Meet Storytelling Guru: Eric Boggs

Meet AEE Member and Storytelling Guru: Eric Boggs

Submitted by Dr. Christine Norton, AEE Member, ActivatEE Coach, & Associate Professor of Social Work at Texas State University


Eric Boggs, a longtime member of AEE, is a leadership development professional with 20 years of experience facilitating experiential learning for leadership development. The contexts range from wilderness expeditions, international adventures, university classrooms, and corporate leadership workshops.
He is the Honors Program Director of Experiential Learning Initiatives and an Instructor of Leadership and Management at the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon.
Eric is also Senior Faculty for The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), a longtime partner of AEE. Eric is a senior consultant for Otter Oak Oar, an experiential corporate training and development company. 
Eric is a storytelling coach for AEE's ActivatEE program, as well as a two-time participant in the event. In fact, when Eric attended his first AEE conference in 2013, he was selected to give an ActivatEE talk on the wisdom he found from road signs on an expedition in Baja.
You can view his full talk on our YouTube Channel
Eric is AEE's storytelling 'guru', and he uses storytelling as a tool for meaning making and professional development with college students and executives alike. He leads an engaging experiential storytelling workshop at the AEE International Conference each year in partnership with fellow ActivatEE coach, Dr. Christine Norton.
Eric promotes growth and reflection through the spoken word, and if you want to see him delve into the importance of storytelling, you can view his introduction to ActivatEE 2016 on our YouTube Channel 
If you'd like to learn more about his passion for storytelling, check out Eric's blog post entitled: "Teaching Leadership Through Storytelling on Wilderness Expeditions'', which can be found on the NOLS website linked here.

It is creative leaders like Eric that make the Association for Experiential Education so unique, and we are grateful for his volunteer service and membership with AEE over the past six years!


To learn more about ActivatEE, check out our previous Blog Post or head to our YouTube Channel to view past presentations.

We hope to see you at the 2019 AORE-AEE Joint Conference!


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