Lifelong Learning Drives Me!

 

It is never too late to be what you might have been” is a motto on the web page of CanopyLAB that caught my attention while I considered applying for this job I have now taken on. I think it is a great motto to live by, both in terms of never standing still and always keep developing your skills and competencies. This is also how I live my life and  how I would like to work.

 

“It is never too late to be what you might have been” is a motto on the web page of CanopyLAB that caught my attention while I considered applying for this job I have now taken on. I think it is a great motto to live by.

 

My name is Ulla Bisgaard , and academically I am trained in “International Relations and Sociology”, which has turned out to be a great combination when you have to analyse global trends, societal events, developments across sectors and turn it into something operational and usable together with many stakeholders and partners. Add technology on top, and it becomes even more exciting and challenging.

As a young women, I had the chance of going abroad right after graduating from secondary school because the open borders in Europe allowed this, and the late 1980s and early 1990s was a time where young people went everywhere. I lived and worked in Germany, Britain, France and Belgium before returning to Denmark to study. Again during my studies, I went abroad and when I graduated I went abroad, where I worked for the UN in New York and later in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This has shaped my outlook on life and the world.

 

Working for an EdTech startup focused on bringing open, smart and personalised learning to all seems to be the ultimate work experience one can take on – which is why I am doing just that!

 

Having worked internationally, with an international NGO as well as national institutions, a think tank and lately with an institution of higher education, I have experienced many different work cultures, tasks and roles, but working for an EdTech startup focused on bringing open, smart and personalised learning to all seems to be the ultimate work experience one can take on – which is why I am doing just that!

As Senior Consultant for Partnerships & Fundraising, I will be reaching out to many organisations to guide their way into a world of opportunities for bringing knowledge and competencies to people through CanopyLABs free eLearning platform, The LAB.

I look forward to working with all of you.

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