Wolfgang Braun, Yury Boshyk, Sharon Marshall, Brian Isaacson, Ira CohenOdette School of Business instructor Ira Cohen (far right) receives an award for achievement in the field of executive learning from Yury Boshyk (second from left), chair of the Global Forum organizing team, along with fellow honourees Wolfgang Braun, Sharon Marshall, and Brian Isaacson.

Business prof recognized for contributions to executive learning

Receiving the Robert L. (Lex) Dilworth Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Executive Learning is a “true honour,” says Ira Cohen, a sessional lecturer in the Odette School of Business.

The award, bestowed by the Global Forum on Strategic Transformations, Leadership and Learning, honours individuals who have made a major contribution to executive and management education.

Dr. Cohen won recognition as a global thought leader in the field of Action Learning, a systematic process that solves business challenges and develops operational competencies among corporate management. He received the award during the invitation-only forum in Dubai, March 21.

“It is a true honour to be one of the few Canadians recognized as a major contributor in the field of executive and management education,” he said.

“Previous recipients of the Dilworth award have all established themselves as global agents of change in a variety of action learning settings. As a pioneer in the facilitation of Action Learning Outside-In interventions, I personally and humbly am appreciative of this peer-driven award.”

Other winners of the awards this year included Americans Brad Benson and Sharon Marshall, German Wolfgang Braun, and South African Brian Isaacson.

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