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Dr Dorothy Wardale

Director, Ececutive Education

Contact Information Mobile: 0409896612, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.360
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Mobile: 0409896612
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.360  


Dr Dorothy Wardale is the Director of Executive Education in the School of Business and Law.


Dr Dorothy Wardale is the Director of Executive Education in the School of Business and Law. She has been an academic since 2010 and in that capacity she delivered MBA units in Organisational Behaviours, Leading and Facilitating Teams and Managing Change.

Dorothy has worked as a consultant in the executive education area for over 20 years largely in the construction and resource sectors and the State government. She has extensive experience in business development, curriculum design, delivery and evaluation of corporate programs.

She has also conducted reviews, written university curriculum for face to face and online programs, and coached senior staff and executives.

Dorothy is one of the Governor’s appointments to the State Library Board of WA and is a volunteer Board member with the Australian Doctors for Africa – a medical charity.

Professional associations

  • Board Member, State Library Board of WA
  • Board Member, Australian Doctors for Africa – a NFP/ charity
  • Previously a Board member for a NFP Arts Board
  • Previously Chair and Board member, Deckchair Theatre Company 2009 – 2013
  • Certified Professional Member of Australian HR Institute (CAHRI) - previous
  • Nationally Accredited Workplace Trainer and Assessor – Certificate 4
  • Accredited by the Finance Institute:” Financial Service Reform Act” (Tier II)
  • Accredited trainer/administrator: Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Accredited trainer/administrator: MBTI – Expanded interpretive Report

Research areas and interests

Her research interests include team leadership and leadership development, social capital and facilitation effectiveness.


  • Doctor of Business Administration, The University of Western Australia, 2007.
  • Master of Management Research, The University of Western Australia, 2004.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Wardale, D., Lord, L., (2016), Bridging the gap: the challenges of employing entrepreneurial processes within university settings. Higher Education Research and Development, 35(5), 1068-1082, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2016.1139549.
  • Wardale, D., Hendrickson, T., Jefferson, T., Klass, D., Lord, L., Marinelli, M., (2015), Creating an Oasis: Some insights into the practice and theory of a successful academic writing group. Higher Education Research and Development, 34(6), 1297-1310.
  • Wardale, D., (2013), Towards a model of effective group facilitation. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 34(2), 112-129, Emerald.

Conference Publications

  • Wardale, D., Cameron, R., Li, J., (2015), A culturally sensitive, mixed-methods approach to analysing a leadership development program. Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, 390-395, Reading, UK, Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.
  • Wardale, D., (2014), Leading in universities: exploring ways to navigate the new terrain. Proceedings of the 2014 Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM), 14p., Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management .
  • Lord, L., Wardale, D., (2013), Caught in the Crossfire. The European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference 2013, 1111, online only, European Academy of Management.
  • Wardale, D., Lord, L., (2012), Finding Funding for Executive Education and Research: Ten Key Principles. 26th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM), 14p., Perth, Australia, ANZAM.
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