John M. Miller (BA, MA, CPF, CTF) Certified Professional Facilitator and ToP™ Methods Trainer Facilitator of Productive Successful Public Consultations John Miller is a well-informed, passionate, yet neutral third party presence in situations that are politicized or conflicted. He is familiar with the public sector through his 20 years experience as a consultant and his two degrees in Political Science. He has worked with all three levels of government in Canada, in both training and consulting capacities. Consultations have been both internal with staff and executives and external with stakeholders and the general public. His background in community development and consulting with a wide range of NGOs equips John to help participants address the larger and deeper issues in a trusting, constructive atmosphere.
Karen is a stakeholder engagement, innovation, and communication consultant. She has more than 20 years experience in post-secondary education, journalism, and stakeholder engagement along with training in public participation. For 10 years, Karen led the journalism program at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, through innovation and change as communication technologies and practices evolved. She specialized in citizen participation in the news and pioneered innovative uses of technology and collaborative partnerships with community organizations to increase student engagement in learning. Karen now uses her teaching background to create facilitative processes that engage stakeholders in mutual learning and collaboration. She is actively involved with IAP2 Canada as a webinar presenter. Karen wrote a white paper on evaluating public engagement (2016) for the organization. As a result of this work, she was invited to help the City of Edmonton Council Initiative on Public Engagement by creating evaluation standards.