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Ian Sutherland

Ian Sutherland

Born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Dr. Ian Sutherland is Deputy Dean for Research and Director of PhD Studies at IEDC–Bled School of Management in Slovenia. An internationally recognized expert in the intersection of the arts and business, Dr. Sutherland was originally trained as a professional musician. He holds B.Mus. (Hons) and M. Mus. Degrees from the School of Music of Memorial University (Canada) and a PhD in Sociology and Philosophy from the University of Exeter (UK). Today he has an active international career as a researcher, educator and consultant combining expertise in sociology, philosophy, creativity and leadership studies. A sought after speaker and facilitator he has delivered courses, workshops, seminars and lectures in over 20 countries around the world. As a consultant and organizational development practitioner he has worked with companies in the pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, telecommunications, financial services and defense.
Dr. Sutherland’s work occurs at the intersection of the arts and business. In particular his work is focused on leadership practice, creative and strategic processes, leveraging diversity and experiential arts-based methods of management and leadership development. He is a co-founding editor of the journal Music and Arts in Action and the author/co-author of articles appearing in Management Learning; Business Leadership Review; Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society; Journal of Visual Art Practice; Music and Arts in Action; Emotion Review. He is also co-author of the book Key Concepts in Leadership (Sage, 2012) with Prof. Jonathan Gosling and Dr. Stephanie Jones. Prior to joining IEDC-Bled School of Management he held appointments as Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Leadership Studies and Assistant Professor at Memorial University, Canada.


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