Bio (Phil Cady)

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Phil Cady

Phil Cady


Associate Faculty


Leadership Studies


Phil Cady brings to Royal Roads his extensive depth and breadth of experiences in leading action research-based initiatives and corporate leadership development consulting services from the boardroom to the boiler room. He has a passion for leading large-group facilitation and whole-system interventions. He has led many enterprise-wide systemic projects involving leadership strategy formulation and the design, development and implementation of leadership and learning processes to support system strategy. Cady has consulted with all levels of government, whole organizations, executive teams and front line teams throughout Canada and in the Middle East.


In addition to Royal Roads faculty roles, Cady is the president of Cognitive Leadership Strategies West Inc. and a founding partner of the LEADS Learning scholar practitioner network. Phil was an elected member of RRU’s Board of Governors where he was also a member of the Program and Research Council, and the SoLS Curriculum Review Committee. In his first career, Cady was both a non-commissioned member and an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces.


Cady holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary (1994) and an MA in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University (1997). Phil is currently completing his Doctor of Social Sciences degree at Royal Roads, researching leadership and decision making. Phil is a Master Trainer for Power + Systems, certified MBTI facilitator, certified Human Synergistics practitioner, a member of the Cognitive Edge Accredited Practitioner Network, and a certified Future Search practitioner.