Marvin Washington

Marvin Washington

Marvin is an associate professor in the Alberta School of Business, and serves on the faculty of Physical Education and Recreation as an adjunct professor.

His research, consulting, and teaching focuses on processes of organizational and institutional change, which makes him a perfect partner for Transformation Systems International (TSI). In this role, he has worked with the government leaders of the Country of Botswana since 1999, and the State of Oregon since 2009. He has also worked with a variety of organizations such as Bayer, Core Mark, Stantec, Enbridge, AIMCo, Blue Cross, and the Forzani Group (SportChek),

He is also in demand as a speaker, where his goal is to inspire people about the possibilities that conscious leadership and strategic change can create. Recent engagements have included serving as the a key note speaker for the Edmonton Police Service, Alberta Professional Engineers and Geologists Association, Alberta Annual Leadership Conference, Stantec Marketing Managers’ Annual Meeting, American Society of Quality’s Annual convention, the annual meeting for Alberta Infrastructure, the Edmonton Chapter of the American Society of Quality, and the annual quality manager’s meeting for Enbridge.

Marvin has published more than 40 articles, made more than 40 conference presentations, and is the author of two books on leadership and organizational change: Pack Leadership: Lessons from the Wild Dogs of Africa (with Stephen Hacker at Quality Press), and Successful Organizational Transformation: The Five Critical Elements (with Stephen Hacker and Marla Hacker at Business Expert Press).

He is the academic director for the Alberta Health Services Senior Leadership Development Program, and has a long-standing engagement with Anahuac University in Mexico, where he is a part of its CEO academy.

Prior to life in academia, Marvin was an operation’s manager for Procter and Gamble.
Marvin has a Ph.D. in Organization Behavior and Sociology from Northwestern University, the Kellogg Graduate School of Management; and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.