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Curriculum Vitae

Rowan Francis Simonsen
Bogota, Colombia
Cell: +57 311 47 90 656

Rowan Simonsen is the founder and director of Upstream. He is driven by a fascination of new media and an ongoing commitment to host conversations that matter in order to help people and organizations learn and grow.

Rowan has worked with knowledge management, strategic sustainability, leadership development and facilitation of participatory processes since 2006 within both the public- and private sector and civil society across Europe and the Americas.

PERSONAL
Born on August 9th 1981 in Scotland
Married and father of two daughters.
Email: rowan@kaospilot.dk

Website: www.rowansimonsen.com

 

COMPETENCE PROFILE

  • Facilitator
  • Project leader
  • Educator
  • Business administrator and developer
  • Outdoor instructor
  • Online community manager

 

EDUCATION

  • 2012 – 2013 Schumacher College (UK/COL) Certificate in Holistic Science and Economics for transition
  • 2005 – 2008 Kaospilot  – Creative Leadership, Creative Business Design and Social Innovation – (DK)
  • 2004 – 2005 Århus Business School (BScB) Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – (DK)
  • 2001 – 2002 Århus Business college (HHX) AP Business Degree – (DK)

 

SHORT COURSES

  • 2011 Backyard Biomimicry – Learning design principles from nature (COL)
  • 2009 – Advanced Awareness training in Nature with John P Milton and the Way of Nature – (SE)
  • 2007 Non Violent Communication – Marshall Rosenberg – (CA)
  • 2006 – 2008 The Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversation – (DK, GR, UK)
  • 2006 Graphic Facilitation – Bigger Picture – (DK)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 2008 – today – Upstream Consulting – Founder and director, working with banks, NGOs, local governments
  • 2014 – today – Founder and co-director AoH AP Online Learning Platform
  • 2008 – today –Participatory Leadership Trainings (The Art of hosting conversations that matter). Open and bespoke.
  • 2012 – today – Pataleta Course developer
  • 2009 – 2014 –Talent Trafficking, Project leader and web developer.
  • 2008    Keen Footwear Denmark – Development of CSR strategy and online platform. (DK)
  • 1995 – 2002 Extensive retail and administrative experience from a variety of retail stores as well as NOGs and small associations.

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • 2010 -2012 – Kaospilots – Team Leader and Curriculum design (COL)
  • 2011 – Universidad EAN – Guest Lecturer – Creative Leadership (COL)

 

PROJECTS (a brief selection)

 

 

VOLUNTEER COMMITMENTS

  • Community Manager for the Global Art of hosting network.
  • Member of The Pioneers for change cultivation team
  • Chairman of the Danish branch of The Fine Food Group  (DK)
  • Project committee member Ghana Friendship Group working with Micro credit and capacity building. (GH and DK)
  • Coordinator of volunteers for Ghana Friendship Group – (DK)

SKILLS

Language

  • Danish: Mother tongue
  • English: Fluent
  • Spanish: Spoken: advanced, Writen – Intermediate
  • Norwegian and Swedish: High level of understanding
  • German: Basic understanding

General:

  • MS Office suite.
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with HTML and WordPress.
  • Experience with a wide range of online collaborative platforms.

REFERENCES
Official documentation of work and education experience will be provided upon request.