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Gerard Seijts received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1998. Prior to joining Ivey Business School in 2000, he was on the faculty at the I.H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. Gerard is teaching on several leadership programs. For example, he has worked with organizations including Aecon, OMERS, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Maple Leaf Foods, J.D. Irving Limited, WestJet Airlines, A.S. Watson, Bank of China Hong Kong and others. He has also worked with local government in Canada and Hong Kong on issues such as leadership and change. Gerard has taught EMBA, MBA and undergraduate courses in leadership, leading change, organizational behavior, performance management and staffing.
His research activities, spanning journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers, cover a wide range of topics including leadership, change, goal setting, training and development, teams, organizational justice, and performance management. He also enjoys writing practitioner-oriented articles.
Gerard has written cases on topics including but not limited to leadership, leading change, organizational turnarounds, crisis management, organizational culture and alignment, teams and managing conflict in teams. Recently, he wrote two books: Leadership on Trial: A Manifesto for Leadership Development and Good Leaders Learn: Lessons from Lifetimes of Leadership.
Gerard is the Executive Director of the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership.