It is through open communication and the inclusion of all voices that we unleash our creative thinking and generate the most effective Ideation.
JoAnna Wagschal, PMP®, APR®
Director, Training Division
JoAnna (or “Jo”) has always been naturally organized with her time and enthusiastic about helping others achieve agreement. Growing up in Colorado, JoAnna came to appreciate the beauty and balance of the natural environment and the people that live in it. She was able to bring together her interests and skills with degrees in Natural Resources Management, Applied Communications, and Environmental Policy and Management, and she has used her public relations skills in facilitation and outreach. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) who exhibits skills in project management, program management, and portfolio management. By applying her master’s degree in Learning Design and Technology, she combines all areas of her expertise by managing and directing Ideation’s training team to develop training courses and training programs; deliver training; and develop outreach materials in emergency management, environmental, and transportation subjects.
JoAnna keeps abreast of the latest findings and developments in her fields through memberships in several associations focused on training development, project management, and facilitation. She hones her training skills by delivering an instructor development course to technical leads and subject matter experts that are interested in becoming instructors. At Ideation, she is known for her compassion for others, her wise counsel, and her practice of going the extra mile for clients. Her current focus is on enhancing training by expanding interactive learning concepts, integrating flipped classroom techniques, and developing personalization and adaptive delivery techniques for courses.
She enjoys spending time with her family (including Nico, her dog, and Shadow, her cat), gardening in her backyard, kayaking, boating on the Chesapeake, and vacationing with her relatives. She enjoys reading mystery novels and she actively volunteers at river sweep cleanups and town events.
It used to be green because it reminded me of the outdoors. Now it’s purple. I like how it complements other colors yet stands apart.
Favorite item on your desk?
My battery-operated mug warmer, which is in constant use.
Most used item in your work space:
The large planning calendar on my wall.
Latest technology gadget:
Video software gadgets and tools
iPhone or Android?
Although I evaluated androids during my last upgrade, I stuck with iPhone.
Coffee or tea?
Cappuccino in the morning and herbal tea in the afternoon.