SARA EDWARDS

Managing Director, Strategic Communications & Training

Flexible Work Specialist | Education Specialist

Sara is a General Manager at Rapid Context, and serves as the leader for Strategic Communication and Training. She provides strategic and operational advice to organisations on flexible work policies and practices. She draws on a wealth of knowledge and experience in training and education to help organisations align strategic planning and delivery, focusing on outcomes that meet the needs of both the employer and employee.

 

Sara has a proven track record in developing and leading workplace reform, including designing and implementing communication and education strategies.

Sara has over 17 year’s experience in education and training, and has worked across the tertiary, primary and early childhood education sectors, specialising in individual and family support. In addition, she has spent the last five years developing and delivering training to senior executives and teams on flexible work and workforces, well-being, organisational culture and unacceptable behaviour. She has a deep understanding of the changing needs of an individual across life stages and uses this expertise to work with both senior leadership and HR teams to evaluate policies and procedures and ensure there is a right fit between company values and employee needs.

Professional and Educational Background

Master of Teaching (Primary), Charles Sturt University

BECS, University of Melbourne.

Experience

Assisted in the design and delivery of numerous research projects and evaluations in both the private and public sector.

Extensive research experience across a range of Defence topics including child care, female veterans, alcohol and substance misuse, women in combat and work pattern analysis.

Oversees quality assurance and project delivery

In-depth reviews of literature and situation analysis.

Worked extensively with flexibly work arrangements.

Worked extensively with urban, rural and remote settings.

Worked in the public and private sector of education.