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Bari McFarland Joins ACHIEVEBLUE

Mona Mitchell President ACHIEVEBLUE is pleased to announce Bari McFarland has joined ACHIEVEBLUE as a Senior Associate working with our Leadership, Culture and Inclusion practices. Bari is a passionate, dynamic leader with an exceptional track record of success. She brings with her more than twenty years of diverse, progressive experience in the Public Sector including; organizational effectiveness, employee engagement, culture transformation, human resources, financial & project management, information technology and senior management. Results oriented and accomplished at leading initiatives that focus on people, Bari will be a huge asset to the ACHIEVEBLUE team.

While working with Information Technology Services for the Government of Ontario, Bari was responsible for the establishment of the Organizational Dynamics Office that focused on the people (aligning to MGS and I&IT priorities).  Bari led the team responsible for employee engagement, culture change, enterprise communications, leadership practices and people change management.

Bari was also responsible for the Culture Transformation project within ITS that included a culture assessment and ‘leadership impact’ assessments (like 360’s) on all managers to understand the impact they were having on the culture and the organization. As part of this initiative Bari established ITS Culture Team (>50 volunteers) responsible for building awareness, embedding culture change within the organization and helping to transform the ITS culture to one where people enjoy going to work each day, feel empowered to be innovative and have the tools and support they need to be successful.


Jason Questor to Speak at the 4th Leadership Skills for Administrative Professionals Conference: February 4-5, Toronto

Jason Questor, EVP Learning Systems, will be delivering a short-course presentation on foundation project management at the Leadership Skills for Administrative Professionals conference, to be held on February 4th and 5th 2015 in Toronto. More and more often, administrative professionals are being called upon to manage a project or event from start to finish. There are a number of project management tools and techniques available that will enable participants to assume control of a project with confidence and carry it out successfully and on time. This session will look at all stages of the project management process from the planning stages to follow-up and evaluating results.

Topics that Jason will cover include:

  • Planning the project
  • Developing estimates, timelines and priorities
  • Delegation and coordination
  • Importance of communication in project management
  • Skills of effective project managers
  • Tools and techniques to aid in project management
  • Overcoming pitfalls: project planning challenges
  • Evaluating results

For more information about and to register for this conference, click here.




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