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Amelia Stone

(aka Jay Amelia Stone)

I’m an experienced training manager, course designer and facilitator. I have a solid history in the professional development sector with demonstrable skills in portfolio management, programme design, delivery and facilitation, for team and community leaders.

I’m strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, and building strong and lasting relationships. My collaboration and facilitation styles are responsive, supportive, and motivational, respecting the knowledge, experience and expertise everyone brings to a project. I stand behind ethical work practices and organisations that demonstrate genuine social responsibility.

Professional skills

Facilitation and evaluation

  • Delivering professional development courses and programmes
  • Facilitating webinars and online tutorials
  • MC-ing conferences and facilitating expert panel discussions
  • Survey design
  • NZQA assessment marking

Design and development

  • Training needs analysis
  • Designing and developing public and in-house training programmes
  • Integrating adult learning principles into course content and structure
  • Creating course materials and visual aids based on multimedia design principles
  • Creating eLearning and blended learning exercises
  • NZQA assessment design and moderation

Management and coordination

  • Coordinating diverse training teams of content specialists
  • Managing large training programmes
  • Collaborating with peers and senior managers
  • Motivating and coaching expert contractors


  • Stakeholder engagement and collaboration
  • Customer service and issue management
  • Market research and campaign planning


  • Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Teams, Forms, Todo, Planner, Sharepoint)
  • Adobe: Acrobat DC, InDesign, Creative Cloud
  • Other: iSpring Suite, Pixelmator Pro, Airtable, Trello

Aotearoa NZ work history

Real Spark Limited

Training programme design and facilitation

2006 to Present

  • Design and delivery of tailored training courses
  • Clients include: NZ Heart Foundation, Palmerston North City Council, Panasonic NZ, Mental Health Foundation, TechComm NZ

Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA)

Training Portfolio Manager

March 2017 to January 2021

  • Management of contractor training team
  • Coordination of public programme content and calendar
  • Pastoral care and NZQA assessment

Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA)

Contract Course Designer and Facilitator

2006 to March 2017

  • Design and facilitation of public & in-house PD programmes
  • Topics: Leadership, Customer Service, Conflict Management, Emotional Intelligence, Assertiveness

UK and international work history

I have a comprehensive background as a contract trainer delivering Leadership, Customer Service and IT courses in the UK, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Clients included British Telecom, Ericsson and Kimberly-Clark.


Amelia Stone

PO Box 1450

027 455 3838