Bio: Jonathan serves as Operations Manager for the New Hampshire Public Risk Management Exchange (Primex) where he oversees the Education, Training, and Risk Management services provided to members. Prior to joining Primex in 1986 he worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as a Loss Prevention Manager in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New Jersey. A lifelong learner, Mr. Kipp graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BS in Business Administration in 1977, and a Masters in Public Administration in 2012. He earned the designations Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in 1989 and Certified Risk Manager (CRM) in 2009. During his career he has served as an assistant fire chief and emergency incident commander, and is a contributing author to several text and reference books.
My Instructional Challenge: In one of my online courses we conduct a Virtual Teams Exercise (VTE) throughout the term. The goal is to help students understand, and practice, how to effectively perform team-based exercises in a virtual environment. Some students struggle with the exercises, wishing they could have face-to-face meetings. Other students really thrive in the online environment. One of my challenges is to further strengthen the VTE using available technologies to enhance its effectiveness for all students.