David Dinwoodie

Vice President, Leadership Solutions & Knowledge Sharing Americas at Center for Creative Leadership


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David brings with him significant international experience within the realm of leadership development. He has held senior management positions with pan-European and global responsibilities in Ernst & Young, BICC General Cable, Planeta de Agostini and Brystol-Myers Squibb.

In the field of executive education, David held the post of General Manager of EADA Business School in Barcelona. For over ten years he has been an active member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración (CLADEA).

He joined the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) to contribute to organizational effectiveness by
combining practical experience in the realm of international business with solid models for transforming
organizations through leadership development.

David is the Center for Creative Leadership’s Global Director, Individual and Team Leadership Solutions a role in which he is responsible for CCL’s global portfolio of programs, products and services in Open Enrollment, Custom, Coaching and Assessment Services lines of business. David serves as Senior Faculty for the Leading Strategically program, delivers custom leadership development solutions for corporate clients, and is a member of the Organizational Leadership Solutions Team at CCL.

He is a co-author of the book Becoming a Strategic Leader: Your role in your organization’s enduring success and he is a research associate on the Leadership Across Differences project.

David holds a Master of International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and earned an MBA from ESADE Business School in Barcelona. His doctoral degree is from Aston University (UK) in the area of organizational and workgroup psychology. His research activities are centered on organizations engaged in internationalization processes and the focus area for his dissertation was leadership strategies for creating performance-oriented organizational culture.

For over 15 years David has combined management responsibilities with training activities and he has taught courses in Strategic Management, Change Management and Leadership Development at institutions such as ESADE Business School (Spain), EADA Business School (Spain), Centrum Business School (Peru), Universidad de Rosario (Colombia) and the Center for Creative Leadership (USA).


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