About the Moderator

Jim Mishler is a retired Special Education Administrator with 35 years of experience in public education. He has published several articles, and has presented at numerous state, national and international conferences. Jim is currenlty a faculty member with the William Glasser Institute for Choice Theory and Reality Therapy where he focuses on training and teaching the concepts of the personal psychology of Choice.

Over his years of experience he has facilitated many different groups ranging from school related groups to church and community groups. As a result of his experience in facilitating groups he has become affiliated wtith Agora's for the 21st Century which is dedicataed to promoting democratic dialogue. The primary vehicle for this promotion is a piece of software known as Cogniscope II developed by Dr. Alexander Christakis and others. This software enhances the decision making process by promoting deeper understanding and clarity of the ideas presented by all of those participating. In accomplishing its goal the Guided Dialogue Process promotes dialogue with civility and respects for all of those participating. Jim and his company Woodview Learning Strategists are licensees of the 21st Century Agoras and retain full rights to use the Cogniscope II software in its processes and deliberations.

In 2008 Jim founded Woodview Learning Strategists LLC with the goal of helping organizations build "internal capacity". Translated, building internal capacity means to help organizations develope the structures needed to stand alone and be effective organizations. For more information on Woodview Learning Strategist please go to www.woodviewlearning.com.

Jim can be reached at:

Jim Mishler
Woodview Learning Strategists LLC
309 Orchard
Clare, MI 48617
989-386-9382 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 989-386-9382 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 989-424-1133 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 989-424-1133 end_of_the_skype_highlighting