Ken Gilbert has been an independent and confidential leadership and organisation development consultant since 1990.
Ken's experience and continued learning provide confidential and relevant services to the individuals and organisations with whom, and with which, he works.
Ken has consulted since 1990 to a wide range of organisations (and people) in all Australian States, in New Zealand and internationally, in private enterprise and public and community service. He brings demonstrated knowledge and skills in facilitating Organisation, Leadership and Management Development and Customer Service Excellence to his work.
Ken has played a major role in introducing the leaders, the research, the programs and the developmental processes of the Centre for Creative Leadership (USA) - (CCL) to his clients in Australia and has worked as an Australia-based adjunct of CCL.,
Ken has also offered a trademarked leadership development process titled “Leadership Circles’ to his clients since 1998.
Prior to his current consulting activities, Ken Gilbert has worked as: teacher, in-service educator, leader and inspector of secondary schools (formerly Principal of Newmarket and Benowa State High Schools in Queensland); Training and Development Manager (BHP-Utah Coal) and Customer and Staff Services Manager(Australian Airlines). He has worked full-time for: Education Queensland; Presbyterian (now Uniting) Christian Education; BHP-Utah Coal; Australian Airlines; and Qantas Airways.
Ken's leadership and facilitation of performance improvement strategies within organisations and as an external consultant is well documented.
As a school Principal, Ken has been recognised for leading high performing and innovative schools and school teams that consult closely with parents and communities. Ken has had a leading role in introducing Work Experience Programs to Queensland Schools, pioneering cooperative programs between secondary schools and TAFE Colleges, early work in School Councils, professional development of School Principals and more recently performing a “confidential critical friend” role in State and Non-State Schools.
Ken has been a committed member of Rotary International and is an honorary member of, and the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship, from the Rotary Club of Brisbane Planetarium currently being a member of the Armidale Central Rotary Club.
Ken holds degrees in Commerce, Education and Educational Administration awarded by The University of Queensland and The University of Alberta (Canada). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a National Fellow of The Australian College of Educational Leaders.