Hello Fellow Toastmasters,
I am excited to be the first Education and Development Program Coordinator in District 99!
A little about my background:
I am currently a member of W E Toastmasters (2018) and previously Talk of the Square Toastmasters Club (2014). I was also a member of a Toastmaster's club in Trail, BC, in the late 1990s.
In December 2016, I completed my Masters of Education in Adult Teaching and Curriculum Studies with the University of Saskatchewan. 2013-18, I was a facilitator at Great Plains College, a Saskatchewan Regional College in Warman, where I facilitate the Administrative Assistant Program to adult students. Currently, I am a Training Specialist for my company, First Choice Facilitation.
Previous to teaching, I received a Business Administration Diploma (2008) and Office Administration Certificate (2007) from Academy of Learning in Swan River, MB. And previous to that, I completed my Red Seal Journeyperson Cooking Certificate in 1994 at Vancouver Community College. Thus began a love of the culinary arts that led me to purchase a bakery in Rossland, BC, in early 2000. I operated the small bakery & deli, Penny's Baking Company, for three years before moving back to the Prairies.
Given my varied background and Toastmaster's leadership skills, I know the Education and Development Team can create a unique and priceless opportunity to grow and learn together. We would love to have you on board and assist you in reaching your personal and professional growth goals.
Penny Nilsen, M.Ed., ALB
Education and Development Program Coordinator