John is retired from his position at Confederation College as Director of Training & Workforce Development. He has a Masters Degree from Central Michigan University in Organizational Development and undergrad degrees in Planning and Education. John is a certified D.D.I. facilitator and has worked with numerous groups on strategic plans and business improvements strategies. His academic background is enhanced by practical management experience in various leadership roles. Other strengths include strong facilitation skills, governance models and the ability to produce results with people.
John has a wealth of experience in working with business’s and groups to improve performance through problem solving and group organizational development. He has trained in the areas of leadership, team building, training needs analysis, business improvement, problem solving, Aboriginal Competency, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Emotional Intelligence (E.Q.), Team Building and Presentation Skills.
Recent clients have included, Weyerhaeuser Canada, Domtar, Goldcorp, Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, City of Thunder Bay, Bombardier (Alstom), Leadership Thunder Bay, Municipality of Schreiber, Town of Marathon, Township of Atikokan, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Harbourview Family Health Team, , Wasaya Group Inc., Nishnawbwe Aski Nation ,Lakehead Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic, Fort William First Nation, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Biigtigong Dbenjgan and Fort William Family Health Team.
He has also been actively involved in the community serving as President of Big Thunder Sports Park, Chair of the Thunder Bay Dragon Boat Race Festival and Chair of the Thunder Bay Physician Recruitment & Retention Council, active member of Ambassadors Northwest and Treasurer of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Board of Directors.
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