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Leadership for Change Adjunct Faculty and Business Partners

"The range of faculty and business partners involved in leadership for change helped us learn from many different teaching styles and perspectives."

Business partners are executives and consultants who have joined the faculty in designing, developing, and delivering the Leadership for Change program in a variety of ways.


Peter A. Crawley, MS
Director of Sustainability Services, EBI Consulting
In addition to teaching in Leadership for Change, Peter is Director of Sustainability Services at EBI Consulting, a national environmental consulting firm. Peter has 25 years experience in the corporate real estate and consulting fields and integrates his business experience with environmental and social concerns to develop innovative systems for organizations to achieve triple bottom line success. He has also served as: Chief Investment Officer at Meredith Management Corporation, Managing Partner at Satoria Consulting, Director of the Sustainable Business Leader Program, and Chair of the Sustainability Committee, Northeast Region for the CleanTech Open. Peter is also an alumnus of Leadership for Change.

Janice E. Jackson, Ed.D
Education Consultant
Janice is an education consultant. She has served on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and as the Senior Associate for the Executive Education Leadership Program for Educators at Harvard University. This collaboration worked with district and state superintendents and their teams to bring high quality teaching and learning to scale. Janice entered higher education at Boston College after serving as the Deputy Superintendent for the Boston Public Schools. She served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education for the U. S. Department of Education during the first term of the Clinton Administration. She has  been a senior leader in several other education and non-profit organizations.

Mary Jo Hatch, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia and Guest Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Mary Jo is an organizational theorist who specializes in topics ranging from organizational culture, identity and corporate branding to jazz and other aesthetic approaches to leadership, organizing, and change. Her consulting work focuses primarily on values and corporate branding as tools to align vision, culture and images. But her book The Three Faces of Leadership: Manager, Artist, Priest, and her work on jazz as a metaphor for organizing, have inspired managers and students around the world. She has written a best selling textbook called Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic and Postmodern Perspectives.

Robert Leaver, MS, Founder and President, New Commons, Inc., Founding Business Member
New Commons of Providence, RI works creatively with organizations, systems and communities on formulating strategy, creating and managing knowledge, and structuring for performance. Robert's areas of focus is city making, organization building, entrepreneurship, networks, teams and scenario planning. A central tenet: Organizations and places/communities, like cities, are symbiotic. He is a founding business partner of Leadership for Change bringing poetry and aesthetics to matter as much as action. He is the editor of the forthcoming "Uniformed Edition II of James Hillman's Work: City and Soul."

Manuel Manga, M.Ed, President, Center for Evolutionary Leadership
Manuel is founder and president of the Center for Evolutionary Leadership, which focuses on leadership development and organizational learning toward sustainability. Manuel works as a consultant and executive coach doing work in both the profit and non-profit sectors of the United States and Latin America. He facilitates programs in Evolutionary Leadership, Transformational Conversations, Valuing Diversity, and Organizational Learning. He is a member of SoL, The Society for Organizational Learning.

Kenneth Mirvis, Ed.D, President, The Writing Company
Ken provides business writing workshops and editorial services to business, industry, governments, and trade associations. His primary writing work involves curriculum development in the fields of water and wastewater, energy, environment issues, and science. His educational programs have received numerous awards and have been used by millions of students across the U.S. Ken has also worked with Leadership for Change to develop and deliver customized consulting programs.

Phil Mirvis, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow
Center for Corporate Citizenship, Boston College

Philip Mirvis is an organizational psychologist whose research and private practice concern organizational change, the workforce and workplace, and the role of business in society.  He has authored nine books on his studies including The Cynical Americans, Building the Competitive Workforce, and Joining Forces.  His most recent are a business transformation story, To the Desert and Back and one on business innovations to improve society, Beyond Good Company.  Phil has a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan.  He has taught at Boston University, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China and the London Business School.  

Joe Raelin, Ph.D, Asa S. Knowles Chair and Director of The Center for Work and Learning, Northeastern University,Founding Faculty Member
Joe specializes in work-based reflective practices and is committed to developing a new paradigm for learning that combines knowledge with experience and brings together practitioners and theorists into collaborative learning environments. At Northeastern, he is responsible for mobilizing scholarly inquiry and capacity building in the domain of practice-oriented learning. His recent works include: "Work-Based Learning: The New Frontier of Management Development" (Jossey-Bass, 2008) and "Creating Leaderful Organizations: How to Bring Out Leadership in Everyone" (Berrett-Koehler, 2003).

Steve Waddell, Ph.D, MBA, Founder of Leadership for Change, Senior Researcher and Consultant, Strategic Clarity
Through diverse leading roles in financial institutions, labor unions, property development, academia, research, and consulting, Steve has focused on the development of intersectoral collaborations (among business, community, and government organizations). In the U.S., Canada, and around the world, he generates synergies and win-win relationships by developing innovative collaborations and global networks. He has written numerous articles on intersector collaboration, emphasizing action learning and state-of-the-art research in his consulting practice. Steve is also Executive Director with Global Action Network Net.