Learning Beyond the Classroom

“Our work with Keith brought change in perspective, attitude, and collective purpose. He is an incredibly gifted facilitator.”

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Keith has helped 90+ campuses to lead, design, implement, and assess their curricular approach to learning beyond the classroom.

He facilitates this process through a workshop series that can be offered virtually or in person and ongoing consulting support.

Keith is national leader on the curricular approach, having co-authored the book, co-authored a peer-reviewed article, co-chairing the institute on this approach numerous times, and co-presenting the opening plenary at the institute for the past 13 years.

Keith supports large organizations clarify, sequence, and align their learning and development approaches toward greater equity for us all. Keith can assist you in developing and improving your learning and development offerings, particularly around equity and inclusion.

He offers possibilities and solutions to move you forward so you can have greater confidence that your training is grounded in the best scholarship, research, and practices, both in terms of content and pedagogy.

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    "It was really helpful having Dr. Keith Edwards come to campus to help us understand and implement the curricular approach. The Plenary and workshop sessions provided the staff with the foundations and tools they needed to feel more comfortable and approach this new direction with more focus and enthusiasm."

    Mylon J. Kirksy, Ed.D.

    Director of Residence Life, University of Texas at Austin

      "Keith was a fantastic facilitator and guide as we began our journey toward a curricular approach to our work. He empowered us to discover learning goals and outcomes unique to our campus and left us well equipped for our journey toward this new approach."

      Karen Lange, Ed.D.

      Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of St. Thomas

        "I can’t believe you did this to me at the end of my career. You are not supposed to get me more excited and motivated to do my job than I’ve ever been as I’m thinking about retiring!"

        Donna Lynn Darmody MS, CWP

        Director of Health Education & Alcohol/Drug Prevention Coordinator, Roger Williams University

          "Coaching provided deep personal reflections and resultant actions on purpose, integration, and development in a safe, thought-provoking environment of dialogue and challenge. Dr. Edwards approach brought focus to my professional calling and enabled an understanding of integration across the complexities of faith, family, and career."

          Terry Gaalswyk, PhD

          College President, Minnesota West

            "Over two days, Keith guided us through a process that managed to clarify our strategic direction, reaffirm our commitment to this process, and foster collaboration across areas of the College toward the goal bringing a curricular approach to orientation."

            Sterling Crow

            Manager, Co-Curricular Student Learning and Development, Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

              "It was empowering for individuals and brought us together as a team in ways I couldn’t have imagined possible. Although you came to teach them about the curricular approach, which you did incredibly well, what many can’t stop talking about is what you reminded them about gratitude. One person got teary-eyed just talking about how powerful she thought you were with this message and described going home and having really wonderful conversations with her son and her husband that she believes she will have lasting impact."

              Lisa Landreman

              Assistant VP and Dean for Student Life, Roger Williams University

                "The two day retreat assisted our whole department to understand what a curricular approach could look like in residence life department. Our facilitators were intentional and developmental in their approach. Our staff is excited about the possibility of how we can tangibly live out our values and educate students."

                Heather Kropf

                Associate Director of Residence Life, University of Oregon

                Jordan Black

                  "The virtual retreat Keith led for us helped the department get to where we needed to be for Fall 2020 and has set us up for future success as we continue to pivot and further develop our curriculum. His ability to help staff find their role within the curriculum, move our department forward on our curricular journey, and push us to examine our work critically has helped us to strengthen the student experience and further student learning."

                  Jordan Black

                  Associate Director – Learning Experience, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

                    "This two day experience catapulted us from conception to action, and provided revelatory insights into previous barriers for success. In addition to the progress made, we simply had motivational fun that strengthened our overall team."

                    Dr. Anna Schmidt

                    Director of Residence Life & Educational Initiatives, University of Oregon

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