ABOUT US

What is Sonata Learning Academy?

Sonata Learning helps businesses, nonprofits, academic institutions and government agencies grow the skills, knowledge and overall performance of their people.  

After years of delivering workshops on training and knowledge management best practices for consulting clients, we launched Sonata Academy to make this training available to the world.  The courses are designed not only to help participants discover new approaches and develop new skills, but also to serve as examples for how to deliver meaningful learning experiences online.

Whether your organization is only beginning to think about its learning and knowledge management strategy or seeking to strengthen / update / reinvent your existing approach, contact us so we can outline a plan for achieving your goals.

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Our Facilitators

Meet our team of expert consultants, instructional designers and master facilitators.

Emil Heidkamp

From high-level strategy to hands-on content production, Emil’s experience covers the full spectrum of learning design and delivery. Emil has consulted Fortune 500 companies, US government agencies, universities and global nonprofits on training strategy, and spent several years leading the learning team at a healthcare-focused enterprise software company. With a background in journalism, web design and multimedia production (his first learning-related job was producing animations and voiceover narration for e-learning modules), Emil applies his diverse technical skill set to help clients develop high-quality content a reasonable cost.

Courses

  • Communication and Coaching Skills for Managers
  • Data Storytelling
  • Online Facilitation Skills
  • Storytelling Skills for Professionals
  • Training Facilitation Skills
  • Communication and Coaching Skills for Managers
  • Data Storytelling
  • Online Facilitation Skills
  • Storytelling Skills for Professionals
  • Training Facilitation Skills

Nata Aliyeva

Nata has worked in instructional design, Learning & Development, HR and performance management for over 20 years. Prior to consulting, she worked for BP, developing talent and learning strategies as well as running face-to-face workshops and events. Nata holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, which she applies in conducting training needs assessments for Sonata’s clients.

Courses

  • Online Facilitation Skills
  • Online Facilitation Skills

Roxanne Lécrivain-Wicks

Kathleen McCann is a writer, instructional designer and e-learning developer. She has developed instructional content for corporations, nonprofits, universities and entrepreneurs on topics such as public health, workforce diversity and financial management.

Courses

  • Training Facilitation Skills
  • Online Facilitation Skills
  • Communication and Coaching Skills for Managers
  • Training Facilitation Skills
  • Online Facilitation Skills
  • Communication and Coaching Skills for Managers

Troy Miller

Troy Miller is an experienced instructional designer, writer, and training facilitator. He has written creative scripts, design and technical documentation, and news articles, as well as managed a variety of project teams. He is also an experienced training facilitator with a focus on improvisational techniques.

Courses

  • Training Facilitation Skills
  • Storytelling Skills for Professionals
  • Communication and Coaching Skills for Managers
  • Training Facilitation Skills
  • Storytelling Skills for Professionals
  • Communication and Coaching Skills for Managers

Joel Alleyne

Joel Alleyne has considerable experience leading knowledge management (KM) projects and information systems implementations for international clients in the non-profit sector, insurance, law, health care, financial services, professional services and all levels of government. His KM expertise spans the entire systems development life-cycle – from strategic planning to systems design, development, integration and implementation. Joel is also an educator in the field, teaching graduate-level courses as a practitioner-in-residence at the University of Toronto.

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Jay Sukow

Jay Sukow has over a decade of experience leading workshops on communications, team collaboration and creative problem solving for top global companies including PepsiCo, McDonalds, Kraft, Harris Bank, Eli Lilly and Yahoo! UK.

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