Ken Shipley

Shipley Management

Ken Shipley is a trained facilitator with extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, Aboriginal affairs, relationship building, change management, organizational communications and public affairs.  He has served clients in governments, the private sector, not-for-profit organizations and Aboriginal groups in Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Ken utilizes various consultation methodologies including workshop design and facilitation, asset mapping, appreciative inquiry, phone surveys, one-on-one questionnaires, and sensing programs.

His public consultation experience includes a broad range of projects.

  • Conducted a multi-stakeholder sensing program for a regional municipality’s economic development department.
  • Designed open houses for a regional health authority and several energy companies.
  • Facilitated development of consultation guidelines between the Alberta Government and Aboriginal groups.
  • Facilitated workshops to resolve land-use issues between the public and the Alberta Government relating to Wood Buffalo National Park.
  • Designed and conducted five thematic community development workshops for a community of 400 people.
  • Designed and facilitated strategic planning and orientation sessions for various Chief and Councils.

Ken holds an Honours Diploma in Public Relations from Humber College. He earned a Masters in Management (major in Organizational Effectiveness) from the John F. Kennedy University in California. Ken is also an honours graduate of the International Community Development Program at the Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia.

Featured Project

Calgary Vital Signs: Grader Survey Report

Praxis Research has conducted the Calgary Vital Signs study, annually, for The Calgary Foundation since 2007. The study is an annual check-up, which measures the vitality of Calgary, identifies significant trends, and assigns grades to areas critical to the quality of life in the city. Vital Signs is intended…