My name is Mireille (said like Me-Ray) In 2011 I will be re-entering the workforce after a lengthy sabbatical from a position I left as VP of International Training. I have a marketing degree with a background in organizational learning, and online learning. I was also an associate producer for television during my career. My interest is to be a more ‘hands on’ corporate educator combining the areas of broadcasting, technology and education to create healthy creative learning environments (think Pixar Studios) where people can participate in their own learning through conversation and collaboration. I excel as a global strategist and visionary leader but I much prefer experimenting, exploring and discovering ways in which I can make something easy to learn, easy to use and easy to do. I would rather roll up my sleeves and be part of a process of maximizing people’s productivity with minimal stress rather than be on a pedestal and directing things from afar.
As part of my continuous education I write for a US based magazine called Training Media Review http://www.tmreview.com on a variety of topics including management skills, software, technology, facilitation (classroom, online and graphic,) online learning and social media. One of last year’s themes was learning to understand the concept of social media. This year, along with a number of other topics, I will continue the Social Media theme with me putting what I’m learning into practice. The focus is the ‘how to’ of social media with blogs, wikis, screen casts and audio and video interviews. I have always led my teams with the belief that we can do so much more when we listen, share and learn together so it’s not a surprise that my interest in joining the Social Media Clubs’ editorial team is to create a playground for not only my imagination, creativity, immense curiosity and enthusiasm by drawing the experiences and practical ‘how-to’s from the membership. Learning together is what makes us all contribute to our own success and I’m looking forward in not only learning but showcasing peoples knowledge, skills and experiences.