Professor, Organizational Behaviour
Expertise: Coaching, Leadership, Teams, Disruption, Diversity and Inclusion, Digital Transformation, Experiential Learning
Martha Maznevski joined the Ivey Business School as a professor in September 2016, returning two decades after graduating from Ivey with a PhD in Organizational Behaviour, specializing in cross-cultural management. She teaches mainly in the areas of leadership, teams, and global management, including specific topics such as leading continuous and disruptive change, diversity and inclusion, and leading digital transformation. She is a strong advocate of action and experiential learning.
Prior to joining The Ivey Academy, Martha held various program directorship roles at IMD (Institute for Management Development) in Switzerland, which is consistently ranked among the top three executive education institutions in the world. Her program directorship portfolio included large open programs and a wide variety of custom programs for senior leaders at companies in a broad range of industry sectors and geographies. At The Ivey Academy, Martha is a Faculty Director and co-directs the Ivey Executive Program. She also designs and directs programs for custom partners such as Holcim, Cascades, Maple Leaf Foods, and AIMCo, and launched the Ivey Coaching Academy, a program to develop experienced executive coaches.
Martha serves as a consultant and advisor to public and private organizations in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia on challenges and opportunities of managing people globally, and works regularly with global humanitarian and conservation NGOs.
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November 19th, 2020
In the latest issue of Global Focus, the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) details LafargeHolcim's journey to strategic alignment with the aid of an Ivey Academy custom executive education program.Read Story
July 23rd, 2020
Ivey Academy faculty director Martha Mazenvski and senior executive coaches Sharon Duguid and Rob McNamara discussed why the pandemic has been so challenging for leaders, the ways leaders can use the current crisis as a growth opportunity, and the importance of reflecting together with others.Read Story
May 7th, 2020
On Global Ivey Day 2020, Ivey Academy professors David Loree and Martha Maznevski delivered a complimentary livestream to discuss strategies and tactics that improve an organization's chances of thriving and surviving turbulence.Read Story
April 8th, 2020
"Leading in a Fast-Changing Environment: Hercules Meets Buddha" was a virtual workshop on balancing leadership priorities by contrasting the leadership styles of Hercules and Buddha.Read Story
November 27th, 2017
In order for learning to stick – to actually have an impact on how people do things and make decisions – learning must be embedded in what people are doing and how they do it.Read Story