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Faculty

Sprott School of Business,

International Business,

Carleton University



Updates

3/15/2021

Continuing my work helping businesses during the pandemic. Sprott school of business can help! Just get in touch with me.

1/26/2021

I just finished a presentation to CANNEXUS Conference on Working in a Diverse World: How to Develop Cultural Diplomacy for Success.

Instructor, AFOA Canada                                                                                    2009-2019

                                                                                                                       

Curricular Development

 

Teaching/ Facilitation

 

Governance

I have created, maintained, and taught core course for financial managers and the CAFM (Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager) and the CAPA (Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator) certification programs. Conducted community workshops on finance, negotiations, governance, performance reporting, strategic management and ethics.

 

Instructor III, Carleton University                                                                    2012-2019

Centre for Initiatives in Education, Department of Anthropology, School of Canadian Studies

                                                                                                                       

Academic Research

 

Aboriginal

Issues

 

Community Engagement

I taught Introduction to Anthropology, Theory and Methodology, Indigenous Studies, Contemporary Indigenous Issues and introduction to Social Sciences.

 

I managed the Indigenous Enriched Support Program (IESP) at Carleton University, mentorship program and an Internship program. The IESP is an entrance program for Indigenous students that may not meet traditional university admission requirements.

 

Senior Manager, Executive Networks, The Conference Board of Canada   2006-2009

Board Governance

 

Aboriginal Issues

 

Fiscal Responsibility

 

Maintaining Organizational Membership

As a senior manager I was responsible for both the corporate governance and Aboriginal portfolios. My role included overall management of a four-million-dollar budget, staffing, contract management, research and the strategic direction.

 

I sat helped facilitate several negotiations and agreements including the billion-dollar Kitamat container port project and the Churchill hydro projects which had many international partners. I represented Canada to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation on emergency preparedness.

 

Public Works and Government Services Canada                                                  2005-2006

Management

 

Fiscal and Program Accountability

A/Director of Audit and Evaluation – Reporting to the Chief Risk Officer of PWGSC. I managed a team of auditors, evaluators and risk managers. Our branch was responsible for oversight of the department's fiscal responsibilities, governance reporting structures and management accountability framework.

 

Public Works and Government Services Canada                                                   2003-2005

 Management

 

Compliance and Ethics

Ethics Officer – I was appointed by the Deputy Minister as the Ethics Officer for Public Works. I sat at the senior management table to ensure compliance to the Values and Ethics Code of the Public Service. Working alongside the Minister, Assistant Deputy Minister and the Chief Risk Officer I was responsible for enhancing the ethical climate of the organization.

 

Public Works and Government Services Canada                                                 2000-2003

 Policy Development

 

Aboriginal Policy

 

Budgeting

Senior Policy Advisor – I worked on several national social policies including Ralph Goodale’s Good Neighbor Policy, Aboriginal procurement strategies, access to education policies and the National Accommodation Strategy.

I co-managed a 5-million-dollar national research innovation fund for the development of new green technologies in the STEM disciplines.

 

CEO and Chair - Sirius Consulting Ottawa                                              1996-2000

Board Chair

 

Governance

 

Marketing

Co-founded a communications company in 1994. Under my direction as CEO and Chair, I increased capacity to become a national company increasing the operational budget over a million dollars.

I was responsible for the strategic vision, mandate and direction of the company that increased revenues by over 300 per cent. Client base included fortune 500 companies.

 

Carleton University – Instructor of Anthropology                                    1994-1996

 Indigenous Issues

 

Research Methodology

 

I was an instructor at the University where I taught Native Studies and Anthropological Research Methodology.

I was recognized by the Dean of Social Science for teaching excellence by received the highest student evaluation in the department and third overall in social Sciences.

 

Department of National Defence – Various Positions                                            1985-1994

Risk Management

 

Research

 

Procurement and

Supply Chain Management

 

Intelligence

 

Information Technology

Intelligence Officer – I worked during the Gulf War to develop and implement military security procedures to ensure national security. I was a liaison with several international governments and military leaders to ensure coordinated strategies.

 

Procurement Officer – I developed and delivered innovative supply chain solutions including leveraging Department of National Defence’s buying power through implementation and facilitation with United States Government effecting saving of 3-5 million dollars in purchasing power.

 

IT- Specialist – programmed, supported and maintained the Banyan Vines Wide Area Network for the Department, worked maintaining the Defence mainframes.

 

Repair and Overhaul – Worked with CF-18 Jet project for repairs and overhauls of Canada’s air force.