Experience

Experienced educator, consultant, and blogger who is living my best life travelling the world, teaching, and learning. Passionate about continuing education, I enjoy meeting new people and sharing in our experiences as global citizens.

Hi, thank you for taking the time to visit my CV. I have created a succinct list to capture 22+ years of experience. For a extensive view of past projects, education, and volunteer experience, please visit my LinkedIn profile.

My academic education includes a Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis Management (Peace and Conflict Studies) from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC Canada (2009), a Certificate in Conflict Management (2001) and a Chartered Mediator designation from ADR Institute of Canada (2003), an Advanced Certified Development Project Manager (CDPM® Level I) Certificate, (2021), and a Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (2019). I am currently working on a second Masters of Education in Teaching Multilingual Learners at Moreland University in Washington D.C, USA .

What I Do

Instructional Design

Teaching

Curriculum Development

Project Management

My Past Experiences

Hainan Overseas Middle School, 海南侨中教师 High School English Teacher
(2020 – )
Teaching English reading and writing to grades 10-12. Also teaching and holding simulation exams for IELTS, TOEFL, and SAT preparation for students wishing to study abroad for college and university.

精英英语 Elite Learning, Corporate Trainer
(2019 – )
Providing corporate training services to Fortune 500 companies in China。 Our client roster includes nationally owned entities and corporations in banking, IT, renewable resource energy, airlines, car manufacturers like Mercedes, BMW, and more. We are the largest mainland firm providing corporate training to executive leadership.

Peak Conflict Solutions, Consultant
(2001 – 2019)
Contracted by municipal and provincial organizations through a series of increasingly responsible leadership positions based on strong financial, operating, team building, and team leadership performance. These are a few of the projects from the past five years that are noted, to see more projects and details, please visit my LinkedIn profile:

  • Aboriginal Adult Literacy and Foundational Learning: Assessing the Needs in Lethbridge, Research Consultant
  • Lethbridge Urban Aboriginal Community Needs Assessment & Mapping of Services for Urban Aboriginal People, Research Consultant
  • Level 1: Introduction to Conflict Management Training, Instructional Designer and Trainer
  • City of Lethbridge, Downtown Neighbourhood Survey to Update the Round Street Report, Research Consultant
  • Oxford University Press, Instructional Materials Designer and Author
  • The Good Samaritan’s Society, Organizational Consultant
  • Alberta Securities Commission, Instructional Design Consultant
  • Aboriginal Council of Lethbridge (Urban Aboriginal Strategy), Community Development Consultant
  • Shepell Workplace Solutions, Consultant Mediator and Conflict Coach
  • Alberta Justice, Family Justice Services, Contract Mediator, Coach and Trainer
  • Government of Alberta, Office of the Public Guardian, Mediation Trainer
  • Alberta Education, Contract Consultant

Lethbridge College, Instructor & Curriculum Writer
(2001 – 2020)
Passionate about helping professionals master the science of conflict management at all levels of professional development, being an educator is close to my heart. Lethbridge College is home to our family with my oldest daughter being alumni. My teaching time here has been in Criminal Justice and Applied Arts and Sciences (General Studies). I have written and taught curriculum for justice studies, nursing, therapeutic recreation, and general studies. The courses I wrote for university transfer and to deliver in an online format are COM1162- Interpersonal Relationships, COM1170- Helping Relationships, and PRS1155- Public Speaking. All of my courses were delivered online as well as in face to face classrooms.

Athabasca University, Instructor
(2003 – 2011)
My teaching time here was in the Bachelor of Human Services degree program. Curriculum delivery was for justice studies, nursing, therapeutic recreation, and general studies. The courses were Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Sociology of Crime, Business Communication, and Media Studies.

Volunteer Experiences

CESO
(2016 – )
CESO is a leading economic development organization dedicated to sustainably reducing poverty and fostering economic growth in Canada and globally. As an ongoing Volunteer Advisor, in a 2021 project I provided Training of Trainers (ToT) curriculum design and training to the national Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce, a not-for-profit, non-partisan, apex organization of chambers and sectoral associations in Ethiopia.

Indspire
(2013 – 2019)
Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. During my time as a volunteer Mentor, I provided coaching, mentorship, and leadership to Indigenous university students in Canada.

ADR Institute of Canada, Mediator Accreditation Training
(2017 – 2018)
The ‘C.Med’ or ’Chartered Mediator’ designation is Canada’s most senior designation for mediator with a general or specific practice. As a volunteer Committee Member I reviewed C.Med applicants who desire to teach the ADRIC National Mediation Course.

ADR Institute of Canada, National Mediation Course
(2017 – 2018)
As a volunteer Committee Member of ADR Institute of Canada’s National Professional Development Program Committee, I reviewed, updated, and worked to continually improve the ADRIC National Mediation Course.

What People Are Saying

“Working with Suzanne was a great learning experience of what it takes to be successful in anything you do. My organization hired her for various roles and for each one she performed with such passion and understanding of the dynamic that the experience was very memorable. She is a great public speaker, researcher and facilitator and I fully recommend her services to anyone who is needing a refreshing perspective on issues in the workplace and the community..”

— Katty-Jo R. , Career Counsellor

“Suzanne is one of the most innovative, energetic, creative and charismatic women I know. She’s genuinely interested in people and in improving lives. She empowers individuals and recruits the masses to get involved, to share their passion and get things done! Her social and political consciousness, coupled with her education and experiences make for a highly motivated, extremely passionate leader; one that I feel blessed to know and work with!”

— Chriss L. , Government Manager

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