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B.A. (Sir George Williams/Concordia University), M. Ed. and Ph.D. (McGill University)
Career and Professional Development
Robert E. Saggers is a management consultant who since 1989 has headed up his own consulting practice in organizational learning and leadership development. Over this period of time he has assisted a wide variety of clients: to assess their organizational capability; to design and facilitate leadership and management competency development programs; and to coach their managers and in-house facilitators to lead change and team building efforts. Previously he worked in both operational and corporate human resource management roles within the manufacturing and financial sectors, and subsequently was a Principal with a major international consultancy.
He has been associated with McGill University for over the last twenty-five years as a graduate studies instructor, first teaching human resource management (1988-1994). He then helped McGill's School of Continuing Studies to develop a graduate diploma and certificate leadership program in which he continues to teach courses in leadership skills development. He also collaborates with the University on research initiatives and on a joint venture basis to develop/deliver corporate training programs. A life-long learner, he received his Master’s in Education in 2001 and completed his doctorate in instructional psychology and adult education in 2009, with a thesis investigating the relationship between teaching, learning, leading and managing. His ongoing research interests include managerial teaching and leadership development within educational, professional and corporate settings.
Apart from his professional and academic pursuits, Bob plays an active role in community-based organizations. A former President of the Quebec Provincial Council of Scouts Canada, he just completed a 3-year term as Deputy Commissioner responsible for leader training in Quebec and was part of the national network for volunteer leadership development.