Presenter ( Eileen Piggot-Irvine)

Royal Roads University

Eileen Piggot-Irvine is Professor of Leadership at Royal Roads University. Until 2012 she was Director of the New Zealand Action Research and Review Centre (NZARRC), Director of the New Zealand Principal and Leadership Centre (NZPLC), senior lecturer at Massey University alongside a thriving leadership consultancy. She has directed ten national evaluation contracts, won a Visiting Fellow Award to Warwick University, UK. Her current research, presentations and publications are in the fields of developing 'productive' and 'authentic' interactions, appraisal, evaluation, leadership development, action research, and leadership review. She is currently leading a large scale international evaluation of action research. She has been a frequent keynote presenter at conferences internationally. She is dedicated to making complex issues easy to understand in her presentations!