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Beth McNamara, MSW

Beth McNamara, MSW

Learning & Development Consultant • Senior Program Manager • Social Researcher

location_on Greater Seattle Area

Learning and Development Consultant at Freelance

Director of Programs and Training at Reconnecting Youth, Inc.

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Level: LEVEL 02 (12mo pts: 75 pts)

Rating: 4.00/5 stars (4 ratings)

Lifetime points: 187 pts View details

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Profile

Summary

Performance-driven Senior Program Manager with comprehensive achievements across Training, Education, and Research disciplines. Recognized for building effective teams through coaching, feedback and leadership support, I've engaged and educated all levels of staff across cultures and socioeconomic groups. I'm highly skilled in conducting collaborative needs assessments and devising custom solutions that meet my clients’ professional objectives. My passions are training design and facilitation. My superpowers are genuine communication and relationships building.

Brags:
► I've risen to a senior-level role in each agency I've worked with, earning promotions every 1-2 years, through a enthusiasm for contributing my very best while treating everyone, in every role, with dignity and respect.
► I've maintained customer ratings for all learning and development products at an average of 4.85 (out of 5) for over a decade through a proactive customer service orientation, timely contstructive feedback and coaching, and continuous improvement mindset.
► I've consistently delivered cost savings for both my company and customers by condensing training time by as much as 66% and designing online and self-paced asynchronous learning options.
► I increased the database of my last employer's customers by over 325% by establishing online discussion portals, highlighting partner successes, improving pre- and post-engagement communications and technical assistance, and developing community outreach efforts.

By combining genuine listening skills with diplomatic but direct honesty and good humor, I help working teams and individual contributors flourish.

CONNECT WITH ME!

► 206-313-3872
beth.mcnamara@comcast.net

Experience

Learning and Development Consultant

Freelance

July 2017 - Present

Available for short- or long-term contracts. With over 20 years of leadership and management experience with cross-functional teams, I now enjoy designing and delivering learning programs at the organizational level, in collaboration with supervisors and teams, and for individual contributors. Hundreds of non-profits, educational and government agencies across the US and Canada have experienced my interactive and highly-engaging trainings, based on current adult learning principles and made relevant with data-driven goals, engaged communication and genuine relationship building.

Specialties:
● Building effective teams through coaching, feedback and leadership support
● Strengthening infrastructure, strategic sustainability and program growth
● Evaluation of training and course design through continual assessment
● Diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural competence
● Evidence- and science-based programs, best practices and efficacy research
● Social-emotional development, skills training, and risk and protective factors

Director of Programs and Training

Reconnecting Youth, Inc.

November 1999 - Present

Reconnecting Youth Inc. is a small business developed to disseminate science-based, award-winning prevention programs designed at the University of Washington for high-risk youth. Our mission is to train stakeholders and facilitators at remote program sites (e.g., school districts, mental health agencies, government agencies) in developing community readiness, sustaining implementation fidelity, and completing program evaluation.

My responsibilities as Director of Programs and Training:

• OVERSEE THE NATIONAL TRAINING TEAM
√ trainer recruitment
√ train the trainers
√ mentoring, coaching and efficient staff utilization

• CONCEIVE, DESIGN AND IMPROVE TRAINING CONTENT
√ curriculum development
√ trainer manuals
√ training participant guides
√ training materials
√ web-based training offerings

• PROVIDE ON-SITE AND REMOTE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTATION
√ community needs assessment
√ team development
√ implementation fidelity assessment
√ program evaluation
√ customized sustainability assistance

• OVERSEE DAY-TO-DAY COMPANY ACTIVITIES
√ client communications and services
√ marketing and outreach
√ curriculum materials shipping and invoicing
√ social media (Facebook, e-Newsletter, WordPress blog) design and authorship
√ website content development, editing, and maintenance

• PROJECT DIRECTOR ON FEDERAL GRANTS
√ review rfp's
√ contribute to grant writing
√ direct large multi-year, NIH-funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants at multiple remote national sites

Skills

Webinars 27
Teaching 3
Project Management
Program Evaluation
Curriculum Development
Leadership Development
Training and Adult Education
Public Speaking
Grant Writing
Clinical Supervision
Youth Development
Life skills training
Science-Based Prevention Interventions
Protocol Development
Human Subjects Research
Editing and Proofreading
Suicide Prevention
Program Facilitation
Dropout Prevention
Social Media
Research
Protocol
Leadership
Program Management
Training
Employee Training
Adult Education
Curriculum Design
Staff Development
Life Skills
Adolescents
Personnel Supervision
Recruiting
Coaching Staff
Wordpress
Microsoft Suites
Program Development
HIPAA
Conflict Resolution
Confidentiality
Coaching
Workshop Facilitation
Train the Trainer
Mental Health
Training Delivery
Grants
Policy
E-Learning
Editing
E-learning Development
Instructional Design

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