Peter is an experienced community and stakeholder engagement designer and facilitator with over 25 years’ experience in the municipal, post-secondary and not- for- profit sectors. He is a strategic, strengths based community builder who is at ease in challenging and uncertain environments.
He has served as a senior municipal manager as a Director of Parks and Recreation Services where he provided leadership with parks and recreation facilities and programing, community improvement projects and new facility development.
In the post-secondary sector, over 20 years, he was responsible for ongoing curriculum design and development and then program review, coordination and delivery in a number of programs with the Centre for Community Development at a Community College. Working on the not- for- profit sector he was involved in network and community organization development and governance. In each instance, he has had to apply a strategic eye to develop ways to connect people to each other, to connect people to organizations, and to connect people to new ideas or ways of doing their work.
His work has included:
- Strategic planning
- Facilitating Community and stakeholder engagement
- Network weaving and facilitation
- Facilitating the development of new community groups and organizations in response to emerging opportunities
He is recognized for his ability to build bridges between parties who are at odds and between institutions and the wider community. This community building has taken the form of direct project development, conflict transformation, and community stakeholder engagement. Peter is a strengths- based leader whose work is grounded in asset based community development. He is adept at designing the learning and engagement opportunities best suited to the challenge at hand. He is comfortable with traditional engagement methods but has a passion for conversation- based methods that build strong community and stakeholder commitment to a project, a place or an idea. Peter has been trained in and utilizes Open space technology, Community Conversations, PATH and MAP approaches to work with individuals and groups.