Charles Miller

Charles Miller

Charles R. Miller was a full-time member of the faculty at a northern California community college for 31 years, serving as an instructor, learning specialist and coordinator of faculty and staff development. He also served as adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco and The Professional School of Psychology.

Charles was the vice president of Company of for ten years. He is now an Expert on Call with the same company, specializing in Appreciative Inquiry and the Enneagram. He has been certified by as an Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator and as an Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT©) Trainer.

Charles works as a consultant, facilitator, and trainer throughout the world. He was the national director of the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW), a training program for college and university faculty. Miller has an extensive background in conducting workshops for faculty, staff, and colleges, including Active Learning, Appreciative Inquiry, Classroom Assessment, Collaborative Learning, Enneagram, Great Teaching Seminars, Instructional Skills Workshops, Presentation Skills Workshops, Relationship Training, Right to Succeed/Helping Students Succeed, Strategic Planning, and Student-Centered Instructional Principles & Practices©. His clients have included dozens of schools, community colleges, and four-year colleges and universities, including Concordia University in Montreal, Golden Gate University, Sonoma State University, and Samuel Merritt College. In 1995, Miller received the John Fry Individual Leadership Award from the National Council for Staff, Program and Organization Development. In 1996, he received the Lorraine Barry Individual Leadership Award from the California Community Colleges Council for Staff Development (4C/SD).

Charles has completed the coursework in a doctoral program in clinical and organizational psychology at The Professional School of Psychology in San Francisco. He holds a master of arts degree in psychology from Sonoma State University, a master of arts degree in English from San Francisco State University, and studied at Rikkyo University in Tokyo, and Mexico City College. He holds a bachelor of science degree in marine engineering from the California Maritime Academy.

Charles was trained as an Appreciative Inquiry practitioner by Jane Magruder Watkins and Ralph Kelly; and as an Executive Coach with an Appreciative Approach by Bill Bergquist and Kathleen O’Donnell. He is an Expert on Call with Company of, co-Owner of Appreciative Inquiry Consulting (AIC), LLC, and a member of the Positive Change Corps.

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  • Active Learning
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training
  • Building Teams
  • Collaborative/ Cooperative Learning
  • Creating a positive environment for learning
  • Department Chair Training and Development
  • Emotional Intelligence across the curriculum
  • Enhancing adult motivation to learn
  • Enneagram
  • Experimental Learning
  • Self-esteem building
  • Faculty training and development
  • FISH! and FISH! sticks
  • Great teaching or great teacher seminars(TM)
  • Instructional Skills Workshops (ISW)(TM)
  • Instructional Skills Workshops (ISW) Facilitator Training(TM)
  • Leadership Training and Development
  • Outdoor Leadership Initiatives
  • Presentation Skills Workshops(TM)
  • Right to Succeed Workshops(TM)
  • Technology-Mediated Teaching (TMT) Facilitator Training(TM)