Meet Your Instructor
Jody Paulson, CSEP
“Those four little letters, CSEP, show clients, vendors and industry peers that you have invested the time and energy it takes to become one of the best in live events. It is a demonstration of how serious you take your work as well as the depth and breadth of your industry knowledge. CSEP not only gave me a designation, but it also gave me opportunity and credibility within an industry I have been passionate about for more than two decades.”
Jody Paulson, CSEP has more than 25 years of experience as an event professional. Jody holds certifications in Adult Continued Education (CACE) from the University of Alberta, Program Design & Delivery through Langevin Learning, as well as being a Certified MBTI Practitioner through Psychometrics Canada. Jody has had an exciting career working in both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors and has been instrumental in leading and executing events for as many as 2,000 attendees. Her experience includes educational workshops, conferences, gala and award dinners, graduation ceremonies, and speaker series, and has specialized in Centennial celebration at the University of Alberta for four different Faculties. Jody has been with Athabasca University since April 2019 and is the lead of the Events Team within University Relations, Development and Alumni Engagement. Jody and the Events Team were awarded the 2021 ILEA Esprit Award for Best Virtual Event for the Reimagined Convocation Celebration and nominated that same year in two other categories for that event.
Jody achieved her CSEP designation in 2014, is the past Chair of the International CSEP Certification Committee and served two terms as President for the ILEA Edmonton Chapter. She has been an ILEA member since 2015.
This course was originally developed for the ILEA Edmonton Chapter and has since delivered it to prospective CSEP candidates across Canada and globally just prior to the last exam intake period. Jody has been a part of the CSEP Exam task force, taking part in the development of the CSEP Exam Blueprint including writing questions and validating psychometrics in determining the passing threshold.
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Recorded December 9 | 3 pm ET / 1 pm MT
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