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Dr. Nancy Ellen Miller, Executive Director
A critical thinker, inquisitive storyteller and talented marketing strategist, Nancy's insights into the education and corporate learning sector arise from years of experience as a classroom teacher, university lecturer and seminar leader. With a rare combination of creative and commercial acumen, she excels in delivering imaginative and innovative global brand campaigns across all customer touch points. She also coaches individuals and business teams through challenges and periods of transition using the wisdom of neuroscience.
A member of the Ontario College of Teachers, Nancy holds a PhD in English and Creative Writing, a Post-graduate Certificate in Education, a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature as well as a Post-graduate Diploma in Contemporary Dance.
She is the Co-Director of Communications for PIC/IABC, Toronto, and Head of Brand Strategy and Creative for the UK-based agency, EdTech Mark
Dr. John (Jack) Miller, Senior Advisor
Jack has been working in the field of holistic education and integrative learning for over 40 years. He is the author and editor of 20 books on holistic learning and contemplative practices in education. His writing has been translated into nine languages.
His book, The Holistic Curriculum, has provided the program framework for the Equinox Holistic Alternative School in Toronto where Jack has been involved in an advisory role. He is the co-editor of a book series for Information Age Publishing entitled Current Perspectives in Holistic Education.
Jack has worked extensively with educators in Japan, Korea and Hong Kong for the past 20 years and has been a visiting professor at universities in Japan and Hong Kong. In 2009, Jack was one of 24 educators invited to Bhutan to help that country develop their educational system so that it supports the country’s goal of Gross National Happiness.
He has given talks on all the major continents around the world. Jack teaches courses on holistic education and contemplative education for graduate students and students in the Initial Teacher Education Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto where he is a professor.