Adam Gordon

Adam Gordon

Director of Executive & Corporate Education at Wits Business School

Location
Johannesburg Area, South Africa
Industry
Education Management

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Adam Gordon's Overview

Current
  • Director of Executive Education at Wits Business School
Past
  • Director at Adaptive Futures Learning, Inc.
  • Owner at Global Leadership & Learning (GLL)
  • Director of Strategic Services at Global CommerceZone
Education
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Adam Gordon's Summary

I am the Director of Executive & Corporate Education at Wits Business School (WBS), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. I have been Acting Head (Dean) of School, and remain involved in senior executive management, strategic partnerships, and university advancement.
I have worked in executive development and education management since 2002, based in the UK while delivering primarily in emerging markets as an MBA lecturer (professor), a facilitator of executive education short courses, and instructional designer of in-company executive learning and leadership development.
As an academic, my terrain is industry foresight and business acumen. In addition to publishing and teaching in this area, I have facilitated many dozens of strategic planning workshops and speaking events, and have worked in-company with the CEO or Chief Learning Officer to align responses to industry-change imperatives. I was in a boutique futures consulting firm in Washington D.C. for four years in the mid-late 1990s, and prior to this I was a business journalist.
In addition to journal articles, my book is “Future Savvy: Quality in Foresight” (Amacom Press, NY). I also write "Management By Looking Ahead" at Forbes.com. (www.forbes.com/sites/adamgordon/)

Specialties: executive education, corporate education, business school management, university advancement, leadership development, educational design, workshop facilitation, strategic foresight, scenario planning, strategic planning, emerging markets, public speaking

Adam Gordon's Education

Graduate School of Business, UCT

20092012

Grade: Cum Laude

INSEAD

20002001

University of Houston

19951996

Adam Gordon's Publications

Adam Gordon's Experience

Director of Executive Education

Wits Business School

September 2012Present (2 years 1 month) Johannesburg Area, South Africa

Commercial and academic management of corporate and executive education at Wits Business School, including management of 30+ staff.

Director

Adaptive Futures Learning, Inc.

May 2006June 2012 (6 years 2 months)

Owner

Global Leadership & Learning (GLL)

February 2002April 2006 (4 years 3 months)

Director of Strategic Services

Global CommerceZone

March 2000December 2000 (10 months) Chicago

Senior Associate

Coates & Jarratt, Inc

19962000 (4 years)

General and Business Journalist

Independent Newspapers

January 1990December 1995 (6 years)

Adam Gordon's Courses

  • Director of Executive Education

    Wits Business School

    • Babson College: Designing and Developing Executive Education
    • American Society for Training and Develompment: Action Learning
  • Senior Associate

    Coates & Jarratt, Inc

    • MIT: Technology Management
  • General and Business Journalist

    Independent Newspapers

    • Argus School of Journalism
  • Director

    Adaptive Futures Learning, Inc.

    • Ivey Business School: Case Method
    • Stanford Center for Professional Development: Innovative Futures Program
  • Director of Strategic Services

    Global CommerceZone

    • Wharton School: Global Marketing Management

Adam Gordon's Additional Information

Adam Gordon's Skills & Expertise

  1. Retreat facilitation
  2. Scenario facilitation
  3. Executive Training
  4. Strategic Planning
  5. Scenario Planning
  6. Management Consulting
  7. Business Strategy
  8. Strategy
  9. Executive Coaching
  10. Business Transformation
  11. Scenario
  12. Innovation Management
  13. Policy
  14. Executive Education
  15. Project Planning
  16. Leadership
  17. Management
  18. Organizational Development
  19. Business Planning
  20. Leadership Development
  21. Retreats
  22. Workshop Facilitation
  23. Research
  24. Start-ups
  25. Government
  26. Executive Management
  27. Coaching
  28. Program Management
  29. Training
  30. Business Development
  31. Analysis
  32. Strategic Thinking
  33. Business Process Improvement
  34. Consulting

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