Laura A. Thurnheer

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1) Degrees, Designations, Diplomas, and Certificates

        Masters of Business Administration, 2007
        Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
Strategic Management
       
        Provincial Instructor Diploma Program, 2000 
      Vancouver Community College
Adult Education - Post Secondary Endorsement

        Bachelor of Commerce, 1984
University of British Columbia
Marketing

Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), 2011

        Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation – Small Business Counselling Certificate

        True Colors Certified Trainer

        Personality Dimensions - Level 1 Certified Trainer

        Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – Level 2 Certified Instructor

EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Certified Trainer

2) Teaching Experience
  • Human Resources Management - BUAD 269, 370, 375, 410, 412
  • Management - BUAD 340
  • Tourism/Hospitality - BUAD 206, 308
  • Entrepreneurship - BUAD 309
3) Specialties
  • Strategic Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Tourism Management
4) Associations

        British Columbia Wine Authority – Director 2011 -Current

        Kelowna Community Resources – Director 2008 – Current

        United Way of the Central Okanagan – Allocations Committee Member 2009- Current

Okanagan College Board of Governors – Faculty Representative, 2012 - Current

        Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Director – 2002 – 2008, President, 2007

        Economic Development Commission of Central Okanagan - Director 2008

        Kelowna Tourism Advisory (TAC) Council – Director 2006/07

        Principal’s Advisory Committee Okanagan College, Kelowna Campus Appointee, 2006 - 2007

        Self-Employment Provincial Advisory Committee – Provincial Vice-Chair Community Futures Development Association of BC, 2000 - 2003

        Central Okanagan Youth Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee – Founding member, 1998 - 2005

        Kelowna Exceptional Service Under the Sun Committee – Founding member and Chairperson (2004), 1996 - 2005

       Canadian Junior Chamber (JCI) – Senator and Okanagan member since 1996

5) Business Experience

        Esso Petroleum Canada – Marketing & Real Estate Development

        Dow Chemical International – International Finance

        'Above & Beyond’ Training and Consulting – Self-Employment

        Tourism British Columbia – Master Tourism Trainer

        Community Futures Development Corporation of the Central Okanagan – Self-Employment Program Management

        University of British Columbia, Okanagan – Organizational Development and Learning Consulting