Blending subject matter expertise and tech know-how, we eliminate the need for expensive content developers and rigid, overly engineered learning management systems.
Seaworthy eLearning hubs are agile, cost effective, on-brand and highly effective in training, onboarding and assessing staff.
To leverage sound instructional design principles, the science of learning, and savvy technology in the creation of highly effective online training tools.
To raise levels of productivity, collaboration, and communication for working teams, especially when engaged in dynamic marine environments.
We keep a seaworthy course steering by the principles of integrity, innovation and inclusive design.
1% of every dollar earned here at Seaworthy Ventures will fund projects that promote diversity in aquatics, leadership and guiding.
Meet Our Founder
By founding Seaworthy Ventures LLC, Kit van Wagner hopes to raise levels of professionalism in maritime and online training, and to lead the way with bespoke, quality eLearning products crafted especially for working teams, expedition guides and small boat captains.
Kit is an educator and innovator at heart. She is also an Instructional Designer, U.S. Coast Guard 100GT Captain, Polar Tourism Guide Association (PTGA) Senior Polar Guide/Assessor, with a varied career history.
Most recently Kit served as Director of Operations for a US Coast Guard Captains’ license training provider. She ran the day-to-day business while adhering to rigorous USCG standards for training. She broke ground as the first Director of Expedition Training for Silversea Expeditions, worked as Expedition Leader in scores of destinations globally, and cut her teeth as a small boat skipper, sailing instructor, tall ship officer, dive master, marine science instructor, and backcountry kayak guide.
Kit holds a Master’s Degree in Science Education, Instructional Design Certificate, and has almost completed her Ed.S. Degree in Instructional Technology. She has directed several government-funded climate change, coastal conservation, and education initiatives. Most notably working with NOAA on Narragansett Bay and at the national level for several years.
In 1999, Kit started out internationally on small expedition vessels, and a decade later the pursuit became full-time. Over the years, Kit has traveled to more than 130 countries and territories worldwide, all while providing essential leadership in small boat handling and expedition operations.
Kit has written standard operating procedures, generated safety protocols, permitted vessel operations in remote locations, scouted emerging destinations, designed itineraries, supported marketing, communications, sales, and spearheaded product development.
She has also enjoyed working as an expedition guide/lecturer, project manager, and field staff trainer while creating leadership development opportunities for expedition team members and small boat captains around the world.
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