"One of the best professional decisions I have ever made was to join the MentorCity program that I found on the HRPA website. After reviewing some of the mentor candidates’ profiles, I decided to ask Carrie Deon to become my mentor. I chose her because her profile resembled mine, a change in career midway through life. She had made a successful switch and I was struggling with how to make that change. Working with Carrie has been an enriching experience, both personally and professionally. She has generously invested her time, experiences and knowledge with me and I have gained immeasurably due to her investments. In Carrie, I feel that I have gained a trustworthy supporter, a confidant, an advocate and an ally. I am entering this new stage of my professional life with a renewed career energy and hope because of Carrie’s support. The biggest complement that I can pay to Carrie is this, this relationship has inspired me to pay it forward, I hope to become a mentor to someone who is in the beginning of their HR professional life when I’m able to do so."
- Juliet Wallace
"The Lean Six Sigma Champion Training is an essential element of a successful Six Sigma implementation within a Division. This training gives the leader the knowledge and language needed to navigate the Six Sigma Team and ensure their success. The training was informative and practical helping give the tools needed for success.
- Ken Leendertse, M,O.M, P.E.S.M., BA, Director, Licensing and By-law Services, Planning & Economic Development Department, City of Hamilton
"We hired Mohawk College Enterprise (MCE) to help us with our human resources needs. Carrie Deon (MCE's HR Generalist) was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and efficient. She helped us develop performance management tools, updated our personnel policies and put together an entire recruitment package. We look forward to working with Carrie and MCE again."
- Sara Gill, Executive Director, Adult Basic Education Association
"Future Ready Leadership has changed the way that I think about leadership. I have taken many courses both professionally and academically throughout my career, and this course has had an immense positive impact on my growth and development as a leader. I came into it thinking that I may learn a few small things, but left with a wealth of knowledge, a network of support, and a group of amazing friends! Thank you Mohawk College for a job well done and an amazing experience that I will never forget!"
- Anthony Longo Supervisor, Ontario Works County of Simcoe, Social and Community Services Division, Ontario Works Department
"I participated in the Future Ready Leadership program in 2017-2018. Though I am not a manager at my corporation, I am in a senior position overseeing a junior and intermediate staff members. My manager recommended I enroll in this leadership course for advanced preparation and skill-building ahead of any future opportunities. She was right! I was able to learn from the experiences of other class members who were both new managers and those with longer management experience. The class provided lots of opportunities to collaborate with and to get to know everyone in the room, and as a result, I now have a network of colleagues to turn to for advice and guidance. This course gave me the tools and resources to develop into a confident and effective leader, and I believe I am better prepared to step into a future management role more successfully."
- Tara Tran, MCIP, RPP Senior Policy Planner City of Brantford
"A pay it forward program -one attends but the people and organizations that you interact with get so much more by way of a polished and professional representation. The variety of networking options was fantastic for this small town woman. It was a challenging curriculum that asks you not only for your best, but to engage the areas you need to improve upon. The goal setting work provides tools to plot the future. Jack and Kat also provided several real-life scenarios that opened up the material, and the library list of suggested readings is slowly being read through. If we bottled Jack’s engaging style, and Kat’s ability to break down the material; that would be one heck of a message in a bottle. It would spell SUCCESS. ( with a pivot)
Let’s see what happens next!
- Fyonna Vanderwerf Recreation Programmer- The Town of Bracebridge