Gervais Goodman, CHRP

A strength of Gervaisí consulting is his breadth and depth of expertise, having consulted since 1991 to sectors including: energy, energy related, manufacturing, retail, tourism, transportation, health, social-profit and government. Before establishing his consulting business Gervais held progressively senior Human Resource positions in employee relations and compensation in the energy, facilities and transportation sectors.

Gervais is co-founder and Partner, with his wife Janice McDougall, in the Human Resource consulting firm of Goodman, McDougall & Associates Ltd. based at The Learning SanctuaryTM near Millarville, Alberta southwest of Calgary, Alberta.

Gervais offers:

  • Appreciative facilitation processes for boards, management teams, work groups and community groups that help them articulate their purpose, find their voice and develop accountable strategies;
  • Approaches for designing domestic and international reward (pay, benefits and recognition) systems, specialized surveys, customized workshops, tools and processes to enhance business relationships.

Gervais is an accomplished Certified Human Resource Practitioner (CHRP) with expertise in, and a passion for, Appreciative Inquiry work. He also holds Bachelor of Commerce equivalency from the UK and attended Bath University where he received a postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Administration - Labour Relations.

He has published both compensation and Appreciative Inquiry articles and has spoken and attended many workshops and conferences in these areas.

His 30+ years of corporate and consulting experience has been augmented by active participation in a number of national and international professional associations. He has presented at a variety of seminars, is past Chair of the Mount Royal College Human Resources Advisory Committee, past member of the Municipal District of Foothills Environment Committee, served on the executive of the Calgary Chapter and as the National Treasurer of the Strategic Capability Network. He is the Past Chair of the Board of the The Leighton Foundation.