Professional Staff

William (Bill) Goggin, MAdEd, DipAdEd, CTDP

Director, Diploma in Adult Education, StFX

Antigonish NS

"We need more certified T & D professionals ... not less."

Bill brings more than three decades of adult education experience both to the leadership of the Diploma program and to the classroom as a facilitator. A native of Saint John, NB, he has extensive experience in needs assessment, program evaluation, learning design, facilitation, and training program administration for both private and government organizations.
His straightforward teaching style, combined with his vast experience, provides learners with invaluable expertise about training in real-world situations where budgets are tight, training may be mandatory, and the program must be proven effective. Bill is also willing to share his experiences with the lighter side of training challenges -- like being stranded in a Calgary hotel room due to a fused lock.

Owner, Aimée Fortier Performance Solutions Inc,

Ottawa ON

"Good facilitators get out of the way of learners. They make space for learning to happen."

Aimée’s training career spans more than 20 years in three sectors ~ high technology, municipal government, and independent consulting. Both her clients and learners appreciate the energy and enthusiasm she brings to her work and the variety of organizational experience she offers. Aimée is known for her professionalism and her client relationship skills.

Owner, GroupatWork / McEachern and Associates Inc

Halifax NS

"Designing PowerPoints is not designing learning."

Alison specializes in assisting managers, facilitators, and trainers to develop their abilities to collaborate effectively and to engage others. With over two decades of professional experience, her clients extend from local and federal governments, to large corporations, and as far away as Russia.

Training Consultant and Speaker, C. Doucette Training and Communications Inc.

Saint John NB

"Interactive training means learners are working more than the facilitator is talking."

Catherine’s passion for helping people and companies fulfill their potential fuels her work. With more than two decades of professional experience, she has trained diverse audiences ~ people with low income or low literacy, labourers, truck drivers, office workers, international students, entrepreneurs, and experienced professionals.

Catherine is a LearnSphere Canada associate, partner with the CBDC Women in Business Consulting Advisory Service, and Chair of the New Brunswick Chapter of the Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD).

This consultant likes to jumpstart her morning with bootcamp and relaxes at the end of the day with her two silly cocker spaniels.

Diane Whittaker, MA (Adult Ed), CPCC, ACC

Partner, D. Whittaker and Associates Inc

Toronto ON

"Learning at any age is a journey, not a destination."

Working in both the classroom and virtual worlds for the past 25 years, Diane employs the experiential approach to training whether the topic is leadership development, coaching, or 360 degree feedback. She is known for building long-term collaborative relationships with clients.
Diane credits her first job as a group leader for Katimavik as being her initial training ground for a career as a facilitator, leader, and coach. Today, Diane volunteers at her curling club and enjoys curling, golf, cycling and watching Law and Order.

Jennifer Campbell, BEd, DipAdEd

Director of Operations, /

Yarmouth NS

"I'm drawn to training because I believe in transformative change. My favourite part of training is supporting that change."

"I'm drawn to training because I believe in transformative change. My favourite part of training is supporting that change."
Jennifer has developed and implemented training programs for a stock exchange, Canada’s largest bookseller, and an international domain registry company. With 20 years of varied corporate training and human resources experience, she specializes in learning design and facilitation for operational, technical, and sales training.
After hours, Jennifer is often in the gym. She has coached competitive volleyball teams for many years in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Wendy Ward, DipAdEd

Owner, W. Ward and Associates

Newmarket ON

"The best way to learn something is to do it, in an environment that is free of the fear of failure."

Throughout Wendy’s diverse adult education career of 25 years, she has always emphasized the importance of providing a calm and safe environment where learners can maximize their experiences.Her expertise includes ethical decision-making and problem-solving, leadership, communication skills, needs analysis, evaluation, program design, and facilitation skills. She loves seeing the lightbulb moment when she knows that facilitator and learner have accomplished something together.
Wendy is often found on the golf course on warm weekends. She considers golf a personal challenge because she regularly plays what she refers to as some really bad golf games.