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Dawn Snyder

Adjunct Faculty and Doctoral Faculty Advisor

dawn.snyder2@franklin.edu

Profile

Dawn M. Snyder is the founder of Dawn Snyder Associates, a learning and performance firm that provides consulting on learning strategies, curriculum architecture, performance assessment and evaluation. Dawn has a proven track record of bringing practical, cutting-edge solutions to organizations who want to take performance to the next level. She helps these organizations achieve results by combining contemporary evidence-based best practices from a variety of disciplines, including learning and talent development, performance improvement and change management. She is the go-to consultant for initiatives that impact global learning and performance and talent development. Dawn has also worked within organizations as a manager and change agent to build high-performing teams and programs that achieve transformative business results. She is recognized as an expert on analyzing what “good” looks like and helping groups at all levels push past barriers and achieve dramatic market, revenue and business success. She is passionate about supporting emerging talent and has worked in universities and corporations to build curricula and teach in programs that credential high-performing individuals. Her superpowers include figuring things out using analysis and research techniques, translating research to practice, getting people on the same page, motivating and empowering teams and individuals, and aligning strategies and processes to desired results. Dawn holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology and is also a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) and Change Management Practitioner (Prosci). She serves on the Advisory Board of the Doctorate of Professional Studies in Instructional Design Leadership at Franklin University.

Education

1989
Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana)
Doctor of Philosophy, Education
1983
Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana)
Master of Science, Education
1981
Butler University (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Bachelor of Arts, English

Certifications

2020
Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, Expiration Date: 2023

Work Experience

2019 - Present
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty
2010 - 2012
Franklin University, Program Chair, Columbus, Ohio
2008 - 2010
Franklin University, Instructional Design Faculty, Columbus

Publications & Presentations

Snyder, D., & Wisniewski, A. (2020). The Case for Revisiting Analysis Strategies. Performance Xpress. International Society for Performance Improvement. https://cdn.ymaws.com/ispi.org/resource/resmgr/performance_express_archives/pxpress_aug20_finalrev1.pdf
Naffi, N., Davidson, A., Clark, R., Snyder, D., Kaufman, R., Beatty, B., Patino, A., Gbetoglo, E., Duponsel, N., Ruby, I., Paquilin, D., & Fournel, I. (2020). 5 Recommendations from Teaching Centres to Help Faculty Shift Online. University Affairs. https://observatoire-ia.ulaval.ca/en/whitepaper-leading-the-future-of-higher-ed/
Snyder, D., & Egolf, R. (2018, Sep. 18). Microlearning: Award- Winning Strategies that Get Results. Central Ohio Association for Talent Development Fall Conference, Ohio.
Snyder, D. (2018, Dec. 3). Microlearning. Cigna Learning Enablement Just-in Time Learning Session, International Webinar.
Snyder, D., & Cavin, S. (2016, Apr. 18). Competency-Based Education vs Traditional Education. EllucianLIVE, Denver,CO.
Snyder, D., Lepicki, T., & Parker, B. (2015, Apr. 21). Tops Tops to Avoid Needs Assessment Pitfalls. OACTE and USO/TDN 2015 Spring Conference: Strategic Partnerships for Workforce Development, Dublin,OH.
Snyder, D. (2015, Oct. 9). Knowing and Doing: Why Performance Testing Should Be part of Your Assessment Strategy. Fall Conference: EPIC Innovations, West Chester, OH.
Snyder, D., & Parker, B. (2014, Oct. 17). Driving Excellence through Competencies: What does Excellence Really Look like?. Greater Cincinnati Area Chapter of the Association for Talent Development Fall Conference, West Chester, OH.
Snyder, D. (2013, May. 21). Linking Training to Business Impacts. Greater Cincinnati Area Chapter of the Association for Talent Development Fall Conference, West Chester, OH.
Snyder, D. (2012, Oct. 29). Consulting: A Platform for Working in Organizations. Advanced Instructional Design Practices Seminar, Webinar.
Snyder, D. (2012, Apr. 23). Developing a Training Curriculum. The Performance Improvement Conference, Toronto.
Snyder, D. (2011, May. 7). Best Practices for Lesson Planning. The Ohio Cosmetology Careers Teachers Association, Worthington, Ohio.
Snyder, D. (2011, Apr. 20). Strategies for Developing a Contemporary Training Curriculum. ISPI Skillcast Webinar, Webinar - International.
Snyder, D. (2011, Mar. 29). Consulting Skills: The Information Gathering Interview. Sales Development Day, Nationwide Financial Sales Development Team, Columbus, Ohio.
Snyder, D. (2010, Dec. 8). Project Management for Successful Project-Based Learning. Professional Development, Columbus, OH.
Snyder, D. (2010, Mar. 12). Instruction by Design. Academic Library Association of Ohio Spring Meeting, Ashland, OH.
Snyder, D. (2009, Sep. 30). Evaluation: An Important Component of ADDIE. Instructional Designers Professional Development Workshop, Columbus, OH.
Fennema, B., & Snyder, D. (2009, Feb. 27). Franklin University's Learning Management System. Central Ohio American Society for Training and Development, Columbus, OH.
Duryee, P., Snyder, D., & N/A, N. (2009, Oct. 30). Optimizing the Relationship of Instructional Designers and Faculty in the Conference on Learning. 15th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Learning, Orlando, Florida.
Snyder, D. (2009, Nov. 5). Team Leader: DACUM Facilitator Training. The Center for Education on Training and Employment, Columbus, OH.
Snyder, D. (2008, May. 28). Instructional Design Fundamentals. Retail Learning and Development Professional Development Workshop, Columbus, OH.
Snyder, D. (2008, Sep. 30). Is CPT Right for you?. Heartland Chapter of ISPI, Columbus, OH.
Snyder, D. (2007, Nov. 8). Consulting as a Platform for Working in Organizations. Workforce Development Education Scholars, Columbus, OH.
Snyder, D. (2007, Oct. 16). Measuring Business Impact. Heartland Chapter of ISPI, Columbus, OH.
Snyder, D. (2007, May. 23). Working in a Global Organization. JPMorgan Chase Retail Banking Call Center Manager Meeting, Columbus, OH.
Snyder, D. (2006, Oct. 25). Putting Competency Models to Work. The High Performance Workplace Conference, Columbus, OH.
Snyder, D. (2006, Feb. 17). Instructional Strategy Selection. Professional Development Day, Cleveland,OH.
Snyder, D. (2005, Nov. 18). Measuring Business Impact. Performance Improvement Professionals Conference, Des Moines, IA.
Snyder, D. (2005, Nov. 18). Putting Competency Models to Work. Performance Improvement Professionals Conference, Des Moines, IA.
Snyder, D. (2005, Oct. 19). Coaching for Development: Best Practices. The High Performance Workplace Conference, Columbus, OH.
Snyder, D. (2005, Oct. 19). Take Control of Your Career. The Hugh Performance Workplace Conference, Columbus, OH.
Snyder, D. (2005, Apr. 30). Putting Competency Models to Work. Heartland Chapter of ISPI, Columbus, OH.

Professional Service

2020
Faculty Advisor
Doctorate of Professional Studies in Instructional Design Leadership
(Columbus, Ohio)
2019
Officer, Other Officer
Central Ohio Association for Talent Development
(Columbus, Ohio)
2019
Reviewer/Paper Reader
International Society for Performance Improvement, Performance Improvement Journal
(Dublin, Ohio)
2018
Committee Chair
Education
(Dublin, Ohio) End Date: 2020
2018
Conference-Related
Central Ohio Association for Talent Development
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2018
2017
Committee Chair
International Society for Performance Improvement
2016
Officer, Other Officer
Capital City Organization Development Network
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2018
2011
Committee Member
Curriculum Committee
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2012
2011
Task Force Chair
International Society for Performance Improvement
2010
Committee Member
Columbus City Schools
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2012
2009
Committee Member
International Society for Performance Improvement
2008
Committee Member
Assessment Committee
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2011