Steve Waddell - Biosketch

Responding to the 21st century’s enormous global challenges and realizing its unsurpassed opportunities require new ways of acting and organizing.  For the past 30 years Steve has been supporting this with organizational, network, and societal change and development.  He does this through consultations, education, research, and personal leadership.  For the last 10 years he’s focused largely on multi-stakeholder global change networks (Global Action Networks) and complex change.  Currently he is deeply engaged with development of Ecosystems Labs as a loosely networked global change experimenting platform, and of the Potsdam Initiative: Empowering Human Systems to Address Complex Challenges at Scale

Steve has dozens of publications, including the books Societal Learning and Change: Innovation with Multi-Stakeholder Strategies (2005);  and Global Action Networks:  Creating our future together (2011). He is lead editor of a June 2015 special issue of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship on the topic of Large Systems Change. He has a Ph.D. in sociology and an MBA, and is a Canadian-American living in Boston.

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