Dr. Richard McGuigan is a developmental psychologist and scholar practitioner in the conflict resolution and leadership development fields. He is past chair of President of Diamond Management Consulting Inc. where he has consulted in the private and public sectors for over 30 years. He worked in higher education for over 20 years, as department chair, Professor, researcher and writer. As a scholar, Richard has conducted conflict resolution research for the past twenty years.
In his dual roles as scholar and practitioner, Richard has designed and taught courses related to his fields of interest since 1982. He is an expert in multi-party consensus building with 25 years’ experience in leading complex problem solving processes in a variety of public and organizational contexts. His current areas of academic interest and writing focus on applied integral theory, evolving consciousness, leadership development and complex problem solving. His most recent book, written with his Antioch colleague, Dr. Nancy Popp, Integral Conflict: The New Science of Conflict was published by SUNY Press in 2016.
In his personal discretionary time, he is an avid reader in these areas of interest and a passionate gardener. He was British Columbia’s (Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands) horticulturist of the year in 1990. He is a proud grandfather to Ella, William, Mathew, Andrew and Lucas.
Richard received his Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Antioch University McGregor (now Midwest) and completed a Ph.D. at the Union Institute and University where he specialized in adult developmental psychology & conflict resolution.