Denis Shackel

Denis taught elementary grades in New Zealand (1963-1969) while earning his B.A., Diploma of Teaching, Diploma of Education and M.A. (First Class Hons.). He completed his Ph.D. in School Psychology at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto) where he taught Educational Psychology from 1971 to 2000. He was honoured as the Professor of the Year (2000) when he retired from O.I.S.E. and moved to London. He was similarly honoured when he received the highest U.W.O. Teaching Award following his first year teaching at Ivey [2004] and the same award again in 2010.

His outstanding teaching record has led to his being selected as "Leader In Faculty Teaching" [LIFT] by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in July 2007.

He has been President of his management consulting company (Unlocking of Talents) since 1978 and has presented numerous workshops to managers in business, industry and government agencies around the world.
The Canadian Management Centre and the American Management Association describes Denis as: " A creative, courageous and energetic visionary who radiates a positive professional presence with confidence and humility…a truly world class educator".

In May 2010, Denis was featured in a National Post article by M.T. Bitti, “Lateral Living .. Denis Shuns the Down Days”.

Denis is a music teacher, Reverend, marathon runner, fine woodworker and is married with five children.