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.
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.
addition to coursework and formal training in facilitation, project management, strategic planning and communicaitons, formal
- 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
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.