I offer more than 28 years of Human Resources experience in the public and industrial sectors in northern Alberta and B.C., in union and non-union environments. My career began as a Regional Personnel Manager with the Alberta Government, moved to Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor) in B.C. and Alberta as HR Coordinator. Finally, as Executive Director at Grande Prairie Regional College I lead the HR Department, assisted the Board in hiring its President and successfully managed two mergers prior to starting my own consulting business.
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Sheila Newel began an extensive career as an instructor at SAIT where, after 10 years of instruction and instructional supervision, she was promoted to Dean of Communications, Dean of Applied Arts & Sciences, then Director of Human Resources. After leaving SAIT, Sheila continued to manage Human Resources departments in the energy sector. She earned her honors Bachelor of Arts Degree, Education Administration Graduate Diploma, and Human Resource Management Certificate from the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, and Queens Industrial Centre, respectively.
Julianna Cantwell is the President of JUNA Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources consulting practice that helps organizations improve individual and group performance. Specializing in learning & development for 20 years and communications for more than 10 years, Julianna logs over 100 days a year speaking and facilitating learning.
Julianna is a graduate from the University of Alberta, NAIT, and MacEwan University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).
Amanda Charron is a Partner with Salopek & Associates Ltd. and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources who holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in addition to a Registered Professional Recruiter Designation. Salopek & Associates is a collaborative team of 15 CPHR certified HR Consultants working across Canada to provide our clients with a depth of HR expertise and knowledge that is available 24/7 to support employee attraction, retention and continued business growth.
Our ideal clients are looking for help in the areas we can provide guidance:
- Development of HR policies, procedures or forms designed to support their organizational needs. Also aid in areas such as WCB forms, policies, reporting structures, challenges and resolution advice.
- Software development and design, dedicated to their own specific needs and capabilities of their organization. Specifics to software in windows, iOS and Mac OS development. Many years of oilfield experience
In today’s highly competitive marketplace, how can an entrepreneur or small-business owner get a competitive advantage? By enlisting the proven capabilities of experienced professionals like Dena Gillies.
Not only does Dena have plenty of corporate HR know-how, she’s also passionate about helping ambitious entrepreneurs who need a strong HR program, as well as small- and medium-size businesses that don’t have her degree of expertise in-house. She knows all the HR bases you need to cover and where to focus your time and investment for your particular business.
Karen Marner is a Senior Human Resources Executive with over two decades of extensive experience in national and international roles. She has held senior HR executive and management roles and led and managed teams in various industries and cultures including Utilities, Oil & Gas, Public Service, Consulting, and Healthcare. As a true generalist, Karen is well versed in all aspects of HR Management, including union and non-union environments.
Michelle Phaneuf is a Chartered Mediator and trained Ombudsman who utilizes interest based tools to bring awareness and empathy to manage conflict situations in a non-confrontational manner. She assists organizations to successfully manage conflict and supports employees in difficult situations confidentially and impartially.
Matt Youens founded Human Elements to provide top-quality Strategic Planning, Human Resources and Mediation support to social profits (nonprofits) and small-to-medium-sized businesses in Canada, and enjoys working with a small, powerful team in helping others be better tomorrow than they are today.
I have had the privilege to work as a Business and Human Resources leader with various Fortune 500 companies. I have always been fascinated with how people work together, and with how leaders build their business culture.
With a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology with my corporate experience, enables me to successfully translate external business trends into internal organization strategies, decisions and actions.