Kent Bruyneel holds a BBA from the University of Prince Edward Island; and a Masters of Publishing from Simon Fraser University. He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA). Prior to moving to PEI in 2016, Kent worked throughout Canada in the creative and cultural industries and the financial sector. His work spanned publishing, strategic communication, creative design, management consulting, marketing, social media, education and film. Since 2001, he has published Forget Magazine, one of the oldest and most influential literary magazines on the internet.
In addition to being the Political Advisor for the Native Council of PEI, he is a course designer and instructor for the Faculty of Business and the Office of Professional Development at the University of Prince Edward Island. He has also advised many politicians, businesses and nonprofits on strategy, content and messaging; and edits many of the leading literary writers in Canada. He and his wife run a boutique consulting firm called The Eastsizing Co. He lives in Charlottetown with his inimitable wife Shannon; their beautiful son Andre; their two intrepid and powerful daughters Georgia and Willa; and a large, lovably dopey dog named Gus.
Laura Johnson Montigny
Laura’s past work includes over 15 years of management and executive management positions with non profit organizations. Some of her key leadership roles included Director, Canadian Red Cross and Executive Director, Katimavik Atlantic. She has received numerous awards for her dedication to community, including a citation through the Newcomer’s Association of PEI.
She has worked as a private learning and development consultant to a variety of organizations including the Native Council of PEI, the Innu Round Table Secretariat of Newfoundland and Labrador, the PEI public service commission and Vector Aerospace. In partnership with the University of Prince Edward Island, Laura has co-designed and co-lead a series of certified professional development initiatives including a moving up to management certificate targeting public servants, a leadership and advanced leadership certificate in community management targeting indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada and a case management certificate for case management professionals.
Throughout Laura’s career a consistent theme has been relationship building, capacity building and coaching. She has honed her executive and management skills in relating to others with honesty and integrity. She is an advocate of experiential education and believes that the most important asset any organization can have are its people. Laura’s undergraduate degree is in Business Administration and her Masters is in adult education. For the last 13 years Laura has also worked as a sessional lecturer at the University of Prince Edward Island where she teaches interpersonal communication, strategic planning, change management and organizational behaviour. Her unique style of facilitation combines learning activities, academic theory and practical application and a drive to create lasting results.
Wendy MacIntyre is a human resources consultant and trainer, and the owner and principal of resolveHR. She is a certified Chartered Professional in Human Resources and has worked in and advised many small to medium sized enterprises, not-for-profits and start-ups across the Island and the Maritimes. Wendy is experienced in training and development, workshop facilitation, policy development, conflict management, workplace investigations, etc. She is a Licensed Practitioner in Insights Discovery®, certified in emotional intelligence assessment and coaching using the EQ-i 2.0 model, and teaches Professional Development courses at UPEI. Most of all, Wendy loves what she does.
As a participant in Wendy's sessions, engagement is the top priority. Students learn best when they ask questions and share experiences with their peers, being able to apply what they learn to their own experiences, personally and in the workplace. With humour and genuine interest, Wendy adapts to the interests of the students to ensure they have many takeaways from every class she teaches.
Leona has been involved in leadership development and training throughout her extensive career with the provincial government. As a learning consultant at the provincial learning centre, she helped develop and deliver a 2 year Pathways to Leadership program and was professional development coordinator in the Department of Education. She worked extensively with community organizations in leadership development for adults and youth earlier in her career.
She now has a private practice as a WEL-Systems coach and facilitator with a particular interest in supporting people through personal and organizational change. She offers 1-on-1 coaching and small group retreats.
She has her Masters in Adult Education and is a sessional in the Faculty of Education at UPEI where she teaches Communication Practices.
Katherine retired from the federal public service in 2018. She spent her entire 35-year career working with Canada’s Veterans, and most of that time working in the case management world as a case manager, team manager, or educator. Katherine was an early member of the Ontario Case Managers’ Association Board of Directors and served as an expert panel member on the Department of National Defence’s RX2000 case management review. In 2012, Katherine was awarded a Diamond Jubilee medal for her work with and commitment to Canada’s Veterans. Katherine has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a case management certificate, both from McMaster University. As UPEI’s case management subject matter expert, Katherine played an integral role in the development of the university’s newly developed Case Management Certificate Program. Going forward, Katherine will be one of the program’s principle facilitators. In her spare time, Katherine serves on the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry Board, walks the beaches of the Island’s north shore, and is a self-proclaimed avid gardener.
Janice Petley has over 20 years of project management experience. Her experience spans a wide range of international projects. Janice’s ability to understand and appreciate both client and project requirements has enabled her to adapt to the needs of projects such as the SARS benefit concert in Toronto, World Youth Day (the Pope’s visit), and managing site requirements while touring Europe with the Rolling Stones. As many of her events were broadcast live-to-air, she fully understands the necessity of flawless project execution. She has also managed projects for many high profile corporate clients including CIBC, Chrysler Canada, Telus, and BMW.
By drawing upon this experience, Janice is able to provide scenarios in her training which are interesting and accessible to a wide variety of people and organizations. She has a special skill for demonstrating project management lessons learned by recounting engaging, memorable stories that bridge the gap between theory and practice. Janice has extensive experience with projects whose core deliverables focused on marketing, corporate communications, employee rewards, team building, and training and education.
She holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario, a BEd from Queen’s University, an MBA, and is designated as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Agile Project Manager.
Jenny is a graduate from the Marketing and Advertising Program at Holland College. After graduating, she quickly realised her passion for Social Media Marketing and Event Management. Working for a local management company, Jenny was able to travel the Island enabling her to bring both of her passions to life.
Throughout her career (so far), Jenny has managed multiple social media accounts on behalf of companies across the Island. From food festivals to live music events, and local start-up businesses to hospitality, Jenny has experience with various social media platforms.
Jenny resides in Bonshaw with her husband Ryan, new son Maxwell, and hound dog Stanley. She fully expects you to check out her Instagram to make sure she is real: @jwool94