Jennifer Rosenthal

Jennifer Rosenthal

Biography

Jennifer Rosenthal M.Des, CTDP has over 15 years experience designing and developing training experiences and resources for organizations around the world. She holds a Masters of Design from Massey University in New Zealand with a focus on design-based approaches to instruction. Jennifer began her career designing educational programs and supporting resources for public galleries and museums. She enjoyed the challenge of transforming passive visitor experiences into engaging interactive learning experiences. When she became a full-time Design Lecturer at Whanganui UCOL in New Zealand, she used this same approach in her classes earning high praise from students in their course evaluations and dramatically increasing pass rates in her technical and theoretical classes. She was asked to chair UCOL’s faculty professional development committee to support other lecturers to explore participatory approaches to teaching. During her time at UCOL Jennifer was awarded three Akoranga Education Trust Awards and was eventually promoted to Academic Manager of the Bachelor of Creative Industries department. Jennifer moved on from post-secondary teaching to consulting in a variety of regional, national and international development programs. In her role as Regional Enterprise Education Advisor for New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, she supported 30 schools to design collaborative projects with local industries to strengthen students’ “enterprising skills” in order to develop a better-prepared future workforce. Jennifer went on to lead an instructional design team at one of NZ’s largest Industry Training Organizations (ITOs) and was recognized as an innovator in training development receiving an Award for Best Practice from the Industry Training Federation in 2010. In 2011, Jennifer decided to shift her focus to designing training programs for international development initiatives with the Commonwealth Secretariat in the Pacific Islands and in Tanzania. She has since designed and/or delivered training and trained trainers in over 18 countries around the world. Jennifer has recently returned to Canada where she established The Train Station/Station Formation (a training and development consultancy) based in Gatineau, Quebec.

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