Kevin Van Lierop
I am an adult learning & higher education leader located in London, Canada.
A goal to enable individuals and communities to take greater ownership over their futures gives purpose to the most rewarding work I complete. Approaching my work with a servant-leadership mindset, my expertise is in designing strategies and platforms which create meaningful & engaging experiences in support of helping others achieve their goals.
I hold a Master of Adult Education in Community Leadership from St. Francis Xavier University, a Diploma in Urban Planning from Fanshawe College, and a Bachelor of Education from Western University.
For almost two decades, I was regarded as a community leader, public intellectual and place enthusiast. I led communities in transforming the way they see & inhabit their neighbourhoods and cities. This work culminated in three years of research on the importance of place where I consider how informal learning experiences contribute to the development of community leaders.
These days, I lead learning innovation efforts for a small-but-mighty learning & development organization. I work alongside partners such as Microsoft, Amazon, micro:bit, and Canada Learning Code to support and elevate the work of K-12 educators across the globe.