Deb Kocay

Deb has been a Volunteer Instructor for the Board Development Program of Alberta Culture and Tourism since 2012.  Through the program, she has successfully facilitated training on board governance to several not-for-profit boards.  She has worked and volunteered in the public and not-for-profit sectors, supporting human, community and organisational development for more than 30 years.   Her background includes a diverse range of experience in working with boards, including: being instrumental in the development of a not-for-profit organisation, the PEERS Society; serving as a board member for different organisations; monitoring the performance of not-for-profit boards; and most recently facilitating board training.

Deb has a Master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of Calgary and a certificate in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Mount Royal University (then College).  She mediates for the Alberta Small Claims Court of the Alberta Government.

Additionally she serves as a coach and instructs courses in communication skills and conflict resolution for Mount Royal University and for the Justice Institute in partnership with the University of Calgary.

Interested in music and the arts, Deb has been an active volunteer of the Calgary Folk Music Festival for more than 20 years.  In her limited spare time, Deb is an avid hiker and x country skier.   A member of the Norseman’s Ski Club, she is currently on the Executive Committee as the secretary.

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