Joanne's Background

Joanne (she/her) is a leadership development learning design and delivery professional for the State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services.

She has over 15 years of experience working in various workforce development roles. She is certified as a master trainer and e-Learning instructional designer through the Association of Talent Development. She currently serves as a co-chair for Equity Team for the Department of Enterprise Services Workplace Learning, a vice-chair for the Washington Immigrant Network, Diversity and Inclusion Director for the Seattle Society of Human Resource Management Seattle Chapter, and a committee member for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Washington State.

Joanne received her graduate certificate in human resource management at the University of Phoenix. She received her Master of Arts degree in instructional technology and a Bachelor of Arts in education from California State University, San Bernardino.

Joanne's Teaching Style & Approach

Joanne delivers most of her courses using a variety of modalities including lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice. She offers several forms of in-class and online activities such as videos, case studies, special projects, games, role plays, and discussions. Sometimes she asks students to participate in group presentations and similar interactions to expand the learning experience.

Joanne enjoys interacting with students. She delivers her online courses using several technology tools such as Zoom, Adobe Connect, Webex, GoToMeeting, Skype, and  Microsoft Teams. She strives to engage students by taking advantage of the tools available such as chat, polling, and breakout groups.  She also leverages media as part of her instructional methods by adding podcasts, demonstrations, and short lectures into her courses.

Joanne's Resources

One of Joanne's favorite quotes about learning: “Growth is uncomfortable because you’ve never been here before. You’ve never seen this version of you. So give yourself a little grace and breathe it through.” ~Kristin Lohr