Dr. Canute Thompson is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership and Head of the Caribbean Centre for Educational Planning at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. He is a leadership coach and certified management consultant who has spearheaded the founding of the Caribbean Leadership Re-ImaginationInitiativeand the Caribbean Centre for Educational Planning. He is author of seven books. Among them are:
Dr. Thompson is a social activist and public intellectual who believes the role of an academic is inherently that of a social change agent. In his expression of this role, he serves as a newspaper columnist and guest on current affairs programmes on radio and television where he addresses issues related to the attainment of a better society. He also operates a personal website: leadershipreimagination.com
Dr. Thompson advocates the leadership pedagogy and philosophy of reimagination which he first articulated in his 2013 book, Leadership Re-imagination: A Primer of Principles and Practices. He has revisited and re-interpreted the ideas in this book in his upcoming 2022 publication Reimaginative Leadership: Principles and Paradigms for 21st Century Leaders.
Dr. Thompson’s work has been recognized by his peers and he has received several awards including:
(1) 2021: Finalist: Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence – All-round Outstanding Performance
(2) 2020: Principal’s Award: Best Publication – Book Category
(3) 2020: Principal’s Award: Most Outstanding Researcher
(4) 2019: Principal’s Award: Best Publication – Article Category
(5) 2008: Most Outstanding Thesis for Academic Year: School of Education, UWI
(6) 2008: High Commendation for Ph.D. Dissertation
Dr. Thompson has a PhD in Educational Administration and Leadership, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies as well as graduate and undergraduate degrees in Theology and Ethics. Dr. Thompson is a Certified Management Consultant and has worked in several ministries of government including Education, Health, Social Development, and National Security. He also served in the private sector in areas such as Employee Relations, Industrial Relations, and Training. He provides consultancy services is the aforementioned areas as well as in Curriculum Development, Governance, Strategic Planning, and Project Management. In his current role in the School of Education he chairs the Business Development Committee and is leading the establishment of the Caribbean Centre for Educational Planning. His major contributions include: Successfully negotiating a £25M conditional grant from the United Kingdom for the modernization of Jamaica’s Correctional Services (2015) Project Manager for the merger of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Island Special Constabulary Force (2014) Co-Founder of the Caribbean Leadership Re-Imagination Initiative at the Mona School of Business and Management (2013) Founding Chair of the Jamaica Research and Education Network (2012)
To see more publications, visit leadershipreimagination.com.