Rosealee has led nonprofit and for-profit organizations in the education and service arenas for more than three decades. Having earned the coveted distinction of Certified Association Executive (CAE), she has served both as a leader and trainer in the areas of corporate leadership, volunteer and employee management, membership recruitment and retention, marketing, public relations negotiation, and communication.
She has planned meetings, events and trade shows domestically and internationally, developing and facilitating corporate strategic and long-term planning initiatives and focus groups. Her work in the hospitality industry helped Rosealee to earn the Certification in Meeting Management (CMM). She is one of handful of individuals worldwide who hold the CAE and CMM certifications.
Rosealee also holds the Certified Manager (CM) certification. The CM certification is Supervisory Management students have an opportunity to earn this certification which encompasses business and leadership management skills..
Rosealee is founder of StrategicYOU, a Strengths-based training and consulting organization. She also consults in for- and non-profit business and manages meetings as founder and board member of the ARDEL group, a meeting management corporation.
The winner of numerous awards throughout her career, Rosealee believes that her current award (or reward) is the growth and strength of DCTC's hospitality programs and the success of program alumni.
Rosealee has delivered more than 50 podium presentations in North America and Europe and published papers in the areas of association, convention and business management.
Regarding her teaching philosophy, Rosealee believes that learning never ends. In the classroom she applies the knowledge of curriculum and her experience, combining it with student experiences while adding humor to season.
She personalizes education in real ways students can take home and put to use immediately. She mentors students and champions their dreams. Following graduation, Rosealee's students continue as part of a growing network of hospitality professionals dedicated to sharing resources and ideas.
"Working with students is the best part of my job as a DCTC instructor," says Rosealee. "It is an honor to be a part of each student's journey. Mentoring is its own reward and the relationships that form at DCTC are just one of the many benefits.