Senior training and development specialist
Trinidad and Tobago
Last active: 11/11/2013
Highly driven training and development specialist with nine years experience in design, implementation and evaluation of organizational development initiatives. Also experienced in instructional design and facilitation after spending four years as a business lecturer at a tertiary education institution and as a private consultant.
All of the projects worked on have required my skills in training needs assessment, design and customization of content, negotiating, scheduling and logistics and implementation of experiential learning and use of adult learning theories in developing workshops.
Additionally, I have always worked in a project based environment and am used to managing my own time.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, a Minor in Human Resource Management and am currently pursuing my Project Management Professional credential from the Project Management Institute. I have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and am competent in the use of MS Office Suite and most social media applications.
Some of my past work has been for private companies in Trinidad and Tobago, government agencies, medium sized to large businesses, mutli-national corporations and oil and gas companies. For the past year I have been developing learning manuals for a Learning programme for a regional sporting entity in the Caribbean, providing them with content, user manuals, facilitation guidelines, Powerpoint presentations and guidelines on delivery and facilitation of each session. These sessions are executed in various Caribbean territories for every team from Under-15 to the Senior Players' Teams. I have also contributed content to this organization's Kids' Teams Learning and Development programme.
I am in the process of developing an online Train the trainer programme that provides international certification (the first of its kind in Trinidad) with a senior consultant and faculty member of Argosy University.
With respect to my work ethic, I am deadline driven, professional, task oriented and focused on goals. Maintaining high standards of work is essential and I tend to be meticulous and detail oriented. I also believe that if my employer is dissatisfied, there should be open, honest communication that leads to getting the job done properly.
Continuous learning and improvement has been essential to my own professional development and is something I continue to be passionate about and strive for.
I am available to provide research, design and development of content for learning and development programmes, curriculum, e-learning programmes and any other organizational development initiative that might be suitable.