My Education, Training, and Development

Hello, there! I love to learn. What about you? Yes, there are a number of contentions regarding our educational system I take issue with or am concerned about, and I’m sure you have your opinions, too. I still love to learn. In addition to traditional linear education, I also value nonlinear, experiential, and other alternative approaches in personal and professional growth, training, and development.

Below are three lists. First is a list of my primary educational achievements followed by a second list of numerous continuing education workshops, seminars, and other trainings. These additions supplement and augment my traditional education. They also demonstrate my intention to continue learning both to improve myself and to better serve others. Finally, is a list of awards and related achievements. Consider these lists as similar to an addendum to a resume or perhaps even a modified curriculum vitae.

 

EDUCATION | CERTIFICATION | PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SEATTLE MASSAGE SCHOOL, GREEN LAKE CAMPUS, Seattle, WA
Certification as a Licensed Massage Practitioner, (Massage Therapy & Bodywork), 1993.
At the time SMS was one of America’s premier massage schools. As an LMP, I went on to expand my practice and developed into a master bodyworker prior to tackling new challenges 14 years later.

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY, Richmond, VA
Master of Fine Arts Degree, Creative Writing in English, 1986.
Here I honed my natural gifts, worked hard, and mastered the art of the craft. I developed the reputation of being the most eclectic writer, the most prolific, and one of the best creative writers among my peers.

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE, Hampden-Sydney, VA
Bachelor of Arts Degree, History, 1981.
H-SC is one of three all-male traditional but non-religious or military colleges left in the U.S.A. As a young man, I was blessed with a sterling liberal arts education and developed critical thinking skills. I learned how to think for myself and hold my ground in a rigorous academic environment backed by an Honor Code. My unofficial approach to my BA was World History and the relationships between numerous events, places, and people around our planet. I also took a significant number of courses in the sciences and in English.

OTHER:

Blogging, Writing, & Marketing Group with Deborah Drake through Biznik, Bellevue, WA, 2011-2012.

WordPress Website Development Trainings through Biznik, Seattle & Bellevue, WA, 2011.

Certified Psychotherapy Counseling Practicum with Dr. Robert Augustus Masters, White Rock, British Columbia, Canada, 2006-2007. Was a Registered Counselor in Washington, 2007-2008.

Writing & Editing with a focus on Self-Publishing & Marketing Seminars, Discover U, Seattle & Bellevue, WA, 2005-2006.

Train the Trainer Intensive (Peak Potentials Trainings) with T. Harv Eker and Blair Singer, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2003.

Trainings in & with IFFL Wealth Building Workshops with The Kristina Katayama Team, Bellevue & Seattle, WA, and Calgary, AB, Canada, 2003-2007.

IFFL Bahamas Conference including all Structurist and Facilitator Meetings and Trainings, Paradise Island/Nassau, Bahamas, 2006.

More Heart than Talent: Breakthrough your Barriers (Golden Mastermind Seminars) with Jeffrey Combs, Portland, OR, 2005.

InterAct: Collaboration in Times of Intensity (Leadership Institute of Seattle) with Brit Poulson, Kenmore (Seattle), WA, 2004, 2005.

Ethos (Executive Success Programs), Tacoma, WA, 2004-2005.

Sales, Marketing, & Prospecting workshops with Mark Victor Hansen, Robert Allen, Blair Singer, Harv Eker, Ken McElroy, James Ray, Bob Proctor, and others; WA & OR, USA, & BC, Canada; 2004-2005.

Enlightened Warrior & Wizard Training Camps (Peak Potentials Trainings), Pemberton, BC, Canada, 2004, 2005.

Trainings in Masculine-Feminine Polarity Dynamics with WarriorSage Groups, White Rock/Surrey & Vancouver, BC, Canada, and Seattle & Bellevue, WA, 2003-2006.

IFFL International Monetary Conference on Offshore Investing & Asset Protection, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, 2004.

Blair Singer’s Sales: Your Number One Skill in Business, Seattle, WA, 2003.

Non-Violent Communication (NVC) Trainings, Seattle, WA, 2002 & 2003.

Millionaire Mind Intensive (Peak Potentials Training), Bellevue, WA, 2001, 2002, & 2003.

Designing My Practice, Practicing My Design: Radical Entrepreneurship (Shingyo Designs) with Shelley Woods Glendenning, Seattle, WA, 2001-2002.

Leadership, Communication & Self-Expression, including coaching other coaches (Landmark Education including The Landmark Forum & The Curriculum for Living plus other courses), 1998-2002, 2011.

Web Site Design/Computer Programming (North Seattle Community College), Seattle, WA, 2000.

Extensive number of post-graduate massage therapy & advanced bodywork seminars & workshops, 1992-2007.

Mountaineering Oriented First Aid (MOFA) with The Seattle Mountaineers, Seattle, WA, 1993, 1996.

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, a 160-hour joint training with Wilderness Medical Associates & Nantahala Outdoor Center, Wesser, NC, 1987.

NOLS Mountaineering & Leadership Under Pressure (Wind River Mountaineering Course, National Outdoor Leadership School), Lander, WY,1987.

Numerous outdoor adventure trainings in whitewater, rock climbing, caving, backpacking, alpine mountaineering, camping, skiing, expedition logistics, backcountry navigation, leadership & teamwork, river rescue, mountain rescue, and advance first aid in VA, WV, NC, TN, GA, MD, PA, VT, WY, WA, OR, & BC (Canada); 1985-1998.

Certificate of Witchcraft, Church & School of Witchcraft, New Bern, NC, 1983.

Bovine Artificial Insemination (of dairy cattle) Certification (American Breeders’ Association), Farmville, VA, 1983.

 

WRITINGS:

Published non-fiction author (25 articles and essays in traditional print media, often with photographs, and 300+ online); Award-winning short fiction, Creative Freelance Writer & Editor, 1976 – Present. Published over 300 posts across 5 blogs and websites. These including articles, essays, stories, and poems on a variety of topics from current affairs to outdoor adventure to mythology and spirituality to professional skills and more, 2006 – Present. I built some these “Do It Yourself” websites myself, including first through Blogger.com and then WordPress.org. The number of published posts continues to increase.

(Lists Available Upon Request.) *

 

AWARDS:

First Place for Greatest Range and Depth of Writing, “Tuesdays with Deborah” Blogging, Writing, & Marketing Biznik Group, Bellevue, WA, 2011.

Outstanding Young Man of America, (Selected for “Outstanding professional achievement, superior leadership ability and exceptional service.”), 1987.

Three Awards for Academic Achievement in Creative Writing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1985-1986.

First Place for Best Short Story two years in a row, Association of Virginia Academies (AVA), 1976, 1977. **

First Place for Best Short Story two years in a row, Prince Edward Academy, Farmville, VA, 1976, 1977. **

Best Short Story in Sixth Grade (unofficial award), Prince Edward Academy, Farmville, VA, 1971-1972.***

 

REFERENCES: Available Upon Request. ***

Note:

      • * & *** Unless they are posted online, many of these publications no longer exist and some who wrote references have passed on. The majority of published copies and letters of recommendations, unfortunately, were destroyed in a catastrophic house fire in March of 2011. This included backed-up electronic copies.
      • ** These award winning stories are unfortunately lost as the originals were not returned, copies misplaced, and the principals involved have passed on.

 

William Dudley Bass
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Seattle, Washington
United States of America
Cascadia

Email me here: wm@williamdudleybass.com

Phone calls, texting, & Skype are all possible, and please email me first. Thank you.

 

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