Angela Workman-Stark is a former Chief Superintendent with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Towards the latter part of her 24 years of service she held significant leadership roles in undertaking organizational change, notably in relation to organizational structure, culture and climate, and addressing issues of gender discrimination, harassment, and bullying.  Additionally, Angela was an Academic Coach at AU for five years before being appointed Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior in the spring of 2016. She also taught undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behaviour and change, knowledge management and women in management at Carleton University for four years. Angela completed a Bachelor of Commerce at St. Mary’s University, a Master of Business Administration from AU and a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. Angela’s research interests include examining the role of gender in traditionally masculine organizations, creating inclusive workplaces, institutional and leadership legitimacy, procedural justice, high performance teams, and issues of identify and belonging.

  • PhD, Walden University
  • MBA, Athabasca University
  • BComm, St. Mary’s University
553-LTLC: The Leadership Challenge – Exploring the Leader Within
Making Sense of Organizational Change – EOCH 664
Strategic Leadership – ESLS 669
Developing Leaders – RDLD 680
Managing Diversity for Competitive Advantage – EMDC 644

EOCH 664 – Making Sense of Organizational Change

ESLS 669 – Strategic Leadership

RDLD 680 – Developing Leaders

EMDC 664 – Managing Diversity for Competitive Advantage


Dr. Workman-Stark’s primary research interests relate to leadership legitimacy, organizational justice, high performance teams, building inclusive workplaces, inclusive leadership, and multicultural organization development


Values – Culture eats strategy, Diversity Summit, Auckland, NZ, August 23.

Policing for parity, Diversity Summit, Auckland, NZ, August 23.

Panel Presenter, Preventing Youth Radicalization to Violence, Special Summit hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner to Australia, Brisbane, Australia, February 10-12.



Managing the Threat to Canada: Innovative Approaches to

Prevention and Training, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference, Quebec City, August 15-18.

Application of the Multicultural Organization Development Model in a Canadian Police Service: Missteps and Next Steps. Presented at the 15th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations at the University of Hong Kong, July 15-17.

Workman-Stark, A. Creating a Respectful Workplace: The RCMP Experience, Human Rights in the Workplace, Professional Development Conference (INFONEX), Ottawa, Ontario, May 26-27.

Keynote speaker, Building the Inclusive Workplace, Van Horne Institute, Edmonton, AB, May 13.



Panel discussant, Skills Sets for Leaders in Today’s Workplaces, International

Association of Women Police (IAWP) Annual Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba,

September 30.

Workshop facilitation with Dr. Deborah Hurst, Athabasca University. From the Glass Ceiling to the Glass Cliff, International Association of Women Police (IAWP) annual conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 30.

Keynote speaker, Women in Leadership. Emerging Leaders in Healthcare Workshop Series, University of Ottawa, April 7.



Culture Change at the RCMP. Leadership Development Workshop: Promoting Cultural Change and Enhancing Gender Diversity, Canadian Police College, Ottawa, ON,October 20.

Recovering from Failed Execution. Stanford University Center for Professional Development, Stanford University Strategic Execution Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 24-25.



Police Legitimacy and Procedural Justice. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, NY, March 13-17.

Navigating Change: Setting the Stage for Success. Public Safety Leadership Development Consortium annual general meeting, Myrtle Beach, SC., December 5-8.

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