Ms. Fiona Davis was recently selected to be featured in the 1st Edition of Top 25 Global Impact Leaders by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).
While being selected to be published in IAOTP’S Top 25 Global Impact leaders is an honor, only 25 of the world's most brilliant minds who have a significant influence on the world through their work and actions are selected for this distinction. These are individuals who push boundaries and challenge the status quo. They not only create positive change but also inspire others to do the same.
These special honorees are passionate about making a difference and have the skills, knowledge, and resources to make an impact. Ms. Fiona Davis has certainly proven herself as an extraordinary professional and expert in the field. A chapter will be dedicated to each honoree. The book is anticipated to be released in the 1st quarter of 2024. She will be honored for this distinction at IAOTP's Annual Awards Gala in December 2023, being held at the iconic Plaza Hotel in NYC.
With more than thirty years of professional experience, Ms. Davis has proven herself an accomplished educator. She is a dynamic, results-driven leader who has demonstrated success and professionalism throughout her career.
Ms. Davis discovered her passion for teaching while working as a primary school teacher for children for ten years. She joined the Australian Army and devoted 20 years to working in education and training development. During that time, she instructed on soldier promotion courses and was an instructor at the Royal Military College, where Army officers are trained. While as an instructional designer at the Army Aviation Training Centre, she met her husband, serving at a nearby unit. She then was in charge of the Army's instructional design unit. Her last years in the Army were spent as Editor of Army's doctrine, where she assisted writers in writing doctrine and oversaw graphic artists, photographers, and printers.
Her Army major accomplishment was a 9-month deployment to East Timor, where she led and managed a small team of military and civilian educators to teach English to soldiers of the East Timorese Army.
Fiona joined Victoria Police in 2010 upon leaving the Army. Her key responsibilities involve analyzing, designing, and developing training programs for police recruits, detectives, crime scene officers, and prosecutors. She has also worked with the Police Air Wing to develop a training program for their Aircrewmen.
As part of her job, Fiona conducts continuous improvement audits for detectives, crime scene officers, and prosecutors, conducts student training file audits, provides compliance advice to internal and external stakeholders to People Development Command, and develops educational processes and standardized document templates for all courses at the Police Academy to use. In 2020 Fiona, as a part of a small team, ensured that Victoria Police was re-accredited as a Registered Training Organisation. This re-accreditation was challenging as it was conducted during Melbourne's COVID-19 2020 lockdown. Fiona mainly worked from home during the two years of lockdown and continuing COVID crisis. Zoom and Microsoft Teams meetings became the COVID-normal way of doing business meetings. In 2022 she returned to the office and appreciated seeing her colleagues again. Fiona has also taken on the role of managing all the exams that are conducted for police recruits and members requiring promotion. This responsibility involves making, printing, and partly marking the exams and reporting the results. She also assists stakeholders in developing both short and long courses through writing lesson plans and assessments.
Fiona has also taken on the role of mentoring a new member of the team. This involves assisting them to learn new processes and provide advice and help when necessary.
Ms. Davis maintains her connection to the Army by being an Army Reserve Officer and currently serves with the Australian Army History Unit as a Museum Manager. She has done this role for the past ten years. She also worked for the Directorate of Operations and Training Area Management by writing a training package for their Range Control Officers Course (these people manage Defence's firing ranges Australia-wide).
During Melbourne's COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, Fiona volunteered for active service in the Army and was deployed to Operation COVID ASSIST. This was where the Australian Defence Force assisted the Victorian Government during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Fiona served on the Headquarters of the Task Force for three and half months as the Intelligence Officer. She told TIP Radio that it was a great opportunity and an honor but that it was odd deploying to assist your own state in a time of crisis.
Fiona is dedicated to continuing her education. She currently holds a Master of Professional Studies in Instructional Design, a Master of Professional Studies in Teaching ESL, a Bachelor of Education, and a diploma in management and project management. She completed her studies for two further diplomas in 2017: one in Training Design and Development and the other in Vocational Education and Training.
Ms. Davis has belonged to professional organizations throughout her career and has been recognized globally for her hard work and accomplishments. In 2023 she was honored with the title Top Global Impact Educational Consultant of the year 2023. IAOTP has also honored Fiona in the Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication Vol 1 and Vol 2 and for the International Educational Hero Award. She was named IAOTP's Most Influential Educator of the Year in 2022 and was featured on the famous Nasdaq billboard in Times Square. She was inducted into the exclusive IAOTP Hall of Fame, received the Educational Consultant of the Decade Award, and was named Humanitarian of the Year. Fiona was also honored as Top Educational Consultant of the Year and received the Empowered Woman Award. She was recognized as the Top Female Professional of the Year and was named a Lifetime Achievement Awardee. In 2018, she graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and was featured in Times Square, NYC, on the famous Reuters building for her IAOTP recognitions for 2019. Fiona also presented a gift of an Army bear to the President of IAOTP at the 2019 gala, honoring her experience in the Army. Fiona is a member of the Australian Institute of Training and Development and Returned Servicemen's League of Australia. She received the Australian Army Active Service Medal and the Australian Army Long Service Medal. She was named Top VIP Member of Worldwide Branding in 2013 & 2014, selected as Top Female Professional for 2015, and featured in Pro-Files Magazine. She was also selected for the Worldwide Lifetime Achievement Award and featured in a chapter for the Top 101 Industry Expert publication.
Furthermore, in October 2019, Fiona represented Victoria in her age group at the Australian Women's Masters Hockey Championship, where her team earned the silver medal. She was also the runner-up for her hockey club's most valuable player award. In 2021, Fiona received her club's most valuable player award. She has been playing summer master's hockey to maintain her fitness in preparation for the next winter season. She also received the Coaches medal in 2022 after volunteering to play goalie for her club team as they didn’t have one. She is once again a goalie this winter season.
Also, in 2021 Fiona received a 10-year award for working at Victoria Police. It is a set of 3 medals - large for ceremonial occasions, small for other occasions, and a bar for everyday wear. The ceremony was held in the chapel of the Victoria Police Academy, where Fiona works, and her husband was able to attend.
When not working, Fiona enjoys physical activity for her body and mind. She plays field and masters hockey for a Melbourne club, runs regularly, and walks their dog with her husband. She and her husband adopted a new dog Billy, from a pet rescue organization in late December 2019. Billy, is a black and tan kelpie. He enjoys running and playing chasings and now at 5 years old is having fun chasing a tennis ball. When Melbourne was under quarantine due to COVID, he grew fond of his family and became an excellent house pet.
Fiona creates jewelry, possesses a vast collection of beads, and has launched her internet business, Red Dog Beading. Her preferred jewelry is seed beading and chain maille. She also enjoys reading mystery and adventure stories: Agatha Christie, Clive Cussler, Peter Temple, and Dick Francis, among her favorite authors.
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