The Work Based Learning Consortium Team consists of senior professionals, all with university or post-grad degrees, who have accumulated years of experience in their fields. Three have published books, articles, papers and taught at universities and colleges. Four team members have together led over 200 projects and consulting assignments. Three members of the team have led research and evaluation projects for sector councils, agencies, ministries, and colleges.
With regard to knowledge mobilization, two of the team members have developed, at the time of their introductions, innovations that affected the use of screening techniques on the Internet; on the design of benefit programs; on the use of self-directed teams in banking in learning, and on the use of e-learning techniques in many different sectors.
WBLC is the ONLY organization in Canada that is successfully applying ‘competencies-based, outcomes-driven’ principles in industry-led employee learning programs. WBLC’s Leadership Team has, to our knowledge, the deepest expertise and most extensive experience in Canada in successfully applying ‘competencies’ principles and practices with private-sector companies and public-sector organizations and their employees. WBLC’s Leadership Team consists of the following accomplished and experienced individuals:
Wayne Lamon, MBA
Wayne Lamon is the Director, Programs and Registrar for WBLC. He has created and managed the implementation and delivery of all of WBLC’s selection and learning programs. These programs have resulted in over 600 trainees – either obtaining a new job or a current employee being upskilled- and receiving certification from WBLC in the required technical learning outcomes for that program.
Wayne has 20 years of corporate experience as a senior executive responsible for human resource functions and multi-disciplinary business units. He also has over 25 years experience in management consulting with an emphasis on human resources, process and change management. For the past 20 years, he has served as President of LSM Consulting.
Dr. Michael Godkewitsch, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Rod Jones, B.Eng., MBA
Learning Programs for the Aerospace Sector: Aerospace Industry Training Program – for production operators; Program Management in Aerospace – for engineers and development program teams; Aerospace Executive MBA – for aerospace executives. (Ontario government funding: $2.25 million)
Canadian Manufacturing Agility Forum – development and pilot delivery (6 firms) of a strategic change program for SME aerospace suppliers. (Federal and Ontario government funding: $1.2 million)
Canadian Aerospace Human Resources Strategy: development of the Human Resources strategy for the Canadian aerospace industry, engaging all Provinces. (Federal government funding $800K)
Ontario Manufacturing Learning Consortium: with the WBLC Leadership Team, developed and delivered five (5) OMLC assessment/selection, hiring, learning and certification programs for entry- to mid-level skilled jobs, working with more than 50 Ontario advanced manufacturing companies. From early 2014 to late 2018, over 550 young people (18-29) were hired and trained via these OMLC programs to be CNC Machinists, CNC Setup, CNC Operators, CMM Operators and Structural Airframe Assemblers. (Ontario government funding: $4.3 million)
Ron Craig, M.B.A, A.C.I.S., A.I.B.
After a banking career working in 12 countries on 3 continents and rising from Teller to Senior Vice President, he founded Ron Craig Consulting Limited, specializing in bridging the gap between technology and business management.
Recent engagements include:
- Managing the development of Business Requirements for an RFP for a major transformational initiative at one of Canada’s largest banks.
- Work Stream Leader of both the Document Management and the Mortgage Fulfillment and Servicing initiatives to install SAP’s CRM and Banking Services modules at a major bank.
- Documenting Business Requirements and developing an Information Technology Plan for a leader in the education savings market.
- Developing Business Requirements for a leading North American energy company to simplify the customer web site sign-up experience to attract more customers and reduce costs.
- Developing, implementing and administering the web-based solution for the WBLC. The system facilitates recruitment with on-line competency tests and monitors Trainees’ progress using interactive forms and on-line testing.
Ron completed an M.B.A. in 1980 at Cranfield University, England, is a member of The Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators and The Institute of Bankers in Scotland and is certified in the Bates Project Management methodology.
President, Ron Craig Consulting Limited
Senior Vice President, Support Services, Lloyds Bank Canada, Toronto
Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Lloyds Bank Plc, New York Senior Manager, Planning, Lloyds Bank Plc, London
Manager, Group Planning, Grindlays Bank Ltd., Head Office, London Data Processing Manager, Grindlays Bank (Scotland) Ltd., Glasgow Manager, Money Market, British Bank of Commerce Ltd., Glasgow Management Trainee, Royal Bank of Scotland Ltd., Glasgow
Reema Duggal, B.Comm
Reema Duggal leads the Virtual Learning / Marketing efforts for WBLC. Since 2019, the Virtual Learning team has developed the Mold Maintenance Training Program, the CNC Machinist Program, QuickLearn Micro-learning Program, and the Packer Program.
Reema is a strategic professional with a long career in the global IT industry. She has expertise in Revenue Generation (Strategy, Marketing, Portfolio Management) and Delivery Management (Practice Leadership, Program and Project Management) – working with all sizes of companies – from startups to Fortune 500 firms.
She is the President of The Sitaran Group, a consultancy that helps manufacturers and distributors build digital channels. She is the Co-Founder of Silicon Halton, a 1500-person community of talented technology freelancers, solo-preneurs, entrepreneurs, and professionals. And, she is a Mentor with Haltech, an Ontario Regional Innovation Center, leading the Beyond Boundaries Roadmap To MVP Series for female entrepreneurs.
Lynette Dundee, B.A., M.A., M.Sc. (Psych.)
Lynette Dundee is the Strategic Lead for WBLC’s Core Critical Skills Training and Development programs. These programs are designed to complement WBLC’s technical skills programs through a focus on the social and emotional skills vital to present-day and future success in the workplace.
She is a behavioural science practitioner with extensive instructional design, creative content development, and dedicated delivery experience. Her mandate is to blend personal development with professional growth strategies to teach how to successfully navigate our 21st Century work world with clarity, increased wellbeing, and courage through change.
Lynette is a Director of Northern Touch Consulting Corp. She has worked with thousands of learners of all ages – in classrooms, boardrooms, and on-line – offering programs and workshops that are jam-packed with evidence-based research, vast industry-trend reporting and practical strategies to strengthen mental health, create rewarding work, and ensure measurable personal and professional success.
Paul Coleman is on the WBLC Virtual Learning / Marketing team, and has been instrumental in the development of the Mold Maintenance, CNC Machinist, and QuickLearn Training Programs. He is a professional Videographer and CAD Designer. He is also the Online Instructor supporting students in their elearning journey.
For over 30 years Paul has been sharing his passion and knowledge in technology to top companies in Canadas manufacturing sector. Starting as a Mold Designer, Paul quickly realized that success in the global manufacturing market would rely on companies not only adopting – but properly implementing technology. He spent many years working with international software development companies spearheading innovation in automation and knowledge-based design.
Paul is actively involved in his community church as a member of the Mission Action Team to motivate, help share and show love in practical ways in his community and abroad.