David G Luke
Founder and Managing Director
David has more than 30 years’ experience in instructional design and workplace learning, and is a senior consultant, writer, and entrepreneur. His experience drives the unique 4Forward vision, mission, and process. David has designed learning materials for managers and employees in all sectors. In addition to his experience in adult learning and instructional design, David has extensive consulting experience with both large and small organizations. As a curriculum developer, facilitator, and educator from 1991 to the present, David has designed and implemented learning and competency assessment tools, skill development exercises, take-away job aids, and other training products for businesses, organizations, and all levels of government across North America.
Through his work with large private- and public-sector enterprises like AT&T, Xerox and others, David has gained deep insight into organizational psychology, team dynamics, leadership, and change management. He has assisted organizations through numerous Business Process Improvement, Change Management, Leadership Development, and Skills Training programs.
David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Carleton University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
During his reflective time, David enjoys running, snowshoeing, reading, and Eastern philosophy — in particular the works of the great Buddhist masters.
The Leader’s New Work: Building Learning Organizations: This MIT Sloan Management review article looks at what today’s organizations must do to learn and grow.
What is Servant Leadership?: Learn how servant leadership can enrich the lives of individuals, build better organizations and create a more just and caring world.
Changing Education Paradigms: This RSA Animate video on the changing paradigms in education was adapted from a talk given by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert.
Ask a Buddhist: My Boss is Stressing Me Out!: Find out why you have created the stress-inducing boss, from Buddhist teacher Morten Clausen.