BRUCE R. DUNCAN, M.Ed.
Summary of Qualifications
â€¢ Proven ability to effectively design, develop and implement professional media based educational and community development products, programs and projects that achieve their stated objectives.
â€¢ Understanding and knowledge of online media and social networking technologies and their application to new media project objectives and outcomes.
â€¢ Eleven years of non-profit management with a focus on project management, staff development, program design, fiscal management, strategic planning and evaluation.
â€¢ 20 years of conflict mediation, education and group facilitation experience with a broad range of Regional, State, and small business, public/private non-profit, academic and community stakeholders.
Terasem Movement Foundation Inc., Lincoln, Vermont
Managing Director, 2006- Present
Providing leadership and non-profit management for a private operating foundation with a half million dollar annual operating budget. Responsible for coordinating scientific research, development and education in the geo-ethical application of computer based nano-technology.
Multi-team web project management of an integrated social networking site, development and delivery of an online campaign of a public education program to promote a positive view of a technological future,
Terasem Media and Films
Creative Director, 2006 â€“ Present
Responsible for all phases of production of a feature length independent film project, production of short promotional videos, short documentaries and public education videos integrated within an online new media campaigns.
Office of Conflict Resolution, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Administrative Program Coordinator, 2001- 2006
Providing leadership for the establishment of a campus-wide conflict resolution education and support program for students, staff and faculty. Managing program development, implementation, evaluation and budgeting.
Create a variety of special of outreach projects to students living on and off campus including; Have A Heart Campaign to Reduce Walk-by Noise; Off Campus Living Workshop program; Production of a documentary film,â€ Two Way Streetâ€ about off campus living and community building to educate second year students; Develop and implement educational program in conflict resolution skills for on campus students; Create a diversity skills training program for faculty, staff and students Responding to Racism: Person to Person; Provide a variety of dispute resolution services: mediation, group conferencing, facilitation to students, neighbors, and staff.; Create collaborative partnerships and coalitions with key partners; Burlington Mayorâ€™s Office and the University of Vermont
Seeds of Peace, Casco, Maine
International Peace Camp, Summer Delegation Leader Peace Facilitator, 2001- Present
Provided professional facilitation, inter-cultural conflict resolution, peace education training for 200+ adult educators and government representatives from Israel, Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Cyprus, and the Balkans in an international peace camp promoting non-violent coexistence among youth 13-18yrs.
International Educators Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, Educational Curriculum Developer, 2002
Facilitated the development of a Peace through Media Studies secondary education curriculum for use by high school educators in regional conflict areas.
Northeast Solutions Inc., Bristol, Vermont.
Management Consultant/ Organizational Development Trainer, 1996 - 2003
Founded private consulting practice to provide professional facilitation and conflict management services, training and technical assistance to business organizations, municipal government, public schools, and non-profit organizations.
Designed and implemented a continuing education stress reduction and management training series for Vermont health care organization managers and nursing professionals. Past clients include: the City of Burlington (Eco Industrial Park Public Participation Facilitation, North End Traffic Calming Project, Community Block Grant Facilitation); Fletcher Allen Health Care; Vermont HIV/AIDS Consortium; Addison County Home Health; Autumn Harp Inc.; Town of Bristol, Vermont; Burlington Electric Department; Vermont Student Assistance Corporation; Connecticut Department of Children, Youth and Families.
Areas of Expertise
Education, Confilct Resolution,Technology Development, Leadershi
An idea worth spreading
Better living through technology guided by creativity and participatory democracy.
I'm passionate about
Learning, new technologies and emerging ideas that create better lives. I value collaboration, diversity and exploration as primary activities to address social justice issues and foster change.
Talk to me about
Mindfiles, LifeaNaut.com, Bina48, Terasem Movement Foundation, Social Justice,Vermont,Travel. Robots. the Future.
People don't know I'm good at
International Conflict Resoloution and Filmmaking.
My TED story
I have been lucky enough to have been invited to share the current story about Bina48 (android) and the LIfeNaut Project at TEDx Harlem (NYC) in 2012 and Tedx Manchester Village in Vermont in 2013. Both experiences we inspiring to me as a speaker and awesome as a chance to learn from other presenters and meet some amazing new people.