I am educator and leader of educators -an overachiever- with experiences as a school and university administrator, university professor, classroom teacher and educational technical advisor and consultant for government and non-governmental organisations.
Designed and led in the implementation of two accredited Bachelor of Education degree programs in Alberta. I was the first appointed Dean for both programs.
Public school classroom teacher (9 years)
Superintendent of an Independent School (3 years).
Formulated policy at national and provincial levels, most recently a national policy titled Credentialing Framework for Teachers in Afghanistan.
Technical advising and government (Canada) funded contracts with government and non-governmental organisations in South Africa and China.
Design phase reports through to final reports on teacher certification, program development and needs assessment and designed needs assessment reports for projects in Kenya, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Chair of the Board of two charities-Daystar Education Society and Careforce International. I have recently been appointed the Executive Director of Daystar Education Society.
Co-authored three books and written numerous articles and given even more presentations in topics in education ranging from assessment and evaluation, concept formation and performance anxiety.
Co-founder of Old Guys in Action, a humanitarian group that promotes learning, engagement, networking and fund raising for charities such as Servants Anonymous Foundation, Cause Canada and Mully Children’s Family (Kenya).
Fund raised over half a million dollars through cross country bike expeditions (Sierra Leone, Guatemala), marathons (Toronto, Calgary, Kenya) and annual Calgary Ice Breaker Polar Dips (Calgary). Services I can Provide
Motivational Speaker (teaching effectiveness, child, adolescent and adult development-(identity and faith formation), parenting, community development in local neighbourhoods, sustainable development and solutions to global issues)
Analysis of organisational governance and administration structures (boards, NGOs, charities)-follow up mentoring and coaching of organisations into appropriate governance systems (e.g. Carver model, consensus-based, board oversight, advisory councils....)
Needs and gap analyses (prior to policy development projects in low income countries, scenario planning for charities and non-governmental organisations)
Design Phase Projects (including scenario planning to create realistic solutions to real problems, real answers to real questions and real, authentic way to address real issues, particularly in emerging economies)
Monitoring and Evaluation (mid-point and end-point, formative (feedback based) as well as final (evaluative)
Instructional Design and Program Development (for post-secondary institutions, for K-12 schools, charities and not for profit organisations)
Coaching and Mentoring (physical, psychological and social development, preparation for endurance activities e.g. marathons, bike journeys)
Teaching courses in learning theory and application as well as curriculum design and program development courses.
Provide workshops on topics ranging from adult learning, leadership development, research design, technology supported learning through to performance anxiety, social and psychological development and communities that last.