Partner Experience Specialist
Humanitarian Leadership Academy - Save the Children UK
As a Partner Experience Specialist at the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, I lead on the creation of training resources and services for our partners to allow them to create high quality learning for humanitarians around the world. I also implement innovative learning solutions to enhance our platforms and products.
I am a dedicated professional with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Communication and Media Studies from Bath Spa University a Certified Microsoft Innovative Trainer (2021) and a Mental Health First Aider (2022).
Projects / Research Studies / Articles & Working Groups
Digital Learning Specialist & Training Lead (May 2021 - July 2022)
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team member and Accessibility Forum Chair (May 2021 - Current)
Project Manager for Learning Design Services (May 2021 - Current)
Digital Learning Focal Point for the Middle East Regional Office (March 2022 - Current)
College Collaboration Fund Project Contributor (Sept 2020 - May 2021)
Digital Skills Partnership / South East Local Enterprise Partnership Member 2020-2021
Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer 2020-2021
VLE Teams College Community working group chair 2020-2021
Future Teacher Jisc Conference Speaker (November 2020)
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To empower, inspire and support others
To make a fundamental difference in the world
To make learning accessible and inclusive for all
Edtech Demonstrator for DfE
Steph has high levels of kindness, empathy, and patience and a real and genuine user-focused approach to supporting and coaching Teachers. This is so important as without this emotional intelligence, the technical skill and knowledge (which Steph also has impressive levels of) will not connect or communicate to the staff in quite the same way. Steph’s mix of interpersonal and technology skill is crucial to what makes her so effective and a real rising star in EdTech.
I had the pleasure of managing Steph when she was a Learning Technologist at Plumpton College before she progressed to Learning Technology Manager. Steph is passionate about the use of technology to improve educational opportunity. She is an expert trainer and leader who is able to empower and influence colleagues at all levels. As well as having broad technical expertise, she is particularly skilled in project and people management.
Forestry & Arboriculture Lecturer
I first worked with Stephanie when she took up her lead role as Learning Technology Manager at Plumpton College, which also coincided with the Covid-19 pandemic. Stephanie has worked tirelessly firstly with volunteers and now with a larger team to put the college in the forefront of teaching remotely and blended learning, which is no small feat in an agricultural college. This is testament to her hard work and dedication to improve the quality of the college’s online platforms, in which she has done so. Thanks Stephanie it is a pleasure working with a passionate, supportive and dedicated staff member.