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Dr. Rob Elkington

CEO & Leadership Catalyst


It is the job of the leader in an organization to so emphasize strengths that weaknesses become irrelevant.
Peter Drucker


Rob Elkington, Ph.D. is the Founder and CEO of Global Leadership Initiatives, Inc. which exists to "develop excellence in leadership globally." He currently resides in Canada where he is an Assistant Professor at Trent University as well as an Adjunct Professor at Ontario Tech University in the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Rob is also a Senior Lecturer at the Stellenbosch University School of Public Leadership. Rob also works with Ontario Tech University's Continuous Learning Centre to develop and facilitate numerous courses for public and private-sector organizations.

Rob is a member of the International Leadership Association, an ICF Certified FLOW Business Coach and an MBTI practitioner. He has published a range of books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and has facilitated numerous peer-reviewed presentations.

Co-Founder and CEO of Global Leadership Initiatives (www.globalleader.ca)
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education – Ontario Tech University.
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities – Ontario Tech University.
Senior Lecturer, School of Public Leadership – Stellenbosch University
Faculty, Master of Management – Trent University
Sessional Lecturer, Faculty of Business - Trent University
Sessional Lecturer, Faculty of Social Science - Wilfred Laurier University
Facilitator, Ontario Tech U Continuous Learning

Experienced online course development and delivery:
Canvas, Blackboard, Google Classroom;
One Note as LMS;
Adobe Connect;
Seeking new ways to deliver rich content through virtual platforms:
Adobe Articulate Simulations;
Augmented Reality Simulations;
AI Gamification Simulations;
Micro-Learning platform www.gnowbe.com;
Strong cultural intelligence; Speak three languages;
Researching Ubuntu as a worldview informing leadership.
MS Office, Google Apps, Mac Apps;
Works well with youth and adult learners;
Consistently rated in the top 2% by students and workshop participants.