Workshop lead: Leadership for the New Economy
Blythe’s consulting practice focuses on strategy, evaluation, change management and capacity building to support the development of adaptive learning cultures within organizations. Currently she is implementing the First 2000 Days Network, an innovative ‘collective impact’ initiative using network analysis, developmental evaluation, and capacity building to improve both process (systems) outcomes and early childhood development outcomes.
Blythe has a broad and diverse background in quality improvement, evaluation, strategic planning, change management and organizational development. She is an accomplished facilitator and stakeholder engagement practitioner with over 15 years’ experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including roles in community investment, corporate social responsibility, social enterprise, process safety management and change management. Blythe is known for taking a multi-disciplinary approach to develop strategies that address complex challenges and translating those into practical action.
Blythe is currently a Board Member of the Human Venture Institute and the Wildwood Playschool, past chair of the Leadership Calgary Program Committee and a past Board Member for Volunteer Calgary (now Propellus). In 2008, Blythe was named to Calgary’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’ for her career achievements and contributions to the community. She holds a BComm in Finance and International Development from the University of Alberta, and has studied Journalism at Carleton University and Design Marketing at Parsons in New York City, and served as a Parliamentary Page in the House of Commons.