Ivon Favela is the Catalyst Center Training Manager, leading the training team on all course offerings at the center.
Ivon has over 20 years of experience in training, with a focus on foster family development and LGBT+ affirming practices for staff. Before joining the California Alliance's Catalyst Center, she was a trainer and approval specialist at an FFA in southern California, where she successfully trained over 1000 families. Ivon holds a master's degree in public administration from California State University Northridge.
She specializes in training development, and marketing strategies. Ivon is also certified in Non-Profit management, with a specific interest workforce wellness.
At the Catalyst Center, Ivon has significantly increased online course engagement by 62% and played a pivotal role in launching the new LearnUpon course platform and self-paced course catalog growth. Her innovative strategies have been instrumental in shaping the organization's online e-learning presence.
In her free time, Ivon enjoys painting, spending time with her fur babies and relaxing with a cup of coffee and a good book. She believes in the mantra, "I let go of what I do not need."