|Network News April Member of Month|
Zoe MacLeod, MA, CEC, Member of ODN Board of Trustees and Strategic Relations Committee
Zoë MacLeod is currently the Director of the Centre for Coaching and Workplace Innovation at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, Canada. Zoë is a certified executive coach, change agent, and educational consultant working in the fields of leadership, executive coaching, change management, and effective organization design and development. Through her extensive experience, including design and delivery of award-winning transformative leadership development programs for organizations across the globe, numerous graduate level certificate programs (including organization design and development) and the co-creation of a health leadership capabilities framework (LEADS) across Canada, Zoë has come to believe that strong relationships and partnerships based on trust and collaboration are integral elements in the success of an organization.
Zoë holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University, a Master’s degree in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University and is working to return to her PhD in Human and Organizational Systems. Though her pre-master’s coursework focused on computer information systems, she recalls her favorite course was the one required course on organization behavior. She recalls sitting in a classroom with a bunch of computer programmers and the textbook for the course was Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Everyone else was bored and she recognized she was in the right place. Enter new future. While learning about computer systems helped her to see systems in a new way, she realized her passion was really learning about human systems. As an executive coach and educator, Zoë is passionate about helping people and organizations cultivate creative intelligence and awaken to the possibility of happier, healthier, more productive and sustainable work environments.
Zoe joined the OD Network after being inspired at the annual conference in San Jose. In fact, she returned to her workplace and created a new graduate certificate program in Organization Design and Development that aims to equip professionals in developing skills to support the spectrum of deliberate and emergent strategies and perspectives to support desired outcomes as well as organizational health and vitality. She is excited about the connections to be made at the World Summit this fall in Portland and her goal is to share experience, energy, and a genuine desire to support the advancement of the field of organization development. And, she just happens to be a fan of microbrew. Did you know Portland is home to 58 breweries and counting — more than any other city on earth!