Dramatic strategy moves audiences, empowers them to play a role and realigns them with a higher purpose.
Edmund Chow is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow within the Leadership and Communication Research Group led by Professor Ian Woodward, in the Organisational Behaviour Area at INSEAD. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Nanyang Technological University (National Institute of Education), where he trains pre-service and postgraduate teachers in areas of curriculum planning and design, facilitation, drama education, and applied theatre.
His current research interests focus on leadership, communication, strategy, roles, performance, and identity. Besides designing curriculum packages for the EMBA and MBA classes, Edmund also teaches “leadership presence” with coaches. Presently, he is one of the two trainers/coaches in the certification program for INSEAD executive coaches.
Edmund holds a PhD (Drama) from the University of Manchester, and a Master’s degree in Applied Theatre from New York University.
Prior to this academic career, Edmund worked cross-culturally in secondary schools, universities, psychiatric hospitals, prisons, and a non-profit organization in cities such as Singapore, New York, Manchester, and also in Afghanistan. Edmund has also given guest lectures at New York University and the University of Manchester on “prison theatre”; and “strategic storytelling” at the National University of Singapore Business School.
Edmund is the artistic director and co-founder of Theatre Incorporate, an innovative theatre company specializing in corporate training, improvisations, and public speaking; and has directed several theatre productions professionally.
He is a recipient of numerous awards, including the National Arts Council arts scholarships (2006, 2012), the William Vorenberg Scholarship in Directing at NYU (2007); and was nominated for Pi Lambda Theta Rho Leadership Award at New York University for excellence in academic achievement and leadership (2008).