Nicole Desaulnier

Freelance Annual Report Writer & Article Writer

2 Skills
2014 Masters of Information Studies, University of Toronto (pending)
2011 GMAC “mini” MBA, Graduate Management Consulting Association, University of Toronto
2010 Winter Institute on Statistical Literacy for Librarians, University of Alberta
2008 Bachelors of Education, University of Windsor
2003 Bachelors of Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo

2014 - 2014 Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
Instructional Designer, Centre for Continuing Studies
• Worked with subject matter experts and Laurentian University representatives to collaboratively develop, design and implement online delivery of courses previously available through print/hybrid.
• Provided guidance and leadership to insure that the materials are written in an instructionally sound format within the learning management system (D2L).

2013 - 2013 The City of Greater Sudbury, Sudbury, Ontario
Business Development Officer, Learning City Initiative
• Developed communication strategy directed towards learners in an online environment, including metrics for learner support, interactive tools and analytics.
• Promoted and encouraged literacy and information literacy through a variety of programs including the expansion of a book exchange program, support for literacy and skills assessment services in neighbourhoods, and an e-book program.
• Engaged a variety of stakeholders from across the community to support life-long learning at all ages and stages of life in a variety of formats.

2012 - 2012 The Chang School at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Project Coordinator, Dean’s Office
• Served as project lead, researcher and analyst for an engineering sector landscape study to identify opportunities and gaps pertaining to business fundamentals in existing engineering education programs across Canada.
• Engaged an array of thought leaders and various engineering professional associations to iteratively develop, generate buy-in, and market new e-learning focused certificate programs.

2012 – 2012 The Chang School at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Project Lead, Engineering, Architecture and Science, Certificate Development
• Completed research, collection development, content authorship, curriculum design, and editing for an array of on-line, in-person and hybrid courses using instructional design methodologies.
• Co-led the development of new certificate programs including the Project Management Bridging Certificate for the Internationally-Educated Professionals, the Financial Mathematics Modelling Certificate and the Infrastructure Asset Management Certificate.

2009 - 2010 The Chang School at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Project Coordinator, Chang School Council
• Provided information management, archival system design and management, and general support for Chang School Council and Professional Advisory Boards.
• Assisted in the development of information resources for use by The Chang School staff and faculty members including the Certificate Review Handbook and the Certificate Proposal Development Handbook.
• Investigated, recommended and provided leadership for planning, designing, implementing, and promoting the use of emerging software applications for project management and information dissemination.

2008 - 2009 The Chang School at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Project Coordinator, Arts
• Co-managed a team to develop an array of continuing education certificate programs including Ethics, English Literature and Popular Culture, and Public/Private Management and Governance.
• Provided student support for course selection, career development, and accessing Ryerson resources.
• Authored, issued, and disseminated results from market research surveys on key trends and opportunities for the development of new and differentiated programs/certificates.

2004 - 2005 CI School, Private Education Institution, Seoul, Korea
Program Developer
• Facilitated interactive workshops with staff to share insights and identify opportunities to improve classroom management techniques, teaching strategies and lesson planning.
• Led a continuous improvement initiative to enhance program curriculum and delivery techniques including the establishment of an English-based library; initiative resulted in improved student satisfaction and a significant increase in enrolment.

2003 - 2004 Korea National Open University, Seoul, Korea
Assistant Professor
• Served as an adjunct professor at leading Korean national university writing and editing a course textbook for a Business English class.

2003 – 2004 YBM Sisa, Private Education Institution, Seoul, Korea
Head Reading and Writing Teacher
• Researched learning needs and satisfaction of adult students resulting in the development of resources for teachers to guide them in student-centered, activity-based teaching strategies.

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
• Worked with a team to develop a prototype and draft proposal using participatory design methodologies to meet the needs of the Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration Department at the University of Toronto.

NORCAT, Sudbury, Ontario
• Supported NORCAT by identifying the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities Sector Initiative Fund resulting in a significant grant awarded to NORCAT.

Huntington Society of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
• Served as the Fundraising Director on the Run for Huntington Disease Committee, raising a landmark amount of $85,000 to fight Huntington Disease and other neurological disorders.

YBM Sisa, Private Education Institution, Seoul, Korea
• Served as the Director of the Seoul Mentorship Program to create mentorship programs to help new ESL teachers understand their job responsibilities and transition into a new culture.

Young Women’s Christian Association, Seoul, Korea
• Participated as a Special Project Program Developer for the YWCA to develop and implement an educational program growth strategy; program resulted in a 200% increase in enrollment.

Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority, Chatham, Ontario
• Facilitated numerous public consultation community meetings regarding the development of two woodlot management plans in Chatham-Kent in accordance with the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

Violin, travel, gourmet cooking, reading, and sustainable agriculture.