Stephen Neiman, founder and president of the company, has been teaching adults for more than 40 years. He was a Learning and Organizational Development Consultant with the federal government between 1986 and 1999 during which time he designed, managed and facilitated a wide variety of leadership, team and personal development programs. In 1999, Stephen left the federal government and devoted himself full time to his company and to the field of human rights and cross-cultural awareness in the workplace.
During his 14-year tenure with the Public Service as a Learning and Organizational Development Consultant, in addition to designing and delivering workshops in Diversity, Cross-cultural Awareness and Communication, and Human Rights, Stephen developed and facilitated countless workshops in both professional development skills (Situational Leadership, Team Building, Project Management, Performance Management, Coaching, Negotiation, and Problem Solving and Decision Making) and personal development skills (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Effective Communication, Conflict Management, Client Service, Dealing with Difficult People, and Change Management).
As the corporate training designer, Stephen develops every detail of all of our courses and workshops, which are consistently well-received and highly rated. He is extremely knowledgeable regarding the stages and activities in program design and development, from needs analysis to final course evaluation/validation. He has designed and developed courses in many diversity-related subjects such as Cross-cultural Awareness and Communication, Human Rights, Harassment Prevention, Bias-Free Staffing, Employment Equity, Duty to Accommodate, and Anti-Racism.
Stephen's teaching style is interactive and engaging. His ability to facilitate constructive classroom discussions, in what are sometimes highly charged issues, helps bring participants to new realizations. Clients return to us again and again for Stephen's high-quality and on-point programs. Some of our long-term clients have included the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the City of Ottawa, Queen's University, Public Safety Canada, and the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. (For a complete client list click here.)
In addition, Mr. Neiman has traveled extensively and independently throughout the world including Asia (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Jordon, Israel, Turkey), Africa (Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania), South America (Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia), and Europe (England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Holland, Austria) gaining a considerable amount of experiential knowledge and appreciation of the culture of these diverse countries.