Experience

 

Co-lead and Project Manager (part-time) -- January 2020-Present
IN.Lab, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

  • Collaborating with Dr. Chris MacDonald, Associate Professor, Department of Law and Business, IN.Lab is a spin-off project of GameLab, formerly hosted at the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre, supporting evidence-based digital experiential learning projects in corporate training, undergraduate and graduate classrooms, and co-curricular activities at Ryerson University since 2018. interactives.ca/projects

  • Facilitated co-curricular interactive workshops using digital interactive on business ethics decision-making with Top 200 and student association conferences; moved all workshops online in March 2020.

  • Ongoing support for a 2019 SSHRC-funded experiential learning project on workplace ethical decision-making with a large Canadian corporation, and a 2020 Learning and Teaching Office grant project studying the use of digital interactive narrative in MBA classrooms for regulatory and corporate social responsibility decision-making (piloted summer 2020); supervised a Communications and Culture Masters Student Intern in designing visual assets for these projects (May-August).

Lead, Strategic Initiatives -- July 2018-December 2019


& Research Program Developer and Grant Writer January 2017-June 2018


Ted Rogers Leadership Centre (TRLC)
, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

  • Supported the Ethical Leadership Case Collection project, including scheduling meetings, taking notes, following up on action items, assisting with tasks, and developing case database and tracking system; consulting with internal and external stakeholders on teaching and learning initiatives.

  • Co-developed a student-focused experiential learning program converting ethical leadership cases into digital games to develop decision-making skills for workplace success; as Lead, Strategic Initiatives launched a game-based learning lab (GameLab) to integrate ethical decision-making open educational resources into TRSM curriculum as needed; managed associated pilot projects involving internal and external stakeholders; designed website and managed digital game repository and analytics.

  • As Research Program Developer, designed and submitted grants in consultation with the Director Dr. Chris MacDonald and associated faculty securing $41,000 to support research, student development, and professional practice in ethical leadership; as Lead, Strategic Initiatives, designed and submitted grants to support experiential game-based learning for ethical decision-making in the workplace, with successful funding including a $24.5K SSHRC Partnership Engage grant with a major Canadian corporation for decision-making training using company-specific digital interactive narrative experiences.

  • Conducted best-practice research to support evidence-based program development for experiential learning; developed a database of +500 articles on workplace training and management education with focus on case-based, problem-based, game-based, and scenario-based learning and evaluation to develop GameLab’s digital branching narratives program.

  • Designed, coordinated, and facilitated a stakeholder engagement workshop in 2017 on ethical decision-making and early career employees including 45 participants including corporate partners, Canadian and international faculty from diverse disciplines, labour and non-profit representatives, and early career employees; used feedback to develop grants and design programs over the following two years.

  • Supported Research Ethics Board applications; administered related projects; monitored budgets, created and managed team workplans, hired and supervised student research assistants, work study students, and consultants for business ethics and game-based learning projects.

  • Developed a portfolio approach to evaluate performance; developed event and program user surveys; conducted data collection, analysis, and reporting for continuous improvement.

Interim Education Manager -- November 2015-May 2016


InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Toronto, ON

  • Developed and administered weekly courses and workshops for adults and youth supporting technology-based art practice; facilitated weekly Open Studio events for membership development and outreach; integrated education program with gallery and public art lectures and screenings.

  • Conducted stakeholder engagement and strategic planning to improve our member-service model; contributed to provincial and federal grants for arts and technology education.

Consultant and Coach -- January 2015-Present


HDMartin Consulting, Toronto, ON​

  • Launched a company providing strategic planning and organizational development services for non-profit organizations, specifically organizations managing change or transition, as well as personal and professional development coaching for individuals. (hdmartinconsulting.com)

Research and Outreach Coordinator -- January 2010-January 2015


Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN)
, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, ON

  • Supported the vision and work of the Director and Principal Investigator; collaboratively managed a multi-project research and engagement program across six themed clusters connecting +1500 university researchers and cross-sector participants and +150 organizations actively engaged in addressing business ethics issues to create positive social and economic impact in Canada.

  • Co-designed and delivered local, national, and international events to engage business ethics thought leaders at universities across Canada with NGO, industry, indigenous, and government stakeholders in areas of resource extraction, responsible investing, and governance, transparency and anti-corruption (five annual conferences, six PhD research meetings, and over 15 roundtable discussions and panels).

  • Developed and supported strategic initiatives with key organizations including Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR), Responsible Investment Association (RIA), Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), and UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI); maintained client relationship management system to support partnership and project development.

  • Coordinated, wrote, and supported over 15 grant applications; secured grants and matching funds totalling $100,000 for PhD research and professional development; managed associated projects.

  • Collaborated with core staff; hired, trained, and supervised +60 undergraduate and graduate assistants; supported daily operations through organizing meetings, taking and circulating minutes, and tracking progress of action items.

  • Co-produced and presented annual reports at national AGMs with core team members; evaluated and reported on the activities of CBERN’s $2.1 million, 7-year initiative to the advisory board, funders, and stakeholders; co-wrote Mid- Term and Final reports to SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Clusters program.

Office Manager and Acting General Manager (selected experience listed) -- April 2002-February 2004


Hillside Festival, Guelph, ON

  • Developed annual budgets with Finance committee ($500,000); managed festival finances and pre-festival planning; managed box office and ticket outlet distribution and reconciliation ($250,000); trained and supervised 20+ box office volunteers in customer service annually.

  • Created office operations manuals; updated sponsorship and program advertising packages; managed all program advertising sales; established a customer relationship management (CRM) system.

Training (selected)

Certificate in Adult Learning and Development, OISE Continuing and 
Professional Learning, University of Toronto, ON (in progress, expected completion Fall 2020)

Digital Product Management, Bitmaker Labs, Toronto, ON -- March-May 2018
Authentic Instrument Development: Concrete Strategies for Collaborative 
and Participatory Design (online), American Evaluation Association -- Fall 2014

Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations, Social Economy Centre, Toronto, ON -- Fall 2013

Knowledge Mobilization Strategy, Knowledge Mobilization Works, Toronto, ON -- Fall 2012

Project Management I and II, York University/Mitacs, Toronto, ON -- Spring 2010

Education

PhD Student, Philosophy, York University
Master of Arts, Philosophy, York University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Philosophy, Mount Allison University
Bachelor of Arts (Double major), English/Religious Studies, Mount Allison University