Dr. Kathleen D. Kevany
Kathleen effectively manages equity programs, through creating conducive environments that build trust, mutual respect while focusing on results. She obtained her Doctorate in Education and Masters of Education in counselling / adult education from the University of Toronto. She is certified as a Human Resource Manager and a Facilitator of Community Conflict Resolution.
Dr. Kevany, an active volunteer and lifelong learner, has been granted a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU/IAS). Her ten month fellowship begins October 1, 2002 in Tokyo, Japan and she is one of only six young scholars worldwide to be granted this honour. The UNI/IAS is a community of scholars dedicated to a multidisciplinary approach to pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare. The theme of Dr. Kevany’s programmatic and research activities will be “Capacity Development: Advanced Training and Fellowships”. She will interact with the Japanese scholarly community and participate in conferences, seminars, and debates about a variety of global issues from an international and multidisciplinary perspective.
Kathleen is known for her fun, interactive, high energy and high content programs. She shows how to cultivate the skills and implement the steps needed to move the organization to the next level of quality customer service and business excellence.
Dr. Kevany brings sixteen years of experience in organizational renewal, building respectful relations, by creating international and local stories of success. In addition to being an acclaimed author and President of two companies, she has held the positions of Director of the Cross-Cultural Learner Centre, Executive Coordinator of the Brampton Multicultural Centre, along with being an Equity and Human Rights Consultant with the Provincial Government. Kathleen can be heard saying “By valuing and harnessing the skills, compassion and creativity of the whole work force we greet our challenge and maximize our opportunity. Appropriate tools and techniques need to be coupled with the commitment and integrity to ensure the vision of equitable treatment of persons, becomes a living and honoured reality.”