Teaching

COURSES

Organizational Behaviour and Theory Courses:
Organizational Leadership
Organizational Behaviour
Organizational Behaviour and Design
Principles of Organizational Behaviour
Management and Organizational Behaviour

Human Resources Courses:
Labour and Employee Relations
Recruitment and Selection
Training and Development
Performance Management
Human Resources Management Tools
Advanced Topics in Human Resource Management
International Human Resource Management

Management Courses:
The Effective Manager
Corporate Social Responsibility
Management and Organizational Behaviour
Managing the Employment Relationship
Managing the Family Business
Managing and Building Teams

"He makes students want to come to class, and not just sit there, but actively participate and engage in the learning process. He makes students grow; I saw it progressively happen. He makes classroom respect a nonchalant norm. He makes and maintains the integrity of education more so than any professor I have ever been taught by”

- Victoria, Sauder Business Student
“You are one of the best professors that I've met during this MBA program. I really liked your openness to students, great discussions and good energy. Thank you for challenging us with projects and questions. They really forced us to think and didn’t just give obvious answers. We really appreciate that.”

- Julia, VIU MBA Student

TEACHING AWARDS

  • 2011 - Received the UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Award as well as Runner-up for the Commerce Undergraduate Society (CUS) Teaching Excellence Award.
  • 2010 - Received the inaugural Paul Chwelos Memorial Graduate Scholarship for outstanding potential in teaching. Nominated for the Commerce Undergraduate Society Teaching Excellence Award and the Sauder School of Business Graduate Student Teaching Award.
  • 2007 - Received the UBC and Sauder School of Business Graduate Student Teaching Awards.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - COURSES, WORKSHOPS, AND SEMINARS

  • Flipped Classrooms Workshop – Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at Vancouver Island University
  • Creating Screencasts for Learning Workshop – Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at Vancouver Island University
  • Case Teaching Workshop – Dr. Jim Erskine, Two-day workshop facilitated by Learning and Technology Services at University of British Columbia through the University of Western Ontario.
  • Instructional Skills Workshop – Three-day workshop conducted by the Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth at the University of British Columbia.
  • College and University Teaching Course (EPSE 506). Course work included delivering guest lectures as well as video review of practice lectures.
  • How to Use Music in the Classroom – Reflections and Refractions, Dr. M. Colgate, University of Victoria, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Teaching Workshop
  • Leading Debates in the Classroom – Dr. J. Ault, University of Victoria, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Teaching Workshop
  • Using Online Assessment to Improve Learning – Rob Peregoodoff. Seminar conducted by Learning and Technology Services, University of British Columbia.
  • Engaging Students in Large Classrooms: Lessons Learned from the Comm486G First Year Pilot - Paul Cubbon and Jeff Kroeker, Seminar conducted by Learning and Technology Services, University of British Columbia.
  • Managing Change: Today's Tools for Teaching Business – Dr. Tony Bates, Seminar conducted through Learning and Technology Services, University of British Columbia.
  • Professional-Ethical Education of Business Leaders - Thomas Culham, Ph.D. Student, Seminar conducted as part of the Sauder School of Business Divisional Seminar Series.
  • SmartPodium Training - Rob Peregoodoff . Workshop conducted by Learning and Technology Services, University of British Columbia.
  • Communication and Collaboration with BB Vista - Rob Peregoodoff, Seminar conducted by Learning and Technology Services, University of British Columbia.

Current Focus

Using high-performance practices from sport, I’ve developed a new approach to coaching in organizations. This innovative research provides a framework to help employees “go for gold” in organizational contexts. I’m looking forward to bringing this approach to practice, research, and the classroom.