Recent activities:

Plans attempted in 2014: We conducted interviews with clients, participants and others familiar with our work to assess the interest in and readiness for: The Design Studio Series…including, The Design Charrette.  Unfortunately, there was insufficient interest to offer this opportunity. If there were renewed interest, we might re-consider such an offering in the future


2014 activities continuing AND new activities offered in 2015:

Michael & Jean — Design Coaching ‘for Business’ — a new offering that we have prototyped successfully…and is getting great results — if interested to learn more, go here


  • Print Coaching for individuals, couples, teams and organizations
  • Collaborative Co-Design Coaching for colleagues and change agents preparing to design and/or deliver new offerings of their own works
  • Engaging in the co-creation of Communities of Practitioners ‘practicing’ ways to learn from and with each other in community, ‘as’ community, for community — a new form of professional development forum utilizing individual projects as the focus for design learning and enhancement, drawing on the expertise of the community members as a resource for self and design development

Conference Presentations in 2015:

21-23 April 2015 – ODF/Organization Design Forum: Join us for a multi-disciplinary conversation and learning experience on creative ways to address today’s organization design challenges, such as boundary-crossing partnerships, global teams, multi-level customer networks, flexible workforce arrangements, generational shifts, big data, and
rapid advances in technology.

During ‘Designing for Purpose. Organizing by Design’ business leaders, practitioners, and researchers will explore the intersection of cutting-edge design thinking and innovations in organization design and development. We will explore what it means to use purposeful design and engagement to increase the fit of strategy, structure, people, and processes. For more info and registration, click here

Michael:  Upper Island Safety Conference, Campbell River, BC; a two-day general conference (25-26 May 2015) where I will be offering one of the 90-minute concurrent sessions titled: Getting Real: Respectful Communication Starts with MyselfAND a 2-day post-conference workshop (27-28 May 2015) titled: Strengthening Effective Communications: Bringing out the best in myself…and in others. Below, you can download PDF general information flyer…AND if interested in attending, the Registration Form. NOTE: For conference questions, please use the contact information provided on the forms.

UI Safety Conference Flyer 2015 UI Safety Conf 2015 Registration Form

Michael (along with Shauna Fenwick and Diana Smith): Royal Roads Leadership Conference, Victoria, BC, 1-3 October 2015.

The Leadership Conference 2015: Leadership.Complex.World is a scholar/practitioner conference addressing the current reality of leadership by embracing the complexity, ambiguity, and interconnectedness of the issues. Join this timely and collaborative leadership conversation October 1 – 3, 2015, in Victoria BC.

With internationally acclaimed keynote speakers, in-depth sessions, and interactive plenaries, the conference offers the opportunity for advanced leadership learning that is relevant across sectors and immediately applicable in the workplace.

We will be presenting on Day 2: 3 Oct 2015, click link: Session H5.

Join us and register for the Leadership Conference 2015.