In a planning meeting or retreat…
In a collaboration...
In a conflict…
In a crisis…
At decision time…
People can participate and lead effectively when:
· they feel safe
· they understand expectations
· they know their ideas and contributions matter
Thomas Appleyard helps organizations and collaborations to develop these conditions to foster effective participation and leadership.
Thomas is a seasoned management consultant, facilitator and trainer with a breadth of expertise, including:
· conflict management
· crisis & risk management
· development & facilitation of collaborations
· interpersonal effectiveness
· occupational & psychological health & safety
· performance feedback & coaching
· policies & procedures
· role competencies & responsibilities
· skills for new managers
Thomas Appleyard Consulting & Facilitation has worked with more than 50 organizations and collaborations – particularly in the camping and health sectors.
Thomas has over 20 years of experience in crisis management, including as Manager of Emergency Response & Recovery with Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
In addition to his consulting / facilitation work, Thomas is Part-Time Faculty at the Schulich School of Business and volunteer President of the Toronto Vegetarian Association.
Thomas has a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Social Work, a Master of Business Administration, a Certificate in Workplace Coaching and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the University of Toronto and York University.
“Working with Camp Wenonah, Tom helps us to identify and to clarify how we can excel. He is relentless in encouraging us to be the best we can be. There isn’t a camp in Ontario that wouldn’t benefit from working with Tom.”
Executive Director, Camp Wenonah
President, Ontario Camps Association
"Tom Appleyard has the ability to listen, to assess, to analyze, to summarize and to make recommendations in a manner that enhances each and every workplace with whom he consults. Tom provides expert professional advice using creative tools that engage and encourage staff. There is no doubt your team will be better equipped when Tom’s work with your organization is complete."
President, Think Muskoka Consulting
“Tom was attentive, professional, and creative as he supported our efforts to launch an international learning retreat for camp professionals serving people who are blind and partially sighted. His flexible approach and ability to build rapport with our group complemented his facilitation skillset. Working with Tom was an absolute pleasure; his expertise and personable nature a perfect blend. I whole heartedly recommend working with Tom.”
Executive Director, Canadian National Institute for the Blind Lake Joseph Centre
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