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Rod Miller is Associate Vice President, Corporate Training Solutions for SAIT. Joining SAIT in 2013, Rod is responsible for the strategic direction of SAIT's division that provides learning, training and development solutions to organizations both in Canada and internationally, including SAIT's Global Operations and Maintenance Training. Working with national and multinational organizations, Rod's team draws from the best of SAIT's eight academic Schools and services to provide high quality professional and workforce development solutions to industry globally. Rod directly oversees SAIT's strategic multi-year large-scale workforce development solutions to support capacity building in emerging economies.
Before joining SAIT, Rod spent 25+years in various leadership positions in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology, professional services, and management consulting industries. Rod has also taught in the post-secondary environment as a University sessional instructor in the areas of Human Resources, Sales and Small Business Management.
Rod holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology/Psychology, a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary. He also holds a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation, a HCS designation from the Human Capital Institute and is a member of the Human Resources Institute of Alberta.
Raynie Wood is Associate Director of International Projects at SAIT, where her focus is on helping partners build institutional capacity to support the development of the local workforce, through Workforce Nationalization (WFN) initiatives. She works closely with partners to design optimal infrastructure frameworks and student support systems in support of educational delivery needs. As well, she conducts assessments and oversees the delivery of various course and program offerings, including foundational technical courses and oil and gas training for WFN projects.
Raynie previously held positions as Associate Director of Curriculum Excellence and Faculty Development Facilitator at SAIT, both involving support for international projects. She has also presented cultural awareness workshops and as a faculty member led a student study abroad exchange to Singapore, as part of SAIT’s Global Education Network partnership.
Raynie’s expertise in high level planning is the basis for her numerous presentations in 2015 on institutional capacity building. Her speaking engagements include Colleges and Institutes Canada, the World Gas Expo in Paris, the KAZENERGY Youth Forum and the International Scientific Practical Conference, both in Kazakhstan.
Raynie holds a Master of Education (Adult Education) from the University of Calgary and is a PhD candidate in Education and Human Resource Studies at Colorado State University. Her dissertation is a case study of an Australian post-secondary school establishing a campus in the Middle East. A member of the Canadian Evaluation Society, Raynie has also served as an auditor for the Ontario Colleges Quality Assurance Service.
Craig believes great things can be accomplished with a strong work ethic and the ability to step out of one's comfort zone. With 18 years' experience in sales leadership, marketing and training within the North American healthcare industry, Craig brings a fresh, positive and agile approach to the leadership of the SAIT Corporate Training Solutions domestic sales team.
A fair, practical and trusted leader, he fosters an attitude of excellence and high performance on our team and across our SAIT network, and is helping to shape a world-class sales organization within a post-secondary environment. His vision supports SAIT's vision and serves the ongoing and changing workforce needs of our domestic business and industry customers.
Mónica Bennett is a client development manager (international) for SAIT’s Corporate Training Solutions (CTS) department. Taking on the role in March 2016, she is responsible for identifying and sourcing revenue growth opportunities. She works with SAIT schools, internal stakeholders and the CTS sales team to source and prepare proposals, estimates and contracts. She is also responsible for seeking networking opportunities to develop relationships with government and non-governmental organizations.
Mónica came into her current position from SAIT’s MacPhail School of Energy, where she was the curriculum coordinator for three years, providing support in the development of both earned revenue and grant curriculum. Prior to SAIT, some of her positions have included marketing manager at CONTAVA Inc., program manager/project coordinator (Corporate and International Training) at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and educational officer/program manager at the Canadian Petroleum Institute. Her expertise in project management, marketing and client development are major assets in her current role.
Mónica holds a Bachelor of Commerce (international business and marketing) from the University of Alberta. She is also bilingual in Spanish and English.
Bring on the problem! With more than 18 years in energy sector business development and sales, Jeff's greatest pleasure is in helping clients solve their workforce development challenges and to witness how SAIT-designed and delivered learning solutions are successfully empowering employees and satisfying business goals over the long haul.
A trusted and articulate client advocate, Jeff's technical knowledge in the Canadian oil & gas industry and related workforce development issues, requirements and trends gives clients the confidence in SAIT's capabilities as a trainer of choice.
Jordan Biss became a client development manager (domestic) with SAIT's Corporate Training Solutions department in 2014. He provides customized training solutions for clients in a variety of industry sectors including oil-and-gas, not-for-profit, utilities and construction.
Jordan has over 10 years of sales experience, during which time he’s nurtured his expertise in account management, marketing, leadership and business development. Prior to joining SAIT, Jordan spent four years as a technical marketing representative for Calgary-based CL Consultants Limited. He then moved on to marketing and sales roles at Merlin Edge Inc. and Labatt Breweries of Canada. During his two years with Labatt, from 2012 to 2014, Jordan was awarded Sales Performer of the Month on two occasions.
Jordan holds a Bachelor of Management with a major in Marketing from the University of Lethbridge, graduating in 2007. He has also completed SAIT’s Petroleum Geological Applications Certificate of Achievement in 2009.
Jordan voluntarily applies his business expertise on behalf of the Calgary community. Currently, he is the marketing director for the Calgary Ukrainian Festival Foundation and regularly volunteers within several additional Ukrainian societies.
Katyryna Gaudet is a client development manager for domestic sales in Corporate Training Solutions. Taking the role September 2015, Katyryna develops and delivers competency-based training programs for industry clients. She works within multiple industry sectors including manufacturing, transportation and energy.
Katyryna is an experienced sales-management professional and marketer. Starting as a distribution sales consultant for Halifax’s Maritime Beauty Supply in 2006, she moved on to a career within Imperial Tobacco Canada in 2010. She began as an account representative with Imperial Tobacco in Halifax and then became the district manager of Edmonton in 2012. For three years, Katyryna managed key accounts and contracts, facilitated strategic planning and special events, and led a team of seven account representatives. She mentored her team to achieve excellence in sales and client management.
Katyryna graduated from Dalhousie University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and history. She has also completed numerous certification programs through Saint Mary’s University and the University of Calgary in management, human resources, sales and business development.
An avid volleyball player, Katyryna has been a Volleyball Canada official for 10 years.
Kirstyn Dillon is a client development manager (North America) for SAIT’s Corporate Training Solutions department. Starting the position in 2012, Kirstyn has a wide range of responsibilities which include managing client relationships, advising clients on training programs to meet their business needs, negotiating contracts and working with SAIT’s schools to source subject-matter experts for training programs.
Before coming to SAIT, Kirstyn worked in the United Kingdom for eight years, where she honed her skills in business management, contract management, leadership, the creation of education programs and talent acquisition. Her positions included project manager with Education Development Trust, European social-funding program manager with Metropole College and business manager with The Intraining Group.
Kirstyn holds a bachelor of fine arts and a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Calgary. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has completed the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training program from Productivity Alberta.
Lauren Bishop is a client development manager with SAIT’s Corporate Training Solutions department. In this role since 2014, she customizes training solutions for Indigenous clients. These training solutions focus on improving education and employability through skill building and trades training. Implementing training and contract negotiations are also an area of focus.
Lauren is no stranger to the SAIT community. For five years (2008 to 2014) she acted as the earned revenue coordinator for the School of Hospitality and Tourism. Prior to joining SAIT, Lauren had an additional five years of experience in management at Earls. Her work in the hospitality industry for over 10 years developed Lauren’s expertise as a leader, marketer, strategic planner and business developer. She is passionate about providing customers and clients with support in their learning, growth and development.
A University of Calgary alumna, Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies (2001). She is a certified member of the Canadian Professional Sales Association.
Imran Thobani is a client engagement associate in SAIT’s Corporate Training Solutions department. He began the role in 2015, and is responsible for generating leads for corporate training opportunities, maintaining relationships with existing clients, and educating prospective clients about SAIT’s training programs.
Imran is an experienced sales professional with a focus on business development, relationship management, and talent acquisition. Before coming to SAIT, he was a sales associate and technical representative for the Pat Henry Sports Group. Following that, he worked for TEKsystems for two years as a technical recruiter before moving on to an account management position.
Imran holds a Bachelor of Arts (history and communications) from the University of Calgary. He is also a member of the International Institute of Business Analysis and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.
Cameron Varner joined the Corporate Training Solutions team as an client engagement associate in October 2015. His responsibilities include business and client development, course and program promotion, group training consultation, project coordination and lead generation.
Before coming to SAIT, Cameron worked as an account manager and recruiter with an organization engaged in IT technical staffing. During his time with this international agency he led a team of recruiters, carried out business-development actives and managed key client accounts specific to the energy industry. His business expertise including sales, business analysis, customer service and account management was developed through previous roles in staffing, design/architectural consultation and information management with specific firms in Western Canada.
Cameron is a University of Calgary alumnus and holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in U.S. History. He’s also bilingual in French and English.
Wendy is a client engagement associate for Corporate Training Solutions, and joined the team in October 2012. She provides customized training solutions for clients, facilitates group training, and coordinates SAIT’s Applied Management and Project Management certificates of achievement.
Wendy brings more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience to Corporate Training Solutions. Prior to joining SAIT, she worked for the Government of Saskatchewan for four years in several roles that spanned the ministries of Finance, Education and Health.
Wendy earned her designation from the Canadian Professional Sales Association, and is currently enrolled in SAIT’s Applied Management Certificate of Achievement.
Joy Gloer is a client-engagement associate (North America) with SAIT’s Corporate Training Solutions department. Joy’s role involves maintaining client relationships, developing campaign and marketing strategies, conducting needs assessments for clients, and managing the delivery of training solutions and products.
Joy has over seven years of experience in small business operations. She began her career in the wellness industry as a massage therapist in 2004, and then became a business partner and owner of wellness centres. During that time, she enjoyed building business relationships within the Calgary market. In 2014, Joy decided to make a career change into sales and became a technical recruitment specialist for TEKsystems. Joy brings a wealth of experience in marketing, sales, business operations, and project management to her current position at SAIT.
An alumna of Foothills College of Massage Therapy, Joy also studied marketing at Mount Royal University. She is a certified in craniosacral and active-release therapies, as well as Reiki.
Since 2014, Barry Millott has been the earned revenue coordinator for SAIT’s School of Manufacturing and Automation. In this role, he coordinates the school’s pre-employment programs (electrician and millwright) along with continuing education courses in electrical, welding and machinist training. He also facilitates corporate training programs related to Manufacturing and Automation.
Barry is an experienced marketer, business analyst, project manager and strategic planner. Prior to joining SAIT, he had a ten-year career for a gas compression fabricator. While there, he held several roles including technical training manager, business sales and marketing analyst, and then became corporate development manager in 2010. During that time he also worked part-time as a facilitator for a post-secondary College, where he taught marketing and operations management courses.
Prior to the oil and gas industry, Barry was employed in the medical diagnostic field in technical sales positions.
Barry is a University of Calgary alumnus. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Cellular Microbial Biology and a Master of Business Administration (marketing, new venture development and operations management). He has also coached Soccer at the club level for 15 years.
Brian Thompson is the Academic Chair for Professional and Leadership programs in the SAIT School of Business. He began this role in 2014, through which he facilitates growth in SAIT Corporate Training Solutions programs offered through the School of Business.
Brian has over 40 years of experience as a senior sales and business management professional. Organizations he’s worked with include CIBC, RBC, Displayco Canada, Nu-Leaf Marketing and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF). Prior to joining SAIT, Brian was Regional Vice President, Western Canada with RBC Insurance. Brian has instructed business, leadership and marketing courses for both University of Calgary and Mount Royal College. In his work with the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (now Futurpreneur Canada), Brian supported and developed a post-care initiative for funding applicants under the CYBF start-up financing program.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Ontario-based Trent University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. As an active member of the business community, Brian is involved in the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and numerous networking associations in the city.
Claudia Jungert is a Learning and Development Partner for the SAIT School of Business. She started this role in 2007, coordinating and delivering customized business training and development solutions for corporate clients. This involves collaboration with SAIT instructors, subject-matter experts, human resources and client account managers.
Claudia spent 21 years as a senior travel consultant in industry. She has also more than 16 years’ experience in the training and development field, delivering solutions to clients in the automotive and health care sectors. Prior to joining SAIT, she was a program administrator for Automotive Professionals Inc. and an executive assistant for Custom Learning Systems. She is an expert in project management, event planning, consulting, client management, team leadership and program administration/execution.
Claudia holds a Travel and Tourism diploma from Westervelt College in Ontario.
Dick Babott has been with the SAIT community for 34 years. He started as a painting and decorating apprentice instructor in 1982, and then became an academic chair in the School of Construction in 2007.
In this current role, Dick provides programs for clients related to construction trades training and skill development. He provides on-site construction based training for First Nations communities, Government funded training program on and off campus and delivers SAIT summer camp programs related to the construction trades.
Dick holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta (2009) and is also a SAIT alumnus and Red Seal-certified journeyman painter decorator.
Eenjin Batsuren is Academic Chair, Technical Programs in the International Projects department at SAIT, where she oversees curriculum delivery of technical programs at partner organizations. Previously, as Project Coordinator in SAIT’s MacPhail School of Energy, she coordinated that school’s involvement in SAIT’s partnership in Kazakhstan. Her current focus continues to be the Kazakhstan project.
Eenjin brings broad and in-depth expertise to her role at SAIT. She worked for a number of years in Mongolia on education development projects on behalf of an international organization, guiding and supporting institutional capacity building and advising on the restructure of the vocational training system. As head of the Kazakhstan office of United Nations Volunteers, Eenjin advanced the idea of people working together to build social capital, inclusion, cohesion and solidarity. She also worked for several years with the World Bank in Washington, DC and on a bank-funded project in Mongolia involving environmental and sustainable development initiatives.
Eenjin holds Master's degrees in Development Economics from Dalhousie University, in International Studies from the University of Northern British Columbia, and in Linguistics from Mongolia’s State University of Education. She is fluent in Russian and Mongolian. Eenjin’s keen interest in empowering people has also led her to serve as a volunteer with Ecojustice Canada and UNESCO Canada.
Henrietta Dyck is the business and international projects coordinator for the MacPhail School of Energy. Taking on the role in 2007, Henrietta works with SAIT’s Corporate Training Solutions (CTS) sales team to provide training solutions for oil and gas and Indigenous clients. She and the CTS team also facilitate career training and development for new immigrants. Henrietta’s role involves numerous responsibilities including budgeting, defining course deliverables, collaborating with subject matter experts and managing how courses are tailored for clients. She is an expert project manager, team leader, curriculum developer, program administrator and consultant.
Henrietta has been part of the SAIT community for 20 years. She acted as the administrative assistant for the school of energy for 11 years (1996-2007), and then moved into her current role. Her previous positions include food service supervisor at Winnipeg’s Victoria General Hospital, library assistant at the University of Manitoba and account administrator for MacKeg’s Custom Homes Ltd (Winnipeg).
In 2011, Henrietta worked on a project that received the Sun Life Team Award of Excellence. Her team worked with 92 students from Angola to prepare them to work for a multi-national oil and gas company.Henrietta hired and scheduled instructors and managed aspects related to curriculum development.
Henrietta is an alumna for the University of Manitoba, Red River College (Winnipeg) and SAIT. At the University of Manitoba, she partook in General Studies and a customer service course series, Soaring to Excellence. She attained her Food Service Supervisor diploma at Red River College, and then her Applied Management Certificate of Achievement at SAIT.
Lesley Brown is a Global Operations and Maintenance Training project specialist in SAIT’s Corporate Training Solutions department. His responsibilities include managing SAIT’s digital classroom system, providing technical guidance for e-learning courses, rolling out demo programs, managing client implementations, and leading system training sessions.
Lesley has over 12 years of experienced as a business analyst, e-learning designer and facilitator, project manager, and communications coordinator. Prior to coming to SAIT, he worked at Canadian Pacific Railway for ten years. During his time there, he acted as a visual communications designer, business analyst, and business-performance specialist. Through these roles with the CPR, Lesley provided e-learning support and development, IT test solutions, data analysis on supply management activities and vendor management.
Lesley is a SAIT and Mount Royal University alumnus. He graduated from SAIT with a diploma in Business Administration in 1992 and, in 2006, was earned a Bachelor of Applied Communications (electronic publishing) from Mount Royal University. He also completed Mount Royal’s project management and business analysis extension certificates.
Jason Tuchelt is Academic Chair, Introduction to Technical Specialty in the International Projects department at SAIT. His current responsibilities involve managing the delivery of academic upgrading, English language foundations and instrumentation programming to more than 600 students at APEC Petrotechnic in Kazakhstan. Jason has a deep commitment to ensuring SAIT’s curriculum and delivery modes provide students with relevant, high-caliber training to support Kazakhstan’s economic development.
Prior to joining SAIT in 2014, Jason was an environmental and geological consultant primarily serving clients in the oil and gas industry across Western Canada for five years. His experience also includes more than 10 years as an instructor and program head at a number of Canadian post-secondary institutions. As well, Jason’s environmental stewardship has led him to volunteer on water and wastewater inventory and treatment projects in Mongolia for approximately two years.
Jason earned a Bachelor of Science in Earth Science and Master of Science in Hydrology from the University of Regina and has also completed the Project Management certificate program at Mount Royal University. He is registered as a Professional Geologist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
Pamela Heath is Academic Chair, English Language Foundations (ELF) at SAIT, overseeing the delivery of English as a Second Language courses as well as language skills assessments for appropriate student placement. With five levels, ELF is designed to develop comprehensive skills in speaking, reading, writing and listening for the workplace and further academic study. As well, developing an understanding of Western culture is a vital element.
ELF also provides language and cultural awareness training to multinational corporate clients in their Workforce Nationalization initiatives. Pamela’s role includes instructor selections for academic and technical upgrading as well as English language training both at SAIT and in-country.
Prior to joining SAIT in 2002, Pamela taught English in corporate settings in Turkey for four years, and to adults at private schools in Korea.
Pamela earned a Master of Arts (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the University of Birmingham, and is currently completing a Doctor of Education (EdD) program in Adult Education at the University of Calgary, with her research focusing on internationalization and global mindedness. She served a two-year term on the Board of Directors of Languages Canada, an organization recognized by the Canadian government and internationally for its rigorous accreditation standards.
Stephen Armitage is Academic Chair, International Projects, in the MacPhail School of Energy at SAIT, with responsibility for managing delivery of numerous Workforce Nationalization (WFN) programs to multinational oil and gas companies within Canada and abroad. Prior to this, as the school’s Earned Revenue Coordinator, International from 2010 to 2014, he managed delivery of six WFN projects totaling over $13.4 million CDN and involving 247 students. Stephen is exceptionally skilled at working with stakeholders to ensure high standards in program delivery, from initial proposals through to selection and management of instructional teams. He was a presenter at the 2015 GetEnergy conference in Tanzania on SAIT’s successful methodology in design and delivery of WFN programs.
Stephen previously worked in the United Kingdom post-secondary system, including leadership positions as director of business and director of faculty, and teaching electrical and mechanical engineering to apprentices at multinational companies. Stephen has volunteered with the international scouting movement for more than 30 years, and has led expeditions to countries around the world.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Education from Leeds Beckett University and a Master of Education (Educational Leadership) from the University of Calgary. He has completed the two-year professional development program of The Chair Academy, and also holds UK credentials in management (MIMgt.), production engineering and technician apprenticeship.
Tracey Forrest began her role as the manager and academic chair of Global Operations and Maintenance Training in 2013. She manages the delivery of over 800 online operations and management learning modules, including over 220 newly developed interactive learning experiences delivered to energy markets in Canada, the United States, Australia and Kazakhstan. Her portfolio includes over 30 corporate and institutional clients.
Tracey has been at SAIT for six years. Prior to this position, she was a project specialist for Global Operations and Maintenance Training, during which time she collaborated with the business-development team to coordinate corporate client progression and training. In addition, she provided support to the client-services team to ensure successful course registrations.
Before coming to SAIT, Tracey was a project coordinator for Trackflow and was a co-founder and manager for a metal-manufacturing company and a beverage-distribution business.
Tracey is currently working on a Master of Arts in Learning and Technology from Royal Roads University.
Travis Ouchi is a Learning and Development Partner (professional and leadership programs) for the SAIT School of Business. He began in this role in October 2013, through which he negotiates customized training contracts with corporate clients, hires subject-matter experts to develop training programs and promotes SAIT’s real-world training solutions at conferences and tradeshows.
Travis has been part of the SAIT community for nine years. He began as an employment specialist in 2006, where he provided one-on-one coaching for students, facilitated employment and networking workshops and expanded SAIT’s career fair. He is an experienced mentor, leader, program manager, business developer and marketer.
A University of Calgary alumnus (1999), Travis holds a Bachelor of Commerce in operations management. He is currently working on his Master of Business Administration through the Keller Graduate School of Management.