Rhonda Singer is a business focused professional possessing consulting expertise in virtually every aspect of the manufacturing sector. She has also completed assignments in healthcare, legal and financial services, management consulting, academia and non-profit environments.
For almost ten years she served as President of the award-winning organization Progress Career Planning Institute whose mandate was aligning Career Development and Cultural Intelligence (CQ) to enhance performance in multicultural workforces. She was one of the first business leaders to identify a vital intersection of opportunity for numerous key stakeholders and Canada’s Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) when, in 2002, she conceived and produced the first in a series of highly acclaimed IEP Conferences, now being held in a variety of Ontario and Western Canadian cities. Under her leadership, the Scarborough Chamber of Commerce recognized PCPI with a Business Excellence Award in 2002.
She is a frequent speaker on Cultural Intelligence and its implications for Canada’s business community. Examples include the Association of Career Professionals International (ACP) International Conference (presenter at the 2006 global Conference in Boston, and invited to speak at the 2007 Prague Global Conference), the OECD Metropolitan Review of Toronto, the HRPA Diversity Conference, the Toronto and Windsor Conferences for Internationally Educated Professionals and the Australian Human Resources Institute International Human Resources Management Network.
Rhonda‘s other activities include Chair of a National Steering Committee Initiative for Internationally Educated Professionals for the Ottawa-based Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC); Research Partner with the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) for the Accelerating the Integration of Internationally Educated Human Resource Professionals’ Study; and membership on several other diversity committees. As a long- term member of Temple Sinai, she is currently is immediate past President and continues to be active on a variety of Committees.
She holds a Master of Science in Career & HR Development, certification in Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and for many years maintained a Canadian Occupational Health Nurse certificate and RN license. The Institute of Career Certification International as a Career Management Fellow (CMF) approved her submission in 2011.
Currently Rhonda works with private, educational, and non-profit sector organizations on the myriad implications of the ‘chemistry of culture’: notably, how to optimize productivity, performance and profitability in a global economy through mindfulness, knowledge and skills specifically addressing country, functional and organizational cultures. Her services include keynote speaking, facilitation and project management, as well as consultation on systems thinking, training and evaluation initiatives.