Craig McDowell

Craig McDowell

Facilitator/Coach, Canterbury

Craig McDowell is a leadership learning and development coach and facilitator. He has previously been a Leadership and Management Adviser at the University of Canterbury.

Craig has developed a specialisation and high level of knowledge in coaching and mentoring in a variety of sectors. Other areas of leadership in which he works include organisational and team development, performance management, adaptive leadership and change, reflective practice, collaboration and emotional intelligence. In addition, he has facilitated numerous professional learning groups of leaders.

He has recently gained accreditation as a Genos Emotional Intelligence Practitioner for Leaders - individual or group.

Of particular interest to Craig is culturally contextualised leadership; he has been involved in a Maori initiative - Te Kauhua - which emphasised the necessity of whanau and iwi engagement, and the building of productive relationships with stakeholders in order to strengthen outcomes.

To date with ODI, he has individually coached business leaders and been involved as a leadership coach in two programmes - the Advanced Leaders Programme and Federated Farmers: Advocacy, Influence & Outcomes. He has also presented a Masterclass on Reflective Practice.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Master of Teaching and Learning
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Diploma of Educational Management
  • Diploma of Teaching (Distinction)
  • The Leadership Circle Profile
  • Team Management Services
  • Genos Emotional Intelligence

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