Suzanne Hawkes

Suzanne is a management consultant, leadership trainer and facilitator. She has supported organizational planning and change initiatives across the U.S. and Canada for over 20 years. Her vision: a diverse cross-sectoral network of powerful, collaborative, service-oriented leaders working across difference to achieve transformational change. She is a principal with Convergence Strategies, based in Vancouver, Canada, and the sole Canadian trainer with the Rockwood Leadership Institute in the U.S., where she co-facilitates leadership training fellowships for Women in Racial Justice, LGBTQ advocacy, and arts and culture. She has an honours bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Waterloo, and a master’s degree in resource and environmental management from Simon Fraser University, both focused on indigenous perspectives on resource conservation. She has trained with master facilitator and leadership trainer Robert Gass (Social Transformation Project), Julie Diamond (Process Work Institute) and Diane Hamilton (10 Directions—Integral Facilitation).  Her clients include the Planning Institute of B.C., City of Surrey, Town of Smithers, Center for Progressive Leadership, Doctors of B.C., Emily Carr University, SFU Centre for Dialogue, and the David Suzuki Foundation.

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