Providing community relations, association leadership and management expertise
for over 20 years, Patti Balsillie has a diverse set of skills and experiences 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 leader, an accomplished association executive,
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 arts, education, tourism and resource
- Co-chairing or advising Yukon First Nations in governance and program
- 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 insight to Mining 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 NGO Train the Trainer
program by Grant McEwan College (through Yukon College), 2002, and
- Professional designation as a Certified Association Executive - five 12-week courses studying 46 competencies in association
leadership and achieving national Valedictorian status in 2006.
Relationships and collaboration are guiding values of how Patti works with clients. Having worked
and volunteered in the Yukon and Canada, Patti can bring together industry best practices and dynamic teams to enrich understanding
and design solutions.
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.