IJCAIP PRESS RELEASE
We are pleased to announce that Nick Nissley, EdD has recently joined the International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, IJCAIP Advisory Board.
Nick Nissley, EdD, is currently Executive Director for The Banff Centre’s Leadership Development programs. The Banff Centre is located in Banff National Park, a world heritage site in the heart of Alberta surrounded by Canada’s spectacular Rocky Mountains. The Banff Centre is Canada’s only post secondary learning institution dedicated to the arts, mountain culture, and leadership programming.
Dr. Nissley is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in the practice of arts-based learning in management education and leadership development. Under Nissley’s leadership, The Banff Centre’s public programs, customized offerings, and Aboriginal programs have developed a world-wide reputation for inspiring creativity in leaders from many disciplines.
Nick Nissley is an accomplished academic whose formal education includes a Doctorate in Education from George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., and an undergraduate degree in geology and mineralogy from Ohio State University. He has been a professor in the department of organization learning and development at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, where he served as co-chair, department of organization learning and development, and program director for the master’s program in human resource development. Nissley has also held affiliations with the College of Business, Management Center, and Center for Nonprofit Management at the University of St. Thomas. While in academia, he consulted and presented to a variety of client organizations, including schools, government, for-profit, non-profit, and faith-based communities, local, regional, national, and international audiences.
At the center of Nick Nissley's research is applied imagination – helping individuals, organizations, and communities transform themselves through learning as they confront real-world challenges.
Over the past 10 years, Nick has helped define the field of arts based learning in management education. Story and narrative in the workplace is a special interest. In a recent article in "Issues and Observations" Nick Nissley writes, "the business world in recent years has shown increasing interest in the narrative lens and more specifically in the relationship between leadership storytelling and organizational change."
“In these times of economic distress, we should take a lesson from the pages of our history books – economic adversity can inspire extraordinary innovation, if we choose to engage the arts as enablers of business creativity.”
Nick Nissley, Journal of Business Strategy
Nick Nissley's interests in the arts, education, environment, and social service has led him, over the past fifteen years, to serve on the boards of organizations including: Editorial Advisory Board for Aesthesis: International Journal of Art and Aesthetics in Management and Organizational Life; Editorial Review Board for The Journal of Management and Organisation (Special Issue: Re-Conceiving the Artful in Management Development and Education); the Arts and Business Council’s Creativity Connection National Advisory Board in New York City; Minneapolis’s Springboard for the Arts; the Minnesota Association for Continuing Adult Education; the Hershey Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania; Duquesne University’s Capital Region Campus Advisory Board; and, presently in his home of Banff, he serves on the Board of Directors for Banff’s Mineral Springs Hospital and the Whyte Museum of The Canadian Rockies, as well as the Canadian Rockies Public Schools’ Futures Planning Advisory Board.
As an artist, Nick has also performed semi-professionally with Playback Theatre working as an actor on stages in Canada, Denver, London, and Krakow. He continues to engage with Playback Theatre, serving on the International Centre for Playback Theatre’s Strategic Action Plan Steering Committee.
We are honoured Nick Nissley has joined us to share his creativity, knowledge and expertise with The International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice and the IJCAIP Advisory Board. As we continue to strive toward our publishing and organizational goals as the leading international journal in the creative arts in interdisciplinary practice, we will be sure to benefit from Nick Nissley’s international reputation in management education, arts and leadership development as well as his passionate interests in the creative arts as a force for transformative community change.
Cheryl McLean, Publisher
International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice
The International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice
IJCAIP Advisory Board
George Belliveau, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
Subrata Sankar Bagchi, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Ottawa
Lace Marie Brogden, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Regina
Michael Hutcheon MD, FRCP, Deputy Physician and Chief of Education, Toronto University Health Network
Robert W. Kelly Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Calgary
Pia C. Kontos Ph.D., Research Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto
Patricia McKeever Ph.D., Health Sociologist, Senior Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute, Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Nick Nissley EdD., Executive Director, Banff Centre for the Arts, Leadership Development
Lubomir Popov Ph.D., Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, Interior Design, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Johnny Saldana MFA, Professor of Theatre, Herberger College of the Arts, Arizona State University