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Transitioning from Instructional Design to eLearning: ID/eLearning SIG

  • 24 May 2012
  • 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Atkins University, 6504 Bridgepoint Parkway Suite 200


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Transitioning from Instructional Design to eLearning

Moving from one career to another can feel overwhelming.  Luckily, there are some clear steps you can take to help move you into a new field and it’s even easier when your old and new roles are part of the same industry. Join this session to learn some specific things you can do today to begin reshaping your career.  We’ll take a look at moving from an Instructional Design role to an eLearning role… but the truth is, these steps can help you in any career move.  This session covers the following topics:

  1. What is the eLearning profession?   We’ll look at the roles available, skills required, and the benefits of an eLearning career. 
  2. Creating a plan is essential. We’ll talk about goals, time frames, and gap analysis.
  3. Networking and self-education are key when making a career change.  We’ll look at the options for both as they relate to eLearning. 
  4. We’ll discuss some tips for breaking In to the market.
  5. We’ll look at the importance of staying connected and on top of changes in the field.


Suzette is a seasoned learning professional with more than 20 years of experience building and implementing learning programs and content. She has designed and delivered workshops, instructor-led training, eLearning, webinars and successful educational programs. She is a practiced speaker who enjoys facilitating discussions about social media, creativity, communications, and learning.

Suzette is the Director of Author Education for the largest self-publishing company in the U.S.  She has a background in program management, consulting, process engineering, instructional design, and training facilitation. She has been active in ASTD for several years, having served as the co-leader of the eLearning and Instructional Design SIG in 2010 and the Social Media Advisor to the board in 2011.

Suzette holds a Bachelors’ degree in Speech Communications from Texas State University. She is certified as an eLearning Specialist and as a Training Director. Suzette is a credentialed mediator in the state of Texas and a certified MBTI practitioner. 

Suzette lives in Leander, Texas. She is a self-confessed junkie of Sunday morning political shows and Starbucks coffee. She loves to read, travel, and spend time with family and friends. In her spare time she is working on her first novel and on mapping her family’s genealogy

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