Norquest Associates Inc. Since 1990, Norquest Associates Inc. has been providing professional training and coaching, along with the best in resources for learning, leading and performing in the workplace.
Our mission is to help you increase performance levels and create strategies for sustained growth. By providing individuals with Norquest’s programs and solutions, they are able to achieve their own full potential, thus creating success for themselves, and/or success for the whole organization. In other words
We help you prepare for your tomorrows, today!
Our Senior Consultant has over 35 years of experience in organizational leadership, in both the public and private sectors. From this experience he believes that the effectiveness of the organization is maximized by developing the personal potential of each individual to the highest level possible – to achieve PEAK performance.
Educational effectiveness, performance management and professional development have been personal interests of his for over 30 years. Much of his current work, over the past several years, has been with the First Nations of Northern Ontario, where he has provided assistance in the development of quality educational systems, development and assessment of programs, and in activities to enhance their quest for self-governance.
Bill is a former Director of Education for the Timmins Board of Education; a post he held for nine years. Previously he was the Superintendent of Program for the Lambton County Board of Education; Superintendent of Curriculum, and a Program Consultant with the Ontario Ministry of Education. He is the author of a text book, 3 movies, and a series of T.V. films on the Geography of Ontario.
His continuing interests are in the areas of personal effectiveness, personal behavioral styles, team building and staff training, program review, and performance management.
For his contributions to education and training, the First Nations, and the voluntary sector, Bill was awarded the “Order of Ontario” in 1999; the “Queen’s Jubilee Medal” in 2002; and in 2005 he was included on the “Mayor’s Honours List” for the City of Sarnia.
Commitment to a high level of professional development has been the focus of Doreen’s work as a teacher, consultant, and workshop leader/facilitator. She believes that her clients, colleagues, and students are entitled to the very best she can give. She has received countless accolades from students, teachers and workshop participants and has been selected as the “Teacher of the Year” by her colleagues.
Her work, both at the provincial and local levels, has been to support teachers in their quest for excellent teaching methodologies. This commitment led her to serve as Chairperson of professional development committees, and as a member of program councils, and curriculum writing and review committees. It also led her to the coordination, planning, and delivery of programs for Lambton County Teachers at all levels, as well as the consequent evaluations and reviews. She has taught extension courses for the University of Windsor, the University of Western Ontario and Lambton Community College, as well as classroom teaching.
As a teacher, trainer, facilitator, mentor and workshop presenter, she strives to provide the best possible support service, to promote growth within an individual, and to develop increased effectiveness within an organization. She is the author of several professional articles for the Federation of Women Teachers of Ontario.
Doreen has been active in Provincial and National organizations where her goal has been to promote better communication, reduce violence, and achieve a healthier lifestyle. She is a former Board of Directors’ member for the Sarnia-Lambton Family Counselling Centre; a member of the Kidney Foundation of Canada’s National Volunteer Development Committee; a former vice-president of the Bluewater Business Leaders Chapter of Business Network International; and a Past-President of the Lambton Chapter of the Retired Teachers of Ontario. She is a graduate of the University of Windsor.
Doreen has received an achievement award in each of the past 12 years for her roles with the Inscape Publishing programs.
Norquest Associates Inc.
Norquest Associates is an authorized distributor for:
- Vital Learning Company – Located in Omaha, Nebraska, Vital Learning Corporation is an international provider of employee development programs. Millions of learners have improved their business skills and effectiveness thanks to Vital Learning training solutions. Product lines include supervisory/management, sales, customer service, and productivity – all designed to deliver business results to organizations of all sizes using both online and classroom methodology.
- Inscape Publishing Company – an International publisher committed to high quality in the development of training materials.
- Performance Support Solutions – publisher of the leading 360 degree feedback program 20/20 Insight Gold.
For almost 20 years, individual entrepreneurs and organizational employees have used Norquest’s training solutions to enhance the performance and productivity of a broad range of individual leaders and employees – from entry level to senior management to high performing individual entrepreneurs.
Our focus is on the core skills that really matter, and the training methods that really work. Participants see the relevance of the training, rapidly acquire the skills, and quickly put them to use in their lives and/or on the job.Norquest’s award winning offerings include coaching, online, self directed and blended Learning Programs.
In 2009, Norquest Associates was nominated for an Outstanding Business Achievement Award by the local Chamber of Commerce.
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