Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia – 02-14-2023 –
Fiona Davis, Educational Consultant for the People Development Command section of Victoria Police in Melbourne, Australia, was recently recognized as Top Global Impact Educational Consultant of the Year 2023 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership in the field of Education.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an honor, choosing the Top Global Impact Educational Consultant comes with great purpose, admiration, and respect. This member inspires others, shows gratitude, brings people together, and helps people feel connected. With her service, she has displayed innovative leadership practices, pushed others toward success, and made a massive impact in her field. She is passionate about her work and holds high morals and integrity in all she does. IAOTP will honor her for this distinction at their Annual Awards Gala in December 2023. www.iaotp.com/award-gala
With more than thirty years of professional experience, Ms. Davis has proven herself an accomplished educator. She is a dynamic, results-driven leader who has demonstrated success and professionalism throughout her career.
Ms. Davis discovered her passion for teaching while working as a primary school teacher for children for ten years. She joined the Australian Army and devoted 20 years to working in education and training development. During that time she instructed on soldier promotion courses and was an instructor at the Royal Military College where Army officers are trained. While as an instructional designer at the Army Aviation Training Centre she met her husband who was serving at a nearby unit. She then went on to be in charge of the Army’s instructional design unit. Her last years in the Army were spent as Editor of Army’s doctrine where she assisted writers to write doctrine, oversaw graphic artists and photographers, and printers.
Her Army major accomplishment was a 9-month deployment to East Timor, where she led and managed a small team of military and civilian educators to teach English to soldiers of the East Timorese Army.
Fiona joined Victoria Police in 2010 upon leaving the Army. Her key responsibilities involve analyzing, designing, and developing training programs for police recruits, detectives, crime scene officers, and prosecutors. She has also worked with the Police Air Wing to develop a training program for their Aircrewmen.
As part of her job, Fiona conducts continuous improvement audits for detectives, crime scene officers, and prosecutors, conducts student training file audits, provides compliance advice to internal and external stakeholders to People Development Command, and develops educational processes and standardized document templates for all courses at the Police Academy to use. In 2020 Fiona, as a part of a small team, ensured that Victoria Police was re-accredited as a Registered Training Organisation. This re-accreditation was challenging as it was conducted during Melbourne’s COVID-19 2020 lockdown. Fiona mainly worked from home during the two years of lockdown and continuing COVID crisis. Zoom and Microsoft Teams meetings became the COVID-normal way of doing business meetings. In 2022 she was able to return to the office and appreciates seeing her colleagues again. Fiona has also taken on the role of managing all the exams that are conducted for police recruits and members requiring promotion. This responsibility involves making, printing, partly marking the exams, as well as reporting the results. She also assists stakeholders to develop both short and long courses through writing lesson plans and assessments.
Ms. Davis maintains her connection to the Army by being an Army Reserve Officer and currently serves with the Australian Army History Unit as a Museum Manager. She has done this role for the past 10 years. She also worked for the Directorate of Operations and Training Area Management by writing a training package for their Range Control Officers Course (these people manage Defence’s firing ranges Australia-wide).
During Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, Fiona volunteered for active service in the Army and was deployed to Operation COVID ASSIST. This was where the Australian Defence Force assisted the Victorian Government during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Fiona served on the Headquarters of the Task Force for three and half months as the Intelligence Officer. She told TIP Radio that it was a great opportunity and an honour, but that it was odd deploying to assist your own state in a time of crisis.
Fiona is dedicated to continuing her education. She currently holds a Master of Professional Studies in Instructional Design, a Master of Professional Studies in Teaching ESL, a Bachelor of Education, and a diploma in management and project management. She completed her studies for two further diplomas in 2017: one in Training Design and Development and the other in Vocational Education and Training.
Ms. Davis has belonged to professional organizations throughout her career and has been recognized globally for her hard work and accomplishments. IAOTP has honoured Fiona in the Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication Vol 1 and Vol 2, and for the International Educational Hero Award. She was named IAOTP’s Most Influential Educator of the Year in 2022 and was featured on the famous Nasdaq billboard in Times Square. She was inducted into the exclusive IAOTP Hall of Fame, received the Educational Consultant of the Decade Award, and was named Humanitarian of the Year. Fiona was also honoured as Top Educational Consultant of the Year and received the Empowered Woman Award. She was recognized as the Top Female Professional of the Year and was named a Lifetime Achievement Awardee. In 2018, she graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and was featured in Times Square, NYC, on the famous Reuters building for her IAOTP recognitions for 2019. Fiona also presented a gift of an Army bear to the President of IAOTP at the 2019 gala, honouring her experience in the Army. Fiona is a member of the Australian Institute of Training and Development and Returned Servicemen’s League of Australia. She received the Australian Army Active Service Medal and the Australian Army Long Service Medal. She was named Top VIP Member of Worldwide Branding in 2013 & 2014, selected as Top Female Professional for 2015, and featured in Pro-Files Magazine. She was also selected for the Worldwide Lifetime Achievement Award and featured in a chapter for the Top 101 Industry Expert publication.
Furthermore, in October 2019, Fiona represented Victoria in her age group at the Australian Women’s Masters Hockey Championship, where her team earned the silver medal. She was also the runner-up for her hockey club’s most valuable player award. In 2021, Fiona received her club’s most valuable player award. She has been playing summer masters hockey to maintain her fitness in preparation for the next winter season.
Also, in 2021 Fiona received a 10-year award for working at Victoria Police. It is a set of 3 medals – large for ceremonial occasions, small for other occasions and a bar for everyday wear. The ceremony was held in the chapel of the Victoria Police Academy where Fiona works and her husband was able to attend.
When not working, Fiona enjoys physical activity for her body and mind. She plays field and masters hockey for a Melbourne club runs regularly and walks their dog with her husband. She and her husband adopted a new dog Billy, from a pet rescue organization in late December 2019. Billy, a black and tan kelpie. He enjoys running and playing chasings. When Melbourne was under quarantine due to COVID, he grew fond of his family and became an excellent house pet.
Fiona creates jewelry, possesses a vast collection of beads, and has launched her internet business, Red Dog Beading. Her preferred jewelry is sead beading and chain maille. She also enjoys reading mystery and adventure stories: Agatha Christie, Clive Cussler, Peter Temple, and Dick Francis, among her favorite authors.
For more information on Ms. Fiona Davis please visit: www.iaotp.com
Watch her video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etFyQ36GyIk&t=8s
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