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Gary Wagenheim, Ph.D. - Fielding Graduate University. Vancouver, BC, CA

Gary Wagenheim, Ph.D.

Board Chair | Fielding Graduate University

Vancouver, BC, CANADA

Prominent educator in training and development for organizational and individual change



Gary Wagenheim, Ph.D. Publication



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Dr. Gary Wagenheim has established himself as a scholar in the field of organizational behavior teaching and as a prominent educator in training and development for organizational and individual change. He is adjunct professor of management at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, Aalto University Executive Education (formerly Helsinki School of Economics Executive Education), and the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte, and former professor of organizational leadership in the School of Technology at Purdue University. He has extensive experience teaching international executive development programs and graduate and undergraduate courses in organizational behavior, leadership, coaching, and interpersonal skills. In addition, he has a wide range of consulting experience in organizational change and development. He has taught and consulted throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, India, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, and Thailand.

He was elected to the board of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society from 1996-1999. He is a former board member of the BC Organization Development Network from 2005-2006 and the Vancouver International Society for Performance Improvement 2011. He presently serves on the board of trustees of Fielding Graduate University, and the advisory board of the Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation in the College of Technology at Purdue University.

He presently serves as deputy chief editor for the Challenging Organisations and Society Journal and is on the board of reviewers for the Journal of Management Education and the Teaching Education Journal. In addition, he is an ad hoc reviewer for many academic journals and conferences.

Industry Expertise (3)



Business Services

Areas of Expertise (5)

Organizational Behavior

Executive Development Programs



Interpersonal Skills

Education (4)

Fielding Graduate University: PhD, Human and Organizational Systems

Fielding Graduate University: MA, Human and Organizational Systems

Syracuse University: MBA, Organizational Behavior / Organizational Change and Development

University of Maryland College Park: BS, Business and Management

Affiliations (8)

  • Academy of Management : Member
  • Organizational Behavior Teaching Society : Member
  • Organizational Development Network : Member
  • Society for Organizational Learning : Member
  • American Society for Training and Development : Member
  • International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning : Member
  • International Performance Improvement Society (Vancouver) : Member
  • Association for Psychological Type : Member

Articles (4)

The difference in focus: How to create" group-as-system" level learning in t-groups

Here and Now. Verlagshaus Hernals, Vienna

2013 It is through the cycle of action and reflection that t-group members learn about group processes. But this learning cannot be assumed to happen automatically in each t-group experience. The main aim of this article is to help trainers understand the ...

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Metaphorical Mirror: Reflecting on Our Personal Pursuits to Discover and Challenge Our Teaching Practice Assumptions.

International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

2009 The goal of this paper is to examine how our personal pursuits—hobbies, activities, interests, and sports—can serve as a metaphor to reflect who we are in our teaching practice. This paper explores the notion that our favorite personal pursuits serve as ...

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TEAMS. Team Exercise for Action Management Skills: A Semester-Long Team-Management Simulation.


1992 A team-oriented approach is replacing the traditional management style in today's organizations. Because team management skills differ, they require different teaching methods. This paper describes an administrator education course designed to ...

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Feedback Exchange: Managing Group Closure


1993 A common problem in an" experiential class" is the lack of attention devoted to group closure at the end of the course. Toward the end of the semester, students working in small groups in organizational behavior classes often experience anxiety over losing the ...

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