“Many programs talk about collaboration. Prelude actually teaches people how to collaborate. That’s the true beauty of the product.”
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Tim Dixon, M. ED, Leadership & Team Development
Tim’s areas of specialization include: the design and facilitation of Team Effectiveness, Leadership Development and Organizational Change learning programs and workshops; technology-assisted learning such as the development of multi-media simulations and innovation processes using collaborative brain-storming and decision-support technology; and the facilitation of strategic planning processes and stakeholder engagement; as well as implementing employee engagement and organizational effectiveness initiatives. Tim has also served as a Senior Consultant at CIBC’s Leadership Centre and was Director of Brock University’s Corporate Adventure Training Institute. Before taking on the role of Meeting Experience Architect at the Kingbridge Centre about 5 years ago, Tim co-founded and managed the organizational development company InCourage for 15 years. He was a Board Member of the Association for Experiential Education and led multiple workshops at the People’s Development Summit on China’s Great Wall, and at international conferences of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD).
John Stevens, Facilitator & Editor
John ‘s thirty years’ experience as a writer, editor and facilitator allow him to bring a broad range of experience to bear on the task of building meaning and impact into organizational initiatives. “I find the most powerful connections are made when our stories intersect.” John is the principle of the company that developed TeamEverest, the interactive digital adventure simulation that provides compelling experiences, demanding challenges and deep learning opportunities for groups from six to 600. John’s storywork helps individuals and organizations harness the astonishing power of stories as metaphors for our human experience. Metaphor draws us into the deeper meanings and functions of the choices we make, the directions we choose, the companions we choose.Combining the skills and experience of a storyteller with the compassionate practices of NonViolent Communication, John uncovers the deeply-held, and sometimes deeply hidden, values underlying all that we do.
Korrine Jones, Proteus Leadership
Author of No. 1 best seller “Virtual Team Reality: The Secrets to Leading Successful Virtual Teams and Remote Workers”, Korrine Jones specialises in working with senior managers to significantly increase the performance and productivity of their virtual teams and organisations. Korrine delivers dynamic leadership training and, as Australia’s first Master Trainer for The Prelude Suite™ (a team development process for virtual teams), she facilitates team development processes throughout Australia and internationally.With an MBA in Leadership, Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship, and 25 years consulting and training experience, Korrine has a strong foundation of current theory and research along with highly developed training and facilitation skills.
Christina Levinson, iConnect Consulting
Christina brings wide-ranging experience across industry sectors in senior operations, business development and project management. Her roles include organisational development coach, facilitator, trainer, and change agent. She has a significant understanding and a demonstrated track record in the design and implementation of organisational change including cultural and behavioral dimensions. She is experienced in working with a variety of people from all levels of an organisation and capable of working across both the strategic and operational aspects. These skills are complemented by competencies in management, business development, innovation and creativity, as well as in TQM and process improvement methodologies. Christina is also the Lean Construction Institute Australia (LCIA) State Council Member for Queensland.
Wendeline De Zan, Principal Consultant
Clients report higher productivity, greater insights leading to results, and a broader view of themselves in both their work and life contexts after being taught and/or coached by Wendeline. Her positive energy, knowledge of leadership frameworks, and fierce interest in people and cultures has lead her to work in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and throughout Africa, teaching and coaching executives, managers, and high-potential Young Professionals in some of the world’s leading professional service firms, high tech companies, multinational businesses, banks, and governments including: Citibank, HSBC, RBS, Coutts, BBVA Bancomer, Morgan Stanley, PWC, Marsh, Zurich, Ericsson, Exxon, Microsoft, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, QualComm, Booz Allen Hamilton, Via Sat, SSAB, AtlasCopco, DeLaval, Sandvik, SEB Investment Management, Scania, Saab, British Telecom Mahindra, Egon Zehnder International, and the government of Dubai.
Jessica Foss, Educator & Program Developer
Jessica is a passionate educator who believes in providing her students with authentic learning opportunities. Her interest in preparing students for the world outside of school continues to inspire her in finding innovative ways to approach teaching. Prior to being a classroom educator, she spent many years working with education based non-profit organizations developing environmental and career development programs. She’s also secretary for the Manitoba Association of Multi-Age Educators (MAME).
Marsha Shack, Global Educator
Raised under the swaying branches of Alberta’s boreal forest, Marsha was infused with a deep sense of connection and a curious spirit at a young age. Dissatisfied with the absence of authentic learning experiences in the structure of the traditional school system, Marsha obtained a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and quickly hopped on a plane. Packed with her were questions: How do we create a meaningful, community-focused education system? One which responds to the real needs of students, teachers, parents and the local community. Driven by her inquisitive spirit, Marsha spent the better part of 8 years teaching, traveling and seeking answers in classrooms and communities throughout New Zealand, Australia, and Ethiopia. Upon returning home, she was invited to facilitate the Change It Up! Program, a strengths-based, employment essentials and self-development training program in Maskwacis, Alberta.
Howard B. Esbin, PhD. Master Trainer
Howard is the creator of the Prelude Suite™. It’s design is informed by his academic research and management experience in international development, philanthropy, and the private sector. The International Labour Organization, Education Canada, and UNESCO have published his writing. His latest publication is “Virtual Strangers No More: Serious Games & Creativity for Effective Remote Teams” http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/virtual-strangers-no-more/143522
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