Laura Heinbockel

Laura Heinbockel

Education

Education

Work History

Work History
Feb 2009 - Jun 2009

Editor

St. Andrews Presbyterian College

I edited the Guidebook written during my undergraduate teaching practicum (see below for more details.)  In order to achieve this, I worked with the course instructor to define areas for improvement. Once these were defined, I made appropriate changes to all sections of the book.   My adjustments focused on improving the overall usability of the document.  Also, I made several content updates that reflect changes in the course curriculum that occurred since the original writing.  

I have included an excerpt from this book in the portfolio section of this CV for anyone who is interested in learning more.

Jan 2006 - May 2006

Teaching Practicum

St. Andrews Presbyterian College

I was hand picked by the professor of St. Andrews Presbyterian College's Business Strategy and Policy course to develop a textbook on writing case analyses.  The aim of this book was to find a user friendly, easy to follow way to present topics that students commonly struggle with during this course.  Though I worked under direction of thecourse instructor I was given a great deal of freedom in determining what topics would be included and how they would be approached in the book. The final product is currently being used in the course for which I developed it. Upon completion of the rough draft I conducted a focus group with five peers to gain feedback for revisions which were included in the final version.  Along with writing this text I provided feedback to students on case analysis assignments.

Aug 2004 - May 2006

Supervisor

Private Employer

I managed up to 6 employees at a time. My responsibilities included advertising the position, interviewing prospective employees, making hiring decisions, facilitating proper training, scheduling and compensating employees.  Effective communication and interpersonal skills were very important in this role since, at times, it was necessary to mitigate conflicts between myself and the employees in a manner that preserved mutual respect in a working relationship.

Skills

Skills

Interviewing techniques

Conducting internet research

HTML

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Powerpoint

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Access

Effectively communicate with diverse groups

Able to effectively contribute to a team

I pride myself on my ability to understand the strengths and weaknesses of every member of my team and to utilize that information to help the group be as productive and harmonious as possible. I believe to be a good leader it is critical to know when to lead and when to step back and allow others to fill that role.

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