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Richard C. Powers
After receiving his M.B.A. and L.LB. from Queen’s University, Rick worked as a corporate lawyer for Smith, Lyons, Torrance, Stevenson and Mayer (now Gowlings). He later served as Corporate Counsel for Honda Canada Inc., before joining The University of Toronto in 1992. Rick is currently the Associate Dean and Executive Director, MBA and Master of Finance Programs at The Rotman School of Management. A recipient of numerous teaching awards, Rick’s areas of expertise include corporate governance, ethics, business and corporate law and sports marketing. Rick is an Academic Director of The Directors Education Program and the Not-For-Profit Governance Essentials Program (in partnership with the Institute of Corporate Directors – ICD). He also teaches in Rotman’s Executive MBA, OMNIUM, MBA and Executive Education Programs. In the past he has been extensively involved in both the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Administration programs at The University of Toronto. Rick is currently completing his doctoral studies in Higher Education at The University of Toronto. He has obtained the ICD.D designation and is a director of several not-for-profit organizations and frequently comments on legal and governance issues in various media across Canada.
Rick currently sits on the following Boards:
- The CIS eLearning Consortium (Chair of Governance Comm.)
- Commonwealth Games Canada (Treasurer)
- Canadian Olympic Committee (Sport Representative)
- Rugby Canada (Vice-Chair)
- St. Clement’s School – Board of Governors
- Queen’s Alumni Review Editorial Board
Dr. Peter Stephenson
Dr. Peter Stephenson specializes in building strategic leadership capability. He is an organizational psychologist, management consultant and trusted advisor to CEOs, boards of directors and executive teams. His clients are predominantly large Canadian organizations and include several U.S. Fortune 500 firms. His practice is founded on the insight that true growth, performance and success are directly related to the development of leadership at the individual, team and organizational level. He has over 20 years of experience helping CEOs, organizations and boards do this more effectively.
Stephenson consults on a broad range of leadership issues including the implementation of business strategy, merger and acquisition integration, executive assessment and development, board effectiveness, and organization restructuring. With his dual background in management and the behavioral sciences, Stephenson combines his strategic perspective on business with a firm grounding in organizational behavior. He understands individuals and teams. He is highly skilled in analyzing competencies, motivations and potential, and in collaborating with clients to help facilitate the changes that will make a real and lasting difference to their performance.
Stephenson has a B.Sc. from Trent University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from the University of Toronto. He is a frequent guest speaker on board governance, strategy implementation, succession planning and executive development. He has served on several non-profit boards. Stephenson is a graduate of the ICD Corporate Governance College Director Education Program and has his ICD.D designation.
Prior to founding Meridien in 1997, he spent 14 years at RHR International – a leading international firm of management psychologists – where he led the firm’s strategy and change implementation practice and managed the growth of its Canadian business. He was also an internal organization development consultant with a major oil company.
Marcel Desautels Chair in Integrative Thinking and Professor, Organizational Behaviour Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto MBA (University of Toronto), LLB (Osgoode), MA (Yale), MPhil (Yale) PhD (Yale)
Glen Whyte is professor of organizational behaviour and holder of the Marcel Desautels Chair in Integrative Thinking at Rotman. He is also a lawyer, an award winning teacher and researcher, and the former associate dean and executive director of MBA programs at Rotman. Glen is also a former holder of the Simon Reisman Chair at the Treasury Board of Canada. Glen has an MBA from U of T and MA, M. Phil, and PhD degrees in organizational behaviour from Yale University. Glen has expertise in negotiation, decision making, dispute resolution, and risk management. He also has extensive consulting experience in both private and public sector organizations. Glen recently spent his sabbatical at the Harvard Business School, where he was visiting scholar with the Negotiations, Organizations, and Markets group. He teaches regularly in the Rotman School of Management's MBA and EMBA programs as well as in Rotman's corporate and open enrollment Executive Programs.
John Oesch currently teaches Foundations of Integrative Thinking, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, and Organizational Leadership in the MBA Programs at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
He has research interests in the areas of decision making, managerial negotiations, and organizational justice. His teaching interests are in the areas of negotiation, decision making, organizational behavior, and emotions in management. He received the Rotman MBA and EMBA Teaching Awards in 2005 and 2006. His publication record includes the Journal of Business Venturing, Social Justice Research, Games and Economic Behavior, and Organization Science.
Faculty subject to change.