Robin A. Grant  
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February 18, 2016
Certified in Level 1 Partnership Brokers Training through Partnership Brokers
The Partnership Brokers Association is the international professional body for those managing and developing collaboration processes. Their primary aims are to challenge and change poor partnering practices so that multi-stakeholder collaboration can become truly transformational; ensure those operating in partnership brokering roles are skilled, principled and work to the highest standards; and promote the critical importance of partnering process management to decision-makers in all sectors. The three days of training took place in St. John's, NL, at The Ramada Inn.

September 10, 2014
Presenting for the second year in a row as Guest Speaker at the 2014 Annual Memorial Student Leadership Conference
This year's interactive presentation, "We Are All Leaders: Tapping Into The Ideas," encourages students to actively self-reflect and self-direct, suggesting "dreamers" become "doers" by tapping into their own ideas of community and empowerment and taking action.

September 28, 2013
Through CME NL, Robin initiates the Manufactured Right Here.
Design, edit and launch the monthly The Manufactured Right Here Newsletter. Offered exclusively through CME NL, the MRH Newsletter promotes local products, services and opportunities to a wide network of made right here businesses across Newfoundland & Labrador.

September 10, 2013
TeamTime™ training certificate awarded through Gina Pecore Consulting
Attendees of the three 2-day Team Time Lean Facilitation workshops learn crucial knowledge on team building and creating a lean office. This workshop introduces team leaders to powerful ways to teach concepts, overcome resistance, increase motivation and become a more effective leader and facilitator. Creator Tracy Defoe is a Canadian specialist in workplace learning and lean. She is primary author of TeamTime™, and has trained others to facilitate on her behalf.

March 1, 2013
Back to being an Independent Consultant, and my own boss again
I love exceeding my client's expectations, and sometimes (and most especially) even my own. My services and expertise include Journalism, Copywriting, Technical Writing, Instructional Design, Special Event Planning, Proposal Writing, Marketing & Promotions, Diversity Training, LEAN Training, Leadership Training… and much more.

January 25, 2013
Featured guest speaker at the Annual Memorial University Leadership Conference. My topic is "We Are All Leaders: Community, Diversity and Empowerment" at the 2013 Annual Memorial Student Leadership Conference
Through a short narrative film on my experiences as an autodidact polymath and interactive presentation, “We Are All Leaders,” I explore the socially and economically advantageous position of the University Student, and encourage incoming students to become socially active and use critical thinking, diversity and leadership to empower themselves and their communities.

November 22, 2012
Yellow Belt in Lean Manufacturing attained
The Yellow Belt program is the essential training module for future Lean Champions. It provides a comprehensive overview of Lean principles and provides a basic proficiency in their use and application so as to help decrease costs, optimize process flow, and increase efficiency. I was trained by the Vice President of Lean Atlantic, Vice President of CME NL, the brilliant Lean guru David Haire.

April 21, 2011
A Masters in Education program (part time) commenced... with one classic auto-didactic goal: to have fun learning
January 2014 update: I'm truly enjoying this. I might have to do my PhD.

August 24, 2010
Awarded the 2010 Council of the Federation Literacy Medallion
This is in recognition of outstanding achievement in literacy in Newfoundland and Labrador. This award is given to one citizen of each province, presented by the Premier of that province. Thank you for the recognition.

July 19, 2010
Nominated for the CBC's Champions of Change
I'm nominated for Champions of Change, a Canadian contest hosted by the CBC that recognizes outstanding Canadian volunteers. Thank you!