Aqeel Tirmizi, PhD
Professor of Leadership, Management and Services
Dr. Aqeel Tirmizi has over 25 years of international experience in consulting, teaching, research and practice focusing on leadership and management. Aqeel is presently based at Antioch University’s Graduate School of Leadership and Change where his teaching and advising focus on responsible leadership, employee and organizational well-being, social innovation and social sector leadership. Previously, Aqeel worked with the School for International Training (SIT) where he taught advanced graduate courses focusing on leadership and change, organization development, NGO management and social entrepreneurship. His leadership practice included chairing/directing of SIT’s graduate programs in management and co-directing the Ford Foundation’s IFP Leadership for Social Justice Initiative. Aqeel’s current research focuses on leadership, intercultural management, and social entrepreneurship.
Aqeel’s consulting and training areas include facilitation, strategic planning, leadership development, management of change and organization development. His consulting assignments have included work with ChildFund International, CARE USA, Eisenhower Fellows Program, Women for Women International, Oxfam America, Canadian International Development Agency, Heifer International, Ford Foundation, BRAC, Swiss Development Cooperation, State Bank of Pakistan, Aga Khan Rural Support Program, and The World Bank-Pakistan. His advisory work for Ford the Foundation International Fellowship Program included assignments with Birmingham University, British Council, The Institute of Social Studies, and Kontakt der Kontinenten.
In 2013, Aqeel was selected in the CSC Leaders program for his contributions to the profession. The program recognizes and brings together leaders from multiple sectors through collaboration between HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (Commonwealth Study Conferences) and Common Purpose – United Kingdom.
- PhD in Management
Focus: Organizational Behavior and Leadership
State University of New York - Binghamton, New York, USA
- Masters in International Administration
Concentration: Intercultural Management
School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
Tirmizi, S. A. (2017). A Framework for Responsible Leadership Practice. In, Jamison, D., Church, A. & Vogelsang, J. (Eds.) Enacting Values Based Change. Palgrave Publications.
Tirmizi, S. A. & Vogelsang, J. (Eds.) (2017). Leading & Managing in the Social Sector. The Netherlands: Springer Publications
Halverson, C. & Tirmizi, S. A. (Eds.) (2008). Multicultural teams: Theory and practice. The Netherlands: Springer Publications.
Tirmizi, S. A. (2002). The 6-L framework: A Model for Leadership Research and Development. Leadership and Organizational Development Journal.
- International Leadership Association
- International Humanistic Management Association
- Leadership Learning Community
Tirmizi, S. A. (2017). Innovations in Small and Medium Size Enterprise Financing and Operations: A Case Story from the Middle East. Invited Presentation at the 2017 Oxford Business Fights Conference, Oxford. U. K.
Tirmizi, S. A. & Hellstrom, T. (2014). Leading Happiness - How B Corporations are Paving the Way: Evidence from Three Organizations. Paper presented at the Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, Boston, USA
Tirmizi, S. A. (2014). Advancing Leadership for the Social Sector: Responding to Organizational and Sectoral Demands. Workshop delivered at the InterAction Forum, Washington D.C., USA
Tirmizi, S. A. (2012). Linking Theory and Research: A Framework for Social Entrepreneurship Education. Paper a presented at the Annual Academy of Management, Boston, USA