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Jerrold McGrath, Director of Innovation and Program Partnerships, Leadership Development at Banff Center
Jerry joined The Banff Centre in July 2008. He is completing his Master’s degree in Strategic Innovation and Change at the University of Denver and has a research focus on the intersections of various creative traditions in finding and solving organizational problems. He completed his Bachelor’s at the University of Waterloo in Environment and Resource Studies. McGrath is certified to facilitate agile project development.
Jerry spent several years as a relocation trainer in the Japanese automotive industry in Aichi, Japan and witnessed first-hand the operations and organizational culture of the sector and supported managers pre-transfer to overseas postings . As the director of innovation and program partnerships for Leadership Development at The Banff Centre, Jerry enables novel and often unorthodox collaborations to support small and large projects in service to our client communities.
His interest is in how to support existing institutions to become as adaptive as startups and to contribute to the rehabilitation of the concept of leadership for the 21st century. Areas of specialization include strategic planning within creative organizations, strategic innovation, agile approaches to innovation, design approaches and thinking, open leadership, entrepreneurialism and the future of work. Jerry was also selected as an Ambassador for C2MTL.