Christin Upshaw

Christin Upshaw

Leader, Trainer, Creative Solution Maker

Location
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Industry
Oil & Energy

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Christin Upshaw's Overview

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Christin Upshaw's Summary

My experiences as a trainer range from outside consultant to private instructor to college professor. I enjoy incorporating my love of design into training. I welcome diverse workloads, enjoy energetic team environments in creative atmospheres, and have a tenacious work ethic.

Christin Upshaw's Experience

VP Training & Marketing

Diesel Fuelmasters

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Environmental Services industry

May 2013Present (1 year 5 months) Texas & Louisiana

VP New Business & Product Development

Integrated Loyalty Systems

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Management Consulting industry

February 2011May 2013 (2 years 4 months) Austin, TX

• Developer of integrated online marketing campaign and social media strategies
• Project manager and designer for all company web content including websites, blogs, social media sites, and monthly newsletters
• Develop new design and revise old design for all speech documents, presentations, workbooks, and client materials
• Assist with the facilitation of workshops for clients including New Employee Orientation Redesign and Train the Trainer programs

Course Director of Leadership & Organizational Behavior

Full Sail University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

September 2008February 2011 (2 years 6 months) Orlando, FL

• Developed content relating to leadership skills and facets of organizational behavior for students in the Entertainment Business and Music Business Bachelors programs.
• Teaching experience in both on-campus (4-hour segments each, 12-75 students) and online classrooms.
• Facilitated various learning styles with interactive lectures, group discussions, in-class projects, web 2.0 capabilities, presentations, special guests, videos, and podcasts.
• Designed creative, meaningful slide presentations that directed movement of topics and reinforced content.
• Taught students to be aware of and think differently about leadership styles, interpersonal skills, and effectiveness in group situations.
• Developed and taught several new workshops to Full Sail faculty, staff, and students on leadership, slide design, knitting, and utilization of web tools in the classroom.
• Faculty sponsor for the Entertainment Networking Society, mentored students on presentation and slide design for final project, and participated in the Behind the Scenes Tour, graduations, and other Full Sail events.

Design and Development Specialist

Integrated Loyalty Systems

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Management Consulting industry

July 2007June 2008 (1 year) Orlando, FL

• Designed training programs customized for each client, including new employee orientation, training classes, workshops, and conference presentations.
• Worked with clients throughout all phases of development and design of program - from proposal, initial design, and presentation of first draft to revisions with client's participation, implementation of program, train-the-trainer programs, and seamless hand-off to the client's training staff.
• Designed, maintained, and contributed to corporate website including creation and maintenance of web pages, company blog, and online forms.
• Created online and print marketing materials and assisted in development of integrated corporate marketing strategy.

Graduate Research Assistant

Institute for Simulation & Training

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

May 2006July 2007 (1 year 3 months) Orlando, FL

• Participated in a variety of research and analysis projects funded by the DoD.
• Organized and participated in workshops.
• Collected and analyzed data for several research projects.
• Co-authored several publications and presentations.

Graphics Designer and Marketing Assistant

Century 21 Real Estate Professionals

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Real Estate industry

20052006 (1 year) Orlando, FL

• Designed personalized marketing materials for Real Estate Agents.
• Assisted in the development and maintenance of company website.
• Developed new procedures for distributing information to Realtors.

Christin Upshaw's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Christin Upshaw's Skills & Expertise

  1. Presentation Design
  2. Teacher Training
  3. Coaching
  4. Creativity
  5. Higher Education
  6. Teaching
  7. Leadership Development
  8. Instructional Design
  9. Faculty Development
  10. Leadership
  11. Training Delivery
  12. Organizational Behavior
  13. Team Leadership
  14. Consulting
  15. Organizational Culture
  16. Public Speaking
  17. E-Learning
  18. Problem Solving
  19. Presentation Development
  20. Social Media Marketing
  21. Mac OS X
  22. iWork
  23. iLife
  24. Keynote
  25. PowerPoint
  26. Photoshop
  27. Twitter
  28. Facebook
  29. Prezi
  30. Microsoft Office
  31. iMovie
  32. Garageband
  33. Salesforce.com
  34. Wimba
  35. Vimeo
  36. Knitting
  37. WordPress
  38. Training
  39. Blogging
  40. OS X
  41. Marketing
  42. Staff Development
  43. Research
  44. Social Media
  45. Management
  46. Graphic Design
  47. Program Management
  48. Social Networking
  49. Newsletters

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Christin Upshaw's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Photographer

      Wizard World
      October 2012 present (2 years)

      Event photographer for Wizard World Austin, October 26-28

    • Volunteer

      MegaConvention
      February 2006 March 2011 (5 years 2 months)

      I volunteered at the Orlando's MegaCon each year from 2006-2011. I assisted the volunteer coordinators and was often in charge of meeting the needs high-profile guests. I also helped to coordinate the actions of other volunteers, met the needs and requests of guests, and prevented difficult situations from becoming more problematic.

      My favorite experience was serving as personal guide to Stan Lee and his team in 2011.

Christin Upshaw's Projects

  • The New Slide Revolution | Workshop

    • 2010 to 2010
    Team Members: Christin Upshaw, Chiara Ojeda

    Along with a colleague, I developed and delivered a workshop designed to help students, faculty, and staff develop impacting, engaging, and effective slideshow presentations. The purpose of the workshop is to develop a “think like a designer” approach to planning and designing visual aids, with the focus on the visual aid functioning as an enhancement to the speaker and not a detriment.

Christin Upshaw's Education

University of Central Florida

MS, Industrial Organizational Psychology

20052007

Florida Atlantic University

BA, Psychology

20012005

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of FAU in Jupiter, FL

Southeast High School

19972001

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