Christopher Carlson

Hello.

I'm Chris Carlson, a web developer and tech educator from Madison, Wisconsin. I am interested in business, technology and how we learn. I enjoy front-end web development because it combines the challenge of problem-solving with the creativity of design. When I'm not designing web sites and apps, I like to teach others what I know and I've been doing it formally since 2011. I've taught classes on a wide range of subjects including SharePoint, communication styles, career development, and growth mindset.

You can learn more about me by exploring the following sections:

Experience

2019 - Present

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Web Application Developer

  • Partnered with project stakeholders to identify and document business needs, project goals and requirements
  • Designed, developed and tested new web applications and scripts
  • Maintained RSP’s external and internal web pages and existing applications
  • Developed and ran custom database reports
  • Participated in the planning and supported execution of the first virtual Symposium for Research Administrators

2017-2019

SC Johnson

IT Learning & Development Manager

  • Led a team of consultants, instructional designers and vendor partners in the design, development, and implementation of learning solutions
  • Consulted with internal subject matter experts and external vendors to customize and deliver a class on Agile development
  • Defined technical competencies across global functions in partnership with domain subject matter experts
  • Facilitated classes on career development and communication
  • Conducted proof of concept and launched on-demand learning resources for SCJ employees in partnership with LinkedIn
  • Learning

2011-2017

Target

Lead IT Learning & Development Consultant

  • Developed and facilitated instructor-led training courses on SharePoint
  • Provided ongoing SharePoint 2007 and 2010 support and guidance to Target team members over internal social media tools
  • Designed and developed in-person new hire orientation experience
  • Designed and developed a blended learning experience to support technology Proof of Concept (POC) projects
  • Designed and developed over 50 short training videos and 200 how-to articles on SharePoint and mobile app functionality
  • Designed and partnered with an overseas development team to develop eLearning modules on the flexible work
  • arrangement policy and vendor relationship management
  • Designed and developed an internal campaign to promote a stronger learning culture through growth mindset, continuous learning and learning behaviors
  • Consulted with internal subject matter experts and external vendors to execute vendor-led training solutions related to software development, testing, and infrastructure component management
  • Researched, setup, managed and promoted on-demand learning resources

2008-2011

Goodrich

HRIS Analyst II

  • System administrator for multiple Human Resource information systems including the Human Resource Management System (HRMS), Talent Management System, Candidate Management System, Learning Management System, and SharePoint
  • Responsible for ongoing collection and reporting of key HR metrics for the division
  • Executed the annual performance management and merit processes for 1,500 hourly and salaried employees
  • Created and implemented a project plan for rollout of the SumTotal Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Developed training materials for new Learning Management System for administrator and end user roles

2005-2008

Accenture

Consultant

  • Designed and executed change management strategies for multiple system implementation projects at a wide variety of organizations from the financial industry, consumer goods industry, and government
  • Developed system training materials including outlines, participant guides, and job aids
  • Provided in-classroom system support during classroom training delivery
  • Managed training material review process with functional experts to ensure material quality

Education

2019

Bloc

Web Developer Boot Camp

2012-2013

University of St. Thomas

Masters of Arts (MA) in Human Resource and Change Leadership

2000-2004

Bradley University

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration and Computer Science

Knowledge & Skills

Human Resources

Learning & Development

Technology Tools and Systems

Web Development Languages and Frameworks