Dr. Penina Lam
Consultant, World Bank's Gateway Academy, Conference Director
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Keynote speaker for ELICE in: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Dr. Lam is currently the Instructional Design Consultant for World Bank, CGAP Gateway Academy, and the CEO of eLearning Innovators, Inc. based in Kingston, Ontario. She is the co-founder and co-directs the ELICE events.
She specializes in talent development, particularly leveraging Web and mobile technologies to promote individual and organizational development. As a learning solutions consultant and coach, she works internationally to support organizations with accessible, efficient, and quality digital learning options. She is a pioneer in the eLearning field and an early adopter of eLearning and since 2001, she’s been involved in the design, facilitation, and evaluation of many online and blended courses.
Penina holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development (OD) from the University of Louisville (USA); a master’s in higher education; and a bachelor’s degree from Kenyatta University (B.Ed. Hon). Prior to following her passion for entrepreneurship, she served in senior leadership roles in higher education and corporate sectors. She was faculty at the University of Arkansas (USA) and taught in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University (Canada) and the Kenya Utalii College.
Her life’s work draws on her upbringing in Kenya and international experiences. As an adult educator, she’s passionate about sharing her knowledge and experiences via mentoring, coaching, and training initiatives. She co-directs the annual eLearning Innovations Conference in Kenya, reaching thousands of educators, leaders, and innovators.
Penina is a member of Rotary International and an active member of the Rotary Club of Kingston. She serves on several non-profit Boards including the Rotary HIP (Honouring Indigenous People); the Community Health Access Program (CHAP); and the African Education Resource Centre (AERC). She also serves on the Rotary District 7040 Learning and Development Team and Chairs her club’s International Service Committee.
As an author, she has two books: Virtual Mentoring (2015) and co-authored The Management of Adult Education Organizations in Africa (2011), published by the UNESCO Institute of Education & Pearson.