Consultant, Jirah Partners
Jennifer Sorensen is a learning and organizational development expert. In her previous role at Instructure, Jennifer created and oversaw the organizational development function across the business. She built the company’s talent growth and learning architecture used to guide the direction of talent development initiatives and learning for roles across the business. She created and delivered several change management and leadership workshops that led to increased leader competency. Prior to Instructure, Jennifer worked as a senior advisor in the learning and development (L&D) department at Rio Tinto Kennecott where she consulted with the business leaders to provide L&D solutions that improved employee experience and organizational efficiency. She led the reinvigoration of the graduate and intern development programs, oversaw the largest training event of the year, and managed several L&D projects. Prior to her time at Rio Tinto, Jennifer worked as a freelance consultant. Her focus was helping organizations uncover their culture, and aligning their talent acquisition and management practices to create greater organizational efficiency. She’s also been an HR leader and project manager at BoxWorks Technologies where she championed the adoption of the agile scrum methodology across the company and led several technical projects as an integrator and scrum master. Her time as a non-profit executive director for the Children of Ethiopia Education Fund gave her the opportunity to turnaround a disintegrating organization through strategic operational and organizational changes, which resulted in stable education for 350 students in Ethiopia. Jennifer brings her experience, M.S in Organizational Development, B.S. in Communications, Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and CoreStrengths and Predictive Index Certifications to get organizations the results they are looking for, and always keeping people as the focus.