Conference Speakers

Dr. David Weiss, Ph.D., ICD.D

President and CEO of Weiss International Ltd.

Dr. David S. Weiss, Ph.D., ICD.D is President and CEO of Weiss International Ltd., a firm specializing in innovation consulting, leadership coaching, and HR solutions for the public-sector, social enterprise, and private sector organizations.

David has provided consulting on more than 1000 business, organizational, and HR projects, delivered over 200 conference presentations and he has written over 60 journal and trade articles. He is the author or co-author of seven books including Leadership-Driven HR (Jossey-Bass) and Innovative Intelligence (Wiley, also available in Chinese) which was reported by CBC News as a “top 5 business book” in the year it was published. David has conducted executive sessions in Canada, USA, Hungary, France, England, China, Russia, Israel, Uganda, South Africa, Malaysia, and Chile. Previously, Affiliate Professor of the Rotman School of Management, Senior Research Fellow at Queen’s University, and VP and Chief Innovation Officer of Knightsbridge, David currently teaches at two university executive development programs, Schulich School of Management, and St. Mary’s University.

David’s doctorate is from the University of Toronto, and he has three master’s degrees in psychology, education, and philosophy. He is a Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and a Certified Life and Wellness coach.

He has been honoured by many organizations globally including by the Government of Canada with the “Distinguished Lecturer” certificate, by the Asia-Pacific HR Congress with the “HR Leadership Award,” by HRPA with the lifetime achievement designation of “Fellow HRPA,” and by the Institute for Performance and Learning as their first lifetime achievement “Fellow.”

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Leading HR in Complex Times