COWAN LEARNING SOLUTIONS
Unique Solutions for Unique Businesses
I’ve spent the last decade dedicated to creating engaging learning experiences for adult learners. From academia to corporate America—frontline workers to executives—I’ve worked with all levels of organizations to develop talent through instructional design, program management, and facilitation. I’m grateful for a profession I’m passionate about and am proud to share these talents to help your organization tackle challenging problems with various learning solutions.
No two problems are exactly the same, so at Cowan Learning Solutions I will take the time to listen to your needs and propose a custom solution. I will work with your organization to design, develop, and launch an engaging learning solution unique to your individual Company's needs to tackle your toughest learning needs. Take a moment to check out my portfolio and get in touch with any questions.
My purpose in life is to help others achieve their goals through engaging learning moments.
I began my career teaching English writing and literature at a Community College in North Carolina. After several years, I decided to switch to instructional design at a Fortune 500 company. I managed a two million dollar program and created trainings for 165,000 Frontline Associates a month. I facilitated trainings for new managers and Regional Vice Presidents.
Looking for a new challenge, I moved to a Fortune 100 company where I created, owned, and managed the company's diversity program (a passion of mine). I became the training department's primary technical producer for all Executive training programs. In addition to my time as program manager, I designed, developed, delivered, and analyzed e-Learnings. My team flipped the company's operating system into trainable, engaging, on-demand learning modules in just four months. This rapid instructional design revolutionized the way learning occurred at the company and prioritized the modern learner's needs.
After some time, I decided to take a break from Corporate America to concentrate on my own freelance work. Through Cowan Learning Solutions, I'm able to serve my clients with the same level of enthusiasm, drive, creativity, and attention to detail that I've been known for in the past decade. I want to create learning solutions that provide my clients with exactly what they need, in the manner that best fits their challenge. I make my participants comfortable when I facilitate and produce so that they are more open to engagement and learning.
Let me help you solve your complex learning needs. Let me help bring your vision to life. Cowan Learning Solutions provides an end-to-end learning process to make your trainings easy and enjoyable.
June 2021 - Present
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER, OWNER
Created learning solutions through needs assessments and modern learner-focused instructional design, development, and delivery
Consulted with an array of clients (in various business lines) to achieve business goals and initiatives and/or to solve for systemic opportunities
Negotiated contracts and terms with clients and stakeholders
Partnered with third parties to create learning pathways for clients through curated existing content and customized new content
Acted as consultant to connect clients with business partners in other fields (i.e. translations, AI, podcasts, managerial styles assessments)
Facilitated engaging learning moments in online-instructor led and instructor ledtrainings.
Produced technological needs for online-instructor led trainings
August 2020 - November 2021
SR. LEARNING SPECIALIST
Designed, developed, facilitated, owned, and managed Honeywell's Diversity Career Advancement Program (DCAP) with a retention rate of 91% and a promotion rate of 26% in the first six months
Served as technical producer for all executive programs: Executive Develop Program, Manager Development Program, Leader Development Program, and Diversity Career Advancement Program
Worked with executive stakeholders to design training, manage programs, run technical producing, and communicate program and project briefs to CEO and direct reports
Worked with third-party vendors as a client and as a partner
Worked strategically across HR and third-party vendors to meet DCAP budget
Facilitated online-instructor led sessions with an average facilitator evaluation score of 9.4 out of 10
Led two cross-functional global teams on two HR projects
Designed and developed 32 e-Learnings across all businesses and functions
February 2015-August 2020
LEARNING+DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST I
Developed training in partnership with Subject Matter Experts for 28 sectors in 4 business lines for Frontline Associates and Unit Managers, reaching 165,000 associates per month
Processed invoices and chargebacks and worked strategically to meet CHAT budget of $2 million
Tracked and communicated compliance data to Regional Vice Presidents and stakeholders to increase program participation across sectors
Managed CHAT program administration through user requests and communication, website maintenance and upgrades, and technical support
Managed, designed, and facilitated Compass Corporate Orientation program on MyLMS and instructor-led live event for all new hires
Facilitated DDI content for Managers in Training (MIT) program during live event and How to Learn Online and Learning to Listen in an online environment
August 2011-May 2015
ADJUNCT ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR
Designed and facilitated English courses for both online and instructor-led courses
Used the online learning system Blackboard to develop and deliver online courses
Facilitated 10 different lower and upper level English writing and literature courses at the post-secondary level
CURRENT OR PAST PARTNERSHIPS
Helping Companies Confront Universal Training Needs or Unique Training Challenges Across All Business Lines
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Mooresville, North Carolina