Gervase Bushe - Professional Bio
Gervase Bushe (pronounced Jervis Bush) has 30 years of experience in a wide range of organizational change and development projects. Early in his career he focused on large companies making the transition from command and control bureaucracies to team based organizations. Later he worked primarily with technology-based, high growth companies helping them retain their team cultures while becoming more structured. Most recently he's been working in the most complex and difficult to change organizations of all: healthcare and public education. Gervase has worked with companies to redesign their structures, change their cultures, improve their customer satisfaction and increase their operational effectiveness.
Gervase primarily consults to executives and internal change teams in two areas: 1) developing more effective executive teams and 2) designing transformational change processes. He is internationally known for his expertise in appreciative inquiry, a method for transforming organizations by focusing on what works.
Gervase's skills in leadership development are widely sought. Through his company, Clear Learning Ltd., 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.
Gervase is Professor of Leadership and Organization Development in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University one of the top 100 business research schools in the world. He is an award winning researcher in the fields of teamwork, leadership and organizational change. He regularly gives talks to corporate and public audiences on leadership and change.
Dr. Bushe 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) and an Associate of the Taos Institute for social construction theory and practice. He is a an associate with numerous consulting companies, including the Big Rapids Group in the United States, Provins Fem in Scandinavia, nCompassHR in Australia and New Zealand and VeMajor SC in Latin America.
For a list of publications and academic honours download his C.V.
A Sample of Past and Current Clients
Vancouver School Board
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Fraser Health Authority
BC Ministry of Transportation and Highways
Vancouver Art Gallery
Vancouver Island Health Authority
BC Research Corp.
Clear Learning Ltd.