affiliates: pamela smit

pamelaPamela works in the areas of strategic inquiry and planning, organizational capacity development, service planning and evaluation as well as process design and facilitation.

Pamela has worked for over 20 years with local, regional and national human services organizations – both nonprofit and public. She has developed a special interest in supporting multi-stakeholder partnerships to maximize their potential, and offers training workshops for leaders seeking to enhance their skills in partnership ventures.

Pamela combines her planning background and well-developed management skills with an understanding of how to work in complex environments. She works in diverse settings including early childhood development, primary health care services, chronic disease education and management, literacy and language development to support groups to work through critical issues. By blending her content-specific expertise with skillful interventions she brings out insightful questions and a fresh perspective.

South House Exchange associates have worked with Pamela on several projects including a national consultation and local collaborative planning processes.

Pamela holds a MSc in Planning and a BSc In Resource Economics and Rural Development (University of Guelph). She has additional training in participatory inquiry (Social Analysis Systems), community-based conflict resolution, multi-party negotiations and intervening in complex systems. Pamela is also a member of the Ginger Group Collaborative, a national Community of Practice network focused on collaborative leadership.