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

Future Event Presentations

  • 8th Annual (Online) Conference on Teaching and Learning Assessment, Drexel University, September 9, 2021; “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What Course Assessment Tells Us All”.
  • Quality Matters (QM) ConnectLX Online Conference, October 28-November 5, 2021;

Pre-conference Session: “Forward-looking Teaching Design: The future is more of a mirror than a crystal ball”, Conference Sessions: “Assessing the Quality of Your Course”, “The Cycle of Course Design”, “Best Uses of Course Communication”.

 

Professional Articles

Inside Higher Ed, “Designing Courses for Introverts and Extraverts”, August 4, 2021

 

Past Conference Presentations

  • Imagineers of Tomorrow Virtual D2L Fusion Conference, July 22, 2021, “Reflection to Course Perfection: Designing the Best Brightspace Courses for Significant Learning”.
  • Online Course Design Institute, June 11-30 2021, Ridgewater College, Hutchinson and Willmar, MN
  • Shift Happens: Learning Across the Lifespan Virtual Conference, May 26-27, 2021,“Focusing on the Future: More of a Look in the Mirror than a Crystal Ball” and “The Cycle of Course Design”.

•.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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