What excites Carol the most about her role as Director of Learning is the opportunity (her favourite word) for sector transformation and the ability to practice an appreciative approach—a mindset that directs energy and effort into all levels of the organization. Carol is a self-described Prairie nomad, who has lived most recently in the vibrant city of Edmonton and grew up on a farm near Pigeon Lake, Alberta. She has her Masters in Communications and Culture from the University of Calgary, where she focused on exploring the relationship between emerging technology and social change. Last year, Carol was honoured as one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 last year for her work as Alberta Student Executive Council’s Executive Director and her role as a community leader. While In Edmonton, Carol was working with Volunteer Alberta on a project where she was first exposed to the idea of knowledge philanthropy and Vantage Point’s work. She was drawn to the Director of Learning role as it aligns with her nerdy tech side, role as a communicator, and her status as a not-for-profit community person. She is happy to bring her creativity, collaborative leadership style, and community focus to the Vantage Point team.
Ask Carol about Not-for-profit advocacy; collaboration in virtual teams; and embracing generational diversity.