Gordon McIntosh has 37 years of management, educator and consultancy roles with local government. As President of the Local Government Leadership (LGL) Institute, he provides governance development, strategic facilitation and leadership training services. He has conducted 1,200 workshops involving 140,000 elected and appointed officials on topics such as:
Doctor McIntosh’s research focuses on local government leadership and the political/administrative interface. Current faculty roles include the Universities of York, Victoria and Cape Breton as well as the Uongozi Institute of Leadership for a Sustainable Development in Africa (Tanzania).
Gordon has developed twenty-five core modules for conference keynotes and sessions, executive workshops and customized programs. He has delivered programs nationally and internationally for local, First Nation, Métis and regional governments as well as municipal associations throughout Canada and overseas - Palestine, Caribbean, South America, Sri Lanka, Africa and Philippines. Session alumni comment that his sessions are fast paced, interactive, humorous and practical with high satisfaction ratings.
He was raised in Ottawa where he received athletic awards for water polo. Gordon and his wife Diane live in North Saanich where they enjoy cycling, gardening and hiking.
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