MEET OUR C.E.O., ROBERT KIRWAN

ROBERT KIRWAN   O.C.T., B.A. (Math), M.A. (Education)
Business Development Consultant

  

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
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EDUCATION DEGREES
    
  1. BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN MATH
    Major in Mathematics and Minor in Economics
    Graduated from Laurentian University in 1972
     
  2. MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN EDUCATION
    Specializing in Education Administration
    Graduated from Central Michigan University in 1984
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
    
  1. ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TEACHERS
    Member in Good Standing
     
  2. PROGRAM OF TEACHER EDUCATION
    Primary, Junior and Intermediate Division Basic Qualification
    Graduated from North Bay Teachers' College in 1973
     
  3. PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
    Elementary School Teacher from 1973 to 2001 (Retired)
    Night school and summer school management from 1975 to 1984  
    Sudbury Catholic District School Board
     
  4. PRINCIPAL'S QUALIFICATIONS
    Program Development & Implementation (1984)
    Program Supervision & Assessment (1985)
     
  5. SPECIAL EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS
    Special Education Part I (1986)
     
  6. PRIVATE CAREER COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
    Secondary School Liaison with CDI College Sudbury (2004-2005)
    CTS Course Instructor 2003 - Paralegal Program
    CDI Course Instructor 2004 - Business Administration (Marketing)
     
  7. LABOUR RELATIONS
    President of Teachers' Association from 1991 to 2000
    Chief Negotiator for Teachers' Association from 1991 to 2000
    Long Term Disability Administrator for Teachers from 1991-2000
    Arbitration & Mediation Facilitator from 1991-2000
    Independent Insurance and Financial Representative Nov 2000 - Dec. 2002
    Development of benefit packages for individuals and small businesses  
      
  8. SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE
    Elected to Rainbow District School Board in December 2010
    Trustee, Area 3 (Wards 5 & 6)
 
PERSONAL INFORMATION

   
  1. Life-long resident of the Greater Sudbury Area
     
  2. Married since 1972 to Valerie (Starcevic)
     
  3. Three sons:
     
    Ryan: Born in 1979
    Graduated with B. Comm. (Hons.) from Laurentian University in 1998
     
    Warren: Born in 1977
    Graduated with B. Comm. (Hons.) from Laurentian University in 2000
     
    Marty: Born in 1975
    Graduated with B. Comm. (Hons.) in Sports Administration from Laurentian University in 2002
     
  4. Has lived in Val Therese since 1974. 

ROBERT KIRWAN'S
FULL EXPANDED RESUME

 
PERSONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
 
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EXCELLENT WRITTEN AND ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS  
 

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HIGHLY EFFECTIVE INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
 

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PLANNING, STAFF SUPERVISION AND TRAINING SKILLS  
 

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PROBLEM-SOLVING AND CONFLICT-MANAGEMENT SKILLS  
 

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PROVEN LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT SKILLS
 

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ABILITY TO PROVIDE INSTRUCTION TO LARGE OR SMALL GROUPS
 

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TIME MANAGEMENT EXPERT – ABILITY TO MEET DEADLINES  
 

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ABILITY TO CONDUCT MEETINGS EFFECTIVELY  
 

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WILLING TO TRAVEL WHEN NECESSARY
 

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POSITIVE PUBLIC PROFILE & COMMUNITY IMAGE

 

RELEVANT CAREER EXPERIENCES

 

EDUCATION CAREER      
Sudbury Catholic District School Board
Elementary School Teacher from 1973 to 2001 - Retired June 2001
Night school and summer school management from 1975 to 1984  
Independent Education & Career Planning Advisor 

  
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Development of excellent organizational skills;
  

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Thorough understanding of Acts & Regulations;
 

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Distinguished career as a classroom teacher in most subject areas and grade levels;  
 

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Experience with a wide variety of curriculum development and school program projects;  
    

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Effective presentation skills with audiences ranging from young children to adults;  
 

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Excellent planning and implementation skills;
  

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Highly skilled in the assessment and evaluation of programs and individuals;
  

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Ability to create and maintain consensus among small and large-sized groups of all ages; 
  

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Able to work independently or in a team environment; 
 

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Responsible for the coordination and motivation of individuals to meet specific goals and objectives;  
  

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Ability to provide instruction to individuals and/or groups to provide training; 
  

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Ability to establish written long-term goals and objectives.

  
LABOUR RELATIONS:         
President of Local Teachers’ Union 1991 - 2000
Independent Insurance and Financial Representative Nov 2000 - Dec. 2002
Development of benefit packages for small businesses  
  
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Extensive experience in all areas of negotiating and collective bargaining;  
 

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Responsible for Contract Management and mediation between employees and employer;  
  

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Experience in assisting Legal Counsel in a wide variety of situations, including courtroom settings;  
 

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Ability to handling of all stages of grievances in both written and oral situations;  
 

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L.T.D. Case Management and development of individualized return to work programs;  
 

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Recognized as a group and individual benefits expert as well as a pension planning consultant;  
 

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Highly effective in the field of Public Relations and Media relations within this field;  
 

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Developed strong presentation skills with ability to persuade membership into specific action.  

 
PRIVATE CAREER COLLEGE
Secondary School Liaison with CDI College Sudbury (2004-2005)
CTS Course Instructor 2003 - Paralegal Program
CDI Course Instructor 2004 - Business Administration (Marketing
  
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Responsible for making presentations to Grade 10 through 12 classes on career and education planning
 

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Established positive relationship with all Guidance Counsellors at secondary schools in North Bay & Sudbury  
 

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Wrote a Career Planning Handbook for distribution by CDI Reps across Canada  

 
MARKETING
Self-employed business consultant since 1985  
Marketing, Public Relations & Strategic Planning for Grill Marks Bistro, Golf & Conference Centre (since 2008)
 
bulletDevelopment of skills in the area of marketing & promotions;  
  
bullet Ability to publish wide variety of material in print and internet environments; 
  
bulletEffective editorial writing skills in wide variety of topics and areas, especially with education and sports;  
   
bulletAbility to develop effective marketing plans for small business and public sector organizations;  
 
bulletAbility to work independently or in a team setting on specific projects;  
  
bulletDevelopment of strong interpersonal networking skills in a marketing environment;  
 
bulletKnown for strong sales presentation skills and ability to demonstrate positive benefits to clients.  
 
MANAGEMENT
Manager of Golf Program at Forest Ridge Golf Club (1998 & 1999)
C.E.O. of Infocom Canada Business Consultants Inc. (since 2000)
Marketing Manager of the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre (since March 2004)
Project Manager for Nature's Haven Parkland Developments (2008-2009)
 
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Development of skills related to the management of small business; 

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Ability to conduct a needs analysis and develop a plan of action;  

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Responsible for staffing and recruitment in a small business setting;

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Personnel management skills developed in variety of situations;  

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Ability to development, evaluate and revise business plans;  

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Highly skilled in the creation and implementation of specific marketing strategies;

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Ability to maintain inventory and accept responsibility for control of supplies;

 
MEDIA RELATIONS
Publisher of Special Interest Sports Magazines: (1985 to 1995)
Editor of Weekly Community Newspaper: (1997 to 2002), (since 2005)
Media Spokesman for variety of associations on labour relations matters
Publisher of several Community and Specialty web sites
Publisher of Monthly Online Community News Magazine
   
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Development of strong and effective public relations skill in many fields;  

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Ability to present ideas orally in a variety of public forums;  

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Ability to effectively communicate with the public at large in a language they understand;  

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Establishment of relationships with media personalities in television, radio and newspaper mediums;  

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Excellent understanding of media concerns and development of ability to work with media people;  

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Author of online hockey book and personal hockey organizer.

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Publisher & editor of several web sites
www.valleyeasttoday.ca
www.thelearningclinic.ca
www.afterthewhistle.com

 
 
 

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