Senior Consultant, Facilitator and Trainer | Expert-conseil principal, facilitateur et formateur
Consultation, Public & Stakeholder Engagement, Partnerships | Organizational Change, Design and Development | Consultation, Mobilisation du public et des intervenants, Partenariats | Changement et développement organisationnels
Marc Valois, a Senior Consultant since 1994 and chairman of the Intersol Group, has delivered strategic and business planning, participative public consultation, group facilitation and conflict resolution/mediation services to a number of clients in both the public and private sectors. He has over 15 years of experience and has lead a variety of projects including the provision of specialist services in support of multi-stakeholder expert advisory committees, strategic planning, change management, organizational transformation and program and policy development for clients’ at the most senior levels of government, involving Ministers, Deputy and Assistant Deputy Ministers, as well as engagement strategies for senior executives from federal and provincial governments, national industry associations and the private sector.
Marc has led hundreds of projects, his work has included designing and conducting several Minister’s Round Tables for Parks Canada Agency, national stakeholder consultations on behalf of Natural Resources Canada for the renewal of the National Forestry Strategy, designing and facilitating strategy meetings on behalf of the RCMP and the Department of Justice to develop and maintain continuing commitments to the anti-smuggling initiatives across Canada and designing and delivering several multi-stakeholder consultations on behalf of Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada to develop new regulations appropriate to the Canadian context.
As project leader and lead facilitator, Marc Valois is an extremely dynamic and effective group “architect”, facilitator and “enabler” for Executive and stakeholder dialogue in both official languages. Marc’s knowledge of government and process techniques in designing group meetings in challenging circumstances has contributed to shaping executive-level conversations focused on results.
In all assignments, Marc has assumed the mantra of the role model in the way he establishes a climate of respectful dialogue where a group dares to question its own assumptions and establishes high level goals of excellence as they set out to meet their challenges.
Using Social Media to Identify and Recruit Stakeholders
As a follow-on to a blog post I co-authored with Julie Fillion, Engaging Online – Integrating Social Media and Business Media, I move into one of the greatest challenges of online consultations and engagements – how to find and recruit stakeholders. Ideally, a variety of tactics should be employed to recruit stakeholders such as network tapping, advertising, media presence, or
Some Considerations when Taking Your Engagement Online
So you’ve probably heard about the online world being the place to be these days. With the sheer number of people on social networks and the fact that Canadians spend more time online than any other nation, you wouldn’t be wrong. That being said, there are a few factors to take into consideration when engaging your stakeholders online. Intersol has