Associate Executive Director
Trained as an Educational Psychologist worked as a consultant with a wide variety of organizations in the private and not-for-profit sectors for 30 years.
He has designed and lead large assessment projects for organizational transition and facilitated a variety of executive, management, and leadership teams for organizational effectiveness and major transition projects (mergers, restructuring, re-engineering). With teams, he has designed and implemented programs for increased organizational learning and problem-solving, synchronizing change, knowledge management, work-role transitions, team innovation, and technology applications for learning.
Brian is currently a Senior Faculty member at the Banff Centre in the Peter Loughheed Leadership Institute (1991 to present) and Past Director of the Leadership Learning Lab (2002-04) at The Banff Centre. He designs and delivers a range of programs in leader development and group-based approaches to problem-solving. Currently he researches in the area of the application of artistic processes to the development of leaders and for enhanced learning.
Brian has been active member of the International Society of Systems Science since 1975, a body of researchers and practitioners in the areas of systems research, methodologies and applications. In early 2003 he developed ‘Systems Mapping’ as a means of addressing complexity – the development of a number of processes to identify the underlying dynamics at play in complex systems; the development of ways to identify significant intervention points in systems; and ways to identify unintended consequences of strategic actions. Of particular interest is the use of systems mapping in the context of future-based work such as foresight and futures design.
Click here to read the full biography: Brian Woodward, Foresight Canada, 2015