What brought Project Manager and Instructional Designer Esther Jackson, Ed.D, to Innovative Learning Group?
“I was intrigued to work with a team of professionals who are recognized in their fields and who are driven to perform,” she says. “I know that with its strong leadership, ILG has an inspiring and empowering culture and being part of this team is another step on my path of success.”
Esther joined ILG after spending 20 years working for the City of Detroit as a project manager and instructional designer for a variety of human resources and information technology projects. She worked across all phases of the instructional design process, including conducting needs assessments, designing and facilitating technical and soft-skills courses, and evaluating instructor-led and e-learning courses. Among her accomplishments were implementation of a year-long employee engagement plan and planning and managing the city’s flagship annual professional development conference for five years.
Esther is passionate about sharing knowledge and skill development through her volunteer work and speaking engagements. She has volunteered at Child Safe Michigan and at Henry Ford Health Systems. Esther also is a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Detroit Chapter and is serving on its board of directors as president. She has presented at a variety of conferences, including the National Association for African Americans in Human Resources Midwest Regional Conference, the ATD Chapter Leaders Conference, and the City of Detroit Administration Professionals Conference.
Esther earned a doctorate of education from Walden University in Minneapolis. She also has a master’s degree in instructional technology and a bachelor’s degree in education from Wayne State University in Detroit.