Professor Cecile Gerwel Proches

Professor Cecile Gerwel Proches
Associate Professor
GSB&L – Room 60, Ground Floor


Professor Cecile Gerwel Proches teaches the Leadership module on the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership programme, co-lectures the Leadership module on the Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies (MCLS) programme as well as MBA Leadership module and the MBA Research Methodology module.

She holds a PhD and a Master of Commerce in Leadership Studies, a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Industrial and Organisational Psychology and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Business Management as well as Industrial and Organisational Psychology.

Gerwel Proches has successfully supervised several MBA and MCLS Master’s students and doctoral students (PhD in Leadership Studies and Doctor of Business Administration). Her teaching, research, supervisory and consulting interests include leadership, change management, organisational culture, organisational behaviour, leading in complex and disruptive times and environments, systems thinking, and complexity theory.

Gerwel Proches serves on various Committees in the University and was Programme Coordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership for close to 10 years.

She has presented at various national and international conferences, as well as facilitated various leadership development programmes and aims to contribute towards developing leadership capabilities at the organisational and personal levels as part of her outreach.

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD (Leadership Studies)
  • MCom (Leadership Studies)
  • BCom Hons (Industrial and Organisational Psychology)
  • BCom (majoring in Business Management and Industrial and Organisational Psychology)

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Change management
  • Organisational culture
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Systems thinking
  • Complexity theory

Recent Publications and Papers

List of publications can be accessed here
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