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:
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:
Thomas Appleyard Consulting & Facilitation has worked with more than 60 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.
Thomas is a Partner in the Camp Safety Network.
In addition to his consulting / facilitation work, Thomas is Part-Time Faculty at the Schulich School of Business.
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. He has additional certifications in occupational health & safety, psychological health & safety, and food safety.
"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
"I have worked closely with Tom for many years as he has provided consulting services for Planned Parenthood Toronto, the Toronto Community Health Centre Network and the Mid-West Toronto Community Health Centre Network. Tom is a go-to resource for the sector for his ability to facilitate important discussions and his high standards of professional work. His expertise on emergency and pandemic planning and response has been invaluable for the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic."
Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Toronto
Former Co-Chair, Toronto Community Health Centre Network
"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
"I learned and gained a wealth of knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the importance of emergency preparedness. In all aspects of the project - subject matter knowledge and expertise, planning, communication, meeting facilitation and so much more, you offered our team outstanding guidance that no doubt will keep each member of the co-op safer and potentially save lives."
Member, Heath Street Housing Co-operative
"Our CNIB Lake Joe team worked with Thomas Appleyard to successfully facilitate our inaugural international learning retreat in 2019. Given the challenges of COVID-19, it was without hesitation that we engaged Thomas once again to support our first-ever virtual staff evaluation exercise. Thomas was organized, professional and strategic as he worked with our team to help plan and facilitate a series of six SWOT–TOWS analysis sessions. His respectful approach and ability to build rapport with our group complemented his facilitation skillset. He maximized the online venue, ensuring team members were fully engaged, participated equally, and provided timely feedback, within the Zoom platform. Working with Thomas was an absolute pleasure; his expertise and personable nature a perfect blend. In a clear, concise, and accommodating manner, Thomas helped us achieve our goal to gather and document information to better understand and improve the experiences of our blind and partially sighted participants and their families, now and into the future. I whole heartedly recommend Thomas as a consultant."
Executive Director, Canadian National Institute for the Blind Lake Joseph Centre
Kim Smith and Pat Tozer
" Thomas worked with the board of directors of The Friends of Algonquin Park to chart a path forward as we dealt with some complex planning issues. The board was very pleased with both the process and how much we accomplished in a short period of time. I highly recommend Thomas as a skilled facilitator."
"Tom did a remarkable job of getting the information and summarizing it. He is to be commended for organizing such thoughts and helping us realize what we should do as we now move forward. Tom was always so patient, kind and understanding of us, and we sincerely appreciated his efforts and gentle ways of nudging us to realize what we are up against in the months to come. Thank you so much to Tom, from the bottom of my heart. Tom has been an absolute lifesaver for The Friends of Algonquin Park."
Board Chair, The Friends of Algonquin Park
Director, The Friends of Algonquin Park
Health and Community Services
Camps, Outdoor Centres, Schools and Youth Services
Other Public Sector Organizations
Various staff training workshops
Camp Safety Network: Staff training
Camp Safety Network: Staff training
New guidance and resources