Geoff Schoenberg


I use my expertise in governance and experience in consulting to help people identify and implement the underlying systems, structures, and policies which underpin effective organisations.

Hello, I am an organizational governance expert based in Toronto, Canada. I spent the 2010s living in Australia where I received my PhD, completed a postdoctoral project on sport governance in India, worked as a Senior Consultant for Sport Australia, and sat on a few boards.

Having worked with a variety of organizations, I have seen how governance issues can affect the overall effectiveness of the organizations. These governance issues can be structural (e.g., unwiedly constitution), behaviorial (e.g., personal gripes between directors), educational (e.g., lack of understanding of contemporary governance practices) or many others. I have helped counsel organizations–through their executives and directors–to improve their governance.

I have also had sector-wide influence. Prominently, this is seen by authoring Australia’s 2020 Sport Governance Principles following an eight-month engagement and consultation process. Additionally, I was the primary project manager resulting in a historic agreement to for collaborative initiatives between nine national disability sport organisations.

My consulting and influence is evidence-based having spent ten years in academia researching organizational governance while also grounded in the realities of industry through my involvement with organizations as a board member.

  • phone : +1-647-515-1598
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  • website : http://www.geoffschoenberg.com
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  • address : Toronto, Canada

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My Principles for Change

  1. Collaborative Relationships for Lasting Change

    People and organisations working together create shared buy-in that can lead to lasting change.

  2. Business Led Change

    Those affected by changes must be actively involved in developing solutions.

  3. Culture of Accountability

    To move forward, responsibilities for next steps must be defined, assigned, and clear to all.

  4. Address the “Why Nots”

    Why nots need to be explored in depth to address fears which undermine the project in later stages.