About Blue Rose

The Blue Rose story: Shereen 4

As a girl I remember playing in my uncle’s garden in Swaffham, Norfolk whilst he was busy gardening.  He was nurturing a beautiful lilac coloured flower.  When asked what it was he told me it was a Blue Rose.  Laughing I said “but it’s not blue”.  He then said that without human intervention, there will never be a true blue rose.  So we take what we have and look at ways to improve on what is already there.  As a trainer, I appreciate the story even more now than I did back then.


My name is Shereen Johnson and I have over 20 years experience within the field of Training and Development.  Whilst I specialise in IT Training, I am by no means limited to that area alone.  My other skills bounce off my qualifications (a full list is shown below) and include Human Relations for people management and development, Institute of Leadership and Management, CertEd for post-16 teaching, NVQ Assessor and Internal Verifier and currently I’m studying for a CIPD in HR Management.

Over the years I managed the training of software and hardware across a variety of settings including Mental Health, Legal, Property Management and Education.  This meant following the complete training cycle from writing training strategies and conducting Training Needs Analysis through to delivery and evaluation.

To support project rollouts, I initiated the recruitment of professional trainers based on the needs of the business and further managed the delivery of training to over 5000 members of staff at one healthcare provider.

Qualifications & Professional Courses

  • MA Human Relations
  • CIPD HR Management
  • Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Certificate in Education
  • D32 & D33 NVQ Assessor
  • D34 Internal Verifier
  • Adobe Captivate (course)
  • MOUS Word and Excel
  • Adv. ECDL Word and Excel
  • Adv. Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • C&G Training and Development
  • D32 & D33 NVQ Assessor Awards
  • D34 Internal Verifier
  • ReD (Rapid e-Learning Design) (course)
  • Franklin Covey: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (course)
  • ILX Prince2 Methodology (course)
  • ITIL Foundation (course)



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