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Beth Cougler Blom | Senior Learning Designer and Facilitator

Beth has more than 25 years of experience in the field of education, having worked in post-secondary environments, municipal government and community organizations, and now as an entrepreneur. She has been a learning designer since 2005, began Beth Cougler Blom Facilitation in 2011 and has worked with clients across all sectors ever since. Beth has enjoyed a strong relationship with Royal Roads University over the years, as a former member of their learning design team, an Associate Faculty member and a facilitator of several courses in their Advanced Facilitation Certificate.

Beth has been deeply involved in the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) courses with both Royal Roads University and BCcampus since 2012 and is the original designer of FLO Synchronous, a course that helps people learn how to design and facilitate virtual learning experiences. She is a co-author of the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Facilitation Guide, an open educational resource that is meant to support institutions to offer the FLO courses. Beth has been a strong user of Liberating Structures for a number of years and regularly facilitates workshops to help others learn how to use them. Beth co-stewards the Vancouver Island Liberating Structures User Group with several other people. She also is the convenor of the Victoria Facilitators Group, which she began in 2011.

Beth is the author of Design to Engage: How to Create and Facilitate a Great Learning Experience for Any Group, a “how to” book for people wanting to grow their skills in facilitating workshops. She launched her podcast, Facilitating on Purpose, in September 2022. Beth is a qualified Instructor and Trainer of the Instructional Skills Workshop. She has a Master of Education in Adult Education from The University of British Columbia, a B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University, and also holds certificates in intercultural studies and volunteer management. You can often find her hanging out with her family and friends, reading a good book, baking something, walking in nature, and coming up with new ideas.

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Anna McClean | Learning Designer and Facilitator

Anna has dedicated her career to facilitating experiential learning programs and driving positive change. Over the past 15 years, she has worked with many organizations across the public, private and non-profit sector, leading everything from hour-long workshops to large-scale culture change initiatives.

She holds a Master of Education degree in Theoretical, Cultural and International Studies in Education from the University of Alberta and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Latin American Studies from the University of Victoria. Alongside this, she has training in experiential education, emergent design, Liberating Structures, and graphic facilitation.

When she’s not working, you’ll find Anna attempting to surf, reading a good book, and chasing after her very energetic toddler.

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Carla Green | Communications Coordinator

Carla has worked in the field of human rights and community development for over 20 years in Peru, Zimbabwe, Ghana, and Canada. Most recently, she worked with immigrant and refugee newcomers, and various programs dedicated to building more welcoming, inclusive, and connected communities.

At the heart of Carla’s work is a passion for research, writing, and public engagement. These are the skills Carla looks most forward to using every day in her work in communications and writing, while also sharing her creativity, and love for colour and design.

Carla’s formal education includes BAs in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Alberta, a BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, and an MA in Political Science from Acadia University. She was fortunate to have completed her graduate research while working with women-led organizations in Zimbabwe, and then to live and work for several years in the upper east region of Ghana. These experiences formed the foundation of her knowledge about human rights and community engagement, and continues to inspire every aspect of her work here in Canada.

In addition to the work she does, Carla loves spending time with her family, coming up with new and creative projects, and planning travel adventures near and far.

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Karyn Lemberg | Learning Technologist

Karyn Lemberg has 20 years of experience in Multimedia Design and eLearning Development, having previously held positions as an eLearning Designer/Developer, Web & Multimedia Designer, Animator and Illustrator for both Print and Online courses. Currently a Senior Learning Technologist at Royal Roads University, she supports Faculty with online course development and tweaking of technologies. Also a freelance contractor, she loves creating interactive online modules primarily using Articulate Storyline.

Karyn’s formal education includes courses in Fine Arts (Malaspina College), Education (University of Victoria) and an Advanced Animation Diploma with Honours (Computer Master Institute of Technology). A combination of interests in both Design and Education is an excellent fit for designing effective and attractive learning experiences. Her skills include web design, illustration, interactive e-learning solutions, 2D animation, 3D animation, and interactive e-learning solutions. She is constantly expanding her knowledge by participating in online learning opportunities and testing various apps and plugins.

When there is time to relax, she’ll be out in the garden with a camera, reading or walking on the beach with her two dogs.

 

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