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July 2, 2010 at 7:36 pm #1741
Thanks so much for your reply. Obviously no one would want to breach any confidentiality, and that was certainly not what I had in mind. Nor was I suggesting case studies be on the level of post-event evaluations. In my naivety I hoped that those already doing LSP might share with those desiring to add this to their toolkit,, thus stimulating growth of this community. One of the strongest topics on here, after all, is the promotion of professionals and their business services and training events. Seemed to me like a good idea, but you have made several good points that have helped broaden my understanding. Enjoy your weekend! Cheers, KarenJuly 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm #1738
Yes, results gained with clients. I’ve studied many of the facilitator’s websites and see the impact LSP has had with their businesses. What I’d like to see is more sharing among the facilitators of outcomes, successes, results.
I read the two that are posted and they are very good. I’m encouraging other facilitators to share their best stories (case histories) as well. There doesn’t have to be a format, just a sharing of results gained.
KarenJuly 2, 2010 at 6:06 pm #1736
I’d sure like to see more case studies from some of the professional facilitators. These will help other understand LSP and help us make the case for attending training.
KarenJune 21, 2010 at 8:58 pm #1726
My name is Karen Cohen. I am a Program Manager with the University of Houston in Texas, U.S.A. My website is http://www.core.tech.uh.edu. I am fortunate to wear many hats in this education and outreach program. The variety keeps me hopping. My program uses LEGO based robotics to excite kids about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Besides hosting robotics tournaments and camps, I train teachers and adults how to use LEGO robotics in their classrooms, their community groups, or their mentoring programs. Many of these adults have been working many years and find unleashing their creativity a challenge. But beyond learning the programming and construction, they frequently ask me how to teach the bigger life issues, like problem solving, critical thinking, project management, and leadership. In the other part of my job, I build relationships in the community. These include helping companies begin outreach, community and mentoring programs. I also bring together partners of mine such as NASA, industry and education for collaborations in education. Surprisingly, these partners have also inquired about teaching these same topics to their management and staff.
I was a corporate trainer and quality manager in the aerospace industry for 15 years, prior to joining the University. Before that I worked in the non-profit sector developing programs, writing grants, and facilitating boards.
As for hobbies, I have a teenage son who doesn’t drive yet. Chauffeuring pretty much takes up any spare time. He’s a good kid, an Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America) so no complaints there. I do like to kayak and fish along the gulf coast. Although its very pretty here, its also very muggy. But all that humidity keeps us Southern women looking young, so I will not complain! My first book, the Marvelous Mid Life Adventures of Gemini Tucker, a collection of humorous and poignant short stories was published recently and I really enjoyed the experience of book signings, talks, etc.
I have no LSP history…… yet. Looking forward to learning more.