instructional Designer & Manager
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I am a qualified and professional training and development manager with extensive leadership experience in staff development, process and productivity improvements, performance management, change management, and curriculum design. I excel at communication, with expertise in various authoring tools and supplemental software, such as dominKnow|ONE (Flow, Claro, and Capture), Articulate (Rise and Storyline), and more.
WHAT I DO
Areas of expertise
I develop web-based trainings in a variety of authoring tools, such as dominKnow|ONE (Flow, Claro, and Capture), Articulate (Rise and Storyline), Lectora, Adobe Captivate, and more.
I create instructor-led training for in-person and virtual delivery, as well as for hybrid situations. These trainings may be created in PowerPoint, Gamma, Adobe InDesign and more.
I engage in effective communication as it is crucial, especially in leadership because it helps build trust, foster collaboration, and ensure clarity of goals and expectations.
In my previous roles, I designed training courses in multiple authoring tools, as well as multiple languages for several different countries.
In my Portfolio, you will find a course designed for users of dominKnow|ONE Flow. This course used Capture to create a multitude of simulation files. In the course, these files are used to allow the learner to choose between watching a video representation of the steps or to see screenshots with step-by-step instructions. This allows the learner to decide which learning modality works best for them.
Unfortunately, the courses I created previously were proprietary to their respective companies.
I will add more items to my Portfolio soon.
In previous roles, I designed Instructor-Led Materials for in-person classes, as well as virtual and hybrid classes.
- Automatic placement of icons for instructor direction.
- Creation of Slides screenshots.
- Embedding of Slides screenshots into accompanying pages.
- Embed All media.
- Unembed All media.
Other tools besides InDesign used to create Instructor-Led materials include PowerPoint, Gamma, Google Slides, and more.
Excellence in communication is important not just in the professional world, but in our personal lives, as well. It also is not simply important for leadership roles, but an outright requirement. This excellence in communication needs to be in both the written and spoken word and for both upper management and direct reports. Communication is the skill area where I excel the most. For me, one of the keys to excellent communication lies in “meeting them where they’re at.” I can often gauge a situation quickly and tailor my communication method and voice to what is called for in that situation.
Please note: While I have created hundreds—if not thousands—of training materials over the years, they were created for the companies I worked for which consider them proprietary. As such, my portfolio may look a bit thin. I am currently creating content to add to this site.
what others say
Michelle is an extremely technically savvy person, and when she is not the expert in a subject or software application, she makes it her mission to learn! She is a very personable and goal orientated person, and can manage a project like a true pro.
Michelle’s design talent is amazing, top- shelf expertise.
I wholeheartedly endorse Michelle’s expertise as an Instructional Designer, showcasing a remarkable talent for generating creative concepts that effectively captivate adult learners.
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Instructional Designer, Developer, Manager, Collaborator, Writer
I am an instructional designer, developer, and manager with a passion for learning—both in helping others learn and in learning myself. I have worked in tech (cellular, fiber, satellite television, streaming video), government, music, and medical industries. I’m excited for what is on the horizon.
My specialties are: Web-based training design and development (using dominKnow, Lectora, Articulate Rise & Storyline, Captivate, and more), training materials design and development (using dominKnow, InDesign, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and more), desktop publishing with InDesign, photography, photo editing, and web site development, and much more.