Kerry Rempel

Kerry RempleKerry is an avid proponent of Learner Centered Teaching and works diligently to achieve that model in her classes. By integrating humour, active learning and a flair for the dramatic, Kerry tries to inspire students to love the process of learning. She is a dedicated cyclist and rides to work on a regular basis. Students will often find her with helmet and panniers in hand on her way to and from her office.

Degrees, Designations, Diplomas, and Certificates:

  • BPE (Sports Administration), University of Alberta
  • MBA, University of Alberta
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Business, University of Southern Queensland
  • Certified MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory
  • Indoor Rock Climbing Instructor, Level 1
  • Kripalu Certified Yoga Instructor

Teaching:

Kerry uses a blended delivery style of teaching, extending the learning beyond the classroom. She is equally at home in face-to-face and online teaching modalities. She develops and delivers course materials in both environments.

Areas of Concentration for Teaching at the College are; Management, NonProfit Management, Human Resources, Organizational Development, Training and Development, Professional Selling, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Applied Business Administration (Policy Simulation), and Computer Applications.

Training:

Kerry has been engaged by small and large organizations alike to prepare custom training in the areas of; Strategic Planning, Board Development, Customer Service, Professional Selling, Management, Team Building, Conflict Resolution, Operations Management, Organizational Development and Capacity Building.

She also does individually focused training around the MBTI and Strong Interest Inventories and has provided these training sessions to a variety of organizations.

Kerry has also been involved in large scale e-learning and instructor led instructional design projects as a consultant with a training company based in California.

Locally in the Okanagan, Kerry is working with other community partners to increase the capacity in the NonProfit Sector by providing and delivering focused training.

Design:

Kerry has designed several distance education courses for the college as well as an innovative NonProfit Management course which pairs NonProfit staff and volunteers with College students. She has reviewed several management and sales texts, in addition, building instructor resources for various publishers.

Professional Consulting Areas:

Kerry has been engaged in Consulting and related work since 2000. She has worked with clients all over North America both as part of a larger consulting team and as an independent consultant. Major focus areas for consulting are; organizational issue identification, strategic planning, organizational design, process engineering, project management, training and development, software applications and integrations, and aspects of supply chain management.

Prior to that she focused on Recreation and Amateur Sport organizations with a focus on project and program management and development.

Community and Service Involvement:

Kerry actively volunteers within the College Community some of those initiatives are:

  • Member of the Implementation Team for our new Learning and Management System
  • Co-Organizer of the Okanagan School of Business Orientation for New Professors
  • Co-Organizer of the Okanagan School of Business Student Orientations
  • Fellow of the Institute for Leadership in Learning and Teaching
  • Member of the organizing committee for Connections at Okanagan College
  • Member of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee for Okanagan College
  • Peer Mentoring, Student Mentoring and advising
  • Past Faculty Liaison for the Okanagan Business Students Association
  • Supporter of the Women’s Resource Center at Okanagan College
  • Training sessions for Faculty relating to development of course materials within a Learning Management System and Personal Development sessions

She is also actively involved in capacity building within the Okanagan Region, most recently working with several NonProfits and related NonProfit support organizations. These initiatives include the facilitation of an Executive Directors Series of workshops (co-organized with the Central Okanagan Foundation and the CSO United Way). Kerry is also volunteering with the Boards of local NonProfit organizations to assist in the ongoing strategic development of the Board and Organizational Strategic Plan.