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Dr. Steve Yacovelli

MERLOT Contributor  MERLOT Author  Member of VSB
Owner & Principal - Learning & Dev Consulting Firm
AECT - Association for Educational Communications \& Technology ASTD - American Society for Training \& Development GOOD Network - Greater Orlando Organizational Development Network
Member Type: Other
Last Login: Aug 06, 2008
Member Since: Oct 12, 2003

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Affiliations

Primary Affiliation:
  • TopDog Learning Group, LLC (Corporation, Other, FL, United States)

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Contact Information

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Member of VSB Since: Aug 06, 2008
Best Way to Contact: email  Please log in to view contact information
Fees Involved: Negotiable
Technical Formats: Chat, Conference Calls, Discussion Forums, Email, Face-To-Face, Instant Messaging, Online/Video Conferencing
Topics of Expertise: Corporate Adult Learner Readiness for Learning Technologies Using Digital Games for Teaching Corporate Adults Leadership Development Personality Types and Communication
Presentation Titles: See profile

Skills & Interests

Education History

  • Ed.D. Instructional Technology & Distance Education (06/2005)
    Nova Southeastern University
  • M.A. Educational Policy & Leadership Development (05/1998)
    The Ohio State University
  • B.S. Speech Communication - Public Relations (05/1993)
    Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Positions

  • Adjunct Faculty, Fischler School of Education & Human Services (01/2007 - Current) Nova Southeastern University
  • Owner & Principal (01/2002 - Current) TopDog Learning Group, LLC
  • Manager of Leadership Development Worldwide (05/2006 - 08/2007) Tupperware Brands Corporation
  • Senior Consultant, Learning & Development (04/2005 - 05/2006) IBM Business Consulting Services
  • Faculty, College of Education (08/2004 - 04/2005) University of Central Florida
  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Medicine & Health Services (01/2004 - 05/2004) George Washington University
  • Instructional Design & Facilitation Manager / Leadership Consultant (01/2001 - 02/2004) Disney Cruise Line
  • Curriculum Designer & Instructor (12/1994 - 10/2000) The John H. Harland Company

Publications

  • Chaves, W. and S.R. Yacovelli. (2008). Lessons from the Sea: A Case Study of an Experiential MBA International Management Course in Journal of Teaching for International Business ((19) 2 Winter 2008).
  • Deresky, H.. (2008). International Case Study: Lessons from the Sea in International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures. (6th Ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  • Yacovelli, S.R.. (2007). All Fun and Games? Using Off-the-Shelf Digital Games in the Corporate Training Classroom in CFCExpress: The Newsletter of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development ((5) 3. Q3 2007. p. 6-9).
  • Yacovelli, S.R.. (2005). Will they like it or use it? The development and use of an instrument to measure adult learners' perceived levels of computer competence, attitudes toward computers, and attitudes toward e-learning within a corporate environment.. Boca Raton, FL: Dissertations.com.
  • Yacovelli, S.R.. (2003-4). Understanding learning objects: The basic 'chunks' in The College & University Media Review ((10) 1. Fall/Winter 2003-2004. p. 17-26).

Associations

  • GOOD Network - Greater Orlando Organizational Development Network
    Member 11/2002 - Current
  • ASTD - American Society for Training & Development
    Member 01/2001 - Current
  • AECT - Association for Educational Communications & Technology
    Member 10/2000 - Current

Teaching Experience

  • Video and Multimedia for Education ( Current)
    Nova Southeastern University - Educational Technology
    Graduate course introduces elements of audio, video and multimedia creation for individual CBT and distance delivery. Students create educational multimedia materials for teaching and learning in a variety of formats using new technologies and software.
  • Instructional Systems Design (Winter 2008)
    Nova Southeastern University - Educational Technology
    Graduate course focusing on Instructional Design theories. Includes application of these theories through an instructional technology lens, and how to effectively design technology-enabled learning interventions using proper instructional design.
  • Introduction to Technology for Educators (Spring 2005)
    University of Central Florida - Educational Technology
    Course introduced undergraduate, pre-service teachers the fundamentals of learning technologies. Focused on various forms of synchronous and asynchronous delivery methods that can be employed into their future classroom.
  • Multimedia Instructional Systems: Investigating Technology (Fall 2004)
    University of Central Florida - Educational Technology
    Graduate course focused on educating teachers on the fundamentals of asynchronous instructional design. Includes focus on identifying resources for creating CBT, proper utilization of these resources, and fundamentals of instructional design.
  • Fundamentals of Leadership (Spring 2004)
    George Washington University - Leadership Development
    Course focused on developing fundamental leadership development competencies for undergraduates in the School of Allied Health. Taught via distance to a global student audience using both synchronous and asynchronous methodologies.
  • The Leadership Challenge (Spring 1998)
    The Ohio State University - Leadership Development
    Course focused on introducing undergraduate to basic leadership competencies. Includes effective communication, team building, strategic planning, and time management.

Presentations

  • The Whole Brain Model: Understanding Your Personal Style, 06/15/2008
    Keynote at the 2008 Institute of Validation Technology Training Conference, San Diego, CA. Using Herrmann's Whole Brain Model, session focused on understanding of the model to foster communication, change, and collaboration among teams.
  • It s All About You: How To Make a Lasting Impression [Public Speaking], 02/15/2008
    Public Library Association s Turning the Page Conference, various locations through the United States (Feb - May 2008). Focused on helping librarians leverage public speaking and other business competencies to further promote the library "business."
  • Emotional Intelligence, 09/15/2007
    Session presented at the 2007 Disney Earport National Travel Agent Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL. Focused on understanding "Emotional Intelligence" and its effects on business performance.
  • Building Teams by Understanding Personality Type [MBTI], 02/15/2007
    Session presented at the Annual Global Leadership Summit for Tupperware Brands Corporation, Celebration, FL. Focused on using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to foster team communication and performance.
  • Leading Change: Reframing Your Thinking for Better Business Results, 02/15/2007
    Session presented at the Annual Global Leadership Summit for Tupperware Brands Corporation, Celebration, FL. Focused on strategic tactics for leaders to employ to facilitate and manage change within the business.
  • Developing a High-Performing Corporate Culture, 10/15/2006
    Session presented at the Chairman s Summit & Strategic Planning Conference for Tupperware Brands Corporation, Kissimmee, FL. Focused on strategic tactics to use to develop a high performing work culture.
  • Analyzing Your Learners Before Diving into E , 03/15/2005
    Session presented at The eLearning Producer Conference & Expo, San Francisco, CA. Focused on how to use the Reagan Computer Competence, Attitude, and Behavior Survey (Regan CCABS).
  • The Basic Chunks to Learning Objects, 06/15/2004
    Poster Session presented at the Nova Southeaster University Fischler School of Education & Human Services Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • From ILT to WBT: Tips for the Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road, 04/15/2004
    Session presented at the American Society for Training & Development (Orlando Chapter), Orlando, FL. Focuses on strategic tips on how to migrate instructor-led training to Web- or computer-based training.
  • dBase Marketing: Understanding Your Customers & Survey Results, 05/15/2000
    Session presented at the annual Harland Database Marketing Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL. Focused on effective market research tactics marketers could employ to strategically locate targeted customers.