Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
Gervase's skills in leadership development are widely sought. His bestselling book, Clear Leadership, is now in its second edition. Using a social constructivist approach, it identifies what gets in the way of collaborative working relationships and the skills required to sustain them. Through his company, Clear Learning Ltd. (www.clearlearning.ca), he licenses others to deliver his highly experiential and developmental training programs that significantly improve people's ability to lead people and facilitate change. He has trained managers and consultants on four continents.
As a writer he has won numerous awards for his research, including the Douglas McGregor Memorial Award twice in both 2007 and 2009. A list of his writings is available at http://business.sfu.ca/fac_cvs/bushe.pdf and links to his articles on appreciative inquiry can be found at his website, www.gervasebushe.ca.
Gervase received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University. He was trained in laboratory education methods at the Sir George William's Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies in Montreal and is a certified T-group facilitator and OD consultant. He is a member of the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science, Director of Professional Development and a past Co-Chair of Human Systems Development Professionals (an association of expert organizational consultants in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia). He is a principle with the Big Rapids Group in the United States and an associate with numerous international consulting companies, including Provins Fem in Scandinavia, nCompassHR in Australia and New Zealand and VeMajor SC in Latin America.
Gervase Bushe's manuscripts on Appreciative Inquiry are available for downloading at http://www.gervasebushe.ca/appinq.htm