PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITIES

Summary
During the past 15 years, we have:

• Attended and presented at 50+ regional and international conferences on topics that include: Organizational Excellence, Leadership, Online Learning and Content Delivery, Course Design, Pathways and Partnerships, Student Success and Technology Integration, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
• Delivered 300+ face-to-face workshops, online tutorials, and webinars with over 5000 participants to business and educational organizations on topics including: Critical Thinking, Program Evaluation/Assessment, Management, Building Community, Online Coursework, and Communication.
• Partnered and collaborated with 25+ business organizations and educational institutions.

Business Partnerships & Collaboration Consulting

• Hydrodotiki Group of Companies: Business Assessment & Analysis in chartering,marketing and shipping operations. Athens, Greece.

• Watership Ltd.: Business Analysis in Organization & Management, Athens, Greece.

• Valsamakis Enterprises: Financial Trading & Investment through partnerships and collaborations, Athens, Greece.

• AAA/Bob Sumerel Tire & Service Centers: Business Assessment & Analysis, Change Management, and Process Improvement, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Learning Presentations & Experiences

• Fourteenth International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies, May 5-6, 2021, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece
• 2021 Virtual Learning Conference, eLearning Consortium of Colorado, April 7-9, 2021;
“Assessing the Quality of Your Course”, “Best Uses of Course Communication”, “Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning: The Cycle of Course Design”
• Online Course Design Institute, March 15- April 2, 2021, Ridgewater College, Hutchinson and Willmar, MN
• College In-Service Day Keynote Presentation: “The Power of Assessment”, January 7, 2021, Ridgewater College Hutchinson and Willmar, MN
• Online Course Design Institute, November 2-20, 2020, Ridgewater College, Hutchinson and Willmar, MN
• D2L Fusion 2020 Virtual Conference, November 17, 2020; “Assessing the Quality of Your D2L Course”
• Quality Matters (QM) ConnectLX Online Conference, October 23-28, 2020;
“Designing Course with a 20/20 Vision: Delivering significant learning clearly,”
Pre-conference extended session, “The Cycle of Course Design”,
“Designing Flexible Courses for Environmental Challenges.”
• Summer Online Course Design Institute, June 8-24, 2020, Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights, MN and Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, MN (facilitator)
• Accelerated Teaching Online Institute, May 4-20, 2020, Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor, ME (facilitator)
• Accelerated Teaching Online Institute, April 10-29, 2020, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN (facilitator)
• Thirteenth International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies, April 23-24, 2020, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece (online presenter)
• POD (Professional and Organizational Development) Network, November 13-14, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA; “Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning: A Blueprint for Success” (presenter and participant)
• QM (Quality Matters) Connect Conference: Committing to Excellence for Learners, October 27, 2019, Grapevine, TX; “Planning for and Integrating Course Design” (presenter and participant)
• Minnesota Summit on Learning and Technology, July 31, 2019, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN; “Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning” (presenter)
• D2L Fusion Conference, July 2018, Houston, TX; “The Art of Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning” (presenter and attendee)
• Professional and Organizational Development Network, October 2017, Montreal, Canada (participant)
• Quality Matters Reviewer Retreat, October 2017, The Quarry Center, Waite Park, MN (participant)
• Minnesota State System Leadership Conference, October 2016, Breezy Point Resort, (presenter and attendee)
• Quality Matters Reviewer Retreat, October, 2016, The Quarry Center, Waite Park, MN (attendee)
• Dee Fink and Associates 8th Annual National Workshop on Integrated Course Design, “Designing Your Courses for Greater Student Engagement and Better Student Learning”, May, 2016, Chicago, IL (coach/presenter)
• MN Connection Conference, April 2016, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN (organizing committee, awards work group)
• American Association of Community Colleges Workforce Development Institute, November 2015, New Orleans, LA (attendee)

 

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