The American Supply Association Education Foundation (ASAEF) recently announced the hiring of Christopher Olsen as program development manager. In this role, Olsen will be responsible for the creation, design, development and implementation of the association’s comprehensive print and online training programs. In addition to developing courses, Olsen will also assist association membership in the development and implementation of company training programs.
Prior to joining ASAEF, Olsen served as the distance education manager of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, a multidisciplinary association of health care professionals dedicated to integrating self-management as a key outcome in the care of people with diabetes and related chronic conditions, in Chicago. He was responsible for evaluating clinical content used for all aspects of planning, implementation and evaluation of continuing education activities including annual meeting, medical education programs, webinars and distance education courses. Olsen also ensured program compliance with regulations for continuing education accreditation.
Olsen’s previous work experience includes managing distance education programs for the Appraisal Institute, developing and implementing courses for the University of Phoenix, developing programs for DeVry University, and trouble-shooting technical problems for distance learning equipment.
“We are excited to have Chris on board with his experience in designing, developing and implementing online interactive courses. His instructional design background will enable us to enhance the course offerings within ASA University. And, as social media technologies for learning become increasingly important to organizations and to individuals, he will help us focus on broad learning events and strategies that incorporate many approaches,” said Amy Black, executive director for the ASAEF.
For more information on the ASAEF, contact Black at 630.467.0000, ext. 202 or at email@example.com.