Bio (Ann Perodeau)
Leadership Studies, Business, Environment and Sustainability, Executive Education, Communication and Culture
In 2001, Ann Perodeau began teaching at Royal Roads in the Master of Arts in Leadership residencies and later in the Master of Business Administration program, including online courses and project supervision. She later designed and continues to deliver, Building Sustainable Communities, which combines Systems, Community Development and Appreciative Inquiry. She has taught in residencies on topics of Sustainable Community Development and more recently, Communication for Social Change and Development. In semester format, Ann has taught Business Ethics and International Leadership in the Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business program.
Perodeau is a change consultant living in Alberta. She facilitates Appreciative Inquiry retreats for corporations, non-profits and communities and has a long-standing consulting and instructional association with the University of Calgary. Her most recent collaborations have been to improve community engagement and its outcomes between with a major oil company and its First Nations stakeholders, through Appreciative Inquiry. A second Appreciative Inquiry collaboration is with the Cumming School of Medicine, which has embarked on a multi-year initiative to improve humanism in teaching and clinical practice. Perodeau is also a professional artist involved in the movement to preserve the Sacred Headwaters of Northern B.C.
Perodeau holds a Master of Arts in Adult and Community Education from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Western Ontario. Her consulting accreditations include: Development Dimensions International: workshop facilitation; Cognitive Edge: facilitation and right to tools and models; Personal Strengths Publishing: Strength Deployment Inventory, Personal Awareness, Mediation Skills for Managers; Worklife Resources: Coaching; University of Calgary: Appreciative Inquiry; and Impaq: Rapid Culture Change.