receiving a First Class Honours degree in Biochemistry at Canterbury
University, Helena Parsons spent 5 years as a medical researcher at
the Christchurch School of Medicine, during which time she gained experience
in establishing and maintaining technology systems.
into the tertiary sector, Helena managed the implementation of a provider's
business critical database and relevant business processes. Her role
further developed to include responsiblity for product and service development
for the company. During this time she discovered the discipline of innovation
management and her passion for purposeful strategic thinking and creative,
has applied her skills to a wide range of projects and opportunities.
Secretariat: Literacy Alliance
2009 Process documentation: CCS Innovation in Logisitics Ltd.
2009 Consultant: Literacy Good Practice Project,
Industry Training Federation
Consultant analyst: Learning for Living, Tertiary Education Commission
design and management: TradeRunner (startup phase)
facilitator: Manufacturing+ project: NZ Trade and Enterprise
2006 Aviation workforce strategy: Aviation,
Travel Tourism Training organisation
2006 Curriculum development: Avanced Business
2005 Strategy development: CCS Innovation
in Logisitics Ltd.
Workforce development strategy: Canterbury Development Corporation
2005 Greenlight curriculum scoping study:
Te Wanaga O Aotearoa
2005 Faciliatation of Transpower learning
material development: Synapsys Ltd
2005 Content developer, Better by Design:
NZ Trade and Enterprise
Programme Manager, Plan B: NZ Trade and Enterprise ECSA Fund
2004 Design and innovation curriculum development: