Rogelio C. Rodriguez
DIRECTOR LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Masterminding the corporate strategy that aligns partnerships and the development of people with the business goals of an organization. A strategic and tactical critical thinker with practical business acumen, leadership skills, analysis, and problem-solving skills used to derive innovative approaches for results-driven solutions.
20 years’ experience in educational and corporate professional development recognizing the alignment of learning initiatives to business objectives.
Proven skills to analyze capabilities, opportunities, and potential improvements.
Accomplished orator delivering presentations in educational, corporate, and public settings.
Synergistic liaison to cross-functional partners between clients, external customers, internal customers, and organizational departments.
Strong engineering and science background to understanding technology transfer, product development, and systems development.
RCR Consulting, Placentia, CA 2009 - Present
Provide services for a variety of organizational environments including not-for-profit, engineering, scientific, and educational institutions.
Provided training services for Starlight Education, Inc. to deliver corporate training for MBK Tape Solutions, Parker Hannifin, and Western Digital.
Delivered workshops for the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA).
Ashford University /Forbes School of Business and Technology, San Diego, CA 2018 - Present
Member of the Advisory Board
Provide insights and guidance on academic and professional development programs, business development opportunities and partnerships, marketing, and strategy development.
South Hills Academy, West Covina, CA 2016 - 2017
Director - Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM)
In collaboration with school administrators provided the vision and advocacy for STEM education.
Promoted skill development of critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving through the study of mathematics, science, and engineering.
Strategized the learning and development process for optimal performance and provided instruction in math, science and engineering.
Supervised IT staff and collaborated on computer and information technology solutions and integration.
ITT Technology Institute, Orange, CA 2015 – 2016
Conducted professional classroom room instruction in engineering subject matter to adult learners. Administrated enrollment management, grading, and reports through ITT Technology LMS portal.
MIND Research Institute, Irvine, CA 2015 – 2016
Supported K-12 educational and outreach activities focused on providing students with opportunities to explore, discover, and connect with their math education through visual learning using ST-MATH.
Partnered with MIND team members and volunteered for marketing and educational events.
Soft-Train, Inc., Santa Ana, CA 2012 – 2015
Managed client relationships to assess training needs, and conducted corporate and professional classroom training to adult learners.
Provided on-site training to over 20 organizations, including: City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering; Zodiac Aerospace; Western Digital, Avanir Pharmaceuticals; Cedar Sinai; City of Pasadena; County of Riverside; and County of Los Angeles various locations.
Delivered soft-skills training in: Leadership; Management; Interpersonal Team Skills, Business and Report Writing; Presentation Skills; Working with Difficult People; Practical Negotiating; Getting Things Done, and other topics as needed.
Delivered computer-based applications skills training in: MS Word; Power Point; Excel; and MS Project.
University of California Irvine Extension, Irvine, CA 1994 – 2009
Director, Engineering, Science and Life Science Programs
Performed short and long-range planning consisting of curriculum and program development, budget and financial analysis, staffing, market research and business planning to achieve desired institutional outcomes.
Effectively prepared and managed annual $1.5 M plus budgets in revenue.
Derived learning solutions and program development in relation to continuing education, workforce development, and corporate training.
Managed, designed, developed, and implemented professional development programs for classroom, online, and corporate environments.
Hughes Aircraft, Fullerton, CA 1990 - 1993
Assessed customer needs and requirements for systems engineering design, integration, and analysis of command, control and communication systems.
Wrote engineering documentation detailing systems requirements and system functional design.
Performed electrical & mechanical design analysis.
Applied knowledge of systems modeling and simulation.
Masters of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, California State University, Long Beach
Management Practice for Engineering and Technical Professionals Certificate, University of California, Irvine
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, California State University, Fullerton