Our Vision

In essence the belief is that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, or when you put the right parts together you create synergy allowing you to produce more than you could with just the individual pieces. At Synergy Learning Institute we believe in using top of the line instructors, course designers, and quality administrators to create quality education for adult learners at an affordable price with no bottom line.

About Us

Synergy Learning Institute is a 501 c3 non-profit vocational/technical college that offers certificates for professional development and continuing education. We also offer veteran skills to success courses for returning American soldiers who have served in our armed forces. Courses are offered face-to-face or fully online.

Dr. Julie M. Ducharme

Dr. Ducharme is the President and creator of Synergy Learning Institute. Her passion to create educational programs that deliver quality education with no bottom line is what drove her to create Synergy. She also has a passion for supporting our military Veterans and this is why she also created a transitional veteran program for Vets moving back to civilian life.

For the last 17 years Dr. Ducharme has been working with corporations, colleges and universities in San Diego and outside of San Diego as well. Dr. Ducharme holds a BA in communication, MBA with a specialization in marketing, and a DBA with a specialization in Leadership. Dr. Ducharme is a public speaker and has spoken with and at many universities across the U.S. and corporations on leadership, business, and marketing. Dr. Ducharme is also a published author with a children’s book, Amy the Clumsy Angel, Women in Senior Leadership Positions in Academia, Award winning The Refractive Thinker: Social Responsibility, best paper at the IBAMM conference. She currently is the owner/creator/CEO of JD Consulting LLC, the owner/creator/CEO of Julie’s Party People, and president of Synergy Learning Institute. Dr. Ducharme is also a professor/doctorate chair and mentor for the DBA Program at Walden University. She regularly consults businesses and schools in various areas of business, public outreach, curriculum, program design and many other topics in the business and academic arena.