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Providing strategy, community relations, training and facilitation, association leadership and management expertise for over 20 years, Patti Balsillie has a diverse set of skills and experiences applicable to the private and not-for-profit sectors.
 
Patti Balsillie is originally from Nova Scotia but has made the Yukon home for 23 years. She is a recognized community volunteer and leader, an accomplished association executive, is an authorized trainer of the Explorer Quotient™(CTC), was chosen to represent Yukon as a 2008 Governor General's Canadian Leader and is renowned for her northern networks.
 
Project types at a glance: 
  • Leading strategic planning, facilitation and training in the sectors of tourism, cultural, educational and resource sectors,
  • Co-chairing in governance and consulting in Yukon First Nations organizataional and program development,
  • Mentoring clients and colleagues in their development as consultants and association leaders,
  • Representing business interests in Yukon on behalf of southern companies in community relations, product development and project management, and
  • Providing communications and strategic insight to Mining, Natural Gas and Pipeline developments.
In addition to coursework and formal training in facilitation, project management, strategic planning and communicaitons, formal education includes:
  • Bachelor of Arts from St. Mary's University (Nova Scotia) 2000
  • Two 6-week French immersions at Université Sainte-Anne (Nova Scotia) 1984 and 1987
  • Four 1-week programs in organizational management at the Richard Ivey Business School (Western University, London, Ontario) 1995-1999
  • 1 week Non-Profit Train the Trainer program by Grant McEwan College (through Yukon College), 2002,
  • Professional designation as a Certified Association Executive - five 12-week courses studying 46 competencies in association leadership and achieving national Valedictorian status in 2006, and
  • Explorer Quotient Authorized Trainer (EQAT)™ with the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)
 
For the client, working with Patti Balsillie means enthusiasm to work planning, strategic insight to issues and opportunities, relevant, value-added contacts, critical thinking and positive energy to issues and options.
 

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