SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Podcast #11: Interview with Mary Lyles, Executive Director of the Children’s Grief Education Association
October 25, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsDave Boggs, CEO of SyberWorks, states, “In this edition of the SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Podcast Series, Mary Lyles discusses their use of the SyberWorks Hosted LMS to provide school, church, and community based programs, crisis intervention, and referral resources to school staff, to help them support grieving children. They use the SyberWorks Hosted LMS to offer affordable online learning and CEU’s (continuing education units) of grief- support training for teachers, counselors, nurses, social workers, and psychologists.”
Boggs continues, “The Children’s Grief Education Association provides training to a diverse audience of professionals with varying levels of technical ability. So their system configuration and their online training courses need to be intuitive and user-friendly, to meet the needs of all their audiences.”
SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Podcast Series, Episode #11: “Interview with Mary Lyles, Executive Director of the Children’s Grief Education Association.”
http://www.syberworks.com/audio/marylyles.mp3 is located in the SyberWorks Online Media Center at http://www.syberworks.com/success_podcast.htm in the ‘About Us’ section of the SyberWorks web site. The transcript is located at http://www.syberworks.com/ sspodcastCGRIEF_transcript.htm. Mary Kay Lofurno, Director of Marketing at SyberWorks, narrates the series.
About The Children’s Grief Education Association
The Children’s Grief Education Association (www.childgrief.org) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Located in Denver, Colorado, The Children’s Grief Education Association provides grief education and support to bereaved children, families, and professionals in schools and community organizations. They do so through local, national, and international outreach and training. Shane Phillips, Mary Lyles, and Don Lyles founded the association.
Shane Phillips, Chairman of the Board of Directors, knows the impact of loss all too well. At 16, his parents and only sibling, Mindy, were killed in a tragic plane accident. His personal struggle has imbued him with fortitude and dedication to bringing support and encouragement to grieving children. Shane and his wife, Valerie, have two children.
Mary Lyles, MSW, LCSW, and Executive Director, brings passion and resources from both personal losses and from 10 years’ experience in nonprofit management, training, and therapeutic care for bereaved children and families. Mary successfully developed two Denver bereavement programs: Footprints and Judi’s House for grieving children and families.
Don Lyles, M.Div., BCC, provides expertise in spiritual care. A clergyman for more than 40 years, he now serves as staff chaplain for St. Anthony Hospitals, where he provides pastoral counsel and support to those affected by illness, trauma, and death. He recognizes the need for additional community resources for bereaved children. Don serves as a member of the CGEA Advisory Board.
SyberWorks, Inc. (http://www.syberworks.com) is a leader in the custom e-Learning Solutions and Learning Management System industries for Fortune 1000 corporations, higher education, and other organizations. Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, the company serves the multi-billion-dollar e-Learning market. Since 1995, SyberWorks has developed and delivered unique and economical solutions to create, manage, measure, and improve e-Learning programs at companies and organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and other countries.
Mary Kay Lofurno
Mary Kay Lofurno