Soft Skills

Project Management | Team working & Interpersonal skills | Negotiation skills | Communication skills | Time management

Project Management:

She has managed a multi-disciplinary team consisting of staff from the IT department, administrators, lecturers, researchers and senior management to ensure projects are delivered to specifications and requirements, sourcing the appropriate technology when required. I have also worked closely with departments, providing advice and guidance on e-learning.

In other roles I have organised annual budgets, managed logistics for and been involved in exhibitions and advertising campaign.

Team working & Interpersonal skills:

She has collaborated with departments and subject areas to produce E-Learning strategies tailored to suit each department.  which includes E-learning and the role it has in education and the student experience.  She has advised departments on how to provide the students with a consistent learning experience with current tools available, engaging and empowering students.

She is able to bring together her experience of working in, and with, different university departments to reach a common goal. Her time management skills have enabled her to work effectively in this new arena while still providing the support required as a technologist and trainer.

Negotiation skills:

During the migration of 1300 modules from WebCT CE 4.0 modules to Blackboard Vista, she successfully negotiated an agreement to employ temporary staff.  She stipulated the job specification, advertised and liased with HR, shortlisted and interviewed the candidates and recommended 15 people for the positions, all of which were employed on short term contracts. She provided them with their training, managed their day to day activities and liased with the administrators to ensure the accuracy of module content from one VLE to another.

Prior to teaching she spent a number of years as a design engineer where she designed and implemented the company catalogue on CD-ROM, converting existing product details into electronic format, sourcing design companies and CD manufacturers while managing the project and delivery for the Farnborough Air show of the same year.

Communication skills:

She has led a number of projects with staff at all levels in the University, communicating either verbally or in writing, producing arguments, proposals, providing briefs, documentation and instructions which have supported senior staff and lecturers.  She has delivered presentations and attended meetings at various levels and has contributed to the London Metropolitan Business Schools Learning & Teaching Research strategies while making proposals and producing reports for technology that supports student learning.

Time management:

Her skills have enabled her to work on a variety of projects at any one time, delivering to time and on budget, both in industry and Higher Education.