Alice MacGillivray has been the course director and lead learning facilitator since the Park System Leadership course was launched in 2005. Alice has worked with three major Canadian park organizations and is now leadership and learning consultant. One of her areas of research and practice is the use of principles from nature in organizational settings. Alice began her formal studies in biology and most recently received a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, specializing in leadership in complex environments. She has:
- consulted with provincial and federal government groups as well as private sector and not-for-profit organizations
- worked as an administrator, associate faculty member and thesis supervisor at Royal Roads
- taught at the Universities of Lethbridge and Victoria and sat on dissertation committees at Capella and Fielding Graduate Universities
- published peer-reviewed papers, book reviews, book chapters and a book and
- presented at several conferences in the U.S., Australia, U.K. and Canada.
Alice works from her straw bale home on Gabriola Island, Canada.
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