"The means is dialogue, the end is learning, the purpose is peace." ~ Founder Dr. Jane Vella

Laura Fried

Laura Fried, Director, Designful Instruction (consulting)

Laura Fried collaborates with clients to help them bring their training ideas to fruition and assists with adoption strategies, often in cross-cultural environments and across time zones.  Laura helps her clients to articulate their needs and goals, apply best practices in visual design and instructional design to their content, and either coach them on delivery or facilitate learning events with them.  She has developed eLearning strategies and implementations as well as led video training projects that impacted business unites with 3,000+ employees.  Laura has managed a wide range of projects in the United States and other countries.  Country experiences, by region, include: Japan, Thailand, Nepal, China, Bangladesh, Australia, Singapore, The Philippines, Costa Rica, and Canada.  Recent collaborations include: International Water Management Institute, Institute for Sustainable Communities, North Branch Nature Center, and Keurig Green Mountain.  Laura holds a Master in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute for Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Princeton University.  She is fluent in Japanese and conversational in Mandarin and studied and worked in Asia for 4 years.  She resides in Vermont with her husband, daughter and son.

Laura Fried