Boerne, TX, United States

Award-winning instructional designer and eLearning project manager with a knack for transforming client vision into engaging, high-quality training programs

Notable Clients

  • Compaq (Commercial Portable Division)
  • Unisys
  • American General (VALIC Insurance)

Primary Roles

  • Instructional Designer
  • Change Management Specialist
  • Content Developer
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  • Industrial Firefighter Brigade Leader Course

    TEEX (TX Engineering Extension Service) needed a new course that included classroom lecture, activities and real-life fire-fighting exercises at the TAMU Fire School. Worked with safety SMEs to produce a high-quality program on-time View More
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  • Blue Orca Shipboard Training

    A new Stimulation Vessel (fracking ship) was being built by Baker Hughes for deployment for the North Sea. I created the training and developed shipboard website to house hundreds of documents and training materials. Delivered on-time! View More
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  • National Airport Stormwater Training Website

    Successfully designed, developed and delivered the first ACRP web-based training program working 100% remotely. Site is used nationally by airport staff and contractors. Worked with Mead&Hunt aviation engineering consultants. View More
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    • Custom eLearning Program Design

      With over 21 years of experience, I'll design custom eLearning programs and manage them to meet your specific needs and achieve your training goals.

    • Change Management Consulting

      As a certified change management professional, I can consult on your company-wide training campaigns and implement effective communication strategies.

    • Corporate Leadership Development Programs

      I have developed many corporate leadership development programs, including founding a corporate university for a workers compensation company.

    • Project Management for eLearning

      With my coaching program, I guide non-training professionals in managing eLearning projects for on-time launch and up to 50% less production time.

    • Technical Training Development

      Having developed hundreds of hours of technical training for corporate and federal agency clients, I can help you create effective technical training programs.

    • Designing Value-based Organization Training

      My experience working with senior leadership teams in value-based organizations will be invaluable in designing training for your value-based organization.

    • Training for Software Companies

      Having worked with many technology-based software companies, I can help design, develop and deliver engaging technology-based eLearning programs for your company.

    • Designing Training for Construction Related Development

      I have extensive experience in construction related training development and can assist you in developing effective training materials tailored for the industry.

    • Designing SCORM driven Courses

      Having completed hundreds of hours of SCORM driven courses, I can design courses that are effective and engaging for your audience.

    • Onboarding and Leadership Training

      My experience in designing leadership and global cultural onboarding programs will benefit your company in creating effective onboarding and leadership training.

    • Extensive Experience in Instructional Design

      With over 21 years of expertise, Valerie has successfully managed and delivered hundreds of hours of technical training modules globally, making her a valuable asset.

    • Well-Credentialed and Continually Learning

      Valerie holds a M.Ed. in Ed Tech and a B.S in Secondary Education, along with a CMP certification from 2021, and she actively updates her tools and techniques knowledge.

    • Varied Industry Experience

      Valerie has worked across various sectors like construction, finance, healthcare, retail, and tech. This versatility allows her to bring diverse perspectives to training projects.

    Valerie is an award-winning experienced instructional designer turning client vision into a high-quality and engaging eLearning programs.

    She is an adult-learning expert, a third-generation educator, global corporate training leader, author, speaker, and eLearning mentor.
    As a life-long learner she invests in updating her skills and is often asked to serve as a eLearning / Project Management reviewer and software beta tester.

    Valerie holds a M.Ed. in Ed Tech and B.S in Secondary Education. She earned her Change Management Professional (CMP) certification in 2021.

    She has created training programs for: new products, sales/marketing, safety, onboarding, and leadership.

    Corporate and Public Agency clients include:
    aviation, banking and financial, chemical, energy, education, environmental impact, insurance, technology and transportation.

    In 2023, she authored PLAN239, a 9-Step coaching program for helping non-training busy professionals confidently manage "business critical" eLearning programs for on-time launch.

    Valerie lives in the Texas Hill Country and enjoys nightly jeep rides and photographing Texas sunsets.

    • Creation of National Airport Stormwater Training Website

      Developed the first-ever web-based training program for the ACRP used nationally by airport staff and contractors. This project was completed remotely in collaboration with Mead&Hunt aviation engineering consultants.

    • Shipboard Training for Blue Orca

      Designed training and developed a shipboard website for Baker Hughes' new Stimulation Vessel, housing hundreds of documents and training materials. This project was delivered on schedule.

    • Industrial Firefighter Brigade Leader Course Design

      Created a comprehensive course for TEEX that combined lecture, activities, and real-life fire-fighting exercises. Worked closely with safety SMEs to produce a top-quality program within the deadline.

    • Certified Change Management Professional (CMP) - Acuity, Inc.


    • FGDLA Pillar Award


    • ISPI Outstanding Instructional Communication


    • ASTD Excellence in Practice - Electronic Learning

    • Founder / CEO

      Design2Train, LLC Sep 2001 - Present

      An Instructional Design Agency bringing 21+ years of expertise for Total Training Transformation to corporate and public (state / federal) training projects.
      Instructional Design Architect for: Design, Development, and Deployment of: Company / State / National Training Programs -Supporting OCM Initiatives for meeting company specific Training Transition & Transformation Goals

    • Unisys /SAIC OCM Senior-Level Training Lead

      OCM & Training Leadership Jan 2019 - Jan 2021

      for building corporate OCM /training vision and senior management buy-in to implement strategies for custom process-driven project plans to deliver technical global and national training programs on-time and on-budget.
      Clients included:
      Department of Energy
      United States Air Force
      Department of Transportation
      Lamb Weston
      Health & Human Services

      •Integrated Assessment & Evaluation: Commitment to building training programs to validate knowledge transfer and collect learner data for program ROI analysis
      •Forward Thinking Training Leadership: Contributor to defining solutions for implementing high-level training initiatives for:-Technology Manufacture Global Steering Committee: Compaq-National ACRP(Aviation)Government Panel: Only ID Professional-Corporate University Founder-Design Architect of 3 Corporatjavascript:;e Professional Online Communities-Model Office Training Architect: CA Insurance Platform Transition
      •eLearning Success ProgramAuthor: Produced a process driven approach to eLearning Project Management. Created for non-training professionals tasked with eLearning project to tag-team with an instruct

    • eCommerce Director

      American General (VALIC Insurance) Jan 2000 - Jan 2001

      Marketing change leader for a national K12 education online community site:; Launched on-time and budget with over 500,000+ hits from national visitors. Site featured collaborative tools and a "thin client" 3D virtual community. Secured state / national education affiliates for content, holding online events and site traffic. Won ISPI National Training Award. Division closed due to corporate merger with AIG.

    • Marketing Manager

      Questia (Online Library) Jan 2000 - Jan 2000

      Developed a Secondary School Initiative for a pre-IPO DOT.COM startup; Assisted in developing national database of college course books for expanding the online library launch of 50,000 references.

    • Site Manager

      Electronic Learning Facilitators (Contractor) Jan 1994 - Jan 1996

      Project leader and daily operations manager for three multi-media contracts $1Million for the FAA -Airways Facilities and Civil Aeronautical Medical Institute with a staff of twelve including: instructional designers, graphic artists, researchers, and programmers creating hundreds of hours of online courseware; Responsible for obtaining additional $400K contract for Red Cross CBT development project. Delivered on-time and under budget.

    • Instructional Design Consultant

      The Zenith/ CalFarm Insurance (Workers Compensation Insurance) Jan 1992 - Jan 1994

      OCM instructional design knowledge architect of $8Million business process re-engineering effort, responsible and accountable for design and management of Transition Model Office, Co-founded the corporate university, served as OCM internal consultant on performance management and workforce productivity

    • Regional Marketing Manager

      GTE Education Services Jan 1989 - Jan 1992

      Designed, developed and delivered corporate training and national presentations on The Electric Pages: proprietary host and communications software and SpecialNetto: special education professionals, K-12 educators/administrators at the state, national, and international level. Lead the vision and development of CA. Schoolcom: California-based K12 network; Trained educators on: email, bulletin boards, databases, and computer conferencing. Recruited and trained professional education organizations as online content providers.

    • Tools

      • ADDIE
      • Blended Learning
      • Design2Learn (Design2Learn (D2L))
      • Documentation
      • eLearning
      • +15 more
    • Industries

      • Finance
      • Retail
      • Construction & Manufacturing
      • Healthcare & Wellness
      • Tech
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    • Training methods

      • E-Learning
      • Microlearning
      • Mobile Learning
      • Other E-Learning & Online Training
      • Learning Videos
    • Languages

      • English
    • Subject Matter

      • Project & Change Management Training
      • Product Training
      • Software Training