Janice Kelner

Janice Kelner, B.A., L.L.B.,  is an experienced mediator, facilitator, and educator in the field of conflict management.  She holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Alberta and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Calgary, as well as a Certificate in Conflict Management from the ADR Institute of Alberta, and a Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute.

Janice has held senior management roles in a number of large public corporations, and has also helped establish and operate several private companies. She has worked as a management consultant to both large and small businesses in Calgary, and has mediated many commercial disputes for the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Alberta Energy Regulator.  She currently works with family businesses to help them balance the competing demands of family and business and transition control of the business from one generation to the next.

In addition to her business experience, Janice has worked with several not-for-profit organizations as a volunteer, Board member, and Executive Director.  She has also served as an instructor in the Board Development Program of Alberta Community Development, delivering governance workshops to not-for-profit organizations throughout Alberta.  Her interest in governance led her to complete the intermediate “Get on Board” program with the Canadian Board Diversity Council, a board training course for women who are qualified to serve on the boards of private companies and large not-for-profit organizations.

Janice is the former Alberta Director of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Centre for Entrepreneurs and Family Business, and recently completed her term as Executive Director of CAFE Calgary (the Calgary Chapter of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise).  She is committed to applying her broad range of business and not-for-profit experience to help organizations improve their communication, make more effective decisions, and develop appropriate governance frameworks to successfully address a broad range of organizational issues.

  • Company:Unexus Management Services
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