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My careers so far - in brief

 
JOHN PARRY, M.B.A.

 

 

GOAL

Use my skills and experience to meet organisational challenges

 

 

PROFILE

Visionary and versatile leader, mentor and achiever.

 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS
Led communities in introducing/ expanding many hard and soft services.
Led a $24-million/yr district, exceeding goals and changing service directions.
Personally or jointly initiated and developed businesses, clubs and voluntary enterprises.
Expanded, improved and accelerated customer and citizen service in many, varied areas.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
Training/development                                 Manager, designer, producer, speaker, instructor.

 
 Financial management                  drafting plans, reports, budgets and audits.

 
Project manager                              HR, finance, capital development and management systems.

 
Strategy & policy development   Skills in regulatory, social and organizational areas.

 
Leadership skills                             enabling colleagues, partners and the public. Visionary, motivator, coach.

 

 

SKILLS  (Condensed)                                                                       

 

LEADER

·        Lead colleagues, subordinates and citizens in many roles. Launch corporate and social initiatives in many contexts. 

·        Act as mentor, motivator, coach and change agent to found, build, revive or reform organizations. Ensure organizations and projects utilize all relevant available information, skills and resources.

 

COMMUNICATOR

·        Communicate messages and decisions to all target audiences. Evaluate, select and define media, methods & techniques.

·        Ensure stakeholders’ full understanding of and commitment to selected courses of action. Lobby, advocate and negotiate for desired outcomes in a wide variety of situations.

 

PROJECT MANAGER

·        Organise teams, ensure effective work division and assignments. 

·        Allocate resources and staff within and between projects. Ensure effectiveness, consistency and quality of all project activities. Document and track progress: re-assign as required.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER 

·        Design, evaluate and staff organisations.

      ·        Recruit, upgrade, evaluate, mentor & discipline staff.

·        Mentor, direct, guide and evaluate peers, managers and colleagues. 

 

FINANCE MANAGER

·        Prepare, review and analyse large budgets and audits. Develop financial policies, procedures, recovery plans.

 

BUSINESS PLANNER

·        Formulate, review & evaluate business plans and proposals. Plan initiatives and projects in most areas of endeavour. Prescribe upgrading of hardware, management systems and workflow. Analyse, evaluate and integrate unit and team plans into strategic plans. 

 

NEGOTIATOR

·        Apply empathy, sensitivity and skills to design solutions.

·        Develop common information bases, shared values and understanding. Negotiate across physical, ethnic,cultural and linguistic boundaries. 

 

TRAINER/PRODUCER

·        Train staff for employers, clients, task forces and my own businesses. Script, direct, edit and produce training videos.

·        Use gap and output analyses to identify training needs for teams & staff

 

ORGANISATION DEVELOPER 

·        Align organisation with changing goals and society

      ·        Align objectives, skills, training and resources
 

CONSULTANT

·        Apply expertise, skills and training to diverse projects. Analyse, investigate, summarise and recommend solutions.

 

POLICY ARCHITECT

·        Lead policy development, in any organisation. Develop strategic directions, design policies.

 

COMMUNITY  DEVELOPER

·        Design, implement public consultations, analyze results. 

·        Organize groups on issues; define & achieve goals.

 

 

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration,

·        University of Western Ontario.

·        Certified Management Consultant, CMC, (final examination outstanding).

·        Highly computer-literate: expert in Internet use and procedures.

·        Fluently bilingual, full (federal) exemptions: used to working in French. ‘Secret’  clearance.

·        Certificate in Systems Analysis, Catford College (London). CHRP candidate member.
 

Executive Director

Saskatchewan Association of Architects
06-09
Executive Director (simultaneous)
Canada Green Building Council - SK
08-09
Executive Director (simultaneous)
SK College of Physical Therapists
07-07
Regional Manager  (term)
Saskatchewan Rural Development
05-06
Member Services Representative
Farm Business Consultants
04-05
Interim Director, Human Resources & Finance
Northern Chiefs’ Council
02-03
Conseiller Principal
Consulting and Audit Canada
92-97
Project Developer, Marketer, Investor  
Independent
96-09

Management Consultant/Economic Developer

Independent
89-92
M.P.  
Parliament of Canada
84-88
District Director
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada 
80-82 
Mayor
Town of Sioux Lookout
78-84
Founder, then Partner
Nortrack Management Consulting
75-84
Senior Business Advisor
Ontario Co-Operative Development Association
73-75
Operational Review Analyst
Bank of Montreal 
70-72
 
 

Full CVs on request - skills, project, chrono, community activities. Recent projects; networks, goals, partnerships & references discussed at interview.

 

johnparry@shaw.ca 306.664.3698  

version francaise sur demande 

December 2008