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Sara Kappler


e-Learning Manager, Daniel Swarovski Corporation

Location: Zurich, Switzerland


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Sara Kappler

E-Learning professional specializing in creating effective e-learning using agile methodologies, training needs assessments, and finding creative ways to implement them. Interested in using in-house e-Learning development to provide curricula that adds value to the business and empowers the end-users to learn and improve behaviors.

Specialties include: E-learning instructional design, storyboarding, agile e-learning development, rapid prototyping, SCRUM, LMS selection, implementation, and administration, reporting tools, communication, project implementation and monitoring, translation management.

I was born in the U.S., raised in Geneva, Sweden, New Jersey, and then Geneva again.  Obtained my IB Diploma with honours, studies Genetics and Bioinformatics at McGill University in Montreal, and then found out through work experience that I have a passion for training, technology, analysis, and a wide range of interests.  E-learning is an interesting field that allows me to do a bit of everything: become an expert on new topics with every new project, apply agile methodologies to keep customers happy, and learn about new tools and technologies.

Work experience

Daniel Swarovski Corporation, e-Learning Manager
May 2012 - Present, Zurich, Switzerland
Implement e-Learning for retail, assessing needs, designing and developing e-learning, implementing LMS, managing content and roll-outs using agile methodologies. Experience as both Product owner and SCRUM Master in e-Learning development.

Cegos Swiss, e-Learning Designer & e-Project Manager
June 2011 - May 2012, Geneva, Switzerland
E-Learning project manager for bespoke projects E-Learning content developer (instructional design, storyboarding) LMS administrator for Cegos off-the-shelf e-Learning E-Learning and LMS Consultancy services for our Cegos Swiss clients Applying agile methodologies where possible to deliver business value to clients.

International Road Transport Union, Training Manager
June 2008 - May 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
Selected & Implemented a Learning Management System for IRU Training activities In-house training development and delivery on software, induction, and best practices for IRU employees E-learning project manager for IRU Training Programmes Website development for IRU Academy

International Road Transport Union (IRU), Statistics & IT Project Manager
January 2007 - May 2008, Geneva, Switzerland
Responsible for monthly departmental statistics reports, including special analyses for events and meetings Innovated statistical procedures, wrote comprehensive manual Prepared and gave presentations to internal and external partners of the IRU Administrative manager of a claims management program Charisma v.2.1 Led the development of Charisma v.3.0 project, drafted User Requirements

International Road Transport Union, Claims Manager
July 2006 - December 2006, Geneva, Switzerland
Managed TIR Claims files, integral part of the CIS Team


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