Mr. Paul H.J. Cormier B.A., M.A., M.Ed., is principal shareholder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer the RANA Group of Companies and in particular, RANA Development, Inc. RANA specializes in change interventions – often long term – based on facilitated processes and techniques. Its core competency is stated as “Process Intervention.” As one of the very first learning and process facilitators in Canada, and with a broad experience in the public and private sector, Mr. Cormier has consulted with client organizations in the full continuum of management practices, from Health and Safety Management, Strategic and Operational, Communications Strategies and Knowledge Management. Mr. Cormier is especially noted for his success in integrating processes, notably in the field of implementing business transformation as part of a culture change inside client organizations. Mr. Cormier is a skilled facilitator, mentor and trainer, the designer of the Process Integration Model for organizational effectiveness, and the developer of 25 different intervention and training workshops, including RANA’s flagship Facilitation: Processes, Techniques and Logistics Workshop. He is fluently and idiomatically bilingual in both official languages and is the former Director of Management Research and Development at the old Food Production and Inspection Branch of Agriculture Canada.
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