Dr. Doug Gilbert is the founder and principal of Lone Tree Academics, LLC, a thought leader in international higher education, active in North America, Europe, and India. His other experience includes serving as Dean of the School of Organizational Leadership at the University of the Rockies in Denver, a senior administrator at the the University of Phoenix, and as doctoral faculty at Walden University (part of the Laureate International Universities). Prior to academia he was an international executive for a decade for Novartis AG in Basel, Switzerland, an international strategy and change management consultant with Cap Gemini and Ernst & Young. He also served in the U.S. Department of State Fulbright Specialist program providing support to universities in Mongolia. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa–College of Law, and an MBA from the Unversité de Genève (IMD) in Switzerland. He is also a PhD candidate with the Taos Institute, based in the U.S. and Denmark. Doug’s passion for change management began while serving as the second in charge for the divisional merger integration team in the Ciba-Geigy / Sandoz merger to form Novartis Crop Protection. Later work as a strategy and change consultant involved the use of change management approaches in business combinations for agro-chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies in Europe and the U.S. As the principal of Lone Tree Academics, he provides executive coaching and change management support (using the Prosci toolkit) to participants in leadership programs. Curently he is researching and preparing to publish on the need to teach collaborative competence in leadership education.