Dr. E.M. (Ted) Vokes
Ted has a Specialized Honours B.A. in Psychology from York University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology (specialization in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology) from the University of Windsor. His practical leadership and managerial experience includes serving as Second in Command of an Air Force officer candidate training school and as Executive Director of a mental health centre undertaking a radical transition.
He has over 25 years experience as an in-house and external consultant, trainer and facilitator to a diverse range of private, public and government organizations — from the automotive, airline, retail, injection molding, power generation, petrochemical and telecommunications industries, to the military, education, mental health, child welfare, emergency response, hospital, and public health care sectors.
Currently Ted is in private practice specializing in leadership development, executive coaching, culture assessment, adaptive strategic planning, mediation and dispute resolution, cultural competence, prevention of workplace violence, and organizational change management. In this role he has designed and facilitated over 200 process consultation interventions with executives, management teams, committees and boards of directors, and conducted over 600 workshops in support of change, and development initiatives.
He has taught courses in organizational behaviour in the M.B.A. and Masters of Management programs of the Centre for Executive and Professional Education at the University of Windsor, taught undergraduate courses in the Odette School of Business, and has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department since 1998 where he teaches and supervises students at both the graduate and undergraduate level.