Doc Meek Qualifications Brief

Qualifications Brief for Doc Meek

J. Collins Meek, B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D.

CANADA: P.O. Box 3105, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1

US: 3688 W 9800 S, #138, South Jordan, UT 84095-3260

Telephone: (801) 971-1812 (Jeannette); Facsimile: [801] 282-6026

Offering a rare combination of public and private sector background, with demonstrated success in developing programs and strategies for schooling and  family triumphs for children and adults

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

A.  ADVANCED AND BASIC DEGREES

– Ph.D. (1979); University of Alberta; emphasis on research and administration

– M.Ed. (1972); University of Alberta; emphasis on supervision and finance

– B.Ed. (1969); University of Alberta; emphasis on teaching, English and psychology

B.  SELECTED SPECIALIZED TRAINING

– JOURNEY WORK (2008), The Journey—Evolution Unlimited, Louisville, CO, USA

Areas of emphasis: enlightened therapy; Journey Practitioner skills (220+ hours)

– EDUCATION IN NATIVE CULTURES (1999) BYU-HAWAII, Laie, HI, USA

Areas of emphasis: International Teacher Education Program (60 hours)

– DYNAMIC ASSESSMENT (1997), University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, CANADA

Areas of emphasis: educational assessment in a cross-cultural context (45 hours)

– ADULT DEVELOPMENT (1996), University of Athabasca, Calgary, AB, CANADA

Areas of emphasis: adult development across the life-cycle (45 hours)

– FAMILY THERAPY (1995), Holy Cross Hospital, Calgary, AB, CANADA

Areas of emphasis: family systems and family interviews (90 hours)

– PHOTO READING (1993), Learning Strategies Corporation, Wazata, MN, USA

Areas of emphasis: accelerated learning and advanced speed reading (32 hours)

– BRAIN GYM I & II (1993), Educational Kinesiology Foundation, Ventura, CA, USA

Areas of emphasis: use of movement in mitigating learning problems (32 hours)

– NEURO-LINGUISTIC TRAINING (1992), First Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA

Areas of emphasis: training design and presentation for adult audiences (80 hours)

– COGNITIVE RETRAINING (1991), Glenrose Hospital, Edmonton, AB, CANADA

Areas of emphasis: computerized rehabilitation for brain injuries (8 hours)

– NEURO-LINGUISTIC TRAINING (1990), NLP Comprehensive, Boulder, CO, USA

Areas of emphasis: advanced techniques for use in brief therapy (56 hours)

– PSYCHO-LINGUISTICS (1990), Communication Choices, Edmonton, AB, CANADA

Areas of emphasis: brief therapy for children and adults (144 hours)

PEAK PERFORMANCE TEACHING (1988), Learning Pathways, Denver, CO, USA

Areas of emphasis: interventions for children with learning problems (56 hours)

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS                                    J. Collins Meek, Page 2

A.  CONSULTANT/TRAINER for The Learning Clinic & TLC Inc., for 21 years (1988-2010)

Responsibilities: consulting, training, counseling (individual, and family systems)

B.  CONSULTANT/MANAGER for Alberta Education, for 17 years (1971-88)

Responsibilities: planning/research, finance, special education and career counseling projects; served in administrative and teaching posts in cross-cultural contexts

C.  GENERAL MANAGER of Sherwood Enterprises, for 3 years (1968-71)

Responsibilities: development of a small private research & development company; also developed a small residential construction firm and transportation company

D.  SUPERVISOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS for Canadian Utilities Ltd., for 4 years (1964-68)

Responsibilities: taught electrical safety in rural Alberta schools; also supervised public information, media relations, and corporate publications (editor in chief)

E.  TEACHER in Alberta hospitals and Alberta & Yukon public schools, for 4 years (1960-64)

Responsibilities: teaching students in hospitals and public schools in Alberta, and teaching native Canadians in a rural community school in the Yukon Territory, Canada

VOLUNTEER SERVICE

A.  THE LEARNING CLINIC YEARS (1988 to 2010)

Most volunteer activity involved working with adults and children with learning problems; elected to the Board of Directors of the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta–Edmonton, and chaired the twice-monthly Parent Support Nights; elected Vice President in 1994. Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Learning Disabilities Association of Utah in 2003.

B.  THE SOUTH PACIFIC YEARS (1999 to 2001)

Appointed Adjunct Professor, School of Education, Brigham Young University–Hawaii. Served in the South Pacific in Tonga, as Teacher Development Coordinator for the International Teacher Education Program (ITEP); facilitated university instruction and teaching strategies for teachers/administrators, and private career counseling for students, teachers and administrators.

C.  THE ALBERTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION YEARS (1971 to 1988)

Most volunteer activity was with professional education associations, both provincially and nationally; contributed to the National Economic Conference of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education; did career counseling research for the federal Manpower Department.

D.  THE SCHOOL AND PRIVATE SECTOR YEARS (1960 to 1971)

Volunteer tutoring and volunteer career counseling.

Served in church, community affairs and/or grassroots politics throughout all of the above years.

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PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS      J. Collins Meek, Page 3

Selected Publications:

CRANDELL, A.K., J.C. MEEK & W. WELCH. (2001). “Teacher Certification Practices for Vocational Education.” Liahona, Tonga: Paper prepared for Church Education System.

FARINE, A., D. FRIESEN & J.C. MEEK. Eds. (1979). Educational Administration: A Comparative View [of 15 countries]. Edmonton: University of Alberta.

MEEK, J.C., & J. MEEK. (2001). “International Teacher Education Program Annual Report.” Liahona, Tonga: Paper prepared for Church Education System.

MEEK, J.C. (2000). “TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) in Tonga.” Liahona, Tonga: Paper prepared for Church Education System.

MEEK, J.C. (1996). “The Meaning of Life.” Calgary: Paper prepared for Adult Development Course, Athabasca University.

MEEK, J.C. (1995). “The Case of Danielle.” Calgary: Paper prepared for the Family Therapy Training Program, Holy Cross Hospital.

MEEK, J.C. (1993). “Parenting the Difficult Child.” Edmonton: Course prepared for Edmonton Public Schools Continuing Education Classes.

MEEK, J.C. (1992). “Managing Personal Anger.” Edmonton: Course prepared for Edmonton Public Schools Continuing Education Classes.

MEEK, J.C. (1988). “Alberta Teacher Supply & Demand Forecast: 1988-1991.” Edmonton: Alberta Department of Education.

MEEK, J.C. (1987). “Report on Special Education Services in the Province of Alberta.” Edmonton: Alberta Department of Education.

MEEK, J.C. (1984). “Provincial Priority on Education.” Edmonton: Alberta Department of Education, prepared for the Minister of Education and Members of the Legislature.

MEEK, J.C. (1979). “Local School Board Revenues and Expenditures in a Period of Declining Enrolments.” Edmonton: University of Alberta, doctoral dissertation.

MEEK, J.C. (1978). “[Job Satisfaction] Literature Review.” In E.A. Holdaway, Teacher Satisfaction: An Alberta Report. Edmonton: University of Alberta, Chapter 2, pp. 5-33.

MEEK, J.C. (1972). Ed. Evaluation Guidelines. Edmonton: Alberta Department of Education, with original authors Clarence D. Rhodes and Tina Lomas.

MEEK, J.C., G.B. HAWLEY & B.L. STRINGHAM. (1972). “Toward an Improved Management Information System (MIS).” Edmonton: Alberta Department of Education.

MEEK, J.C. (1972). “Unit Cost Analysis of the Implementary Expenditures of an Urban School System.” Edmonton: University of Alberta, master’s thesis.

MEEK, J.C. (1972). Ed. Program Accounting and Budgeting Manual. Edmonton: Alberta Department of Education, with original authors William R. Duke and others.

Selected Presentations:

Numerous public and private workshops and seminars on positive parenting, difficult children, managing personal anger, and defeating depression; also taught editing and finance privately.

AVOCATIONAL INTERESTS: Public speaking, aviation and square dancing.

REFERENCES: Available upon request.

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Doc Meek, Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Canonville, Utah, USA; running/walking the 5K run (3.1 miles), while extended family does the half marathon (13 miles) from near Tropic, Utah, down to Canonville, Utah, near Bryce Canyon [Bryce Canyon is stunningly beautiful!]


J. Collins Meek III, Ph.D.
“What if you are smarter than you think?”
Learning Specialist: https://docmeek.com
PH (801) 971-1812 (Jeannette); Fax [801] 282-6026
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THE LEARNING CLINIC WORLDWIDE, INC. (Dr. Meek)
CANADA: P.O. Box 3105, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1
TONGA: P.O. BOX 60, Nuku’alofa (c/o Mele Taumoepeau)
USA: 3688 W 9800 S, #138, South Jordan, UT 84095

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