Bruce Flye is a visual practitioner, blending the creative potential of graphic imagery with positive and strengths-based practices in planning, change and innovation. Bruce serves as the Director of Planning and Partnerships at the Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, NC. He is also a founding member of KnowESys, an international network of consultants who have come together because of a shared passion for results and a desire to have a positive global impact, and he practices privately through his website bruceflye.com.
A registered architect, Bruce has applied the principles of planning and design to the physical, academic and organizational aspects of higher education for 18 years. Since 2005, he has explored and developed his skills as an illustrator and graphic facilitator to design and lead engagements that are interactive, creatively-oriented and momentum-building.
A graduate of the N.C. State University School of Design, Flye served as University Architect at East Carolina for ten years. In addition to oversight of a major expansion program, he led the development of campus master plans for both the main and medical campuses. During that time, he worked with the University of North Carolina system and Eva Klein & Associates in the design and development of the statewide Capital Equity/Adequacy Study and 10-Year Capital Plan, which involved substantial elements of system-wide policy and legislative strategy.
Bruce has been trained in a variety of practices that include Appreciative Inquiry, Systems Thinking and the Osborne-Parnes Creative Problem-Solving Method, and he has received training from field leaders such as the Grove Consultants International, Roger Schwarz and Associates, the Society for College and University Planning, Amanda Trosten-Bloom and Peter Senge. He maintains an active peer network, and holds memberships in the Creative Education Foundation and the International Forum of Visual Practitioners.
Recent clients include the Center for Creative Leadership, the National Association for College and University Food Service, The Grove Consultants International, the University of Scranton and Cairn Consultants.