Twyla Olsen holds a M.A. in Organizational Communication with an emphasis in diversity management. She has completed a certificate at AQP Institute for Managing and Leading Change working with international consultants and instructors; Peter Block, Meg Wheatley, and Peter Kostenbaum. She has also taken numerous courses in leadership and facilitating effective group discussions.
Twyla has extensive experience in grant writing and program development. Her work experience is in three major areas: Health Care working in positions from medical transcription to quality assurance; Nonprofit & Development as a director of a nonprofit to consulting on fundraising, grant writing, and marketing; and Education teaching sessions in Women in Communication, Marketing, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Introduction to Public Speaking, Human Communication, and Media and Culture.
She is currently working as a part-time instructor at multiple institutions and as a consultant to assist organizations with best practices in communication in the workplace.
You can find Twyla working in her art studio or singing with Columbia College Jazz concerts and other venues. She enjoys travel, singing, kayaking, and art museums.