Nancy Adler

Adler, Nancy is the S. Bronfman Chair in Management at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She received her B.A. in economics and M.B.A. and Ph.D. in management from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Adler conducts research and consults to private corporations and government organizations worldwide on global leadership and cross-cultural management. She has authored over 100 articles, produced the film, A Portable Life, and published three books.

Marilyn Aitkenhead

Aitkenhead, Marilyn is an organizational psychologist and CBT expert with over 20 years of experience in consulting, leadership coaching, teaching, research, and clinical practice. She has designed a series of interventions aimed at understanding and tackling bullying in the workplace. This work is derived from her experience helping others explore ways in which their positive efforts can be limited by difficult personal, interpersonal, and organizational processes.

Michael Beer

Beer, Michael is Cahners-Rabb Professor Emeritus at the Harvard Business School and Chairman of TruePoint (www.truepoint.com) a research based consultancy. TruePoint works with senior teams to improve the effectiveness of their organization and leadership through a process modeled after the six steps for change.

Frederick Bird

Bird, Frederick is a Research Professor in Political Science at the University of Waterloo. Until 2007 he was a Research Chair in Comparative Ethics and Professor in the Department of Religion at Concordia University, Montreal. He has edited and helped to write three books on the practices of international businesses in developing countries. He is the author of The Muted Conscience: Moral Silence and the Practice of Ethics in Business.

John Boudreau

Boudreau, John is Professor and Research Director at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations. His research focuses on the bridge between superior human capital, talent, and sustainable competitive advantage. He has published more than 50 books and articles.

Martin Brigham

Dr. Martin Brigham is Worldwide Academic Director of the International Masters Program for Managers and an Associate Professor at Lancaster University Management School, UK. His current research interests are focused on reflective practices for management education and organizational development, the role of meetings in shaping business decision-making and governance in relation to corporate sustainability, and he has been the director of two university research centers. Martin is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

John Seely Brown

Brown, John Seely is the Independent Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for Edge Technology and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California. For nearly two decades he was Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and director of its Paolo Alto Research Center (PARC). His personal research interests include the management of radical innovation, digital youth culture, digital media, and new forms of communication and learning. He has written extensively in these areas.

Robert Chia

Chia, Robert is Professor of Management at the University of Aberdeen, UK. He is an established and well-respected academic and consultant who spent 16 years in engineering, human resources, and manufacturing management prior to entering academia. His research interests and expertise are in strategic foresight, creativity, and cross-cultural management. He has published extensively and is currently writing a book entitled “Strategy Without Design”.

David Cooperrider

Cooperrider, David is the Fairmount Minerals Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and founder and director of the school’s Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. He has served as advisor to a variety of organizations, with most projects inspired by his Appreciative Inquiry method. David has published 14 books and authored over 50 articles.

Rick Crawley

Crawley, Rick was the Associate Dean of External Relations and Corporate Communications at the Lancaster University Management School in the U.K., where he was involved in directing the Global Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) and the International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM). Dr .Crawley has a PhD in Behavioural Science from Aston University.

David Creelman

Creelman, David is CEO of Creelman Research and writes, researches, and speaks on the most critical issues in human capital management. His clients include think tanks, consultants, academics and organizations in Japan, the US, Canada and the EU. He also advises organizations on human capital management issues. He has sat on many thought leader panels with the Human Capital Institute including Global Talent Management, Learning Strategies, and the ROI of Talent Management.

Deborah Dougherty

Dougherty, Deborah holds a Ph.D. in Management from M.I.T. She taught at Wharton and McGill before joining Rutgers Business School, the State University of New Jersey, where she is a professor in Management and Global Business. Her current research focuses on organizing for product and science-based innovation.

Alan Engelstad

Engelstad, Alan is adjunct professor at the Desaultels Faculty of Management, McGill University, where he teaches catalytic change strategies at the International Masters in Health Leadership. For over 20 years, Alan has advised private, health and social sector executives on how to achieve ambitious ends by minimalist means. Since first reading Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals while studying Public Health at the University of Minnesota, he has been fascinated by the many questions surrounding change in society and organizations and has been equally frustrated by the usual answers. This led him to reconsider how situations persist and change and to seek more effective ways to extend executive leverage and reach.

Simon Fanshawe

Simon Fanshawe was a law graduate but after leaving university he became a community worker. In the forty years since, he has had a successful career as an award-winning comedian, radio and TV broadcaster, feature writer and columnist for national newspapers in the UK, and as an entrepreneur. He was one of the six co-founders of the highly successful UK lesbian and gay equality lobby, Stonewall. In 2013 he was honoured by The Queen with an OBE for services to Higher Education. In the same year he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Sussex for services to diversity and human rights. He is co-founder of the consultancy Diversity by Design.

Morna Flood Consedine

Flood Consedine, Morna is President of Maracon Associates International Inc. Dr. Consedine has over 25 years of experience teaching and training in university and international organizations and upper echelons of multinational corporations. Specialized in negotiations and conflict resolution, she is a program leader at the McGill International Executive Institute in Montreal and was a training affiliate of the International Centre for Constructive Conflict Resolution, Columbia University.

Marshall Goldsmith

Goldsmith, Marshall is consultant to over 70 CEOs of major corporations and their management teams, conducting workshops for executives, high-potential leaders, and HR professionals. Goldsmith is also the author or coauthor of 22 books on leadership and coaching, including his newest best-seller, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.

Jonathan Gosling

Gosling, Jonathan is Professor and Director of the Centre for Leadership Studies, and Head of Executive Education in the School of Business and Economics, at the University of Exeter, in the UK.

Miriam Gosling Gage

Miriam Gosling Gage works as a Coach specializing in Personal Development challenges. She runs large scale events and programs on behalf of international NGOs, creative arts organizations, The International Leadership Association, and Pelumbra.

Veronica Gosling

Veronica Gosling started and runs an informal gallery, Studio 36, in Exeter, UK, inviting other artists to show imaginative and experimental works. She was the founder and ran The Barn at Hay Farm Gallery. She has published five books.

Sally Helgesen

Sally Helgesen is cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership. She is a best-selling author, speaker and leadership coach. For 30 years her mission has been to help women recognize, articulate and act on their greatest strengths and help organizations build more inclusive cultures. Sally develops and delivers leadership programs, workshops and coaching sessions for corporations, partnership firms, universities and associations around the globe. She is the author of seven books.

Linda Hill

Hill, Linda is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. She is the faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative and has chaired numerous HBS Executive Education programs. She is the author of Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership. She and Kent Lineback have co-authored two books: Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives of Becoming a Great Leader and Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation.

Quy Nguyen Huy

Huy Nguyen, Quy is a professor of strategy at INSEAD and director of the International Masters Program for Practicing Managers (IMPM). He held various management positions with several information technology firms and has done executive development, teaching, consulting or coaching for profit and non-profit organizations worldwide. As an academic, his research on strategic change has won various international awards. Harvard Business Review featured his article “In Praise of Middle Managers” in the journal’s 2001 annual “List of Breakthrough Ideas for Today’s Business Agenda”.

Jerry de Jaager

Jaager, Jerry de has had a 40-year career as a consultant and trainer, and is education director of The Masters Forum, an education series focused on forward thinking for business. He has written three management books, and most recently co-authored See New Now: New Lenses for Leadership and Life.

Sandra Janoff

Janoff, Sandra is co-director of Future Search Network (FSN). She co-developed the Future Search process to get the “whole system” focusing on the future and creating values-based action strategies. She is a consultant and psychologist and has worked with organizations worldwide on issues of globalization, sustainability, and humane practices. She has co-authored two books with Marvin Weisbord.

Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud

Jeanrenaud, Jean-paul, MSC (Oxford) is Senior Advisor to WWF Switzerland and former Director of Corporate Relations at WWF International. He cofounder the One Planet MBA at the Business School University of Exeter, One Planet Leaders, for senior executives delivered in collaboration with IMD, and OPEN for Business (One Planet Education Network). He is a Visiting Professor at Audencia School of Management, Nantes, France.

Sally Jeanrenaud

Jeanrenaud, Sally is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Business School, University of Exeter, UK. She cofounder the Green Economy Coalition, and OPEN for Business. She researches sustainability-oriented innovation, and the role of business in delivering the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. She teaches on the One Planet MBA and is a Visiting Professor at Audencia School of Management, Nantes, France.

Charles Jennings

Jennings, Charles is co-founder of the 70:20:10 Institute and a director of The Internet Time Alliance, a multinational think-tank of learning and business performance practitioners helping organizations exploit emerging practices and informal and social learning. He specializes in the change processes required to extend learning into the workflow to improve individual and organizational performance. His background includes roles as Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters and as a business school professor.

Kara Johnston

Kara Johnston is Head of Product Development/Editor at CoachingOurselves and has been integral in creating the CoachingOurselves peer learning approach. She is a former community mental health worker.

Chris Johnstone

Chris Johnstone has taught self-help skills for wellbeing in a wide range of settings, pioneering the role of resilience training in healthcare, education, and the workplace. He trained as a medical doctor in the 1980s and worked for many years in mental health. His books include Active Hope (co-authored with Joanna Macy) and Seven Ways to Build Resilience.

Jan Jorgensen

Jorgensen, Jan is Associate Professor in Strategy and Organization at McGill University. His current research interests include organizational responses to globalization and strategic collaboration among organizations across the private, state and social sectors.

James Kass

Dr James Kass' career has been multi-disciplinary and multi-national. He has worked in the domain of human spaceflight (since 1980), across the very different infrastructures of academic research, industry, and national and international agencies including the ESA (European Space Agency) NASA, and the EC (European Commission). His work spans various disciplines such as nuclear physics, neurophysiology, applied psychology, human spaceflight, integrated applications, knowledge management. and artificial intelligence (AI). In addition to consulting, he also lectures and delivers inspirational talks at academic institutions, and international and intergovernmental organizations, conferences, and industry. Dr Kass is currently running his own consultancy, James R Kass Space Consulting.

Raye Kass

Dr. Raye Kass is a professor of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, specializing in leadership and small group behaviour. She has been involved in numerous space research projects in conjunction with the Canadian Space Agency, NASA, and the Russian Space Agency. Dr. Kass is the author of Theories of Small Group Development and the co-author of three works on social group theory. www.rayekass.com

Dora Koop

Koop, Dora works with the McGill Executive Institute at McGill University, Montreal, Canada where she negotiates with new partners, domestically and internationally, to deliver programs on board and senior leadership development. She also coaches executives, facilitates seminars on team efficiency, productivity, and governance, and mentors young graduates. She is a Director on several Not-for-Profit Boards and the Canadian Air Traffic Security Authority. Prior work experience includes negotiating legislative changes through the House of Commons, Government of Canada.

Philip Kotler

Kotler, Philip is the S.C. Johnson & Son Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Professor Kotler has consulted for companies worldwide, including IBM, Michelin, and Bank of America, in the areas of international marketing and marketing strategy and planning. Professor Kotler is the author of Marketing Management: Analysis, Planning, Implementation and Control, the most widely used marketing book in graduate business schools. He has authored 60 books and over 150 articles.

Marilyn Laiken

Laiken, Marilyn is the past program director, SEEC/Schulich Masters Certificates and Centres of Excellence in Adult Training and Development and Organization Development & Change and Professor Emeritus and Past Chair, Department of Adult Education & Counselling Psychology. Marilyn’s consulting firm, Laiken Associates, has, since 1975, served hundreds of clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She is the author of “The Anatomy of High Performing Teams: A Leader’s Handbook”.

Joseph Lampel

Lampel, Joseph is a Professor at Cass Business School, City University, in London. He has worked at the Science Council of Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Culture, and was the Assistant Professor at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Joe is the co-author and co-editor of: The Business Culture, Strategy Bites Back, and Strategy Safari. He has published extensively in management journals and Fortune Magazine, and consulted for a wide variety of organizations. His main research work is on strategy in creative and project-based industries.

Ann Langley

Langley, Ann is Professor of Strategic Management at HEC Montréal, Canada. She worked for several years as both an analyst and consultant in the private and public sectors. Her early research centered on the roles of formal analysis in strategic decision-making. Her current work focuses on strategic change and various dimensions of the practice of strategy. Dr. Langley is co-founder of the Strategy as Practice Study Group at HEC Montréal and Adjunct Professor at the University of Montreal and Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. She has published over 50 articles and two books.

Jean-Claude Larréché

Larréché, Jean-Claude is Professor of Marketing at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France where he holds the Alfred H. Heineken Chair. His academic work concentrates on marketing excellence, customer focus, and innovation. He is a renowned consultant with leading global companies and the Founding Chairman of StratX, a strategic development consultancy with offices in Boston, Paris and Tokyo. J.C. is the author and co-author of many articles and books, including Markstrat, the leading strategic marketing simulation used by more than one million executives worldwide.

Phil LeNir

LeNir, Phil is Executive Director at CoachingOurselves. He developed CoachingOurselves, a new approach to management development pioneered in the International Masters Program in Practicing Management. Using content derived from the IMPM he experimented with delivery formats and began facilitating management learning sessions with his managers, and later with peer groups. Phil is working to bring CoachingOurselves to organizations worldwide.

Kent Lineback

Lineback, Kent is an author, collaborator, and coach. For more than 25 years he served as a manager and executive in organizations of all kinds – public, private, not-for-profit, and government. In those leadership roles, he piloted the rapid growth of a highly successful internal start-up, oversaw ongoing operations, and guided a public company through strategic change. He has written or collaborated on 17 books and co-authored three Harvard Business Review articles. He is the co-author of two books with Harvard Business School Professor Linda Hill.

Jeanne Liedtka

Liedtka, Jeanne is a Professor of Strategy at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and former Chief Learning Officer at United Technologies Corporation where she was responsible for overseeing all activities associated with corporate learning and development. Her passion is around exploring how organizations can engage employees at every level in thinking creatively about the design of powerful futures.

Juliette McGannon

McGannon, Juliette RM, CFI is the Managing Director of the McGannon Institute of Proactive Health (MIPH), in Nice, France, and Director of the Business Leader’s Health Program (BLHP) at INSEAD. She received her training in California in nutrition and physiology, specializing in fitness prescription and effective stress management. Her present research project is focused on the techniques that optimally balance the left and right brains during stressful moments.

Michael McGannon

McGannon, Michael MD, is a specialist in proactive medicine, particularly as it applies to business life. He holds a doctorate in medicine from Georgetown University (Washington DC, US) and a postdoctoral research fellowship in gastroenterology (digestive diseases) from Stanford University Medical Center (California, US). Dr. Michael McGannon has also written extensively about the health/business interface for various international publications.

Estelle Métayer

Métayer, Estelle is an expert in competitive and strategic intelligence. She is a reputed public speaker at international conferences and facilitates workshops around the world. An adjunct professor for McGill University, she teaches the Advanced Leadership Program as well as the newly designed pan-Canadian certification program for Canadian board directors. Estelle was the president and founder of Competia, a leading training organization for executives and analysts in Strategic Intelligence.

Henry Mintzberg

Mintzberg, Henry is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Canada and an internationally renowned speaker and author on organization and management. He has been described by Tom Peters as “perhaps the world’s premier management thinker”. Henry has published more than 150 articles and fifteen books, including Managers Not MBAs, from which CoachingOurselves has sprung.

Petra Molthan-Hill

Professor Petra Molthan-Hill is Co-Chair of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Working Group on Climate Change and Environment, and Professor of Sustainable Management and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK. She is an expert in Climate Change Mitigation Education, Greenhouse Gas Management and ESD, and leads the ‘Climate Literacy Training for Educators, Communities, Organizations and Students’ (CLT-ECOS). Her new book 'The Handbook of Carbon Management: A step-by-step guide to high-impact climate solutions for every manager in every function' will be available February, 2023.

Karl Moore

Moore, Karl is an Associate Professor at McGill University and an Associate Fellow of Oxford University's Templeton College. Before becoming a business professor, Karl worked for eleven years in sales and marketing management positions with IBM, Hitachi and Bull. He has taught executive education and consulted with leading global firms including: IBM, Nokia, HP, Motorola, Wipro, Volvo, Accenture, P&O, and Kingfisher.

Warren Nilsson

Nilsson, Warren is an Associate Professor in social innovation at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and a co-founder of Organization Unbound (www.organizationunbound.org). His research focuses on the organizational dimensions of social change, exploring the relationship between positive organizational dynamics (e.g., engagement, creativity, compassion) and broader patterns of deep, intentional, institutional change. He has connecting his academic research to practitioner-driven social initiatives in North America, Africa, and India, and prior to entering academia he spent ten years working in the community development sector in the United States.

John J. Oliver

Oliver, John J. has been a passionate advocate and practitioner of “radical employee engagement” for over thirty-five years. He led British truck manufacturer Leyland Trucks from insolvency to best-in-European-class within thirty months. Likewise, as Chair, he helped Runshaw College go from a medium ranking educational institute to winning the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) award for the entire public sector in 2002. Since then, John has helped many organizations reap the benefits of this simple philosophy, including large health authorities, local government, and many manufacturers. John has written two books on the subject.

Tana Paddock

Paddock, Tana is co-founder of Organization Unbound (www.organizationunbound.org), a global community of practice that explores how social purpose organizations can embody, in their daily practices, the changes they are seeking to create in the world and by doing so deepen their impact. Prior to that she spent 12 years as an organizational development facilitator, trainer and community organizer in the US and Canada addressing a wide range of social issues including micro-enterprise development, participatory planning, food security, sustainable building design, public school reform, and affordable housing.

Beverley Patwell

Patwell, Beverley is founder and principal of Patwell Consulting, an organizational development practitioner, consultant, professor, author and executive coach. Beverley is dedicated to helping people learn, lead and work together to achieve meaningful change that addresses business needs, delivers results and positively impacts the world. Beverley has a Masters Degree in Applied Social Sciences-Human Systems Intervention and is a certified Executive Coach. She is a partner with CoachingOurselves, ExperiencePoint, an associate coach with the Niagara Institute and teaches Change Leadership Essentials at Mendoza College, Stayer Center for Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame and Designing Change at Queen’s University IRC Program. She is also the author of Triple Impact Coaching: Use of Self in the Coaching Process and several articles and tools on leadership, change and coaching. Beverley lives in Victoria, British Columbia Canada.

Eva Pomeroy

Eva Pomeroy is Research Lead at the Presencing Insitute and core faculty at U.Lab. She is Co-founder and Managing Editor of the Journal of Awareness-Based Systems Change and co-founded the ConcordiaU.lab Social Innovation Hub at Concordia University, Montreal. She researches in the areas of transformative learning, systems change, social field change, and eco-system activation.

Dan Pontefract

Dan Pontefract is Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office, a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance corporate culture, leadership, purpose, learning and collaboration practices. Has has presented at multiple TED events and writes for Forbes, Harvard Business Review and the Huffington Post. He is the author of FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization.

Monica Redden

Redden, Monica is the Director of Monica Redden Consultancy, Australia. She is an organizational management and leadership development practitioner with over 20 years experience. Her passion is to help organizations drive the change they think is necessary to be a great place to work and where good things get done. She works with a diverse clientele in the private, public sector, and not-for-profit organizations.

Nathalie Sabourin

Nathalie Sabourin M.Sc, CRHA. Nathalie is an organizational development expert, collaborative facilitator, and Strengthsfinder Coach in Montréal, Canada. Nathalie is often invited to teach at HEC-Montréal, ESG-UQAM, and Université de Sherbrooke. She is an active member of the Association québécoise du codéveloppement professionnel (AQCP) and co-author of the book Collaborer et agir | Mieux et autrement : guide pratique pour implanter des groupes de codéveloppement (A practical guide to implementing professional co-development action learning groups).

Sasha Sadilova

Sadilova, Sasha has over 20 years of experience managing and developing managers in the telecom industry in R&D, Marketing, HR, and Service areas.

Otto Scharmer

Otto Scharmer is an action researcher who co-creates innovations in learning and leadership that he delivers through classes and programs at MIT, MITx U.Lab, the Presencing Institute, and through innovation projects with organizations in business, government and civil society around the world. He is the author of Theory U and co-author of Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-system to Eco-system Economies.

Edgar Schein

Schein, Edgar is the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts., USA. He investigates organizational culture, process consultation, the research process, career dynamics, and organization learning and change. Professor Schein has been a prolific researcher, writer, teacher, and consultant. Besides his numerous articles in professional journals, he has authored fourteen books.

Peter Schein

Schein, Peter is a strategy consultant in Silicon Valley, providing help to technology companies. He is co-founder of The Organizational Culture and Leadership Institute (OCLI) which is dedicated to advancing organizational leadership and design through a deeper understanding of organizational culture and career development.

Ricardo Semler

Semler, Ricardo is president of Semco, a successful global conglomerate headquartered in Brazil. He is internationally renowned as the creator of the world’s most unusual workplace where traditional organizational hierarchies, employment policies, and ideas about profit and growth are questioned and often overthrown. He was twice named Brazil’s Business Leader of the Year. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Semler speaks five languages fluently. He is the author of Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World's Most Unusual Workplace and The Seven Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works.

Pamela Sloan

Sloan, Pamela is a Professor of Strategy and Management at HEC Montréal. Her research focuses on how managers understand and engage with their stakeholders. Pamela has been a member of the Project RESPONSE research team, a European Union funded study of corporate responsibility. One of Project RESPONSE's key concerns is the degree of alignment between corporations and their stakeholders.

Susan Mintzberg

Susan Mintzberg is a PhD candidate at McGill’s School of Social Work, Montreal and has spent the past 25 years working in the mental healthcare field. She is trained in family therapy with years of clinical practice within mental health. Susan is an advisor in the International Masters Health Leadership (IMHL) program and has taught in the school of Social Work at McGill University. She regularly publishes and presents on mental health, systemic thinking, and challenging hierarchical leadership.

Peter Todd

Todd, Peter is Dean of the Faculty of Management at McGill University, Canada. His research relates to the role of information technology in decision making, the adoption and diffusion of IT innovations, and the management of the IT function. He has published over 30 paper..

Terence Traut

Traut, Terence is the president of Entelechy, Inc., a company that provides customized training programs in the areas of sales, management, customer service, and training. In addition to consulting, Terence has written numerous articles and guides on performance, management, and training. He has been analyzing employee performance since 1982.

Sharon Turnbull

Turnbull, Sharon is an independent academic who specialises in leadership, executive education, and organisational development. She works with a number of business schools and other clients to provide programme development, doctoral and master’s level supervision, executive teaching, and leadership development and research. As Director of the Centre for Applied Leadership Research at The Leadership Trust until January, 2011, Sharon became known for her research into Worldly Leadership - uncovering ancient and indigenous leadership wisdoms for a more sustainable world a project that created a network of scholars from around the world to co-create alternative leadership models for addressing the complex challenges of today’s world.

Dave Ulrich

Ulrich, Dave is a professor of business at the Ross School of Management, University of Michigan. He is also founder/partner at The RBL Group (www.rbl.net). Dave has written 15 books and hundreds of articles on defining and shaping organization's talent, leadership, change, learning, and human resources capabilities. He has consulted on these issues with over half of the Fortune 500.

Marvin Weisbord

Weisbord, Marvin is co-director of the non-profit Future Search Network (FSN), founded in 1993 to engage consultants and local leaders in voluntary social change. He is an emeritus member of the European Institute for Transnational Studies, a fellow of the World Academy of Productivity Science, and a resource faculty member in the Organization and Systems Renewal Program at Seattle University.

Frances Westley

Westley, Frances holds the J.W. McConnell Chair of Social Innovation at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Her current research focuses on the dynamics of social innovation in complex systems.

Peter Williams

Peter Williams, PhD, teaches applied research and human research development to educational leaders at Texas A&M Commerce. He has coached managers and leaders (since 2009 mainly through doctoral academic programs) in their use of evidence-based practices. He researches how adults learn, work, and thrive in technology mediated environments, focusing on spirituality and the nature of social support. He believes we can create hospitable, productive social spaces that allow organizations and individuals to flourish.

Brenda Zimmerman

Zimmerman, Brenda was a professor of Strategic Management at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, Canada and the founder and Director of the Health Industry Management Program. Her primary research applied complexity science to management and leadership issues in organizations. She co-authored two books.