Megan Seneque

Associate - France

Megan’s career as an academic and as a social process and development professional began in South Africa at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal where she was involved in long-term work on curriculum transformation in the transition to post-Apartheid South Africa. Megan was lead designer and Founding Director of a Leadership Centre. The university received grant money from the Kellogg Foundation to build leadership capability in the region through promoting new and appropriate forms of leadership in the African context. All research and teaching programs were framed in the context of application in order to address the complex problems facing South Africa.

She continued work in higher education in Australia as Research Associate with the Centre for Systemic Development at University of Western Sydney. She used principles of systemic inquiry and understandings of complex adaptive systems to challenge instrumental understandings of knowledge, as Learning and Knowledge Advisor to Ernst & Young’s Centre for Business Knowledge.

She has worked in a range of profit and not for profit organisations in South Africa, Australia, the UK and other global contexts. Clients include Ernst & Young, Westpac, BHP Billiton, Qantas, Telstra, UN-HABITAT. She is one of the Capacity Development Consultants with UN-HABITAT’s Global Land Tools Network.

She is currently Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Organisational Research at the University of Roehampton in London. She is working on a long-term action learning/action research program with the Susanna Wesley Foundation, aimed at building capability for leading transformational change across the Methodist Church in Great Britain through building communities of practice and transformation.

A strong informing framework for this work is Theory U, and other social technologies enabling engagement in systemic and cross-sectoral change and the emergence of participatory leadership. Megan is part of PI’s global Practitioner Circle, working with Theory U to effect multi-stakeholder collaborative change.