Bob Dunham founded the Institute of Generative Leadership to foster development of the skills, abilities and wisdom needed to provide effective and healthy leadership to organizations with today’s speed and complexity. Previously, Dunham served—and learned firsthand—as vice president and chief operating officer for four major companies.
He has combined communication and language, management practice design and approaches to embodied learning that shift people’s capabilities for producing action as an integrated approach to building executive and management skills. The Institute for Generative Leadership discipline produces skills, rather than just theory, in management and leadership. This approach to leadership has embedded in it powerful frames for design. He is also the co-author of The Innovator’s Way (2010), which presents the essential hands-on practices for successful innovation.
Dunham holds two degrees from Stanford University and was on the staff that developed the three-year program of ontological design. He has studied the discipline of embodied learning extensively, has taught at the University of San Francisco and is a guest lecturer at the California College of the Arts and at Presidio Graduate School.