Brenda Barker Scott is an organizational consultant and educator dedicated to designing and cultivating highly impactful, healthy, and collaborative workplaces. Over her twenty-year career in consulting, Brenda has led ambitious transformation efforts with provincial, federal and municipal governments, agencies, and private firms. When working with leadership teams, Brenda combines theoretical knowledge with practical methodologies to ensure that the right people are engaged in the right conversations to design robust and workable solutions.
As an educator, Brenda designs and facilitates a wide range of workshops customized to the unique needs of practitioners, including change management, team building, design thinking, engaging stakeholders, business partnering, and more. Brenda has taught at the graduate level at Queen’s University and leads several OD-related programs for the Queen’s Industrial Relations Centre.
Brenda is co-author of Building Smart Teams: A Roadmap to High Performance. Her research has been published in prestigious journals, including the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science and Research in Organizational Development and Change. Brenda holds a Ph.D. and MA in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University and a MIR from Queen’s University. Her research interests include organizational design, change, and innovation.
As a lifelong learner, Brenda is passionate about creating workplaces that inspire, connect, and grow people.