Dr. Yury Boshyk
Adviser, educator, coach, facilitator, speaker, and author. Over 25 years of experience in executive and management education with global companies and major organizations. Founder of Business Driven Action Learning. Subject matter expertise also includes research and presentations on present and future global trends and their influence on business and society. Since 1996 chairs the Global Forum on Executive Development and Business Driven Action Learning, an international community of practice. Adviser to boards and senior executives.
He is a member of the International Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Action Learning: Research & Practice published in the U.K.; a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (London), the World Future Society, ASTD, the Academy of International Business, and the Academy of Management (USA).
He has written research reports, books and articles that deal with subjects on contemporary global issues, executive education as well as modern history.
Among his more recent articles are: “Business Driven Action Learning” for the Center for Creative Leadership (2013); ;“Developing Global Executives: Today and Tomorrow” (2009 Pfeiffer Annual on Leadership Development); “Beyond Knowledge Management: How Companies Mobilise Experience” (in The Financial Times, London); and “Emerging Economies, Emerging Hopes” (World Economic Forum and IMD). His books on Action Learning include: Action Learning: History and Evolution (2010) co-edited with Robert L. Dilworth; Action Learning and Its Applications (2010) co-edited with Robert L. Dilworth; Action Learning Worldwide: Experiences of Leadership and Organizational Development (2002); Business Driven Action Learning: Global Best Practices (2000).
Formerly: Professor of International Geopolitics and the Business Environment at IMD (International Institute for Management Development), Lausanne, Switzerland, Professor of Geopolitics and Strategy, and Director of Executive Learning, at the Theseus International Management Institute (now part of EDHEC) in the Sophia Antipolis Science and Technology Park, France; and faculty positions at the University of Toronto and Harvard University.
Yury Boshyk completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford, his Master's degree at the London School of Economics, and his B.A. at the University of Toronto.
Born in 1950 in Toronto, he is a Canadian citizen who, having lived and worked in Europe for 27 years, is presently based in Ottawa, Canada.
Keynote & Speaking Engagements
Dr. Yury Boshyk is a renowned speaker internationally. He provides a global perspective that engages audiences and helps them to see the world differently.
Yury’s past keynotes and lectures have included the following topics:
- The Prophetic Edge: Understanding the Emerging World & New Business Practices
- Global Competitiveness and Collaboration: What Type of Leadership is Needed?
- The Future of Emerging Markets
- The New Imperative: Developing Global Executives
Presentations on global trends for conferences, companies, boards, organizations, universities and business schools such as Deloitte, Exame (Brazil), Exxon, Fiat, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Prudential, the RCMP, Shell, Volvo, the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), and many others throughout the world.