MASTER OF CEREMONY
Amanda’s strengths are in facilitation, public engagement, systems thinking, sustainability, and process design. She believes that in order to solve our biggest problems we need to 1) understand them from diverse perspectives – to see the whole system, 2) we need to listen to each other with curiosity and an open mind and 3) we need to experiment. NouLAB is the convenor of the processes to dig into root causes, innovate lasting solutions, and the change the way we tackle big problems.She has spent the last 12 years working in community economic development with projects in the US, France, Panama, Vietnam, and Sweden. She returned to New Brunswick with a renewed passion to help Atlantic Canada realize its potential. Amanda has worked as a consultant with co-operatives, businesses, and communities on strategic processes to integrate sustainability. Recent clients include: Town of Riverview, City of Moncton, Province of New Brunswick, Pratt & Whitney, Genuine Health, Picaroons, Co-operative Enterprise Council of NB.Amanda has Bachelor of Business Administration from University of New Brunswick Saint John and a Master’s in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden.Francine is Algonquin from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg.