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Jennifer (Rudd) Smith is a Senior Consultant with Vector Group, Inc.
She brings over twenty years’ experience designing, developing, implementing and evaluating both sales training and technical training. She develops instructional courses and curricula that exceeds client goals and maximizes return on investment. She served as Project Manager for variety of training development; working with instructional designers and training managers to exceed expected time frames.
She specializes in the needs assessment phase of a course design process. As an example, she interviewed 30+ Subject Matter Experts (SME) over six months for a US Army project. As an experienced project manager, she gathers information, works with Subject Matter Experts as well as course developers and managers. She easily assimilates data into time line software with course goals and consideration for additional constricting variables.
Ms. Smith contributed her talents as an instructional designer, curriculum developer and training instructor to a number of companies over the last several years including Western Union, TIAA-CREF, Charles Schwab, Purpose Health Consulting and began a long-term relationship with Mary Kay Cosmetics as a Senior Course Developer and Facilitator.
Jennifer was an active member of the local chapters of the American Society for Training and Development—Rocky Mountain Chapter and the International Society for Performance Improvement—Front Range Chapter. At ASTD-RMC she served on its Board of Directors as Secretary and while in that role, she chaired the Building Partnerships Conference in 1993. This was a joint regional conference between ASTD, ISPI, the Society for Technical Communication and other local professional societies. She also presented at several conferences for ASTD and ISPI on the topics of evaluating alternative education and coaching networking strategy.
She builds rapport easily and quickly establishes trust, building rapport easily and maintaining strong relationships. She is expert at interviewing all employees from the line worker to the CEO to record accurate information that is used in the design and project management of both course and curriculum. She is known for high energy and enthusiasm, with a strong commitment to delivery of results and exceeding organization goals.
Jennifer holds a Master of Arts degree in Instructional Design from the University of Northern Colorado and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education and Sociology from University of California at Los Angeles.