Marilyn Laiken, PhD – Program Director, Centres of Excellence in Organization Development and Change and Adult Training and Development; Schulich Executive Education Centre, York University
Marilyn Laiken is Program Director of the Masters Certificate Programs and Centres of Excellence in Organization Development and Change and Adult Training and Development at Schulich Executive Education Centre, York University. She is also Principal of Laiken Associates, a Toronto consulting firm that, since 1975, has served hundreds of clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Marilyn is past Chair of the OISE, University of Toronto Department of Adult Education & Counselling Psychology and Professor Emeritus of Adult Education in Workplace Learning and Change.
Marilyn combines an interest in adult education and organizational change through her research, teaching and field development, and speaks internationally and has published widely in these areas. Her book, “The Anatomy of High Performing Teams: A Leader’s Handbook” has been used by teams and team leaders since 1991. Her “Adult Educator’s Resource Manual” is forthcoming. Marilyn has been honored with the prestigious OCUFA award for “Excellence in Teaching”, and the Canadian Society for Training and Development (now I4PL) President’s Award for her contributions to the field of Adult Education, as well as their first research award.