Client Engagement Summaries

  • Completed an Opportunity Identification Related to Wind Energy Development in Southeast Alberta for Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta in 2011.
  • Developed operational guidelines and procedures for tecconnect - An Alberta center for new commerce in 2011
  • Developed a funding proposal for the Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) on behalf of the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Collage, Community Futures Lethbridge Region, SouthGrow Regional Initiative, NRC-IRAP and Economic Development for submission to Alberta Innovates. (2011)
  • Researched, organized and coordinated SouthGrowN Savours (2008), SouthGrowN Sustainability (2011), and SouthGrowN Productivity (2011), publications for SouthGrow Regional Initiative.
  • Conducted annual planning sessions for Community Futures Treaty Seven (2011).
  • Completed review and update of Community Futures Treaty Seven Human Resources Manual (2011).
  • Completed planning session for Lethbridge and District Association of Realtors © (2011)
  • Completed the operations strategy for Badlands Baseball Academy in 2010.
  • Researched and completed six business success stories for Palliser Economic Partnership in 2010.
  • Conducted community consultations for 27 communities for SouthGrow Regional Initatives, resulting in recommendations to further community economic development in the region. (2008 and 2010)
  • Facilitated the Town of Cardston Council Planning Session in 2010.
  • Completed Palliser Economic Partnership’s "open for business" project, including enhancing the Easy Move Toolkit, developing Community Quick Facts, coordinating community event success stories, updating AlbertaFirst information, and developing retirement profiles for all twenty-one member communities in 2010.
  • Organized and coordinated the Team Lethbridge mission to Edmonton, enabling fifteen organizations to discuss priorities and opportunities with Ministers and Deputy Ministers at the Alberta Legislature in 2008 and 2010 on behalf of Economic Development Lethbridge.
  • Completed cluster strategies for the unmanned vehicle sector, oil and gas sector, the factory-built sector and the green building sector for the Economic Development Alliance of SouthEast Alberta from 2009-2010.
  • Worked with the Town of Cardston, Cardston County and the Town of Magrath to develop collaboration of water services provision for residents of the community, including the development of an MOU for water commission in 2010.
  • Completed the five-year Community Futures Treaty Seven Strategic Business Plan (Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) Human Resources Development (HRD) Canada) in 2010.
  • Completed the Ridge Country Housing Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study for Ridgeview Lodge in Town of Raymond in order to meet current and future senior citizen demands and requirements in 2010.
  • Completed Regional Economic Development Alliance business plans and strategy for Palliser Economic Partnership (2004-2007 and 2007-2010) and SouthGrow Regional Initiative (2004-2007; 2007-2010; 2010-2013).
  • Researched and assessed productivity improvement opportunities, challenges and issues in the south central Alberta region, leading to recommendations for improving productivity leading to bottom line profitability for businesses and industry in the region. (2008 and 2009)
  • Researched movies and television shows that have been filmed in southern Alberta for the Alberta Film Commission and four Regional Economic Development Alliances (Alberta SouthWest, SouthGrow Regional Initative, Palliser Economic Partnership and Calgary Regional Partnership), resulting in movie maps for the region encouraging “in your backyard” tourism in 2009.
  • Developed a strategic plan for Lethbridge Family Services in 2009
  • Completed a program evaluation for Opokaa'sin Early Intervention Society in 2009.
  • Completed opportunity identification and developed business case studies for Palliser Economic Partnership in 2008 for bio-gas, greenhouse, agri-food, metal and organic clusters.
  • Assessed gaps related to innovation and commercialization infrastructure in the south central Alberta region in 2008.
  • Conducted a needs assessment for multi-purpose facility for the Town of Cardston in 2008.
  • Facilitated a planning session for the Vulcan Business Development Society, including the communities of Vulcan County and Town of Vulcan in 2007 and 2008
  • Developed an action plan as a result of facilitating a planning session for Treaty Seven Management Corporation in 2007.
  • Developed an Optimal Service Delivery Model for the Lethbridge Legal Guidance Society after conducting a needs assessment, ensuring optimal access to justice to those in need in 2007
  • Investigated shared services for communities encompassing Alberta SouthWest and developed a model for sharing a small capital equipment item on a pilot project basis in 2007.
  • Identified clusters, completed as needs assessment and developed a strategic economic development plan for the Town of Cardston and Cardston County in 2006.
  • Facilitated a planning session and developed an action plan for the Town of Picture Butte in 2006.
  • Developed a three-year business plan for Lethbridge College in 2006.
  • Facilitated a planning session and developed an action plan for the Town of Picture Butte in 2006.
  • Developed the 2006-2008 business plans for Lethbridge Regional Police Services, incorporating a shift towards strategic alignment based on the consultation with the Police Commission, the communities and partners in policing.
  • Developed and submitted a plan in 2005 on behalf of the Coty of Lethbridge to Alberta Solicitor General and Public Security for the Centre for the Advancement in Community Justice, a single-site Police and Peace Officer College in Alberta.
  • Developed a Shared Services Plan for the County of Warner, Town of Milk River, Village of Warner, and the Village of Coutts in 2004.
  • Implemented the Marketing and Communications Plan for SouthGrow Regional Initiative in 2003
  • Participated in the development of inventory of regional assets, shared services assessment, marketing and communications plan and business plan for SouthGrow Regional Initiative in 2002.
  • Developed business plans in order to access funding for a variety of First Nations clientele.
  • Developed personnel policies and procedures for a variety of First Nations clientele.
  • Interviewed employees, developed job descriptions, rated positions and developed a salary grid for the Blood Tribe Administration.
  • Provided training workshops to managers under contract from a Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada in the areas of strategic planning, business planning and marketing.

 

 

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