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Roger Gaudet


Roger Gaudet is a skilled communicator in both official languages. He has successfully facilitated group discussion and decision-making processes in many different contexts. He is adept at translating group discussion and consensus into concrete action plans.

M. Gaudet has played a leadership role in the design and implementation of public programs to support creativity, excellence, access and innovation and has gained considerable experience in developing, evaluating and revising programs. With the Canada Council for the Arts, M. Gaudet facilitated the development of new outcome-based programs, and conducted community consultations that led to the design and implementation of programs to stimulate innovation and access in the theatre sector. He guided the Council through a transition in senior leadership and built staff and stakeholder buy-in for a renewed vision.

M. Gaudet has developed and delivered training and professional development workshops for cultural workers across the country, and has extensive experience working collaboratively with different levels of government, with foundations and with community groups. He also has experience in the development of strategies to meet the specific needs of Aboriginal and equity-seeking groups.

As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), M. Gaudet is able to manage complex processes, controlling budgets, analyzing, reporting and integrating lessons learned to enhance effectiveness of projects and organizations. He is a subject matter expert in arts presenting, touring and the development of the arts in Canada.

M. Gaudet holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Victoria, a Directing Program Diploma from the National Theatre School of Canada and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from Carleton University.