Kelly Awards nominee profile: Doug Kerr

Tami Saj
Doug Kerr

The Kelly Outstanding Teaching Awards recognize core and associate faculty members who are representative of outstanding teaching at Royal Roads. Leading up to the 2019 awards presentation at Campus Conversation on November 27, we will highlight nominees (in alphabetical order) with a special profile on their teaching philosophy.

The nominee profiled this week is Doug Kerr.

“[Teaching is] about designing and facilitating the learning process so each learner is continually engaged from their strengths as a learner, and that continual engagement enhances their learning while concurrently contributing to the enhanced learning of their fellow-learners.”

Douglas Kerr, MAdEd, has developed and facilitated training programs for organizations in the public, private and social-profit sectors for over 40 years. Doug’s specialties include communication, group facilitation, negotiation skills, performance coaching, supervisory and management development, and appreciative inquiry. Doug has been known across North America and beyond for developing and disseminating the "Instructional Skills Workshop," a multi-layered, peer development program for post-secondary instructors. Doug continues to explore innovative, appreciative approaches to individual, team and organizational change.

The Kelly Outstanding Teaching Awards are open to all Royal Roads University faculty members who are actively engaged in teaching for-credit or non-credit courses at Royal Roads. A call for nominations is sent out each spring to faculty, staff and students. Learn more about the awards and see past recipients.