Dr. Kevin Fleming is the CEO of Telos Educational Services, an international consulting firm which provides presentations, research-based videos, and organizational strategy for the educational sector. He’s had the good fortune to facilitate educational, etiquette, MBTI, recruitment, and leadership training sessions for over two decades; accompanied by numerous conference presentations and published articles. Dr. Fleming has successfully received over $30 million dollars in grants awarded to educational institutions which has afforded him project management, grant development, and evaluation expertise. He currently serves at Norco College (CA) as the Dean of Instruction for Career & Technical Education programs and grants. Until 2017, he also served as the Principal Investigator for the National Center for Supply Chain Automation funded by the National Science Foundation (Washington DC).
The word telos comes from the Greek word for "end", "purpose", or "goal.” According to Aristotle, everything has a purpose or final end which represents the fulfillment of its potential. For example, the telos of an acorn is to become an oak tree, for each acorn is a potential tree and “strives” to become a tree. It possesses everything inside it needs to be successful, but only through the proper conditions, support and nourishment can the acorn actualize its potential.
The same is true for each of us as well as our organizations and our students. We each have a telos; that which we have the potential to become. But in order to capitalize on our existing resources, talents and capabilities we must first identify them and focus them towards our inherent purpose. It is this “purposiveness” that Telos Educational Services strive to identify, nourish, and cultivate within each individual and institution we support.
Dr. Fleming and his team at Telos Educational Services focuses on both secondary and higher education institutions providing keynote presentations, animated videos, grant evaluation services, training workshops, workforce and program analysis, and strategic planning. Our experience and expertise can help fulfill your institution's full potential.
As the Dean of Instruction for Career & Technical Education, Kevin provides leadership and support to over 40 CTE programs and workforce training initiatives impacting thousands of students annually. His first book, "Maintaining Strategic Relevance: Career & Technical Education Program Discontinuance in Community and Technical College" is available on Amazon.com. While Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Supply Chain Automation, he managed the research, strategic direction, and community college collaborations with partners in 19 key states. His team developed the first free, interactive eTexbook "Introduction to the Automated Warehouse" which is available for download in the Apple iBooks store or at SupplyChainAutomation.org.
Previously, Dr. Fleming analyzed industry trends to provide economic development and customized labor market research through the Centers of Excellence for the California Community College system; one of the largest public educational systems in the world. An entrepreneur at heart, having co-founded four companies in different service sectors, he passionately advocates the success of a balanced educational experience for all students which includes both hands-on applied training and classical theoretical knowledge.
Dr. Fleming has earned two Bachelor's degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from Loyola Marymount University, a Masters of Arts degree in Educational Policy & Leadership from The Ohio State University, a MBA from the University of Redlands, GIS certification from the Environmental Systems Research Institute, and a Ph.D. in Education from Claremont Graduate University. Kevin lives with his wife and daughter in Southern California and enjoys traveling, actively volunteering for Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, and changing the world one district/student at a time.
When done right, bringing in outside expertise can be an indispensable management tool. Done poorly, it can be a waste of time or worse. Dr. Fleming and his team at Telos Education Services selectively offers professional consulting, marketing, and training services designed to save you time and help you reach your goals. A proven track record with complete transparency - no gimmicks.
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