About Robert

Robert W. ThompsonRobert Thompson is an educator. He has piloted numerous education and training projects and his resource publications are in use internationally. He has worked with learners and organizations in Canada, the UK, Australia, Chile and China.

His research interests include leading organizational change, defining and refining effective leadership in education administration, theory and practice in hotel and tourism operations management, tourism sector business models, implementing technology mediated learning and training environments, systems thinking theory and process, and the applied analysis of generational differences.


Rob has 30 years of Kindergarten to Grade 12 and related education experience, combined with considerable hotel management experience. He started teaching at Royal Roads University in 2002 and joined the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management in 2006. He also teaches courses in the MA in Educational Leadership and Management program.

He is a sought after speaker, presenting at tourism, leadership and education conferences throughout Europe and North America.

He is an author of several novels and short stories.


Rob holds an MA in Organizational Learning and Leadership from Royal Roads, with a specialty in blending online and face-to-face learning and training. He also holds separate first class (honours) Bachelor degrees in Literature and History from Simon Fraser University and a Secondary Education degree from the University of Victoria.

He is currently engaged in doctorate studies, in online and computer learning, through Athabasca University.

He has been recognized by organizations such as the Conference Board of Canada and Canadian Government Office of Tourism (Educator of the Year 2008).

Please see Rob’s Professional Profile.