Consultant | Consultante
Consultation, Public & Stakeholder Engagement, Partnerships | Consultation, Mobilisation du public et des intervenants, Partenariats
Mélanie joined Intersol in 2009. She has over 8 years of experience providing consulting services to the public, private and non-profit sectors in Canada. Her areas of specialization are stakeholder engagement, public consultation, strategic planning and policy development. She is fluently bilingual.
Mélanie is the Practice Lead for the firm’s cutting-edge online engagement practice area. Through this emerging practice, she brings fresh and exciting insights to stakeholder engagement, building on years of proven face-to-face methodologies and combining them with online tools and platforms to produce successful initiatives and reliable results. As practice lead, Melanie has managed hundreds of projects. She relies on her extensive experience to provide clients with sound strategic advice on consultation design, planning, facilitation and evaluation.
In addition, Mélanie is an exceptional analyst and writer – she has a reputation for excellence and reliability in synthesizing the results of workshops, roundtables and national consultations into clear, useful reports.
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