Melanie Oliver, B. Sc

Melanie Oliver, B. Sc

Communications Expert

Melanie has spent most of the last 12 years providing education to adult learners in the post secondary environment. During this time, she has honed her facilitation and communication skills. She has a variety of experience, most of which comes from dynamic environments where the constantly changing business world requires strong leadership and development of relevant resources. Melanie has also spent several professional years working in the not-for-profit environment where limited resources demand a wide range of expertise and the commitment to life-long learning. Her commitment to doing more than “just delivering content” has made Melanie a successful and sought after leader, instructor, and facilitator.

Current Responsibilities

Associate Consultant

Years of Experience

10+

Location

Alberta

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physical Sciences – University of Alberta

Canadian Securities Course – Canadian Securities Institute

Specializations

Adult Education and Facilitation
Policy and Procedure
SWOT and Strategic Planning
Not-for-Profit and NGOs
Microsoft Office

Facilitation Experience

  • Course delivery in Business Communications, Procedure, Software, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Statistics
  • Liaised with senior administration, technical experts, and other instructors to ensure material relevancy
  • Managed group environments that encouraged learning and participation
  • Planned and delivered strategic planning sessions, annual general meetings, and governance meetings
  • Spearheaded reviews on bylaws and operating procedures for a variety of private and publicly funded organizations

Communications Experience

  • Honed and developed course materials to meet current industry standards and new program requirements
  • Analyzed and corrected organizational deficiencies in a wide range of areas including board governance, office systemization, privacy, and bylaws
  • Prepared annual business plans and government funding reports
  • Completed grant applications, research, and reporting
  • Researched and wrote summaries of environmental initiatives across the province

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