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October 19, 2017

Blackstone training is developed and delivered by leading North American experts.


Stephen Bauld is a recognized authority in the fields of leadership and public procurement. A frequent speaker, Mr. Bauld presented at national conferences run by organizations such as the Purchasing Management Association of Canada, The Leadership Roundtable and P3 Public-Private Partnerships. He is author of 'The Municipal Procurement Handbook' and the voluminous book 'Leadership, or the Lack Thereof'. Mr. Bauld is a contributor to Summit Magazine, the Journal of Public Procurement.

Jean Block brings more than 45 years of experience in the non-profit sector, serving in leadership positions in local, regional and national organizations.  Ms. Block provides training on non-profit management, board development, marketing and social enterprise.  She is author of "The ABCs of Building Better Boards" and "Fast Fundraising Facts for Fame and Fortune".  Ms. Block is a founding partner of Social Enterprise Ventures, LLC, consulting non-profits on ways to diversify revenues through earned income.

Elaine Forbes is an instructor in the Post Graduate Program at Sheridan College.  A leading expert in designing strategic plans, feasibility studies, board assessments and evaluation plans for non-profits at all levels, Ms. Forbes has been delivering non-profit workshops for over 25 years.  Most recently, she assisted agencies in planning various forms of program devolutions, partnerships, acquisitions and mergers.  Ms. Forbes has written a national reference book on the topic, ‘Innovate, Collaborate or Die’, as well as a series of articles on the topic in Canadian Fundraiser.

Gregory Philliban conducts numerous project and stakeholder management training sessions.  He holds a facilitator/instructor certificate, a Certificate in Project Management and Project Management Professional certification from PMI.  Mr. Philliban has provided training sessions for numerous federal government departments, crown agencies, environmental groups and an array of associations.  He is a member of Canadian Management Centre's highly respected Ontario Public Sector Centre of Excellence cadre of faculty practitioners.