Overview of Diane Houle-Rutherford's Experience

For the past 23 years Diane has been working as a consultant and for a period of 6 years also as a part-time University lecturer. She has facilitated over 800 days of leadership development program or learning events.

Examples of her assignments include:

  • As the Academic Director (French program) for the Justice Canada leadership development program delivered by the Telfer School of Management - Executive programs, she participated in the design and facilitation of the 5.5 day program for 4 cohorts.
  • Designed and delivered two half-day programs for the Institut de Leadership (2015 and 2016) for the Centre Franco-Ontarien en Ressources pédagogiques (CFORP)
  • Designed and administered the HRCI 360° for executives.
  • Designed or co-designed and delivered various Leadership Development programs. More specifically she delivered between 2003 and 2008 an 18-month leadership development program for EX 1 to 3 “The Living Leadership - Executive Excellence program” for the Canada School of Public Service aimed at developing Healthy Leadership and Healthy Organizations, using, among many tools, a 360-degree feedback process.
  • Designed and delivered a 6-month Leadership Development Program (PERL) for a Community of Federal Regulators incorporating various learning methodologies, such as Action Learning and peer coaching.
  • Designed, administered and analyzed several organisational climate surveys and delivered Feedback sessions.
  • Designed and delivered two 3-credit courses (one in Team leadership and one in Creative Thinking) for Saint-Paul University.
  • Designed and facilitated numerous Team Building sessions or Retreats for Executive and Management Teams using psychometrics instruments.
  • Designed and facilitated Organisational Transition Seminars based on William Bridges' Transition model.
  • Developed a Coaching and Action Learning Framework in support of a Leadership Development program.
  • Developed and trained managers in the Action Learning Program and developed and delivered a Train the Trainer program for Action Learning Facilitators.
  • Designed and delivered courses in Coaching and Mentoring, in Emotional Intelligence, Leadership and the management of Diversity, Improving your practice, Action Learning Lab at the Master’s Level for Sherbrooke University.
  • Co-delivered the one-week certification program in Conflict Analysis and Intervention at Concordia University (February 2012).

Other Assignments and Speaking Engagements

  • Core program  leader at the CREA conference – Italy (2004, 2005, 2009 , 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016  
  • Conference facilitator at the CHRA conference in Québec city (2011),
  • Conference facilitator at Talentopolis in Mexico (2011),
  • Conference facilitator at the International Leadership Association (ILA) in Boston (2010)
  • Conference facilitator at the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI), Buffalo, June 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2006,
  • Conference facilitator at the International Creativity Conference in South Africa (2005)
  • Conference facilitator at the annual Mind Camp in Toronto (2005, 2009, 2010).
  • Workshop facilitator in Creative Problem Solving for the CEP Union of Canada conference,  Halifax, 2010
  • Guest speaker at McGill University in the context the course Social and Behavioural Aspects of Occupational Health of the Master’s program in Occupational Health Program – 2005
  • Speaker on Action Learning at the “Forum RHF” held in Lyon (France) – May 2004
  • Speaker at the "Me. Myself and My Career:  A Question of Balance" - Conference for Administrative Personnel - Public Service Commission, Ottawa,  April 2003
  • Special Advisor - Programming, to the Canadian Center for Management Development (CCMD) for the "Meeting the Challenge of Innovation in Government" conference,  Ottawa,  February 2002
  • Speaker at the CWC AFC National Conference, Ottawa – February 1999 – “Change is the only Constant:  Managing Change for Women in the Communication Industry”
  • Speaker at the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) International Conference, USA  January 1999 and in Toronto, April 2000  –  “Facilitating Creativity with Style – Understanding and Valuing Differences”.

Partial List of Organizations Diane Has Worked With

  • Bell Canada
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Canada School of Public Service
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • Canadian Human Rights Commission
  • Canadian International Development Agency
  • CEP Union of Canada
  • Centre Franco-Ontarien des ressources pédagogiques
  • Community of Federal Regulators
  • Consesil des Ecoles Catholiques du Centre-Est 
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Environment Canada
  • FINTRAC
  • Fisheries and Oceans
  • GE Capital - Europe
  • Health Canada
  • Human Resources Development Canada
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  • KPMG
  • Library of Parliament, Canada
  • Nabisco International
  • National Defence Department
  • National Research Council Canada (IIT)
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Noranda Technology Center
  • Norwich Union (UK)
  • Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
  • Public Service Commission
  • Revenue Canada/CRA
  • Rohm and Haas (Texas, USA)
  • Statistic Canada
  • Telfer School of Management - Ottawa University
  • Université Saint-Paul
  • Université de Sherbrooke

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