Francine Proulx-Kenzle is a certified sociocratic consultant and a partner in the international firm the Sociocracy Consulting Group. She has has more than 25 years of experience in management, organizational governance, facilitation, conflict resolution, and mediation for non-profit, government, and academic organizations. She supported implement of sociocracy/dynamic governance at the Institut Français of the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, where she also facilitated collective agreements between teachers, support staff, and the provincial Francophone school division, Conseil des Ecoles Fransaskoises. As part of that process, she integrated the interest-based approach to conflict resolution. She is active with the provincial Francophone community networks.
Francine facilitates the Table des Élus (Table of Elected Officials), which oversees the Fransaskois community’s comprehensive development plan. She also serves as the elected Francophone Member-at-Large for PFLAG Canada, a charitable organization that speaks for a more accepting Canadian society by providing support, education, and resources on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Education and Credentials
Local Government Certificate from the University of Regina
Courses in interest-based conflict resolution from Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology
Various professional development seminars, including Appreciative Inquiry
L’École Internationale des Chefs, the international school for leaders, training in sociocratic principles and methods. How to guide other individuals, groups, and organizations, and manage a communication and decision-making structure that promotes the development of individuals and the organization in respect of the environment. Leadership training and listening. Also provides ongoing professional training groups to help maintain a culture of practice in sociocracy.
Sociogest is one of the oldest sociocracy consulting firms, specializing in management training and organizational development. It was started by Gilles Charest, a consultant with 40 years of organizational development experience, who also melds his training in Gestalt psychology with sociocracy to teach leadership skills. The firm has an international network of consultants in French-speaking countries, the United States, and Holland.
Gilles Charest is a certified sociocracy consultant and corporate trainer with over 40 years of organizational development experience. He melds his training in Gestalt psychology with sociocracy to teach leadership skills. He founded Sociogest, one of the oldest sociocracy consulting firms in 1986,
Since 2003, Charest has led the International School for Leaders (L’École International des Chefs), which teaches the principles of sociocratic governance. He focuses on interventions supporting leaders and their employees to work better together. His areas of expertise are executive coaching , strategic planning, communications and decision-making, change management , succession development , performance management , conflict resolution and development teams in the workplace .
He speaks English and French and works in Canada and French-speaking countries in Europe, and leads the francophone center for sociocracy.
Charest has written several articles and books in the field of management including :