Fedor Ovchinnikov is a co-founder of the Institute for Evolutionary Leadership – an emerging community of practice that supports change-makers in designing new social realities to catalyze co-creation of a just, sustainable, and flourishing world. As participatory process designer, consultant, and facilitator Fedor has worked with local and international clients including UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, California Institute for Integral Studies, Institute of Noetic Sciences, National Dialogue Network, Conversation Collaborative, Transition US, Impact Hub Bay Area, Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity, the City of San Jose, Citymart, Uptima Business Bootcamp, BayBucks, and Empowerment Works. Prior experience also includes curriculum design and teaching at Lomonosov Moscow State University, as well as founding and running the Center for Intercultural Communication through which he educated 200+ executives, entrepreneurs, and business professionals in cultural intelligence.
Fedor has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Asian and African Studies, both with honors, from Lomonosov Moscow State University where he studied resilience of complex socioeconomic systems of Asian and African countries. He has also studied team dynamics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Business Strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and social innovation through courses and workshops offered by the Presencing Institute, the Society for Organizational Learning, the Art of Hosting Fellowship, and other communities of practice. Fedor is a member of the Stanford Executive Circle, the In2In:Thinking Network, and the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation. He also serves as Director of Practitioner Empowerment with the Academy of Management Practice Theme Committee.