Clients

 

  • GIZ Afghanistan - Governance Advisor. General assessment of governance to contribute to German development programming for Afghanistan.
  • Checchi Consulting and USAID - Afghanistan. Evaluation specialist, evaluation of RAMP-UP, a large four-contractor project strengthening municipal governance in Afghanistan.
  • Checchi Consulting and USAID - Afghanistan. Team leader, performance evaluation of USAID's Subnational Governance Project serving all 34 Afghan provinces.
  • IBTCI and USAID - Yemen. Governance specialist - mid-term evaluation of USAID's Responsive Governance Program. Supporting emergence of stable government and transition as part of Yemen's Arab Spring revolution.
  • Checchi Consulting and USAID - Afghanistan. Team leader - performance evaluation of the District Delivery Program, an Afghan initiative to quickly establish civil service operations in areas recently "cleared" by the military. 
  • DFID and Adam Smith International - Afghanistan.  Transition Advisor. Helping Afghanistan’s Independent Directorate of Local Governance strengthen subnational government and prepare for withdrawal of international military and development supports.
  • USAID and Checchi Consulting - Louis Berger Group, Inc. - Afghanistan. Team Leader and Capacity Development Senior Expert. Organizational reform in the Ministry of Women’s Affairs.
  • Louis Berger Group Inc. - Afghanistan. Public Administration Reform Project Design Expert.  Assisting with design of a $400M+ USAID-DFID-World Bank Governance and Public Administrative Reform project.
  • Louis Berger Group Inc. - Afghanistan. Public Administration Reform Expert.  Assessment of USAID’s Afghanistan Civil Service Support (ACSS) program, input to design of follow-on World Bank led public administration reform project.
  • Adam Smith International - Afghanistan. Central Support Unit Advisor, Afghanistan District Delivery Program. Diagnostic of the DDP, strengthening public administration to increase legitimacy of government in recently-secured districts.
  • UNDP-Geopolicity Inc. - Iraq. Chief Technical Advisor, Iraq Public Sector Modernization Program, scoping phase.  Supporting sector specialists in education, water-sanitation and health, drafting a road map for renewal of the Iraqi public service.
  • Management Systems International (MSI) - Iraq. Senior Advisor – Operations Research, and Public Administration Advisor, USAID Tatweer public administration reform program.  Helping the Kurdistan Regional Government set up a Center for Administrative Development, assessing sustainability of training inputs, change management and defining “graduation” of agencies receiving aid; helping set up the new Iraqi Civil Service Commission and Provincial Civil Service Commissions, implementing the new Civil Service Law.
  • RTI International – Iraq. Team Leader, Civil Service Program. Senior Governance Advisor on the Iraq Local Governance Program, focusing on strengthening the provincial civil service in Iraq.
  • UNDP – Afghanistan. Writing Strategic Plan for the Operationalization of the Afghanistan Civil Service Institute.
  • Pearson Peacekeeping Center — Ottawa. Project design and proposal writing for a capacity development facility to support peace operations
  • Communications Security Establishment — Ottawa. Awareness sessions to establish a valuing-diversity corporate culture in CSE.
  • Canadian Forces Leadership Institutute — Kingston. Writing Warriors and Nation Builders, a training aid for senior officers on development-military collaboration in a counterinsurgency campaign.
  • Comprehensive Care International — Cairo. Project Management and organization development for the start-up of a new children's cancer hospital in Cairo, Egypt - service provided by Toronto-based CCI.
  • UNDP — Afghanistan Chief technical advisor, Capacity for Afghan Public Service (CAP) project.
  • Pearson Peacekeeping Centre — Ottawa Faculty, United Nations Integrated Mission Staff Officers Course, Cornwallis.
  • Strategic Advisory Team — Afghanistan. Capacity Development Specialist embedded in a Canadian military team providing strategic planning supports to the Government of Afghanistan.
  • United Nations Development Program — Qatar. Capacity Development specialist on an assessment team drafting a framework for UNDP support for Qatar's human development program.
  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Capacity Development Expert, Project Design Mission, Office of the Auditor General, Bangladesh
  • Canadian International Development Agency. Capacity development specialist.
  • CANADEM. Screening observers for Ukraine presidential elections using on-line Multicultural Personality Questionnaire.
  • Consulting & Audit Canada. Evaluation of Embracing Change Initiative – a program to increase visible minority representation in the Federal Public Service.
  • Mood Disorders Society of Canada. Process evaluation of emerging network of mental health NGOs.
  • National Network for Mental Health. Facilitation of strategic planning for national network of mental health NGOs.
  • Canadian Hunger Foundation - Partners in Rural Development. Strategic planning design and facilitation for rapidly growing international development NGO.
  • MDS Nordion, Fleurus, Belgium. Cross cultural change management in the pharmaceutical sector
  • WestWind Pictures, Toronto. Design assistance with children's media initiative in Africa
  • House of Commons Canada Employment Equity Policy development
  • National Defence Canadian Forces recruitment in a diverse and changing society
  • Canadian International Development Agency Evaluation of a development project serving Roma in Slovak Republic
  • KPMG Toronto. Organizational analysis and team building for National Recruiting Team.
  • City of Ottawa. Workplace climate analysis supporting human rights and harassment prevention.
  • Habitat for Humanity. Impact evaluation training for Habitat's Global Training Team, Bangkok.
  • Department of National Defence. Research on contributions of visible minorities to Canadian military history.
  • Department of Justice Canada. Preparation of Results-based Management and Accountability Framework (RMAF) for the Access to Justice and Emerging Issues Fund.
  • Health Canada HIV/AIDS Strategy. Assessment of HIV/AIDS Strategy Public Accountability Framework, development of an Accountability Framework for the Aids Community Action Program (ACAP).
  • Citizenship & Immigration Canada. Valuing Diversity training for CIC staff.
  • Rural Response for Healthy Children. Qualitative evaluation of Health Canada funded CAPC volunteer training and management project
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Standing offer for qualitative program evaluation.
  • Canadian International Development Agency. Writing Belief and Culture in Development Framework, and facilitation of planning retreat for Indigenous Peoples Program network.
  • Office of the Auditor General of Canada. Presentation on Day for the Elimination of Racial Prejudice: Subtle factors in minority-group marginalization.
  • Metro Toronto Housing Corporation. Diversity in the Community training for security personnel.
  • Labour Adjustment Committee (Ontario Ministry of Training). Design and production of Labour Adjustment Committee Handbook and Roadmap.
  • Natural Resources Canada, Information Management Branch. Training design and delivery: Managing your Electronic Mail.
  • Citizenship & Immigration Canada - Settlement Branch. Design and facilitation of national settlement meeting: Working Together to Settle Future Citizens.
  • Metro Toronto Housing Authority. Analysis and remediation of race and equity problems in MTHA's Security Service.
  • Natural Resources Canada, Information Management Branch. Managing Diversity and team building training.
  • Pearson Peacekeeping Centre. Training design for Gender and Peace Operations.
  • Citizenship & Immigration Canada - Citizenship Branch. Design and facilitation of national staff meeting: Working Together to Get the Job Done: Building and Belonging
  • Public Service Commission. Training and definition of performance indicators: Recruitment for a representative public service.
  • NORTEL. Change, Teams, Conflict, Creativity and Productivity for recently merged technical groups.
  • National Defence, Canadian Forces Diversity Office. Leaders Diversity Guide for Commanding Officers, SME (Subject Matter Expert) for Diversity & Gender Integration planning session.
  • Natural Resources Canada, Legal Surveys. Intercultural relations with First Nations.
  • UNDP/UNOCHA - Afghanistan. Implementation plan for Common Programming in Afghanistan
  • Office of the Auditor-General of Canada. Employment Systems Review for employment equity
  • National Defence, Leadership and Recruit School. Diversity and gender equity training for trainers of Canadian Forces officers and recruits
  • United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) - Afghanistan. Documentation of community development strategy in Mazar-e-Sharif and other cities in Afghanistan.
  • Atomic Energy Control Board. Organizational analysis and employment equity program development
  • Solicitor-General of Canada (CSIS). Intercultural awareness training
  • RCMP North Vancouver & West Vancouver Police. Policing in a diverse and changing society
  • Indian & Northern Affairs Canada. (Lands and Trust Services) Work group analysis & organizational change
  • Public Service Commission of Canada, Yukon. Diversity Issues Awareness & Education Project
  • Citizenship & Immigration Canada. Institution-building — National Conference Facilitation and Interim Secretariat Services: Canadian Language Benchmarks Project
  • National Defence NHQ. Managing Diversity/Managing Change training
  • Department of Justice. Reward & recognition system analysis, team diagnosis & staff retreat facilitation, management training, (Diversity, Work Groups & Change and Employee Performance Evaluation), Senior management committee consultation process training
  • NORTEL. Work Group Diagnosis and Team Building for new and expanding work groups
  • Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Analysis of Barriers to Equity of Access to Opportunity (Communications Bureau)
  • Canadian Human Rights Commission. Training-of-Trainers for Equity and Diversity
  • Solicitor-General of Ontario. OPP Senior Managers' Conference keynote presentations: Stereotyping: A Paradox; and Organizational Change — Toward Participatory Management.
  • Privy Council Office. Work Group Diagnosis and Team Building retreat facilitation
  • Manitoba Telephone Co. Employment Equity and Team Building Training for senior managers
  • Natural Resources Canada. Training: Beyond Survival and Renewal—concepts and tools for managing people in turbulent times, and People Skills in a Diverse and Changing Organization
  • Health Canada. Training of Trainers for managing diversity and supporting employment equity
  • Public Service Commission, Diversity Directorate. Training for marketing special measures innovation fund (SMIF)
  • Ontario Training & Adjustment Board (OTAB). Diversity Addendum for OTAB Adjustment Manual
  • Ottawa Board of Education. Systemic Approach to Increasing School Effectiveness in a Changing Community: field test research and project design
  • CIDA Re-engineering unit work group diagnosis and team building training, (Briefing Center) Exchange of Skills training for co-operants and spouses.
  • Sault Tribe, Sault Ste Marie, MI. Tribal enterprise organizational analysis and management training
  • NWT Department of Justice. Senior management retreat facilitation, work group diagnosis and team building
  • Human Resources Symposium. Navigation Principles for Handling Ambiguity and Change
  • Poundmaker's Adolescent Treatment Center, St. Paul, Alberta. Work group analysis & Managing Diversity training
  • Revenue Canada. Race relations and cross-cultural sensitization training
  • Transport Canada. Diversity awareness training for Air Traffic Controller recruiters and Flight Service Specialists
  • Supply & Services Canada. Diversity, Work Groups & Change training
  • Immigration and Refugee Board. Managing Diversity training
  • Canadian Centre for Management Development. Work Groups & Teams, and Managing Diversity
  • Health & Welfare Canada, Health Protection Branch. Managing Diversity training
  • Laboratory Centre for Disease Control. Work Group Diagnosis for participatory management
  • Multiculturalism and Citizenship Canada. Design & facilitation of symposium on integration of 1st generation immigrants
  • Ottawa Board of Education. Managing Diversity training for ESL personnel
  • University of Guelph. Anti-racism training for university personnel
  • Kingston & Frontenac District Housing Authority. Race relations training for social housing personnel
  • Ontario Metis Aboriginal Association. Institution-building: work group diagnosis, corporate mission statement definition, organizational and community development program design
  • Comptroller-General of Canada. Work group diagnosis and Managing Diversity training
  • Iron Ore Company of Canada. Improving senior level work groups: diagnosis of team blockages.
  • Canadian Human Rights Commission, Bank of Canada, National Archives, Rent Review Hearings Board (Ontario), Government of Yukon. — Managing Diversity training
  • Department of Indian and Northern Affairs — Eastern Canada. Native/Cross Cultural Awareness workshops for DIA personnel (in French and English).
  • Tungavik Federation of Nunavut (TFN Training) — Ottawa. Leadership training for Inuit land claims training program, Land Claims Liaison Worker training.
  • Employment & Immigration Canada — Ottawa. Culture, Employment Equity and Organizations: training for Federal Employment Equity Program staff.
  • Indian & Northern Affairs - Self-Government Branch, Ottawa. Design, facilitation and report preparation of a National Symposium on Education for Indian Self-Government.
  • Bell Northern Research — Ottawa. Communication and Cultural Awareness skills; technical personnel.
  • The Management Centre, Algonquin College — Ottawa. Team Building and organizational analysis.
  • Catholic Immigration Centre — Ottawa. Team building and organizational development
  • Algonquin College and Cambrian College — Ottawa and Sudbury. Intercultural relations training
  • Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, Bethel, Alaska. Management training and program design for a community-based alcohol and drug abuse program.
  • Teslin Indian Band — Teslin, Yukon. Cross-cultural workshop to improve relationships between school staff and Band Education Committee.
  • Council for Yukon Indians, Whitehorse. Planner and advisor of the Good Spirits Festival; Consulting assistance with CYI Social Programs Department.

 

Evaluation and Program Design

  • Consulting & Audit Canada. Evaluation of Treasury Board Secretariat's Embracing Change initiative, a program to increase participation of visible minorities in the federal public service.
  • Mood Disorders Society of Canada. Process evaluation and capacity development of an emerging network of mental health NGOs.
  • CIDA – Slovak Republic. Evaluation of Canadian International Development Agency project serving Roma in Svinia, Slovakia.
  • ACCO - Assemblée des Centres culturel de l'Ontario. Assessment of training and organizational development needs of Francophone cultural centers in Ontario.
  • UNDP/UNOCHA (Afghanistan). Design and test of an independent community-based monitoring & evaluation process for Common Programming in Afghanistan
  • Congress of Aboriginal Peoples. Research & drafting position papers for parliamentary committees on social development and economic development
  • Revenue Canada, Taxation. Design Consultant: Prospering Through Diversity program
  • University of Guelph. Educational Equity program design
  • Catholic Immigration Centre — Ottawa. Evaluation of refugee and immigrant settlement services
  • Ontario Metis Aboriginal Association. Training and Human Resource Development program design and implementation for culturally-appropriate economic development
  • Cornwall & District Multicultural Council. Need assessment for newcomer settlement services in Cornwall
  • Congress of Aboriginal Peoples. Research for national Aboriginal health policy, Youth development program design
  • OCISO and Secretary of State (Women's Directorate). Gender Equity and Newcomers: Implications for Training of Service Providers
  • United Nations Association in Canada — Ottawa. Refugee Issues Curriculum Development Project
  • ATII Training Ottawa. Evaluation of TFN Training Program (Assessment of a training program for Inuit managers)
  • Employment & Immigration Canada — Federal Contractors Program. Assessment of impact of employment equity programming on smaller firms.
  • Department of Agriculture — Ottawa. Feasibility study for a Native Education Support Program.
  • Department of Immigration — Ontario Region. Research and program design for a new Refugee Reception House system in four cities in Ontario.
  • Department of Indian and Northern Affairs — Evaluation Branch, Ottawa. Research and program development for a systematic and participatory approach to the evaluation of band and federal schools.
  • NNADAP Yukon (National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program). Participatory research project: Identification of Yukon Native Cultural Content for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program Design.
  • NEDAA — Northern Native Broadcasting, Yukon, Whitehorse. Research & preparation of a background paper: Alcohol Abuse in Northern Native Communities: an Overview of Major Issues and Approaches — script development for a four-part television series on northern native alcohol & drug abuse.
  • Health & Welfare Canada, Medical Services Branch, Whitehorse. Evaluation and drafting of the 2nd edition of The Real Gold: Yukon People, a cross-cultural orientation manual for health professionals working with native people in the north.
  • University of Alaska (Fairbanks) College of Human and Rural Development. Participatory evaluation of Bernard Van Leer Project, Alaska — Parenting Education and Community Development in Rural Alaska.
  • Secretary of State, Canada (with Whitehorse Boys and Girls Club). Research project design and direction assessing Conditions of Youth in Yukon
  • DPA Consultants Ltd., Calgary. Research, design, and data analysis for a northern native management education system.
  • University of Lethbridge — Four Worlds Development Project. Research, analysis and writing related to a culturally-appropriate native-oriented formal and non-formal social, education and community development support program.
  • Department of Indian Affairs, Education Branch, Yukon Region, Whitehorse. Parenting Education Program Development, Ross River, Yukon.
  • Dene Nation, Yellowknife. Design of a research program to assess the extent and nature of alcohol and drug abuse problems in native communities in the western NWT.
  • National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Yukon. Evaluation and development of rural social and community development projects; Design of Needs Assessment research program.

 

Other Development Activities: Non-Government Organizations & Overseas

  • FUNDAEC, Cali, Colombia. Proposal preparation and monitoring of a $1.4M CIDA project to support expansion of tutorial learning program (SAT) serving some 60,000 secondary students in the region.
  • Asociacion Bayan, La Ceiba, Honduras. Assistance with culturally-appropriate tutorial training program for rural development in La Mosquitia, Honduras.
  • Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Improving intercultural relations in the community. Race relations project panelist, guest speaker, seminar leader.
  • Kenya, Uganda & Zambia. Primary Health Care Program Design and Management: Collaboration with African NGOs to secure funding from Canadian Public Health Association, and assistance with implementation and management of rural PHC/Immunization projects.
  • India. Administration assistance with rural education and economic development project.
  • Management Training for Development, Uganda. Design of culturally-appropriate field-based training for indigenous managers of African development projects.
  • Assemblée Nationale des Bahá'’s de Burkina-Faso. Hygiene and Nutrition Training Project, Phase 2: Project monitoring and design assistance (in collaboration with a CIDA-affiliated NGO).
  • Community Radio Otavalo, Otavalo, Ecuador. Assessment of a rural development project in Otavalo area, Ecuador.
  • Anis Zunuzi School, Lilavois, Haiti. Evaluation of operation of Anis Zunuzi School, and planning assistance with integrated rural development project (in collaboration with a CIDA-affiliated NGO in Canada).