Dr. Rob Elkington

CEO, and President, of Global Leadership Initiatives

Rob holds a Ph.D. from North West University, and an Advanced Certificate in Intercultural Management from Notre Dame University.


Adjunct Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology serving in both the Business and IT faculty and the Education faculty where he teaches undergraduate courses in Critical Thinking and Ethics, Collaborative Leadership, Leadership Negotiation and Teamwork, Business Ethics, and graduate courses in Foundations of Leadership, Leadership and Technology, and Ethics and Leadership.

Associate Professor Yorkville University serving with the Faculty of Education.

Senior Lecturer with the Stellenbosch University School of Public Leadership and Good Governance. http://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/economy/spl/centres-institutes/sggf

Facilitator with the UOIT Management Development Centre http://mdc.uoit.ca where he has been asked to facilitate one day seminars on Foundations of Leadership, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Critical Decision Making, Diversity and Leadership, Advanced Leadership, and Leadership & Customer Service.

Community Liaison and Mentor with the Durham Community Innovation Lab. http://communityilab.ca , an Entrepreneurship incubator that develops Not Employed or Educated or Trained (NEET) youth in start-up ventures. Durham Co-ILab also supports Social Entrepreneurship.


The professional world is changing at a rapid rate, Rob and his Associates at GLI have provided our organization the tools to develop our current leaders and prepare our future leaders to assume their roles in this rapidly changing environment. Whether you have been in a leadership for years or are new to a leadership position, GLI will prepare you to be a dynamic leader in todays’ workplace. Rob’s approach is welcoming and engaging making the learning experience very enjoyable.


Imagine being one of 12 presenters competing to make a positive impact on an audience and you only 9-minutes to do so. Now imagine being rated the best presenter. You’d be thrilled as Rob should be when he fully engaged our audience of HR professionals and leaders. His topic on visionary leadership in a turbulent world was on point, his depth of knowledge formidable, his delivery powerful, his style interactive, and he is approachable one-on-one. Truly a leader who walks his talk.

Vera Asanin, President & Editor-in-Chief, Your Workplace

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