HALIFAX, NS, January 20, 2020. Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. welcomes Craig Kennedy, as Vice President and Partner to the executive search and human resources consulting firm.
Craig has over 25 years’ leadership and human resources experience. His background as an Executive Director in the post-secondary education sector has provided him with a unique understanding of multi-generational workplaces as well as the ability to foster diverse and inclusive learning and working environments. He is known as a strategic thinker and consensus builder.
He has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, employee handbook development, compensation, performance management, HR workflow development, training and development, recruitment, and benefits administration.
Craig has worked both independently and as an associate executive and leadership coach. He has coached small business owners and solopreneurs, managers, and executives in industries as diverse as health care, technology, not-for-profit, government, professional services and postsecondary education.
In 2013, he was awarded the National Award of Distinction by the Association of Managers in Canadian College and University Student Centres.
Craig is an accomplished speaker and trainer, specializing in team dynamics, workflow management and effective interpersonal communications. He is an adept facilitator of large stakeholder gatherings, utilizing methodologies such as Open Space Technology and World Cafe. He has been featured in national publications such as Reader’s Digest and Chatelaine Magazine and appeared on local and national radio talk shows.
Craig is a graduate of the University of King’s College in Halifax (BA) and resides in Bedford, Nova Scotia with his wife Donna. They both spend as much time as possible at their cottage in the Annapolis Valley, enjoying kayaking, swimming, biking and sunsets.
About Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. (www.geraldwalsh.com)
Founded in 1990, Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. is a human resources firm that finds and develops leaders who help make a positive impact in their communities.
The firm achieves this by offering a range of human resource services including executive search, performance assessments, compensation reviews, career and executive coaching, succession planning, organizational reviews, and focused workshops. Their client base includes community-based organizations such as municipalities, public sector agencies, not-for-profits, professional and industry associations, and owner-managed businesses.
Gerald Walsh, CPA, CMA