Michael C Kelly is a Training and Development Specialist with Migashco, a First-Nation training organization serving profit and not-for-profit organizations throughout Canada.

Experience: Michael retired in 2010 from Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario and specialized in Organizational Development, Ethics and Project Management. Courses in these fields were delivered primarily to first-line managers, supervisors and staff in various organizations, including Vale, Xstrata, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, the Sudbury Regional Hospital, St. Joseph’s Villa, Ontario Government Ministries, Revenue Canada, various Police Services and other business and government organizations. He also provided executive coaching to help managers align organizational goals and  productive capacity.


Education: 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, where he received the Industrial Development Association's 1990 award for his paper on organizational training. Also in 1990 the First Nations Economic Development Institute of Canada acknowledged his work in incorporating training with Band Economic Development. In 2007 he received the President's Award for Excellence from the Cambrian College. Vale acknowledged his contributions to their organizational training programs. 

President Award 2009

Michael's experience extends beyond education. 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 $1.5 billion in cash flow, covering everything from short-term debt and investment instruments to foreign exchange and sinking funds. He also acted as a regional economic development officer in Northern Ontario and as a training consultant with the Ontario Skills Development Office. 

Volunteer: In 2007 Michael took a sabbatical to study ethics. He has written on ethics, project management, training and human relation subjects. He has also volunteered with a variety of organizations, including the United Way, L’Arche, Red Cross and The Sudbury Community Foundations (Emerging Leaders).

Michael is also a songwriter and performer. His has recently released two CDs, Stories and Histories.

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. 

© 2011  Michael C Kelly