Scholar • Strategist• Coach

ABOUT ME

A brief introduction

I am a consultant offering twenty-five years of results in leadership development, organizational development, strategic planning, and executive coaching. I have a documented top performance record delivering training and facilitation to nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, and church systems.

 

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A. Brian Leander, Ph.D.
SCHOLAR •  STRATEGIST•  COACH

My career success has been working with leaders in churches, nonprofit and higher education who are seeking innovative ways to achieve mission and impact in local communities and nationally.

Currently, I am developing curriculum for a multi-track intercultural leadership institute for executives from universities, businesses, nonprofits and religious organizations at Goshen College.

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I AM GOOD AT

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Leadership Development
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Strategic Planning
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Executive Coaching
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Teaching
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Public Speaking
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Curriculum Development

MY CURRICULUM VITAE

Presentations

I have been invited to speak to several groups about my research and experiences around diversity-oriented churches and diversity in Christian higher education.  My audiences have included groups at the following events:  PCUSA Montreat Wee Kirk Conference, 2011; The Orchard Group, 2014; The Urban Anabaptist Ministry Symposium, 2014; Long Island Council of Churches Annual Gathering, 2014; and the GBOD Multiethnic Church Planting Training Event, 2015 and 2017 and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Pastors Week, 2017 .

I have also presented at the Academy of Management, the Tobias Leadership Conference at Indiana University, and the International Leadership Association around issues related to effective intercultural leadership, innovative leadership practices in Christian churches, and diversity in higher education.

work experience

my professional background

August
2016
Adelphi University
Manager of Training & Development at Adelphi University

I engage a diverse group of employees in learning situations by applying adult learning theory in developing multifaceted modern learning solutions (such as instructor-led training and online training). I design and or deliver/oversee certificate/badge programs in Diversity, Management/Leadership development, Customer Service and Technology Competency....

August
2016
January
2012
Adelphi University
Assistant Director
Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Adelphi University

I oversee key initiatives towards nonprofit leadership and organizational development and deliver training programs and consulting services to nonprofit executives and boards. My consulting services include, board training and development, strategic planning, program evaluation and organizational assessment....

June
2013
Goshen College
Faculty
Center for Intercultural and International Education at Goshen College

I am a faculty member in the Masters in Intercultural Leadership program where I teach Leadership in Intercultural Organizations and Capstone Project Development.  Find out more about the Masters degree in Intercultural Leadership at:  https://www.goshen.edu/graduate/intercultural-leadership/...

May
2014
Evangelical Seminary
Faculty
Master of Arts in Leadership Development at Evangelical Seminary

I am a faculty member in the Master of Arts program in Leadership Development at Evangelical Seminary where I teach Spiritual Discernment and Decision-Making, Culture, Context and Mission, and  Leadership and Administration.  To learn more about the MALD program go to: http://evangelical.edu/admissions/degree-programs/master-of-arts-in-leadership-development/...

EDUCATION

MY EDUCATION

January
2014
September
2009
Eastern University
Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership

My doctoral dissertation was a mixed methods study of leader cultural intelligence in diversity-oriented churches in the United States. Much of the research on this topic suggests that intercultural competencies are positively related to successful international engagements.  However, the findings of my study establish significant relationships between leader cultural intelligence, top-management team openness to diversity, and leadership practices in domestic organizations in the United States.  Having defended in January 2014, I have submitted key chapters for publication in the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly and Missiology: An International Review—peer-reviewed journals....

December
2007
July
2005
Gonzaga University
Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

As a graduate of the highly regarded Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program at Gonzaga University I have greatly benefited from the Jesuit tradition of educational excellence.  I also received a graduate certificate in Servant Leadership from Gonzaga....

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The best of my projects

Long Island Council of Churches
United Way of Long Island
East End Arts School
Leading in Community
Ronald McDonald House
Intercultural Leadership Institute
Cornerstone Church
Habitat for Humanity

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