Deirdre is a process designer, evaluator, and researcher, facilitator and coach who has worked extensively with all scales of community and government. She leads collaborative design processes and has worked with numerous sectors, business leaders and NGO’s. For the last 12 years, Deirdre has worked with BC Healthy Communities and in her own consultancy to address wicked problems and design innovative solutions.
Deirdre has a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Training and has focused on conflict resolution and negotiation and work that helps communities heal. This work spans from focused trauma support to working through conflict constructively. Deirdre is currently focused on supporting Collective Impact initiatives as a member of the Seeds of Change Surrey leadership team (food systems work) and as an Innoweave Collective Impact coach. She is certified as a Human Systems Dynamics practitioner and has been certified by Acumen in human-centered Design and Prototyping.
Collective Impact, Developmental Evaluation
Surrey Youth Transitions, City of Abbotsford, Hope Food Security
Pacific Immigrant Resource Society, The Cathedral, Vancouver Coastal Health CFAI, Island Health, CFAI, United Way of the Lower Mainland, City of Vancouver