(DLitt (HRM), MA (HRM), BA (Hon – Industrial Psychology)
Karen is one part entrepreneur, two parts passionate-developer-of-working-adults, one part adventurer & scuba diver, one part mother & wife & daughter. Which is too many parts – but what does one leave out?
She has been involved in adult education and training for over 30 years and the past 20 have been spent theorising about, writing about and actually doing recognition of prior learning (RPL). Her focus is on RPL in the workplace for formal credentialing, and this was the basis of the research that saw her awarded a DLitt by the University of Johannesburg in 2007.
Karen trains on a number of full and partial qualifications, from subjects on the BBA degree to short courses in sales and human resources management. She always draws on her many years of experience and shares many personal stories and lessons.
Karen subscribes to the sage advice of Dr Seuss when advising RPL candidates and her learners:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”