BIOGRAPHIES

Ray Gordezky, MPH (Community Development and Health Education) has spent over twenty years designing and facilitating large-scale change processes that have helped diverse groups collaborate on complex challenges. He has worked nationally and internationally facilitating a diverse set of initiatives including creating reproductive health policies in Nigeria, addressing religiously motivated violence in the Middle East, challenging gender inequality in Kenya, and creating stakeholder engagement strategies for federal government departments and not-for-profit agencies. Ray is on faculty at Canada School of Public Service, and the Canadian Organization Development Institute. He is an associate at Gender at Work and founding Partner, Threshold Associates.

Ray is an insightful, creative designer of learning and organizational change processes.  He also specializes in designing and facilitating leadership development programs which combine dialogue and action learning.  His focus on clarity, compassion and courage challenges his clients to bring the best of themselves to everything they do, and advances the leadership capabilities required to succeed in an unpredictable world.

Ray's background includes work in the telecommunications field and senior management at a Canadian NGO.  His work has been published in The Change Handbook, Second Edition (2008), The Handbook of Large Group Methods: Creating Systemic Change in Organizations and Communities (2006) and in the OD Practitioner Journal (2010).

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Ingrid Richter, PhD (Management) Senior Fellow, Canada School of Public Service, adjunct faculty member, Waterloo University, founder of Canadian Organization Development Institute and Partner, Threshold Associates. Ingrid has 20 years of experience working in government, non-profit and business settings in a variety of roles: from front line to senior management. She has worked nationally and internationally facilitating organization learning strategy, leadership development, and organizational change. Ingrid’s current research interests are focused on societal change. She is an adjunct faculty member at Royal Roads University and the University of Toronto.Ingrid has 20 years of experience working in government, non-profit and business settings in a variety of roles:  from front line to senior management.    She has worked nationally and internationally facilitating organization learning strategy, leadership development, and organizational change.  Ingrid's current research interests are focused on societal change.  She is an adjunct faculty member at Royal Roads University and the University of Toronto.  In the last few years she has done a number of international projects which involve multi-stakeholder engagement, organizational learning, and capacity-building through leadership development.

Ingrid is deeply appreciated by her clients for her profound insights on social and systemic dimensions of behavior in organizations and communities.  She brings a compassionate and supportive focus on the courage and skill required for individuals and groups to create the change they want to see in the world. She excels at asking questions that deepen inquiry and open up new perspectives.

Ingrid has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from McGill University, a Masters degree in Workplace Learning and Change from the University of Toronto. Her PhD research focused on executive learning and organizational learning.

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The big question is whether you are going to be able to
say a hearty yes to your adventure.

Joseph Campbell, from The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers

 

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