Larry Axelrod (he/him)

Ph.D Social Psychology


Larry is an organization and strategy consultant who provides a variety of management consulting services aimed at elevating the effectiveness and performance of individuals, teams, leaders, and organizations. Larry recently ended an 8-year tenure as Executive Dean of the Vancouver Campus with Adler University (formerly Adler School of Professional Psychology). In this role, Larry provided overall strategic, academic and operational leadership for the Vancouver Campus and contributed to the leadership of the University as a member of its senior Leadership Team. In addition to his leadership activities, Larry developed and taught courses in Strategic Planning and Facilitation, Organizational Policy Frameworks and Dispute Resolution and Professional Development, led the development of graduate degree programs in Organizational Psychology, Community Psychology, and Public Policy and Administration, and supervised over thirty master’s research thesis projects.

Prior to forming The Neutral Zone, Larry served as the Director of the Human Rights Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and as an Equity Advisor for the University of British Columbia. Larry has presented at many conferences on topics including human rights, diversity, leadership, change management, effective communication and conflict resolution and is co-author of “Turning Conflict into Profit: A Roadmap for Resolving Personal and Organizational Disputes,” published by The University of Alberta Press.

Larry completed his B.A. in communications at University of Illinois at Urbana, his M.A. in Social Psychology at San Francisco State University, and his Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of British Columbia. His studies have included a wide range of social and organizational dynamics, including modes of conflict resolution and influences of power and authority. In addition, Larry has extensive knowledge of professional ethics and has served on the Vancouver Hospital Ethics Committee for six years.

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