Based in Vancouver on the west coast of Canada, Doug Kerr is an experienced trainer and management consultant who specializes in:
Over the past 30 years Doug has worked across the continent with a broad range of clientele, including all levels of business and industry, post-secondary institutions, public health organizations, and non-profit organizations. Doug has been certified by Company of Experts.net as both an Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator and an Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT©) Trainer.
The Instructional Skills Workshop Program (ISW)
Doug is known internationally as the original developer of the Instructional Skills Workshop program (ISW), an intensive, video-based micro-teaching training program for post-secondary instructors. Since its inception in 1978, the program has trained over 5,000 post-secondary instructors in British Columbia, as well as thousands more across Canada. It has been conducted in the UK, several African countries including Zimbabwe and Ghana, the United Arab Emirates, and a number of Caribbean countries. The program has been implemented state-wide in California, and has been conducted in over 20 states in the USA.
Training for Trainers
Since going private in 1981, Doug has trained thousands of workshop participants to design and deliver training within their own organizations – health professionals, tradespeople, managers, retail clerks, academics, engineers, technicians, firefighters – people from all walks of life, from sea to sea to sea.
Leadership Development/Management Development
The three four-day Supervisory Skills Workshops Doug began designing in 1994 for the Yukon Territorial Government have become recognized as the standard training program for entry-level supervisors and managers across the territory. Doug has also custom-designed training programs for a broad range of both public- and private-sector middle managers and senior executives for over 25 years.
Doug Kerr is a master facilitator. Over the past thirty years Doug has designed and facilitated workshops and conferences for a broad range of leadership teams and work teams in both the public and private sector. Doug brings to his facilitation work a sense of timing, an understanding of the need for both engagement and detachment, an appreciation of the capabilities of groups, and a sense of humor. Doug custom designs every workshop he facilitates, based on input from the group and the organization. Some of the types of workshops and conferences Doug has facilitated are listed below:
In his work as a trainer and facilitator, Doug has coached hundreds of executives, professionals, managers, board members, and political representatives. He is a graduate of the Senior Level Intensive Certificate Program of The Center for Executive Coaching, Professional School of Psychology, Sacramento, CA, and a co-trainer of the program with Dr. William Bergquist. As a certificated executive coach, Doug brings an appreciative approach to his work with his coaching colleagues.
Negotiation Skills Training
Over the past 10 years Doug has designed and conducted intensive, experiential training workshops in negotiation skills for cleintele ranging from First Nations treaty negotiators to purchasing agents, salespeople, consultants, managers, and executives.
Doug holds a Master of Education degree in adult education from the University of British Columbia, and a professional teaching certificate from Notre Dame University in British Columbia. His Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy was earned at Bishop’s University.
Doug Kerr is an energetic, enthusiastic consultant and trainer who brings integrity, perspective, and over 30 years of experience to every consulting assignment he takes on.
What might be possible if community and organization members were fully engaged and using their strengths to collectively achieve shared visions?
This is the question that motivates Kathy Becker and has her focused on collaboration. Given current global challenges, Kathy uses strengths-based organizational design practices to help clients respond effectively to increasing levels of complexity in their environments and growing demand for innovation and change.
Kathy is the CEO/President of the Company of Experts, Inc. and oversees this Small Woman Owned Business serving schools, colleges and universities, businesses, corporations and non-profits moving them from deficit models of planning and thinking to engagement, empowerment and collaboration. Under Kathy’s leadership the Company has developed a world presence and is continuing to add new teams throughout the world including Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East and South America.
Kathy’s employment history includes 20 twenty-years at a college that began a premier international student’s program for undergraduate students. Kathy has knowledge of the housing, personnel, visa, hiring and orientation, health and curriculum decisions that will go into the development of this project.
In an academic environment, Kathy served as a founding Chief Human Resources Officer, Staff Development Coordinator, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, and has had direct responsibility for contract negotiations, sexual harassment training, discrimination investigation, mediation and conflict resolution, discipline and grievance, management training, and leadership development.
Kathy has also served as an elected board member for a number of non-profit organizations and has relocated her company to Las Vegas, Nevada to be part of the energy, creativity and change.
World Appreciative Inquiry Conference (WAIC) 2012:
|“Just a note to say how much I appreciate what you’re doing in the world and to let you know that AI continues to inform many aspects of all that I do.”
~ Susan Sanford, Certified AI Facilitator