Bio (Marilyn Taylor)

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Marilyn Taylor

Marilyn Taylor




Leadership Studies


Marilyn Taylor is a professor in the School of Leadership Studies. Her work focuses on emergent learning, organizational culture change, values-based leadership and graduate leadership education. The continuing theme of her research is understanding and fostering second order learning or values-perspective shift in organizational and community contexts, particularly during times of turbulence and major change in human systems. Taylor is a founding member of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations and is a member of the editorial board for the International Journal for Coaching in Organizations


Taylor joined Royal Roads in 2006 as a professor in the School of Leadership Studies. In 2008, she led the development of the Institute for Values-Based Leadership and was director from 2009-2014. Prior to Royal Roads, Taylor was a professor at Concordia University for 23 years. At Concordia, she served as chair and director of the Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies and was a key designer of the MA in Human Systems Intervention.


Taylor earned her PhD in educational theory from the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She did a MSc in counselling at the University of Wisconsin and a BA in English and sociology at the University of Saskatchewan.