Helping people with diverse ideas and experiences deliberate, discuss and explore avenues for action together on a variety of issues is a cornerstone of Jacquie’s work. With an extremely high-profile client roster, Jacquie has had the opportunity to hone her unique skills and abilities to address, evaluate and overcome their complex challenges. Her many roles as a consultant and a partner at One World include:
- Designing and facilitating complex engagement initiatives
- Evaluating and reporting on consultative and dialogue initiatives
- Managing projects
- Consulting on public policy and strategies related to engagement
- Building capacity in communities
- Increasing organizations’ viability and efficacy
With over 25 years of experience in these areas, Jacquie brings not only in-depth knowledge and expertise to One World clients, but unflagging passion and creativity. She has a particular expertise in citizen engagement and in finding better ways to assess impact of initiatives.
Her interest in how different people view the world, as well as in the choices they make pertaining to societal issues, has informed Jacquie’s career since her early days in the non-profit sector. It also led to her pioneering the approach of Deliberative Dialogue in Canada. She has won major awards for this work, including the 2002 Arthur Kroeger College Award for Public Discourse, recognizing her work engaging multiple groups of citizens in dialogue on global policy issues.
Jacquie founded One World Inc. in 2001, building on her twenty years of experience in the non-profit sector. One World was established to provide quality design and delivery of consultation processes from a team of well-respected experts in the field, and has expanded to include community and organizational development, evaluation, learning and training. Clients include Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Cooperative Association, City of Edmonton, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Canadian Public Health Association, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Justice Canada, The Change Foundation, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and many more.
When organizations and government agencies require facilitation and consultation on complex topics and a high level of competence in engaging the public, Jacquie is able to deliver with consistency, quality, and eloquence. She is a frequent presenter and has delivered more than 30 training workshops in various aspects of public engagement, such as design, evaluation, facilitation and dialogue.
Jacquie has worked extensively in the non-profit and government sectors in Canada and abroad. She is bilingual and holds the Certified Management Consultant designation from the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Ontario, as well as a facilitation certificate in Deliberative Dialogue from Virginia Technical University. She has completed a Master of Management from McGill University, an MSc in Environmental Psychology from the University of Surrey, UK, and a BSc in Psychology from the University of Calgary.