Alan J.Yu

Alan is an American leadership development educator, researcher and consultant. As Programme Manager at the Lien Centre for Social Innovation, he supports the team in the areas of programme development and delivery, workshop facilitation and research on social innovation. His areas of interest lie in rural and international development, leadership and creativity in social innovation, arts-based pedagogies in leadership education, and the use of developmental evaluation in change management.

Prior to joining the Centre, Alan co-founded Five Pillar Foundation (an Indonesian social service organisation) and Five Pillar International (a United States 501c3 public benefit corporation) with the aim of preparing youth and rural communities in Asia to protect and preserve their cultures and environments.

Alan has a PhD in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego, where he conducted dissertation research on how Balinese leaders from various walks of life use their traditional values in their leadership practice. He also has BA and MA degrees in Asian Studies from the University of Iowa.

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