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Highlights from SOHO Victoria 2018

Highlights from SOHO Victoria 2018

Attending the Victoria-based SOHO Victoria conference is now becoming an annual "date" with my entrepreneur self and many other like-minded people. SOHO is aimed at entrepreneurs and I've now had the pleasure of attending twice. As I was reviewing my notes and ideas...

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Crowd-Sourced Strategies to Engage Groups

Crowd-Sourced Strategies to Engage Groups

Yesterday I facilitated a short session for a local networking group, the Sooke Women in Business, about how to engage participants when doing speaking events. Of course I planned for the session to be very participatory and I asked the group to come up with...

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E-learning course example: Pediatric Palliative Care

E-learning course example: Pediatric Palliative Care

It was a pleasure for me to work this past winter with Victoria Hospice, a Victoria-based non-profit which provides end-of-life care focused on palliative treatment. Victoria Hospice's Education & Research Department contacted me last year for learning design and...

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Teaching and Learning about Synchronous Online Facilitation

Teaching and Learning about Synchronous Online Facilitation

Last October I co-facilitated the "FLO Synchronous" course for the third time, with a class of over 20 people from various BC post-secondary institutions. FLO Synchronous is short for "Facilitating Learning Online: Synchronous", a three-week online course that helps...

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Online resource example: RRU Workshop Selector

Online resource example: RRU Workshop Selector

One of the projects I worked on this year through my work at Royal Roads University in faculty development was creating an online interactive resource in Articulate Storyline. It's a simple tool that is intended to help faculty members choose between RRU faculty...

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2017 Highlights

2017 Highlights

As the year gets closer to putting itself to bed and I begin to get excited about taking two weeks of holidays over the Christmas break, I thought I'd put in one final post to look back on some of the things that stood out for me this year. I have a lot to be thankful...

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If you have questions about training and facilitation…

If you have questions about training and facilitation…

I find with my line of work that people that I meet often have questions about what I do, particularly in relation to something that they are trying to do with a workshop, course or program of their own. With that in mind, I've decided to offer a new service starting...

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Reflections on the Facilitator Development Workshop

Reflections on the Facilitator Development Workshop

A few weeks ago I wrote a post announcing that I had co-facilitated the Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW) at Royal Roads University in September, at which I got 'mentored in' to the role of Trainer by working with Doug Kerr. The FDW is the course that teaches...

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Request for qualifications

Request for qualifications

I'm looking for potential subcontractors to be able to support learning/instructional design projects for my clients. If you're interested in talking with me about sporadic, part-time subcontracting opportunities related to learning design, please email me (using the...

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