Jean Marrapodi, PhD, CPLP, brings 20 plus years of soup-to-nuts learning design and development to the Illumina team. She is a pioneering problem solver, leveraging technology to create sticky learning. She became the first Certified Professional in Learning and Performance in New England (CPLP) the Association for Talent Development’s highest credential, and has a PhD in Adult Education, along with a Masters Degree in Online Instructional Design. With 16 years in corporate training in banking, retail, printing, non-profits, and healthcare, and 5 in higher education she understands trends and needs in a variety of industries. Jean is a nationally known conference speaker, sharing her passion to develop others in the learning and development space. Jean works as a transformative leader, nurturing the team that won the 2014 Silver Brandon Hall Award for Best Learning Team, and in that same year, the United States Distance Learning Association’s Best Learning Program. Most recently, Jean was honored by the eLearning Guild, being named a 2016 Guild Master for her contributions to the Guild and the learning technology industry.
Jean brings innovative approaches to client work, ensuring that the learners master not only the content, but the skills needed to drive initiatives forward. Her expertise in needs assessment and performance consulting allows her to pinpoint needs and design targeted learning to meet the goals of the project. She has the ability to make the complex simple, and delights in discovery. She lives in Providence, RI, with three cats, and a mischievous pooch named Casanova.