Donald Hall specializes in organizational assessment and change, group facilitation, and career transition coaching. He began his consulting career working for Gallup Canada, where he rose to the position of Vice President. After leaving Gallup, he moved into organizational and HR consulting and he has completed scores of projects in these fields for government and NGO/nonprofit organizations. These ranged in scope from half-day seminars to multi-year global assignments. He has developed national policies for the governments of the Philippines and Jamaica, and evaluated global programs for several UN agencies.
Don has a doctorate in Applied Social Psychology and has taken considerable additional training including Corporate Culture (Sloan School of Management, MIT), and Organization Development (NTL Institute). He is qualified to administer a range of assessments including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (Goleman & Boyatzis), and the multi-rater (360°) instruments of the Center for Creative Leadership. For the many years Don has taught in the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, and he has provided professional training on a wide range of human relations subjects. He was commissioned by the Canadian Evaluation Society to design their four-day foundational course, the Essential Skills Series, which is used across the country.
He has been a regular speaker to professional associations such as the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada, the Human Resources Planning Association, and the Canadian Evaluation Society. He is the author and co-author of several Canadian government publications including: Toward Full Inclusion: Gaining the Diversity Advantage – A Guide to Planning and Carrying Out Change in Canadian Institutions; From Policy to Performance; New Perspectives on Training; and, Learning Leaders: International Trends in Public Service Management Development.
Don continues to provide consulting advice in these and related areas: strategic planning, change management, human resource management, performance assessment for executives, program evaluation, diversity evaluations, the development of performance metrics and results-based management. He is a credentialed member of the Canadian Evaluation Society.