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Kathleen Slaughter


Kathleen Slaughter

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Professor Slaughter is now retired, and previously taught management communications at the Ivey Business School, Western University in the full-time MBA Program, the Executive MBA program and in Ivey's executive programs worldwide. She served as Director of Ivey's Honors Business Administration program from 1992 until 1996 and Director of Ivey's highly-acclaimed Accelerating Management Talent program from 1999-2003. In 2003, Professor Slaughter moved to Hong Kong to become Dean of Ivey's Hong Kong campus, a position she held until her retirement in 2011.

In 1990, she co-authored the textbook, Business Communication: Process and Practice. In 1998 she published, Management Communications Cases, which was subsequently translated into Mandarin. In 1999, she published "Communication Across cultures: The case of Midstream and PetroVietnam" in the University of Toronto's Institute for International Business. She is the author of many cases and teaching materials for management communications and leadership courses taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Prior to joining Ivey's faculty in 1983, she worked for seven years in Market Support and Sales at IBM Canada Ltd. where her career was distinguished by awards for Outstanding Contribution, and IBM 100% clubs.

She has taught internationally in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Slovenia, the United States, Malaysia, India, Singapore, Australia and Mexico. She worked with faculty at Nanyang University in Singapore and with faculty throughout China, to facilitate the transition from a lecture-based program to a case-teaching program.

She was the President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong from 2009-2011 and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. In 2005-6, she was a Vice-Chair of the Canadian International School's Board of Governors.

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