About me

cropped-dr-sopow-1.jpgIssues management, public order and organization development specialist providing research, analysis, and practical action plans related to internal/external emerging and critical issues, change management, risk assessments, and employee engagement. So far completed employee surveys and 360 assessment for over 300 workplaces and over 12,000 employees. Completed over 60 critical issues and environmental scans for diverse locations.

Currently consultant and professor in the MBA program of University Canada West (Vancouver). Retired as Division Director of Research, Analysis &  Strategic Intelligence with Operations Strategy Branch, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, British Columbia headquarters. Served for two years as national Director of Change Management with RCMP headquarters in Ottawa.

Doctorate in Human & Organizational Systems, Masters degrees in Human Development as well as Leadership and Training, undergrad in Public Administration, Certificate in Peer Counselling.

Issues management experience with international and national corporations, not-for-profits, professional associations, and government intelligence and law enforcement agencies including U.S. Homeland Security. Work has taken me to Asia, South America, North America.

Previously: business/political journalist, Associate Deputy Minister (Premier’s Office, B.C.), Senior Vice-President international consulting firm (Verus Group), sessional instructor, Change Dynamics, Stakeholder Relations (University of Victoria, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), sessional instructor Niagara Institute (issues management).

Recipient of the Howard Chase Award for outstanding issues management, presented in Washington D.C. Three national RCMP awards for strategic communications and 9 awards for investigative journalism.

Served as a board member of the Issues Management Council based in Leesberg Virginia, sharing board duties with representatives from Daimler-Chrysler, Royal Dutch Shell, Nike, Weyerhaeuser Corp., and others.

Contact me at orgdoc@telus.net

3 thoughts on “About me

  1. Eli: Many years since times in Victoria when you worked in communications. PHd, nice to see. Neil Hamilton, still in Victoria

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  2. Hi Dr. Sopow. I’m a doc candidate who happens to have a lot of corporate change leadership experience. I was looking for your article, “The Impact of Culture and Climate on Change Programs,” but with our library being closed, the staff couldn’t fulfill the request. If it’s possible to get a copy, I’m at jill_bernaciak@ameritech.net. Thanks for all you’ve done!

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