I’m always looking for my next challenge and new growth experience. Here you’ll find my short and long-term educational, professional and personal goals.
Although I’ve completed all of my coursework for the PDAL program, I’ve highlighted my favorite coursework here.
I’m a life-long learner and enjoy diving into topics that interest me. This page highlights some related areas I’ve studied that I bring to my work.
I’m Susan Kuz and this ePortfolio explores my learning journey through the Program Design for Adult Learners (PDAL) at the University of Manitoba from January 2020 to December 2021. I first decided to enroll in this program because I wanted to learn how to create programs for adults who wanted to make transformational changes in their lives. I began facilitating workshops in 2009 when I became certified as a Passion Test facilitator. Although I loved what I did, I felt I could improve my delivery and wanted to dive deeper into developing my own programs in topics of personal and professional development.
Before enrolling in PDAL I was enrolled in the CACE program, the predecessor to this improved version. I had the opportunity to finish my studies with CACE but chose to enroll in PDAL and learn more current topics in learning and development. This meant taking some course content again and extending my study time, but I’m so glad I did. I truly have enjoyed this experience in PDAL and enriched my knowledge and thinking beyond what I expected.
This ePortfolio shows some of my coursework and reflections and highlights my goals and future plans, and tells you a little more about who I am as a life-long learner and learning and development professional.
My top strengths include curiosity, love of learning, creativity, and critical thinking. This makes my chosen field of learning and development well aligned with who I am, my passions, and my sense of purpose. I’ve always enjoyed personal development for my own growth, but my excitement comes when I can share what I’ve learned with others and help them reach their goals.
Throughout my career, I’ve explored a vast variety of areas that have challenged me and helped me add to my inventory of skills, experience, and knowledge. I’ve done sales, marketing research, software programming, website design, interior design, network support, communications, public speaking, coaching, and many related leadership roles. Most recently I’ve taken a deep dive into Positive Psychology covering topics on well-being, goals meeting, happiness, and more. I’m excited to bring all of these experiences to my learning and development work when I get to help so many fascinating people.
I’m currently self-employed and enjoy contract work developing programs in entrepreneurship professional development and team building. I have also launched a learning and development community where I will soon be launching a library of personal development programs. It’s called Social(ish) and you are welcome to join the community.
My website bios and media page highlight more about my journey and teachings in the world of positive psychology.
Feel free to connect with me at my LinkedIn profile.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time in Manitoba’s cottage country near Lake Winnipeg and exploring the outdoors.