CURRICULUM VITAE

Dr. Sharon Link Wyer, M.Ed. MBA in Process

I am the Senior Principal and Lead Learning Designer for Leadership via Design. My work has mainly focused on developing practical, customized learning solutions for national and international clients in a variety of industries across the organization. Technically astute and aesthetically talented professional looking to channel these strengths into challenging instructional design, course development, project management, and user support. My Ph.D. is in Leadership Studies. I bring a research-based theoretical lens to learning environments through pragmatic, scalable, and strategic program design and instructional development.

Professional Info

I have worked with a myriad of global companies from coast-to-coast, including universities and Fortune 500s to assess needs, identify gaps, write original learning content, author eLearning courses, participant guides, learning objects, and as a Subject Matter Expert on topics including: all types of education courses, leadership, business management, organizational behavior and development, human resources (including compliance, diversity and inclusion, and for all academic levels, including graduate and doctoral audiences. Several of these courses met Quality Matters standards, and were instrumental in helping the institution meet accreditation standards. I previously did Instructional Design work for Celgene Pharmaceutical in New Jersey, so I am aware of what it takes to create learning to promote patient outcomes and innovative approaches. As the author and teacher of an accredited Instructional Design Certificate Program, I am able to collaborate with the Learning and Development Team to explore new approaches and alternative technologies to facilitate ongoing improvements.

Work Experience

Leadership via Design     

Owner/Lead Learning Consultant, July 2010-Present

  • Consulted with 30+ clients, including Columbia University of New York City, Touro College, and National Urban Alliance for Public Education.
     

  • Developed 70+ eLearning courses on a variety of topics including: JAVA Programming, Business, Leadership, Education, Instructional Design, Neuroscience, Women’s Leadership, and Human Resources, for corporate learning and in both master’s level and doctoral programs.
     

  • Proven record of high performance in a rapidly changing environment.
     

  • Worked with Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) and source materials to develop interactive and engaging online development experiences and learning interactions.
     

  • Used appropriate tools and technologies to produce scalable and dynamic learning materials and interactions.
     

  • Measured impacts and quickly revised content/modality to address specific feedback, as needed.
     

  • Developed and delivered eLearning best practices, content templates and technology innovations.
     

  • Executed content strategy through media selection, messaging, audience identification and intended learning outcomes.
     

  • Generated, edited, published and shared daily content (original text, images, infographics, video and HTML, etc.,) that built meaningful connections and encouraged clients and participants to adopt brain healthy habits. Used SCARF method, as well as strategies from Dr. Judy Willis and Dr. Howard Gardner to teach adjuncts and instructional designers about effective neuroscience learning methods.
     

  • Wrote, developed, and strategized online content production and scheduling. Supervised video production and other multimedia initiatives including direction, production, and scripting.
     

  • Tracked and analyzed analytics reports to gain insight on traffic, demographics, and effectiveness; utilized this information to positively affect future learning outcomes.
     

  • Managed content in a Learning Management System (LMS) and Content Management System (CMS).
     

  • Sound judgment and flexibility in balancing competing priorities, tight deadlines, and keeping people and projects moving on schedule.

Education

Concordia University (GPA 4.0) MBA in Process - 2019 - 2021  

Coach U - Certificate in Coaching, Bradenton, FL - 2008 - 2009

Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA (GPA 3.8) - Ph.D. in Leadership Studies - 2002 - 2007

Whitworth University, Spokane, WA (GPA 3.6) - M.Ed. in Educational Administration

Emph. School Leadership & Human Resources - 1999 - 2002

Whitworth University, Spokane, WA (GPA 3.6) - B.A. in Education | Political Science - 1995 - 1997

Strengths

  • At the very beginning of my career I was an intern for two years for U.S. Senator James McClure. He was a great man! 
     

  • Next, I worked for as a paralegal for a former FBI agent turned attorney for several  years while earning my Bachelor's degree. I learned a lot from that experience! 
     

  • I taught in K-12 for 10 years prior to earning my doctorate. I earned a teaching certificate and was certified in Elementary Education, English and Political Science.
     

  • I earned a School Principal's certificate in Washington State the same year that I started my doctorate.
     

  • Served as an HR Director for a school district working with union contracts, providing all safety and compliance training. Currently, design and teach Human Resources courses. 
     

  • I have 10+ years’ experience confidently advising universities and C-level client stakeholders down to their learning program managers on instructional design theories, methodologies, technologies, strategies and best practices.
     

  • My expertise is in the effective Needs Analysis, Design and Development of custom experiential learning solutions from conception to completion.
     

  • I have worked extensively on learning solutions that are custom-made for specific clients.
     

  • I have developed accredited 75+ university courses including certificate programs.
     

  • I am well versed in producing learning design deliverables, including storyboards, scripts, presentations, handbooks, and interactive learning exercises.
     

  • I have experience using measurement and evaluation strategies to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of learning solutions on employee/organizational performance.
     

  • I have knowledge of and willingness to stay abreast of new trends in adult learning, leadership development, and instructional design theories and their application in training development.
     

  • I work closely with solutions team members to conceptualize, design, and create highly customized, interactive learning solutions that target learning objectives and meet stakeholder needs.
     

  • I add structure, organization, and design thinking to curriculum design and course development.
     

  • I have extensive experience with learning content development and delivery technologies via 12+ Learning Management Systems, including Blackboard and Litmos.

Courses Developed

COURSES DEVELOPED | TAUGHT

DT - Developed and Taught

Developed - Online

Taught – Taught Only
 

Leadership and MBA Courses
 

  • XLSU 9000 Leadership Theory DT

  • XLSU 9002 Leadership & Org Sys DT

  • XLSU 9003 Introverted Leadership DT

  • XLSU 9004 Servant Leadership DT

  • XLSU 9005 Leadership Capstone DT

  • MBA 644  Organizational Resource Management DT

  • MBA 525 Leadership and Organizational Behavior DT

  • MBA 617 Compensation Package Development and Administration

  • MBA 642 Introduction to Non Profit Management

  • Leadership Development for Nurses (Galen College of Nursing)


Certificate in Women’s Leadership Development Program
 

  • LEAD 8000 Introduction to Women's Leadership DT

  • LEAD 8001 Women's Leadership Skills in the Workplace DT

  • LEAD 8002 Career Advancement for Women Leaders DT

  • LEAD 8003 Women's Leadership Capstone DT

  • Women’s Leadership course for Accenture Women in business – three courses – Topics included Virtual Team Facilitation, Executive Presence, and Navigating the Business.
     

Education Courses
 

Professional Development Courses

EDUU  9019 Educational Technology General & Special Education  DT

EDUU  9020 Assessment of Individual Differences DT

EDUU  9022 Child Development & Learning in the Cultural Context DT

EDUU  9020 Assessment of Individual Differences DT
 

Certificate in Effective Strategies for the Autistic Student

EDNU-9971 Overview-of-Autism-Spectrum-Disorders DT

EDNU-9989 Behavioral-Supports-&-Interventions-for-Children-w/Autism DT

EDNU-9978-Meeting-Acad-Needs-for-Children-w/Autism DT

EDNU-9990 Social-Supports-&-Interventions-for-Children-w/Autistic-Disorders DT

EDNU  9078 Transition Autistic Teen to Adulthood DT

Special Needs and Education Advancement Courses D

Assessment and Measurement for Gonzaga University in B.C., Canada DT
 

Human Resources Courses for TargetSolutions (Non-Credit Bearing)

Child Abuse and Mandated Reporting D

Classroom Safety D

Drug-Free Workplace D

Ethics in the Workplace D

Evacuation Planning for Students with Special Needs D

Workplace Bullying D

Workplace Violence D
 

Business and Coaching Courses
 

Certificate in Marketing

BUSU  9014 Introduction to Marketing D

BUSU  9013 Corporate Marketing & Branding D

BUSU  9012 Writing for Your Market D

BUSU  9011 Market Research & Analysis D

BUSU  9010 Marketing Capstone Project D

 

Certificate in Instructional Design

XLSU 9023 Introduction to Instructional Design DT

XLSU 9024 Instructional Design in Corporate Environments DT

XLSU 9025 Instructional Design Tech DT

XLSU 9027 Instructional Design/ Curriculum Development End to End DT

XLSU 9028 Gamification & Instructional Design DT

XLSU 9029 Instructional Design Through the Filmmaking Lens DT

 

Certificate in Instructional Coaching

Introduction to Instructional Coaching DT

Targeted Instructional Strategies for Instructional Coaches DT

Communication and Instructional Coaching DT

Group Facilitation and Instructional Coaching DT

 

Certificate in Online Teaching & eLearning Facilitation

Introduction to Online Teaching and e-Course Facilitation DT

Online Curriculum Theory and Delivery Models for e-Learning Instructors DT

Practical & Engaging Multi-Media Technologies for the Online Instructor DT

Practicum in Online Teaching & Course Facilitation DT

 

National Louis University

CIL 305: Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language (Online)

CIL 305: Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language (Blended)

ESR 504 Assessment and Curriculum Differentiation in an Early Childhood Setting (Online)

HSM 520 Interventions and Direct Services in Human Services (Online)

HSM 520 Interventions and Direct Services in Human Services (Blended)

ECE 321 Curriculum and Best Practices for Infants and Toddlers (Online)

ECE 321 Curriculum and Best Practices for Infants and Toddlers (Blended)

ECE 324 Integrated Preprimary Methodology in Early Childhood Education (Online)

ECE 324 Integrated Preprimary Methodology in Early Childhood Education (Blended)

ECE 342 Cultural Responsiveness for Families of Infants/Toddlers (Online)

ECE 342 Cultural Responsiveness for Families of Infants/Toddlers (Blended)

ECE 343 Teaching and Learning in Diverse Early Childhood Environments (Online)

ECE 343 Teaching and Learning in Diverse Early Childhood Environments (Blended)

MHE 480A: Methods for Teaching Mathematics (Online)

MHE480B: Methods for Teaching Mathematics (Blended)

ACC 500: Intermediate Accounting (Online)

CSJ 354: Sociology of Deviant Behavior for Criminal Justice Professionals (Online)

CSJ 354: Sociology of Deviant Behavior for Criminal Justice Professionals (Blended)

RES 654 Qualitative Research Methods (Online)


George Mason University

Biggie Bills Strategic Management Game (eLearning)
 

Miscellaneous

Using Canva for Rapid, Print-Ready, Memorable Learning Materials

Instructional Design Materials eLearning Participant Guide for client

Technology Skills

Writing/Editing

  • Grammarly (Expert)

  • Citation Machine (Expert)

  • MS Word (Expert)

  • Canva (Expert)

  • InDesign (Learning)

Content Creation

  • Adobe Acrobat (Expert)

  • Canva (Expert)

  • Camtasia (Experienced)

  • InDesign (Learning)

  • MS Word (Expert)

  • Google Docs (Experienced)
     

Learning Management Systems
 

  • Blackboard – since Version 6

  • Canvas

  • Edvance360

  • Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Moodle

  • Litmos

  • Schoology

  • Desire2Learn

  • SumTotal

  • Versal

  • Saba

  • Google Classroom

eLearning Tools

  • Adobe Spark (Novice)

  • Articulate 360 (Expert)

  • Articulate Rise (Experienced)

  • Captivate (Experienced)

  • Elucidat (Novice)

  • Jigspace (Novice)

  • Lectora (Novice)

  • PowToon (Expert)

  • Storyline 1, 2, 3 (Expert)

Project Management
 

  • Basecamp (Expert)

  • Google Drive (Expert)

  • JIRA (Experienced)

  • Outlook Notifications (Experienced)

  • SharePoint (Experienced)

  • Trello (Experienced)

  • Storyboarding

  • PowerPoint (Expert)

  • Storyboard That! (Expert)

  • Canva (Expert)

  • MindManager (Experienced)

  • Google Drive (Experienced)

Presentations

  1. Link Wyer, S. & Beattie, M. “Ethics & Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” International Leadership Association, 21st Annual Global Conference, Oct. 18 - 24, 2019.
     

  2. Link, S. (2017). DevLearn Presentation: Using Canva for Rapid, Print-Ready, Memorable Learning Materials. eLearning Guild. Las Vegas, NV.
     

  3.  Link, S. and Link, J. (2015). Keynote Speech:  Idaho Council for Exceptional Children Conference: Out of the Abyss: Navigating Autism Spectrum Disorder. Delivered 6 conference presentations overall.
     

  4.  Link, S. (2014). Training Magazine Conference: Using PPT as a Collaborative Authoring Tool. Chicago, IL. (September, 2014).
     

  5.  Link, S. (2013). DLD National Conference. Overcoming the Abyss of Autism, and Preparing Your Autistic Teen for Adulthood. Sun Valley, ID.
     

  6. Link, S. (2010). Engaging autistic students in general education classrooms. Workshop presented at Washington State Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, Spokane, WA.
     

  7. Link, S. (2009). Professional development and instructional strategies in WMEP. Workshops presented at Wayzata School District, Sunset Hill Elementary School. Minneapolis, MN.
     

  8. Link, S. (2008). Professional development and instructional strategies in WMEP. Workshops presented at Wayzata School District, Sunset Hill Elementary School. Minneapolis, MN.
     

  9. Link, S. (2008, July). Using your child’s strengths to prevail against systems’ shortfalls. Lecture presented at Washington Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference, Kennewick, WA.
     

  10. Link, S. (2008, July). Comprehension organizers: A transformational meta-language for learning for ALL learners. Lecture presented at Washington Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference, Kennewick, WA.
     

  11. Link, S. (2008, June). Autism 101 – A guide for school administrators. Lecture presented at Washington Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference, Spokane, WA.
     

  12. Link, S. (2008, June). Professional Learning Communities – An overview for school administrators. Lecture presented at Washington Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Conference, Spokane, WA.
     

  13. Link, S. (2008, March). Utilizing rigor, relevance, and relationships to improve public schools. Lecture presented at Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA.
     

  14. Link, S. (2007, June). All day instructional workshop presented at Pacific Coast Teachers’ Conference – Gethsemane Lutheran School, Spokane, WA.
     

  15. Link, S. (2007, June). Working together to make it work. Lecture presented at Inter-Disciplinary Educational Alternative Strategies Conference – Educational Service District, Spokane, Washington.
     

  16. Link, S. (2007, January). Relationships, rigor, and relevance: Connecting with parents and patrons. Lecture presented at Washington State School Directors Association Conference, Spokane, Washington.
     

  17. Link, S. (2006, January). Pillars of resilience through advocacy, partnerships and success. Lecture presented at Title 1 Parent Advocacy Conference, OSPI & ESD 101, Spokane, Washington.

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