A diversely skilled project manager, teacher and trainer with unique aptitude for innovating and leading complex initiatives, Amber is an extremely capable and confident leader. She practices careful organizational leadership and performs very well under pressure. With her commitment to the highest of standards, she works hard to create and sustain positive working and learning environments through team building, motivation and her own contagious enthusiasm.
Amber’s career has been anchored in the non-profit sector since 1995. Since that time, she has worked as a Director of Operations, Teacher/Trainer and Project Manager. Prior to that, Amber held a number of positions in the for-profit sector from Project Coordinator, Strategic Business Analyst and Organizational Lead. Throughout her career, Amber has directed and innovated projects to suit organizational objectives, assessed potential change management issues and created and led project change. As a teacher/trainer, she has developed and taught leadership curriculum including workshops, training modules with customized content, agendas, organizational logistics and facilitation
She is currently the Executive Director for Rogers Society. Additionally, she is a facilitator for the Master's Certificate in Project Management for Western Canada teaching Communications, Leadership and Stakeholder Management. She also leads workshops for Volunteer Victoria in Project, Change and People Management.
Amber holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from University of Victoria. In 1992, she completed the Life Base Diploma program at St. Stephen’s University. She attained her PMP accreditation in June 2015 and became a Certified Change Manager (CMC) through Prosci in June 2015. She is also a member of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA) and holds a Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA) designation.
Amber began volunteering with PMI-VI in in the fall of 2015, shortly after obtaining her PMP designation, as a facilitator for the CEPS program. During that period, she taught the introduction component of the CEPS program. She co-authored the chapters CAPM program and is also actively involved in various community building initiatives in Victoria.