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BRENDA BARKER SCOTT
Brenda Barker Scott is a Senior Associate of Weiss International Ltd. She is an organizational consultant and educator dedicated to the design and cultivation of highly impactful, healthy, and collaborative workplaces.
Over her twenty-year career in consulting, Brenda has led ambitious transformation efforts with provincial, federal, and municipal governments, agencies, and private firms.
Brenda has extensive experience in all aspects of organizational development acquired over a twenty-year career in consulting and teaching. Whether working with a leadership team to create strategic renewal or re-design a structure, Brenda combines her technical know-how with whole-scale change methodologies to ensure that the right people are engaged in the right conversations to design robust and workable solutions.
When working with leadership teams, Brenda combines strong theoretical knowledge with practical methodologies. As an educator, Brenda designs and facilitates a wide range of workshops, customized to the unique needs of practitioners, including change management, team building, design thinking, engaging stakeholders, business partnering, and more. Brenda has taught at the graduate level at Queen’s University and currently teaches several OD related programs for the Queen’s Industrial Relations Centre (IRC). Brenda is co-author of Building Smart Teams: A Roadmap to High Performance and is a frequent contributor to the IRC press. Brenda holds a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University and a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University. Her research interests include organizational design, change, and innovation. As a lifelong learner, Brenda is passionate about creating workplaces that inspire, connect, and grow people.
An acknowledged teacher and facilitator, Brenda is faculty on the Queen’s IRC programs including Change Management, Collaborating for Group Ingenuity, Organization Development Foundations, Organizational Design and Organization Learning. She designed the two Queen’s IRC certificates in Organization Development, as well as the Industrial Relations certificate. Brenda also has been a keynote speaker for the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Conference Board of Canada, the Human Resources Planners Association of Ontario and the Canadian Institute for Health Research.