenJaen, Spain | Current
Master of ArtsEducationUniversity of Phoenix - U.S.A.Phoenix, Arizona | May 2004Education/Adult Education/Distance Learning
Bachelor of ScienceBusiness, Accounting, and EconomicsRiver Plate Adventist CollegeEntre Rios, Argentina | 1985Business, Economy, and Accounting
Extended DISC Certification: Personal, Team, Work Pair Analysis - Extended DISC North America, Inc.
Change Leadership Certificate - eCornell University
Managing for Execution Certification - eCornell University
High Performance Leadership Certification - eCornell University
Executive Leadership Certification - eCornell University