Jeanie Cockell



Job Title



Cockell McArthur-Blair Consulting

EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s

EdD, 2005; MA, 1993


Educational Administration and Leadership (EDAL); Higher Education (HIED)


Victoria, BC, Canada


Jeanie Cockell is an educational and organizational consultant. She specializes in collaboratively designing strategies to surface the wisdom of individuals and groups in order for them to build positive futures and to respond effectively to change. She is a dynamic facilitator who is known for her creativity, sense of humour, sensitivity, and ability to get diverse groups to work collaboratively together. Her consulting practice is grounded in her education background including teaching and leadership roles. She teaches, presents and delivers workshops in a variety of areas: appreciative inquiry; team building; leadership; diversity; mathematics; adult learning; instructional skills, planning and design; instructor and program evaluation; and facilitator training. Jeanie has had leadership roles at Vancouver Community College as Mathematics Department Head, and Associate Dean; at the Institute of Indigenous Government as Acting Dean; and at the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education as Project Officer. She is a leader in Appreciative Inquiry as an organizational, team and community development process; an educational approach; a research methodology and a foundation for living well. She is based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and travels worldwide to facilitate workshops, speak at conferences, and consult for clients. Jeanie is an established author who has published articles (several for the Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner), co-authored the books, Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: A Transformative Force (2nd edition, 2020) and Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry: A Leadership Journey Through Hope, Despair, and Forgiveness (2018).