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Dr. Khwezi Mbolekwa

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Dr. Khwezi Mbolekwa

Khwezi Mbolekwa PhD, MA, MHSA, CPHR, CHE, CDC is a passionate catalyst for transformational change who believes an inclusive, healthy, respectful, and safe workplace environment is crucial to unleash the creativity and innovation to drive performance and results. As a dynamic leader in organization development, transformational culture change, employee engagement, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism, Dr. Mbolekwa has had success using his operational acumen and understanding to successfully implement the vision and strategy for large complex healthcare, post-secondary education, and non-government organizations.

Khwezi Mbolekwa PhD, MA, MHSA, CPHR, CHE, CDC is a passionate catalyst for transformational change who believes an inclusive, healthy, respectful, and safe workplace environment is crucial to unleash the creativity and innovation to drive performance and results. As a dynamic leader in organization development, transformational culture change, employee engagement, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism, Dr. Mbolekwa has had success using his operational acumen and understanding to successfully implement the vision and strategy for large complex healthcare, post-secondary education, and non-government organizations.

Currently, Dr. Mbolekwa is the Lead Consultant, Anti-Racism Program with the Calgary Police Service. Prior his current role Khwezi was the Organization Lead, Anti-Racism for the City of Calgary, where he created and delivered the Executive Leadership Teams’ Journey of Becoming Anti-Racist Leaders; was responsible for introducing the Racial Equity Assessment Model to meaningfully evaluate the City of Calgary’s organizational systems, policies, and processes through a D&I framework lens to identify structural, systemic, and language barriers, and to develop an anti-racism strategy and implementation plan to dismantle said barriers. In his previous role leading Employee Experience at the City Dr. Mbolekwa furthered Diversity & Inclusion initiatives in Human Resources, Legal department and other service areas.

Khwezi has previously held senior and executive roles in post-secondary and healthcare institutions. Dr. Mbolekwa’s span of organizations he has served over the years includes the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Sick Kids Hospital, BC Childrens’ Hospital, the Vancouver/ Richmond Health Board, Provincial Health Services Authority, Fraser Health Authority, , Northern Health Authority, Carea Community Health Centre, amongst others. Dr. Mbolekwa has worked with the LGBTQ+ and Indigenous portfolios in health and post-secondary sectors on improving access to healthcare, education and addressing systemic racism and discrimination with both groups. Dr. Mbolekwa also currently serves as Strategic Advisor to the President of the Black Physicians Association of Alberta as it works on addressing issue of Black Health and systemic barriers in the health system that impact the well-being and practices of Black physicians. In addition, Dr. Mbolekwa has experience working with several organizations and community groups create respectful workplaces focusing on anti-harassment, anti-bullying, and anti-discrimination behaviours in service of diversity, inclusion, and equity. Dr. Mbolekwa has made numerous presentations at the local, national and international meetings and conferences.

Dr. Mbolekwa holds several degrees including a PhD in Organizational Culture and Systems Transformation, a Master in Organizational Systems, a Master in Health Services Administration, and a Bachelor in Administrative & Commercial Studies.

Dr. Mbolekwa is an Associate Faculty in the Master of Global Leadership and is a Board member of the Relational Coordination Reserch Collaborative at Brandeis Univeristy and the Black Physicians Association of Alberta.

To get a further sense of Dr. Mbolekwa’s professional perspective and approach, visit www.collaborativeleadershipworks.com