“The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves.”

Joseph Campbell

“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”

Albert Einstein

Selected Teaching Assignments

Business Teaching Experience

Virtual Community Development

“Big Apple Green: Developing a Virtual Community for the Green Businesses of New York City,” sponsored by the Consortium for Worker Education, New York  ( 2012-2013)

“Overcoming the Social and Technical Challenges to Virtual Scientific Collaboration: The Birth of a Virtual Community of Practice,” sponsored by the NASA Astrobiology Institute, Menlo Park, California (2002-2003).

NASA Astrobiology Institute

Meeting and Teaming Online

“Nurturing the Adoption of Real-Time Meeting Software within a Virtual Community of Practice,” sponsored by NASA Astrobiology Institute, Menlo Park, California (2002-2003).

NASA Astrobiology Institute

“Virtual Teams: Online Collaboration, Communication, and Team Learning,” sponsored by Real Change Network, Aptos, California (2000).

RealChange Network

Online Teaching and Learning Facilitation

Instructor, Course Designer, Program Consultant

“Teaching Online, Part 1: Delivering Course Learning Content Through Real-Time Web Conferencing Software,” sponsored by Open Learning Division of Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia (2010).

Thompson Rivers University

“Teaching Online, Part 2: Developing and Delivering Course Content Through Anytime Learning Management Software,” sponsored by Open Learning Division of Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia (2010).

Co-Instructor, Course Co-Designer, Program Consultant

“Faculty Development Program in Educational Technologies for Online and Blended Learning, using FutureU’s Teaching Toolbox (including Moodle, Yugma, Camtasia, SnagIt, Softchalk Lesson Builder, PowerPoint to Flash and others),” sponsored by King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (2007).

King Abdulaziz University

Co-Instructor, Course Designer, Program Consultant

“Capacity Building for Technology-Enhanced Teaching,” sponsored by U.S. Department of Education Title V and Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Arecibo (1999-2001).

  • “Make the Most of Teaching Online with Web-Course Authoring Tools,” (2001).
  • “Creating Online Courses Using WebCT,” (2000).
  • Creating Online Courses Using Web Course in a Box,”  (1999).

Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico

Instructor, Course Designer, Program Consultant

“Technology Infusion Into the Pre-service Teacher Certification Curriculum,” sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education PT3 Program and the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, Springfield (1999-2000).

  • “Applying the Adult Learning Model to Creating an Online Course” (2000)
  • “Creating an Online Course Using the Blackboard LMS” (2000)
  • “Creating an Online Course Using the Web Course in a Box LMS (1999)

Missouri State University

Co-Instructor, Course Designer

“Make the Most of Teaching Online with  Web-Course Authoring Tools,”  sponsored by Merced College, Merced, California (1999).

Merced College

Co-Instructor, Course Designer

“Teaching and Training Online,” sponsored by The University of the Future, LLC, San Francisco (1998).

FutureU Logo: The body of the whole of the masters and the students. The fates guide those who go willingly. Those who do not, they drag.

Instructor, Course Designer,

“Creating an Online Course Using Web Course in a Box: Introduction” and “Creating an Online Course Using Web Course in a Box: Advanced,” sponsored by the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida (1999).

Instructor, Course Designer,

“Internet Learning for Students,” and “Faculty Facilitation of Online Learning,” sponsored by Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco (1997-1998).

Saybrook Graduate School

Instructor, Course Designer, Program Consultant, Faculty Advisor

Healthforum Fellowship Programs sponsored by the American Hospital Association, San Francisco and Online (1996 to 2005).

Healthforum Fellowship in Accelerating Community Transformation (1997, 1998)

  • “Building an On-Line Learning Community: Dynamics, Space, Leadership, and Participation”
  • “Developing Sustainable Community Leadership”

AHA Healthforum Fellowships

Healthforum Fellowship in Creating Healthier Communities (once or twice annually 1996-2005)

  • “Personal Mastery: The Path to Organizational Transformation”
  • “Transformational Leadership and Systems Thinking”
  • “Building an On-Line Learning Community: Dynamics, Space, Leadership, and Participation”

AHA Healthforum Fellowships

Forum Host

“The One-Person Business Conference on the WELL.” co-sponsored by the Briarpatch and the Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link, Online (1988-1990).

The Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link

Additional Business Teaching Experience

Corporate Trainer

Various corporate clients, including Pacific Bell, Fujitsu, Softyme, etc., San Francisco Bay Area (1985-1990).

  • “Basic Computer Literacy.”
  • “Operating Systems Basics.”
  • “Personal Computer Basics.”
  • “Using Telecommunications.”

Pacific Bell

Manager & Senior Instructor

Learning Resource Center, New College of California, San Francisco (1985-1986).

  • “PICK OS and Applications for the Prime Computer: A Faculty and Staff Training”
  • “Computer and Job Skills Training: A Student and Public Program”

New College of California

Instructor or Co-Instructor

“Using Mindfulness to Find Meaningful Work,” sponsored by Association for Creative Change in Organizational Renewal and Development (ACCORD), Toronto, Ontario (1997)

Instructor, Co-Instructor, Guest Lecturer, Incubator Consultant

“Small Business Start-Up” and “Business Incubation Programs” sponsored by Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, San Francisco (2 to 3 times annually, 1987-1998).

  • “Understanding Financial Statements”
  • “Financial Management: Techniques & Strategies”
  • “Financials By Computer”
  • “Managing Projects”
  • “Time Management”
  • “Choosing Technology”
  • “Financial Projections”
  • “Business Incubation Counseling Services”

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

Co-Instructor, Course Co-Designer

“Business as Right Livelihood: The Briarpatch Way, sponsored by Noren Institute, San Francisco (twice annually, 1984-1989).

  • “Running A One-Person Business”
  • “Honest Management I: Personnel as People Matter”
  • “Honest Management II: Growth Management and Right Sizing”
  • “Marketing Without Advertising”
  • “Alternative Ways to Finance Your Business”
  • “Honest Selling”
  • “Honest Consulting”
  • “Fun In Business”

Noren Institute

Instructor, Course Designer

“The ABCs of Starting and Running Your Own Healing Arts Business,” sponsored by McKinnon School of Massage, Oakland, California (1993, 1994).

McKinnon School of Massage

Instructor, Course Designer

“Starting a Values-Focused Business” and “Values-Focused Management,” sponsored by the Center for Business and Democracy, Goddard College (1993).

Goddard College

Manager & Senior Instructor

“Do What You Love, & Still Pay the Bills: Running a One-Person Writing Business,”sponsored by the Writers Connection, Mountain View, California (1992).

Instructor

“Introduction to Microcomputers”, and “Basic Computer Keyboarding,” sponsored by Heald Business College, San Francisco (1992).

Heald Collgeg

Instructor, Course Designer

“Breaking Through to Good Work,” “Building Support For Right Livelihood,” and “Running a One-Person Business,” sponsored by the Center for Good Work, San Francisco (1990).

Co-Instructor

“Grassroots Marketing,” sponsored by the Western Alliance of Arts Administrators (1990).

Co-Instructor

“Threading the Eye of the Needle: New Ways of Doing Business” a workshop tour of Sweden sponsored by Narings Liv, Stockholm, Karlstadt; Institute Fortagsütveckling, Tröllhaten; and Kürsbyn Körpberget, Kramförs (1984).

  • “New Ways Of Doing Business”
  • “Honest Management”
  • “The Impact Of Computers On Small Business”
  • “Business Networks”

Academic Teaching Experience

Associate Professor

Master of Arts in Business program sponsored by the School for Transformative Learning, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, (1993-1997).

As primary instructor

  • “Using the On-line Classroom: Computer Mediated Adult Learning”
  • “Adult Learning: The Art and Science of Transformation”
  • “Communication: Diversity, Negotiation, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Facilitation”
  • “Starting and Running a Small Business”
  • “Management and Organization Theory: A Global Perspective”
  • “Leadership and Organizational Transformation”
  • “Systems Thinking in Management and Organizations”
  • “Live Your Values and Still Pay the Bills”
  • “Career Choices: Marketing Your Master of Arts in Business”
  • “Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Empowerment and Creativity in Business”

As cohort leader (facilitation and learning integration)

  • “Systems Thinking in Management and Organizations”
  • “Learning Organizations and Organizational Learning.”
  • “Accounting and Finance for Managers and Entrepreneurs”
  • “Economics, Business, and Society: The Ecology of Commerce”
  • “Marketing: From Consumerism to Community Service”
  • “Information Payoff: Technology and Information Management”
  • “Qualitative Research Methods: From Observation to Empowerment Evaluation”
  • “Quantitative Research Methods: Statistical Analysis for Strategic Intent”
  • “Planning and Strategic Thinking: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally”
  • “Using a Ropes Course to Launch a Learning Community”
  • “Environmental Management: The Natural Step™”
  • “Human Resource Development: A Systems Approach”
  • “Final Exam: Mindful Self-Grading Through Self-Reflection and 360 Degree Feedback”
  • “Project Demonstrating Mastery (a culminating project producing activities and/or artifacts equivalent to the scope and gravitas of the traditional master’s level thesis, but not limmited to the written word.)

Adjunct Faculty

“Corporate Policy and Ethics” sponsored by the undergraduate business program, Holy Names  University (nee Holy Names College), Orinda, California (1997).

Holy Names Univeristy

“Starting and Running a Small Environmental Education Business” an independent study project sponsored by the undergraduate Environmental Education program, Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona (1997).

Prescott College

“Computer Skills Training for Faculty, Staff, and Students” sponsored by New College of California (1985-1986).

  • “Introduction to Microcomputers, with hands-on laboratory”
  • “Computer Applications for the Small Time Operator”
  • “Basic Computer Literacy”
  • “Introduction to Word processing on the Prime Minicomputer”
New College of California

Instructor

“Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Empowerment and Creativity in Business” sponsored by the joint summer session of the Master of International Business (MBA) program at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausées and the Master of Business Administration program at University of Bristol, UK (held on UC Berkeley Campus, 1995).

Graduate Teaching Assistant

“Introduction to Statistics,” “Animal Learning Laboratory”, and “Human Performance Laboratory” courses in the undergraduate psychology program, Department of Psychology, Universtiy of Washington, Seattle (1973-1975)

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

“Seminar in Behavior Modification”, “Physiological Psychology”, and “General Psychology” sponsored by the undergraduate psychology program, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada at Las Vegas (1970-1972).

Advisor, Teacher, or Administrator

Graduate, Post Graduate, and Private Business Education Programs for which I have acted as ConsultantAdvisor, Teacher, or Administrator.

  • Center for Professional Education, University of Phoenix Online Campus
  • Healthforum Fellowship Programs, American Hospital Association
  • Health Sciences Simulation Center, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, California
  • Kaos Pilots University, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Master of Arts in Business, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco
  • Committee to Develop a Business Masters, New College of California, San Francisco
  • Master of Business Administration, Holy Names College, Orinda, California
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Bristol, UK
  • Master of International Business (MBA), Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausées, Paris
  • Noren Institute, San Francisco
  • Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, San Francisco
  • Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco
  • The New Business Academy, Dartington, Devon, England

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