ChangeRangers“The Leading Voice on Career Longevity”
Past International President
Association of Career Professionals International
Mark Venning is a career strategist and founder of Change Rangers, a career service for organizations and individuals – executives and senior level professionals, exploring later life career options and “Re-working Retirement”.
Uniquely for 50+ Boomer audiences, customized programs are offered to individuals and organizations on later life career planning for a self managed integrated career in later life quite unlike traditional retirement planning.
Mark has designed and delivered workshops on the subjects of Re-working Retirement, Contracting & Consulting, Personal Marketing & Branding and Entrepreneurship. Mark’s writing and speaking engagements include themes such as “Generational Issues in an Aging World”, “How Boomers Can Manage Career Longevity” and “Career Industry Trends & Issues”.
From 1996 to 2001 Mark was a career consultant to Bell Canada in their Toronto Employee Development Centre and for five years to 2003, Mark was a Senior Career Consultant for Murray Axmith & Associates and Right Management Consultants. He is past International President for the Association of Career Professionals International.
Contact Michael Koscec at:
283 Danforth Ave.
Entec CorporationMichael Koscec is president of Entec Corporation a company that specialized in measuring organizational health, employee engagement and emotional wellness.
He is passionate about helping leaders create workplace environments where individuals can thrive and be fully engaged. Michael led a team comprising experts in strategic management, leadership, organizational development, strategic management and psychiatry that developed a series of Employee Engagement Surveys and an Emotional Wellness Survey©.
In 2004, Entec launched EmployeeOnlineSurvey.com a website that provides a variety of fully automated employee surveys that can be completed quickly, easily and inexpensively. The Emotional Wellness Survey is offered for free on this website. The Canadian Mental Health Association endorses the Emotional Wellness Survey.
Michael wrote a book called, Energizing Organizations that became a bestseller in September 2007. At the end of September it ranked number five on amazon.ca, (ahead of Harry Potter, which ranked number eight). The first half of the book recounts real life stories written as compelling fiction to show the destructive nature of toxic working environments and what can be done to bring them back to health. The second half of the book presents breakthrough research on the organizational factors that promote employee engagement and employee health. It also presents new insights into leadership behaviours that are key to employee engagement. This research is based on a client database of over 50,000 employees.
Michael is a sought after speaker. He has spoken at major conferences in Canada and the US on organizational health, employee engagement, leadership ethics, and employee mental health. This included conferences in Toronto, Chicago, New Orleans, Vancouver, Washington DC, Calgary, Lake Louise, London, Kitchener etc.
These conferences were by organizations such as: the Conference Board of Canada, the Canadian Institute, Health Work & Wellness, Ontario Hospital Association, Peel Region Public Health Unit, Haldimand/Norfolk Public Health Unit, St. Mary’s Hospital, Certified General Accounts, Help Desk Institute, American Water Works Association, Maryland and District of Columbia Utilities Association, and Family Service Ontario.
Contact David Bratton at:
Bratton Consulting Inc.
700 Richmond Street,
Bratton Consulting Inc.David is the President of Bratton Consulting Inc., which has been in business for over fifteen years. Bratton Consulting is an independent Canadian consulting firm specializing in Strategic Change Management, Human Resources Management, Leadership Development and Career Counseling. Clients include public corporations, manufacturing companies, financial services organizations, government departments and not-for profits.
David also operates the DBM office for southwestern Ontario. DBM is a leader in outplacement services word wide. In total, he has over 30 years’ experience in managing, teaching and consulting and his experience covers both the private and public sectors.
In addition to consulting, David teaches HR Strategy and Management of Change in the Executive Programs Division of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
He is the author of a book, “Best Practices in Human Resource Strategies” published by Carswell Thomson (2001.) He is currently working on a second book, “Best Practices in Change Management.”
David has a bi-weekly column in Business Monday of The London Free Press and is also the author of numerous human resource related articles, which have been published worldwide.
Toronto Office :
1504 Yonge Street,
JM Wooster Inc.Vision: Consistently high performing workplaces; healthy, engaged communities.
Mission: Increase client performance through engagement, alignment, measurement, and sustainable results.
Core Competency: Targeted solutions that exceed client expectations.
Organizations compete from the neck up. People, fully engaged and consistently performing at the highest level within systems and structures designed to support achievement are your best competitive advantage.
Over ninety percent of our business comes from referrals by satisfied clients. Here’s what some of them have to say – “razor sharp focus and value-add solutions”; “enabled the organization to make significant progress”; “everything you did made this a strong, more vital organization”; “trusted and respected by people at all levels of the organization”; “now I know how to add value to the company”.
What we’ve learned over the years is that finding clients isn’t difficult. Finding clients who share our commitment to excellence and are prepared to actively partner with us to leverage our combined expertise are the ones we choose to work with. By using the model of a select few, we ensure our best people will be working with you and that our most senior associates will be hands-on to ensure quality of service delivery. If you’re that client we’d love to work with you. Let us show you how we’ve been creating measurable, sustainable results for our clients and discover what that can mean for you.
Partial client list: Harlequin Enterprises, Metro News, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, Skyservice Airlines/Business Aviation Services, PLASP Child Care Services, Humber College Corporate Education, Centennial College, Redeemer University College.
Janice Wooster, BA, CHRP
As President and Senior Consultant for JM Wooster Inc., Janice has successfully led critical projects to drive organizational change and growth objectives in the private corporate, government, not-for-profit and education sectors.
A successful senior executive, human capital and OD&D specialist, corporate planner and project manager, Janice provides leadership focused on initiatives to leverage human capital opportunities linked to strategic objectives. She transforms organizational culture, implements best practices and builds HR/OD&D operations positioning business at the next level of accomplishment.
Janice believes that knowledge should be shared, not protected. In all her engagements, whether consulting, coaching or development, Janice ensures she transfers knowledge to those who are responsible for continuing the work after she leaves. “If what I bring to an organization is not sustainable after I leave then it is of little value to the business.”
In addition to leading JM Wooster Inc., Janice provides training solutions to corporate clients through Humber College Corporate Education Centre.
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The Association of Career Professionals International (“ACP International”) is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the success of its members who provide lifelong career and talent-related services in more than 20 countries. Both ‘solopreneur’ (self-employed practitioner) and employee members help individuals manage their careers through the life cycle of their employment, as well as assist organizations in developing and implementing effective talent management practices. The Association is headquartered in Washington, DC.
Examples of professional services that members provide include:
• Career & Educational Planning
• Work Search
• Employee to Entrepreneur Transition
• Strategic Recruitment & Selection
• Later Life (Retirement) Options
• Leadership/Employee Development
• Workplace Diversity
• Succession Planning
How We’re Structured
ACP International members participate virtually through the Association’s many web-enabled services. Members may also access networking and professional development opportunities by self-organizing into local meeting groups (previously known as “chapters”) around the world. An elected Board of Directors sets strategic direction complemented by guidance from an International Advisory Board (“IAB”) and technology support from long-time partner, Insala LLC.
What We Do
From its inception in 1989, ACP International has evolved as a professional organization mirroring the fast paced, competitive and unpredictable world of work. With the celebration of its 19th anniversary in 2008, the Association is moving rapidly to reposition itself as a distinctive niche player along the HR talent spectrum, serving career professionals and their clients as a ‘thought leader’ and ‘information hub’ in the arena of global career issues.
All ACP International members are bound by rigorous standards of ethics and professional conduct. Additionally, in association with the Institute of Career Certification International (ICCI), members may pursue various skill development programming as well as professional certification options.