Instructors

Don Anderson
Don Anderson is an internationally recognized advocate of classical music. He has more than 35 years’ experience at celebrating it in print, radio and teaching. Learn more...
Marie Antaya
Marie Antaya, BMus, is the director of Eclectic Communications – a highly recognized training and consulting company specializing in communication development. Learn more...
Michael Antonio
Michael Antonio is a senior IT professional and leader with over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, business analysis, process reengineering, technology solutions development, and project management in a wide variety of technical and business environments. Learn more...
Kerry Augustine
Kerry Augustine is an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P.) with over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology (IT) industry that spans a variety professional, business, and government organizations. Learn more...
Brenda Bazylewski
Brenda Bazylewski, APR, is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg’s Public Relations Diploma through the Professional, Applied & Continuing Education department and has achieved APR accreditation through the Canadian Public Relations Society. Learn more...
Lee Bettencourt
Lee Bettencourt, BA, has extensive experience as a Senior Labour Relations Advisor with the Federal Government in a number of diversified environments, including the Public Health Agency of Canada (National Microbiology Laboratory), Border Services (Customs), the Canada Revenue Agency, Veterans Affairs and the Public Service Commission of Canada. Learn more...
Bill Blaikie
A United Church Minister, Bill Blaikie has a Master of Divinity Degree from Emmanuel College, Toronto School of Theology. Learn more...
Patricia Bovey
Patricia Bovey, FRSA, FCMA, is a  Winnipeg based museologist, art historian, writer and management consultant in the arts and not-for-profit sector, teaches 20th Century Canadian Art and Cultural Resource Management. Her book Pat Martin Bates: Balancing on a Thread is scheduled for release in 2013;Carole Sabsiton: Everything Below—All for the Above is to be released in January 2014 in conjunction with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria retrospective of the artist’s work; and she currently is researching and writing Impacts and Turning Points: The Western Voice in Canadian Art. Learn more...
Tracy Bowman
Tracy Bowman, M.A., B.A. Honours, and Communications Diploma, is also a Certified Marketing Research Professional (CMRP) with the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA), where she is Prairie Chapter President and a national board member. Learn more...
Bev Braun-Allard
Bev Braun-Allard is the Manager, Career Management Services for the Career Management division of People First HR Services. She manages overall service delivery in the areas of career development and career transition in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario. Learn more...
Katherine Breward
Katherine Breward, MBA, PhD, is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Business and Administration, University of Winnipeg. Learn more...
Garin Burbank
Garin Burbank trained in history at the University of California (Berkeley), from which he received his A.B., M.A., and PhD. degrees. Learn more...
Eddie Calisto-Tavares
Eddie Calisto-Tavares, C.I.M., is president of Options for Success Inc., a performance management consulting and training company. Eddie is known for her expertise in human resource & performance management, sales and service excellence, team-building, project management, organizational development and career transition. Learn more...
Kelly Cassidy
Kelly Cassidy is the Manager of Technology Advancement at DMT Development Systems Group, a Winnipeg-based company focused on delivering solutions to the automotive sector. Learn more...
Elizabeth Challis
Elizabeth Challis, BA, M.Ed., is an adult educator with over 30 years teaching experience in Canada and Latin America, and administrative experience as director of several units at The University of Winnipeg. Learn more...
Dr. James Christie
Dr. James Christie, BA, MDiv, MA, DMin, is Professor of Dialogue Theology in the United Centre for Theological Studies, and Director of the Ridd Institute for Religion and Global Policy in the Global College of U/W. Learn more...
Tanya Cole
Tanya Cole, C.H.R.P., is an experienced Human Resource executive, with specialized knowledge in Labour Relations and Compensation. She is the Assistant Director in Compensation Services for the Province of Manitoba. Learn more...
Nan Colledge
Nan Colledge, BA, has over 25 years experience in non-profit management and has written numerous grant proposals for charitable organizations. She was the General Manager of the West End Cultural Centre for seven years, during which time she completed a major capital project. Learn more...
Sandra Conrad
Sandra Conrad, BA, CHRP, ABCP, is the VP Business Development, Canada, for Surefooting Consulting and the HR Director for the Manitoba Metis Federation. Learn more...
Marnie Courage
Marnie Courage, BA, OT Reg, is an occupational therapist and Owner of Enabling Access, an injury prevention and disability management company. Learn more...
Lee Crawford
Lee Crawford has an honours degree in journalism and 30 years’ experience as a communications specialist. She is a professional speech writer, consultant, author and trainer. Learn more...
Bruce Daniels
Bruce Daniels is a graduate of Syracuse University (A.B.) and the University of Connecticut (M.A., Ph.D.). He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bihar, India where he worked as an agricultural extension agent. Learn more...
Helen Dyrkacz
Helen Dyrkacz, CMA, brings 20 plus years of communication experience in the management and leadership areas to this course. Learn more...
John Einarson
Local music historian John Einarson is an acclaimed musicologist, broadcaster, teacher and author of more than a dozen music biographies including Neil Young, Randy Bachman, John Kay & Steppenwolf, Arthur Lee & Love, The Guess Who, The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Buffalo Springfield and the recent bestseller Four Strong Winds: Ian & Sylvia. Learn more...
Lisa Elliot
Lisa Elliot, CMC, PMP, CHRP, CCP, is a consultant, writer, facilitator and coach based in Winnipeg. Lisa loves school and learning. Learn more...
Trevor Fudyk
Trevor Fudyk is a graduate of the Information Security Management Diploma Program at the University of Winnipeg's Professional, Applied & Continuing Education. Learn more...
Lou Gervino
Lou Gervino was a manager with Manitoba Public Insurance for about 16 years overseeing approximately 300 trainers and educators. Learn more...
Elizabeth Glaseman
Elizabeth Glaseman, BA, is a self-proclaimed design nerd. She will happily spend many hours in search of the perfect Pantone or deciding on a font that has just the right amount of serif. Learn more...
Robert Gold
Robert Gold was born in Ottawa in 1932, but was raised mainly in Montreal, P.Q. I earned my B.A. (Honours in Latin and English Literature) from McGill University in 1953, and my Quebec High School Teacher's Diploma from Bishop's University in 1954. Learn more...
Janice Goldsborough
Janice Goldsborough, BA (Adv), CHRP, has been working in the Human Resources field for over 20 years. Learn more...
Donna Grieve
Donna Grieve, CRM, has worked for Red River College for 22 years and is currently the Risk Manager, working in the Corporate Legal & Insurance Department. Learn more...
Doug Hamilton
Doug Hamilton, BSc, CIP, CRM, holds degrees in mathematics and economics and has worked for twenty years in the general insurance industry with experience on both the insurer side as an underwriter and marketing representative and as an insurance broker. Learn more...
Rosalie Harms
Rosalie Harms, CMA, has a background including extensive work in workshop development and facilitation combined with over 10 years of experience working with existing business owners and new entrepreneurs in a business advising, financial consulting and commercial financing role. Learn more...
Kari Hasselriis
Kari Hasselriis, BA, is an associate of Eclectic Communications – a highly recognized training and consulting company specializing in communication development. Kari’s work as an educator has been her passion for over 15 years. Learn more...
Jeff Henry
Jeff Henry, MBA, PMP, CET, Mgr, P.Mgr, CWS, is the President & CEO of Sinora International Research & Consulting Inc., providing business and project management consulting, education, and project planning and management. Learn more...
Gary Hunter
Gary Hunter, BA., BCert,  is a specialist  in the areas of  instructor training, oral presentations, facilitative leadership and interpersonal communication skills. Learn more...
Nick Iafolla
Nick Iafolla, BComm, MBA, has over 30 years business experience most recently having worked as Manager of Marketing and Customer Services for the City of Winnipeg Transit System and Manager of Corporate Communications for the City of Winnipeg. Learn more...
Liz Jarvis
Liz Jarvis began working in the film industry as a programmer for the National Film Board’s Winnipeg theatre in 1984. Learn more...
Christine Johnston Heise
Christine Johnston Heise, B.Sc., CSCS, CAT(C), joined Balance Chiropractic & Wellness Centre in 2008 as a Certified Athletic Therapist & Strength and Conditioning coach after working at the University of Winnipeg Athletic Clinic and Coast Sports Therapy in Vancouver, B.C. Learn more...
Brian Joseph
Dr. Brian Joseph joined the Assiniboine Park Zoo as Director, Zoological Operations on September 16, 2013. Learn more...
Laine Jubinville
Laine Jubinville, RPR, is a Registered Professional Recruiter with over 15 years of professional experience in the areas of career coaching, training and facilitation, adult education, recruitment and selection. Learn more...
Celine Kear
Celine Kear did her undergraduate work at Memorial University of Newfoundland and her graduate work at Laval University, Quebec. Learn more...
Sarah Khan
Sarah Khan is a 17-year veteran of the event industry and has worked on big budget events here and internationally, spending over 7 years working throughout Europe. Learn more...
Courtney Kindrat
Courtney Kindrat, BComm, CHRP, is a passionate Human Resources Professional with over 8 years of well rounded industry experience. Learn more...
Connie Korchak
Connie Korchak, B. Ed, M. Ed., operates her own consulting business and is a member of the Advisory Board of The Let’s Get to Work: Manitoba’s Career Development Conference. She has held senior positions in Manitoba Education in Instruction, Curriculum and Assessment. Learn more...
Lloyd Kornelsen
Lloyd Kornelsen, BEd, MA, Ph.D., has 20 years of experience developing and teaching courses for The UW's Professional, Applied and Continuing Education in the area of oral and interpersonal communication, and conflict management. Learn more...
Alex Kozubal
Alex Kozubal, CRSP, B.A, A.Ed., B. Ed., COR Auditor, is a Safety Professional with expertise in program development, safety audits, accident investigation, WCB and safety training, and is a qualified facilitator and trainer. Learn more...
Mike Labun
Mike Labun, BA, M. Min., has been helping others with conflict since 1995. He as done mediation for Mediation Services Winnipeg, Human Resources with Palliser Furniture and now spends most of his time as a consultant working for Resolution Skills Centre and Achieve Training Centre, serving clients such as Coke, the RCMP, Qulliq Energy Corporation, Corrections Canada, Dakota Ojibway Health Services, and Manitoba Hydro. Learn more...
Gail Langlais
Gail Langlais has worked in the career development field for over 22 years working with a wide range of clients including individual with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, EI and social assistance recipients and individuals with mental health challenges. Learn more...
Samantha Lapedus
Samantha Lapedus, BA, is a highly skilled communications professional with over 12 years experience in the public relations field. Learn more...
Deri Latimer
Deri Latimer, B. Mgt., CSP,  is an expert in positive possibilities for people! She is one of fewer than 10% of speakers globally who hold the designation of CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), the speaking profession's measure of excellence in professional platform skill. Learn more...
John Lehr
John (Jock) Lehr is a Senior Scholar at the University of Winnipeg, where he was formerly a Professor in the Geography Department. He has also taught at Stockport College of Technology in the UK, the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and at Bar Ilan University in Israel. Learn more...
Lesley Lindberg
Lesley Lindberg is the principal in Lindberg Consulting, a firm that specializes in project management, strategic  planning, performance measurement and evaluation. Learn more...
Connie LoVasco Burch
Connie LoVasco Burch, BComm, CHRP, has been in the Human Resources field since 1981. She has worked for a variety of companies in the retail, financial, and non-profit sectors. Learn more...
Genella MacIntyre
Genella MacIntyre, BA Spec, MA, is the principal of Partners in Discovery Ltd, a training, coaching and consulting company committed to improving the quality of personal and professional living. Learn more...
Roland Marcoux
Roland Marcoux, BSc, has over thirty years of experience in industrial training, facilitation and public consultations. Learn more...
Judy Mathieson
Judy Mathieson, CMA, MBA, FCMA, consults with organizations in all aspects of strategic leadership including strategic planning, communication effectiveness, performance management and goal setting, as well as coaching for change. Learn more...
Michael McAndless
Michael McAndless, BSc, CRM, has worked directly in risk management for over 30 years. His experience includes risk assessment and analysis, loss control, health, safety, environmental affairs, financial analysis, insurance and corporate risk management. Learn more...
Chuck Meltzer
Charles (Chuck) J. Meltzer, Ph.D., is President of the SynTECGroup, an organizational development consulting firm which specializes in assisting organizations and its people in creating sustainable change. Learn more...
Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar
Vesna Milosevic-Zdjelar, former astrophysicist from the National Observatory in Belgrade, Serbia, joined The University of Winnipeg's Physics Department in 2000. Learn more...
Anne Morton
Anne Morton, B.A., M.A., M.A. (Theology), is a Winnipegger both by birth and by choice. She spent some years in England and Ontario but came back home to work in the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives. Learn more...
Harrison Oakes
Harrison Oakes, BA (Hons), is a member of PREVNet (a Canadian network of researchers and NGOs working together to end bullying). Learn more...
Melanie Oliviero
Melanie Beth Oliviero, MS, PhD, is a strategist for social change. Her expertise is in the areas of social justice, human rights and economic empowerment, which she has pursued through senior positions in advocacy organizations, philanthropy and public sector institutions such as the United Nations. Learn more...
Liz Peters
Liz Peters has eight years of experience in the communications field having worked for private, government and not for profit sectors. Learn more...
Heather Plett
Heather Plett, BA,  is a seasoned communications professional who has held senior public relations positions in both government and non-profit organizations. Learn more...
Susan Portelance
Susan Portelance, BA, is an associate of Eclectic Communications – a highly recognized training and consulting company specializing in communication development. Learn more...
Janis Pregnall
Janis Pregnall, BA, BEd, has been an educator for over 40 years. She has taught many grammar, editing, and academic writing courses in The University of Winnipeg's Professional, Applied and Continuing Education department. Learn more...
Carl Radimer
Carl Radimer APR, FCPRS (Hon) is an independent communications consultant with clients in the agricultural, environmental, resources and health sectors. Learn more...
Joseph Ranseth
Joseph Ranseth has been a pioneer in internet marketing since 1999, and has been specializing in high-impact social media campaigns for the last 5 years. Learn more...
Ian Restall
Ian Restall, B.A., LL.B., B.C.L (Oxon.), is an alumnus of The University of Winnipeg and a partner in the Winnipeg law firm of Restall and Restall. Learn more...
Chrystal Robert-Macey
Chrystal Robert-Macey, B.Ed. is the owner and Principal of The Sponsorship Experience – a unique and innovative consulting venture offering a diverse array of specialty services in the Sponsorship field. Learn more...
Rick Schmidt
Rick Schmidt, B.S.A., A.I.I.C., M.A., is a mediator (since 1991), a conflict resolution trainer (since 1996), and teaches Conflict Resolution Studies (since 1999). Learn more...
Dean Schofield
Dean Schofield, BA, BEd, has been employed by Winnipeg Technical College for the past two years. He is currently a computer instructor. Learn more...
Khal Shariff
Khal Shariff, Founder and CEO of Project Whitecard Inc., is an award winning creative & technical talent. Learn more...
Rob Shura
Rob Shura is an experienced trainer, management consultant and small business counsellor with extensive experience developing curriculum, training programs and training to a wide spectrum of students, Learn more...
Laura Simmons
Laura Simmons, BA, CEC, PCC, is a Certified Executive Coach (CEC), who has also achieved the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation, which is held by less than 4000 members internationally. Learn more...
Darlene Smith
Darlene Smith, BComm, CHRP, CCP, is a seasoned human resource professional with over 25 years of progressively senior experience in a cross section of industries including financial services, insurance, consulting and transportation. Learn more...
Claudius Soodeen
Claudius Soodeen, BA, MA, teaches evening sections of Introduction to University. He is a life-long learner and distance learning professional in the Manitoba post-secondary sector having 25 years experience with media and educational technology and training. Learn more...
Stephanie Staples
Stephanie Staples, has a passion for personal and professional development, and helps people bring their “A” game to work & life! Learn more...
Karen Stoesz
Karen Stoesz, CPM, has worked in the payroll field for 15 years and has been responsible for benefit administration for 4 years in unionized and non-unionized environments in both for profit and not for profit sectors. Learn more...
Daniel Stone
Daniel Stone is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Winnipeg. His academic specialty is  Eastern European history, especially Poland and Russia. Learn more...
Donna Sutherland
Donna G. Sutherland is a teacher, historical researcher, and author of both fiction and non-fiction including Peguis: A Noble Friend and Nahoway: A Distant Voice. Learn more...
Jason Syvixay
Jason manages the Strategic Initiatives & Public Relations efforts with the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, a member-driven organization that advocates on behalf of its 1,400 business members for continued and sustained downtown renewal. Learn more...
Karen Toole
Karen Toole has recently retired as the  Provincial Co-ordinator of Spiritual Health Care for Manitoba Health. Karen’s roots are in the North End of Winnipeg, and it is here that her passion for inclusion, equality and justice are born. Learn more...
Leslie Vincent
Leslie Vincent, B.A., IPMA-CP, has over 25 years' experience in HR Management in both the private and public sectors, including several years as the Director, Human Resources for a large non-profit agency. Learn more...
Jill Vogan
Jill Vogan, BA (Hons), M.N.R.M., is an associate of Eclectic Communications and has over 30 years of experience in business communication. Learn more...
Deborah Wellman
Deborah Wellman, graduated from the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba with 3 university degrees (B.Ed, Educational Psychology, Educational Administration). Learn more...
Rob Wozny
Rob Wozny, CIM, BA, is a communications specialist with more than 10 years of award-winning journalism experience he now uses to help others create effective partnerships with the media. Learn more...
Lindsay Wright
Lindsay Wright is a full-time freelance writer and communications strategist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Learn more...
Robert Young
Author of 8 works of non-fiction, Robert J. Young is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Winnipeg. Recipient of its awards for excellence in Teaching and Research, Young was named Canadian Professor of the Year Award (1996), and won the Canadian Historical Association’s Ferguson Prize for his first biography, Power and Pleasure, a life of the French statesman Louis Barthou. Learn more...
Vicki Young
Vicki Young, MBA, BBA, has worked as an arts administrator for over 30 years with organizations across Canada and in Great Britain. Learn more...
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