We heard recently from Dr. Nick Nissley, Executive Director of Leadership Development at The Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta. Nick earned his doctorate of education degree from George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development, in an interdisciplinary program, focused in human resource development (executive leadership in organizational learning). At the center of Nick’s work is applied imagination – helping individuals, organizations, and communities transform themselves through learning, as they confront real-world challenges.
Over the past 10 years, Nick has helped define the field of arts based learning in management education. In a recent article in "Issues and Observations" Nick reported "the business world in recent years has shown increasing interest in the narrative lens and more specifically in the relationship between leadership storytelling and organizational change."