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Phil Cady

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Doctor of Social Sciences


Phil is an Associate Faculty member at RRU teaching in the Master of Arts in Leadership program. After completing his Bachelor of Social Work Degree at the University of Calgary, Phil served as a Social Work Officer in the Canadian Forces. In 1996 he became the first student to enter into the Master of Arts in Leadership and Training program at RRU and has been an active RRU contributor for 15 years. In addition to teaching and MA project supervision responsibilities, Phil is also President of Cognitive Leadership Strategies West, a nimble leadership and organizational development practice, serving clients across sectors throughout the world. Phil enjoys leading action research projects, large group facilitation and leadership development initiatives. His doctoral research interest is related to making complexity science more accessible for strategic leadership decision making in system transformation. Phil lives in beautiful North Saanich on Vancouver Island where he also enjoys a busy family life with three young children under the age of six.