Meet the Facilitator

UNB CEL is pleased to partner with Howatt HR Consulting, a strategic HR consulting practice committed to helping companies protect and develop their most valuable resources–their people. Howatt HR’s CEO and founder, William A. Howatt, PhD, EdD, has worked with some of the largest companies in Canada, federal, provincial, and municipal leaders, and Fortune 500 companies on Wall Street.

Dr. William A. Howatt

Dr. William A. Howatt - Certificate in Management Essentials

Regardless of the industry or country, managers can only succeed through the efforts of people. Yet many managers are promoted because of their technical skills rather than their people-leading skills.” Research suggests 70% of managers lack the skills they need to be successful. The Management Essentials program is designed to give managers the building blocks to develop competencies that, with practice, will help meet this gap.

- Dr. William (Bill) A. Howatt

Bringing together over two decades of applied behavioral science and leadership, and a wide range of client experiences, Dr. William A. Howatt (Dr. Bill) has collaborated with the University of New Brunswick to design a unique program that equips participants with an in-depth understanding of critical management competencies including the necessary skills for influencing people.

Dr. Bill provides executive coaching and leadership development to organizations around the world, including executives in federal and provincial government, the finance sector, health care, and manufacturing.

Author of over 160 books, columns, and articles on personal and management development, human resources, and addictions, Dr. Bill's works include the Howatt HR Elements Series and The Additcton Counselor Desk Reference. One of his most recent books, TalOp (Talent and Operations Management) Taking the Guesswork out of Management, is a foundational text for a management methodology that supports a disciplined, fact-finding approach for improving people effectiveness and engagement and process efficiency for all levels of an organization. He is also the author of the TalOp Methodology for Organizational Analysis.

For five years, he authored Coach’s Corner, a monthly business column in The Chronicle Herald and is now a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail’s 9 to 5 career column and Leadership Lab. He has partnered with The Globe and Mail to offer the Life at Work Study, which provides leaders across Canada with an opportunity to evaluate their productivity, health, stress risk.

He has facilitated courses and authored programs for multiple organizations including: the University of New Brunswick, Mount Saint Vincent University, University of California, Nova Scotia Community College, Acadia University, and the Governments of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Dr. Bill not only brings subject-matter expertise to the design of this program, but he also understands and applies the principles of adult learning to the Management Essentials program.  

He has an extensive educational background that includes a Post Doc in Behavioral Science, University of California, Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior.