Angela Workman-Stark, PhD

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Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Operations & Innovation

Areas of Expertise: Inclusion; Inclusive Workplace; Leadership; Identity



  • PhD – Walden University
  • MBA - Athabasca University
  • Bcomm – St. Mary’s University



Angela Workman-Stark is Associate Dean of Operations and Innovation, Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour, and the Director of Leadership and Management Development programs in the Faculty of Business. She is also a former Chief Superintendent with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

For much of the latter part of her RCMP career, Dr Workman-Stark held significant leadership roles overseeing various transformation efforts focused on enhancing organizational effectiveness and governance, workplace culture, and leadership. Her most high-profile and meaningful role involved overseeing RCMP efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace, and was the catalyst for her transition to an academic career.

In addition to her academic role, Dr Workman-Stark consults extensively with organizations across Canada and internationally. She also researches, speaks, and writes about inclusive leadership and creating inclusive workplaces. She has delivered numerous national and international conference presentations, keynotes, and workshops on leadership and cultural change, and is the author of the book Inclusive Policing from the Inside Out.

In 2017, Dr Workman-Stark was recognized with a Global Diversity and Inclusion Leadership award at the World Human Resources Development Congress in Mumbai, India.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Workman-Stark, A. (2020). Enhancing police engagement: An examination of the links between fair treatment and job engagement in a Canadian police organization. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 22(3), 308-322.
  • Workman-Stark, A. (2020). Inclusion starts with “I”? The missing ingredient in leading change: the case of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Development and Learning in Organizations.
  • Workman-Stark, A. (2020), Countering a masculinity contest culture at work: The moderating role of organizational justice. International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior.
  • Workman-Stark, A. L. (2020). Fair treatment for all: Testing the predictors of workplace inclusion in a Canadian police organization. Management and Labour Studies.
  • Workman-Stark., A. (2018). Putting skills into action: Creating the inclusive workplace. In Every officer is a leader (3rd ed., pp. 403-413). Indiana: Trafford Publishing.
  • Rawski, S. L., & Workman‐Stark., A. (2018). Masculinity contest cultures in policing organizations and recommendations for training interventions. Journal of Social Issues, 74(3), 607-627.
  • Rawski, S., & Workman-Stark, A. (2017). Sexual harassment training in extreme masculinity contests: Questions raised in policing, In Work as a masculinity contest: Measurement, manifestation, and management. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2017(1).
  • Workman-Stark., A. (2017). Inclusive Policing from the Inside Out. New York: Springer.
  • Workman-Stark., A. (2015). From exclusion to inclusion: A proposed approach to addressing the culture of masculinity within policing. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 34(8), 764-775.
  • Workman-Stark., A. (2015). Application of a multicultural organizational development approach to change in a Canadian Police Service. Intl J Org Divers, 15(4), 1-16.

Selected Recent Conference Presentations

  • Workman-Stark, A. (2020, February 12-13). Leading the inclusive organization. Conference Board of Canada, HR Executive Council spring conference, Ottawa, ON.
  • Workman-Stark, A. (2020, March 4-5). Leading the inclusive organization. Conference Board of Canada, HR Executive Council spring conference, Vancouver, BC.
  • Workman-Stark, A. (2019, August 10). Understanding resistance to diversity and inclusion. Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference, Calgary, AB.
  • Workman-Stark., A., MacCulloch, B., & Fordy, B. (2018). Niagara regional police service: Leading through chaos. Presented at the International Association of Women Police, 56th Annual Training Conference, Calgary, Canada.
  • Workman-Stark., A. (2018). Getting to inclusion: Leading from the inside out. Presented at the Australasian Council of Women and Policing Professional Development Seminar, Perth, Australia.
  • Workman-Stark., A. (2016). The challenge of culture change. Presented at the New Zealand Diversity Summit, Aukland, New Zealand.
  • Workman-Stark., A., & Rawski, S. (2017). Sexual harassment in extreme masculinity contests: Questions raised by a masculinity contest in policing. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, USA.
  • Workman-Stark., A. (2017). Diversity and inclusion inspire innovation. Presented at the World Human Resources Development Congress, Mumbai, India.
  • Workman-Stark., A. (2017). Gender diversity: Institutional perspectives. Presented at the Canadian Forces College Canadian Security Studies Programme, Toronto, Canada.
  • Workman-Stark., A. (2017). The role of leadership in creating inclusive workplaces. Presented at the International Association of Women Police 55th annual training conference, Queensland, Australia.