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Jan Klakurka

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Jan Klakurka

Director, Management & Organizational Studies, Huron University College, Western University
Assistant Professor (tenure-stream), Management & Organizational Studies, Huron University College, Western University (current)
Instructor, Rotman School of Management (current)

Degrees:

C.Dir., Chartered Director
A.P.F, Association of Professional Futurists
C.P.A., Chartered Professional Accountant
C.A., Chartered Accountant
C.M.C., Certified Management Consultant
B.Comm., University of Toronto
M.B.A., Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University

Phone:

289-644-4199

Bio

Jan is a foresight and strategy practitioner with a professional background spanning twenty-five years in industry, professional services (strategy consulting and public accounting) and academia.  Jan’s research is directed toward the intersection of strategic planning, lucid foresight and organizational governance.  At Rotman, Jan founded the Real-Life Consulting Project in 2011 that to date has offered students 70+ innovative management consulting projects with industry leaders ranging from $billion MNE’s to local niche players.  Jan teaches a variety of strategy courses (consulting, strategic management, international strategy) and for the past five years has delivered a Rotman Summer Abroad course called Strategy in the European Context, taking students to Brno, Czech Republic and surrounding cities.  As co-founder and Principal of Elevae Strategic Advisory, Jan advises on holistic business futures.    Recent work includes a keynote covering consulting by academics – what he refers to as “the Consuldemia” – a book chapter on outcome evaluation, and judging the 2018 Most Significant Futures Works of the Association of Professional Futurists.

Academic Roles:
Director, Management & Organizational Studies, Huron University College, Western University
Assistant Professor (tenure-stream), Management & Organizational Studies, Huron University College, Western University (current)
Instructor, Rotman School of Management (current)

Non-Academic Roles:
Principal & Co-Founder, Elevae Strategic Advisory (current)
Chief Financial Officer and Board Member, Corporations for Community Connections, Inc., a Siemens Canada private foundation (current)
Director, Corporate Planning and Business Development, mid-market recycler (2008-2012)
Director, Process Improvement and Corporate Controller, publicly-traded global construction services co.  (2005-2012)
Manager, Strategy and Operations, Consulting Practice, Deloitte (2000-2005)
Financial Analyst, blue-chip auto manufacturer (1998-2000)
Senior Accountant, McCarney Greenwood, C.A.’s (1995-1997)
Staff Accountant, Beallor, Beallor & Burns (1994

Professional Affiliations / Memberships:
World Future Studies Federation
Institute of Corporate Directors
CPA Ontario / CPA Canada
Canadian Association of Certified Management Consultants
Academy of Management

Honours / Awards
Arbor Award, University of Toronto, for volunteer service, 2011
Excellence in Teaching Award, Rotman School of Management, 2017, 2012-2013
Gold Medalist for Canada, Canadian Association of Certified Management Consultants, 2003

Academic / Professional Service
Real-Life Consulting Project, RSM 495 – Management Consulting, Rotman School of Management, 2012-present
Governance, Leadership & Ethics major, Huron University College, Western University (co-developer), 2014-2017
Canadian Association of Management Consultants, AGM Moderator, 2017
Finance Committee Member, Mansfield Ski Club

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