Renee Welch, Ph.D. is an expert in leading ideation and development of high impact blended and online competency-based courses and programming. She utilizes design thinking methodology, resilience coaching techniques, and learning frameworks to foster the growth and development of the organization and stakeholders. As a resilience coach, she provides performance support at the point of need. She is devoted to incorporating diversity and inclusion in learning content and experience. In her board work, she brings this unique perspective to raise cultural awareness and inculcate these values in the organization.
Dr. Welch had organizational-wide, end-to-end, responsibility for the learning and development function, instructional services, and events and design management services focused on the learner experience. Renee is a specialist in content curation and integration of learning technologies to create engaging academic and business solutions, and skilled in modernizing legacy processes. Known as a Learner eXperience Architect, she leverages 20 years of professional experience, and a doctorate in educational policy, organization, and leadership. She holds a master’s in education and a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana –Champaign.