Professional Staff

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.

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.