Michael C Kelly consults with migashco, a First-Nation training organization. He is a retired faculty member from Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology in Sudbury, Ontario. Michael holds a BA from Laurentian University and an MA from the University of Toronto. In 1990 he graduated from the University of Waterloo's Economic Development Program. He received the Industrial Development Association's 1990 award for his paper on organizational training. Also in 1990 he received an award from the First Nations Economic Development Institute of Canada for his work in incorporating training with Band Economic Development. In 2007 he received the President's Award for Excellence - Outstanding Service by an Individual from the Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology.
Michael's experience is quite extensive. He traded commercial paper and foreign exchange securities for six years as part of a corporate cash management team with a large Toronto-based resource company. His portfolio included the management of $1.5 billion in cash flow, $750 million in borrowings and various foreign exchange trading. He also acted as a regional economic development officer in Northern Ontario and a training consultant with the Provincial Government.
Michael's specialties as a faculty member at Cambrian College included training in Human Relations and Project Management. Courses in these areas were delivered to various organizations, including Vale, Xstrata, the Sudbury Regional Hospital, Ontario Government Ministries, Revenue Canada, various Police Services and other businesses and government organizations.
Michael has also been actively involved in distance education, including voice and video conferences. For the past ten years he has taught the ethics component of the Teachers of Adults Program using the Internet as a classroom. His students participate from Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, Germany and other points throughout the world.
In 2007 Michael took a year to study ethics at the philosophical and applied levels. He has written on ethics, project management, training and human relation subjects.
Michael's teaching philosophy builds on the notion that the greatest gift one person can give to an other is to pay attention to their existence.