James Michals

I am a seasoned Canadian executive and consultant with a track record of achievement and success in executing change and transforming Human Resources teams in the Middle East and Canada into World class, profit generating operations. I am actively providing professional consulting services in;

� Strategic Planning/ facilitation
� Change Management/ transformation
� Organizational Capacity building
� HR Auditing/ Operational reviews
� Human Rights Investigation, Mediation
� Grievance Arbitration Advocacy
� Interest Negotiations-Collective agreement negotiations, Aboriginal Partnerships
� Compensation/Competencies Model development
� Classification systems research and development
� Executive leadership assessment and evaluation
� Employee Assistance programs Auditing/Third Party Assessment
� Executive Management training, specializing in Diversity, Conflict Management, Labour Relations and Aboriginal Issues.

I have recently built and led Human Resources Operations in the Canadian Oil Sands and built organizational capacity working with an elite British consulting firm to restructure the Saudi Pharmaceutical Company (2006) in preparation for an IPO. In 2002 I worked with the Balquaa Applied University with my consulting partner Dr.Anis Khassenaweh ( currently of UAE Higher Colleges of technology – reference) to develop and implement a new strategic plan to integrate, streamline and engineer a unified and effective governance system for all 17 institutions of the Jordanian University and Colleges sector.

My most recent consulting assignments have required leading change and building capacity in the Alberta Health Services ($13.9 billion Canadian dollars operating budget) as well as the Canadian Colleges and Universities sector. I have just finished a consulting engagement to review the Competency framework, Organizational fit and HR Performance Management systems for the Solicitor General of Alberta.