Chris is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury, where he teaches and supervises leaders studying in the Masters of Educational Leadership, Post Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership and Masters of Management. Through his consulting role at Leadership Lab and Idea Creation Ltd, Chris works alongside organisations in the education, health, business and community sectors in a range of projects. This involves design and delivery of leadership development programmes, change management initiatives, organisational capability and strategic planning. This includes work with organisations such as Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT), Ministry of Social Development, CERA, CHCH International Airport, CDHB, New Zealand Transport Association, Foodstuffs NZ etc as well as a large number of international organisations.
Chris is also involved in executive coaching and regularly facilitates workshops and presentations for a range of organisations around New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific and Asia. Chris’s blog at www.ideacreation.org contains a diverse range of leadership resources and frameworks from many of these projects and presentations above.
Chris has a background in Physical Education teaching and counselling (school and drug rehabilitation centres). He has also been involved in NGO community development and social service sector for many years, both locally though Te Ora Hou Otautahi (an indigenous youth development organisation) and also in the Pacific (Ola Fou development project). Chris has written a range of international journal publications including ‘Leadership for emergence: Exploring organisations through a living system lens’ and ‘Leaders building professional learning communities: Appreciative inquiry in action’.