Philip Anderson appointed Leadership Institute director
After a national search, Philip Anderson has been appointed director of the Argonne Leadership Institute in Human Resource Services. He will partner with leaders and employees across the laboratory to support and advance our world-class community of talent.
Anderson will lead the Leadership Institute team to further our commitment to a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment that promotes collaboration and innovation, as well as to provide development opportunities for our employees. He will take responsibility for the full Leadership Institute team, including Educational Programs and Outreach, the Postdoctoral Program, University Partnerships, Employee Resource Groups, Diversity and Inclusion, and Learning and Organization Development.
Anderson brings to Argonne a vision to integrate multiple approaches that support and serve our mission, our talent, and our core values. His work will build on Argonne’s recent progress and successes, engaging the laboratory community to raise the many voices heard through last fall’s listening sessions and our two climate surveys. He will ensure we further our diversity and inclusion plan and support the Impact Argonne agenda.
Anderson’s career includes culture change, learning and development, and organization development across industries including life sciences, nonprofits, and higher education at both the national and regional level. While at Abbott Laboratories, he was the inaugural global organization development director and was recognized by the Organization Development Institute for the Organization Development Project of the Year for a culture change initiative. As the head of organization effectiveness for diversity, he was the architect of the company’s leadership development framework.
At the YMCA, Anderson led enterprise professional development for more than 2,600 CEOs and their leadership teams across the country. He received his Ph.D. in organization development from Benedictine University, and his Master in Education from the University of Illinois.