Thursday Keynote Speaker-David Wolfenden, Outward Bound Canada

  DAVID WOLFENDEN  

David Wolfenden is the Executive Director of Outward Bound Canada. Outward Bound is dedicated to the cultivation of resilience, perseverance, courage and servant leadership in its participants. Outward Bound uses both the wilderness and traditional classrooms in its teaching methods and has been at the forefront of experiential education for over 60 years.  Prior to joining Outward Bound as Executive Director, Mr. Wolfenden was the Director of Operations for DMB, a real estate development company, located in Arizona.  Mr. Wolfenden’s career has also included Senior Consultancy and Practice Management for RSM McGladrey’s Organizational Effectiveness and Family Business Groups. His work focused on organizational design and performance coaching to family owned, and closely held companies, as well as to a range of Fortune 500 and not-for-profit businesses throughout North America.  Prior to joining RSM McGladrey, he was a Senior Consultant with Innovation Associates, best known for Peter Senge’s work in the area of learning organizations and systems thinking. He has also worked extensively in the area of industrial psychology, senior executive selection, and held the position of Organizational Development Specialist at Mountain Equipment Co-op in Vancouver. In that role he designed and implemented a comprehensive management development and leadership program and coached the top management team on strategic business issues.  Mr. Wolfenden has a Master’s in Behavioral Science. He is currently on the Leadership Advisory board for the Banff Centre and a faculty member in the Canadian Film Centre Interactive Media Program.    

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