Lyn Purdy

Associate Professor, Organizational Behaviour
Expertise: Organizational Change, Organizational Behaviour, Operations Management, Technological Change

Lyn Purdy

With an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering, and an M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo, Lyn Purdy’s expertise spans both science and psychology. Prior to joining Ivey, Lyn spent eight years as a faculty member in Western’s Social Sciences department where she taught courses in Organizational Behaviour and the Management of Technology in Organizations.

Currently the Associate Dean of Programs at Ivey and former director of Ivey’s EMBA program, Lyn teaches courses on Organizational Change, Career Management, and Managing People for Exceptional Performance.

A deeply-seasoned executive education facilitator, Lyn has experience delivering skills development workshops and coaching feedback sessions. In addition, Lyn has conducted action learning workshops to diagnose the alignment of human resource practices with strategic intentions of the firm. She teaches on a variety of The Ivey Academy’s open enrolment and customized executive education programs.

Lyn has worked with executives and managers from various industries and services in conjunction with The Ivey Academy’s custom executive programs including ATCO, Newalta, Syngenta Canada Inc., Volvo, Siemens, The Globe and Mail, Maple Leaf Foods, Sagicor, Orlick Industries, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, Nature Conservancy of Canada, City of London, and Smart Systems for Health Agency.


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