Passion describes everything we do at Canadian Training Partners.
Our passion is your success. We have assembled a team of training and development professionals, leadership practitioners and coaches, as well as a core group of career and job search specialists to help serve our client’s needs. Helping individuals achieve their goals and ambitions or helping organizations achieve their strategic goals drives each member of the Canadian Training Partner’s team.
We are a diverse group of professionals with a knowledge base that expands across many industries. We provide Leadership Development, Customized Training Solutions as well as Career Planning tools and assessments to a wide range of clients leveraging a multitude of delivery platforms.
About The Managing Partner
After a successful business career which included management positions in the private sector (Dun and Bradstreet (Canada) Ltd., Norwich Union Live Insurance) and the public sector (Canada Revenue Agency) as well as time spent founding and operating business ventures in the debt collection area (Mutual Credit Recovery) and the hospitality sector (Paradise Point Cottage Resorts), David turned to his lifelong passion: education- and more specifically – working with adult learners to help them develop their personal and career potential.
David retired as Dean, School of Business at Centennial College in 2011 to pursue, his interests in helping leaders grow and prosper. Since retirement, which was preceded by a long association with Seneca College where he was a co-ordinator in the Continuing Education Department and, subsequently the Chair of Business Programs in the Faculty of Business, David has been active in delivering and developing a number of seminars in the area of Leadership Development for his clients.
David is a graduate of Athabasca University (Bachelor of General Studies), Columbia Southern University (MBA) and the University of Guelph (Master of Arts, Leadership). He also completed the Adult Education Certificate program at Seneca College as well as a number of industry courses and seminars in the field of coaching, mentoring, adult education, leadership development, and business development.
For well over two decades the principals of Canadian Training Partners have been engaged in the corporate training field and the Ontario College system. As a result of the success working together on more than 40 projects, they have elected pooling their talents to launch Canadian Training Partners. The managing partner David Johnson has enjoyed a successful career as an entrepreneur, manager and leader in both the public and private sectors.
Our core strength lies in Human Resources Management, Leadership Development and Career Planning but our expertise and experience expand well beyond those borders. Combining the unique skill sets with those of our associates and training partners we have subject matter professionals in areas such as Hospitality, Logistics, Emotional Intelligence, Customer Service, Employee Engagement and a number of other areas. We are consummate professionals who morph todays actively changing world into the skills training demanded by our clients. The team members, like the principals of Canadian Training Partners, recognize the opportunities inherent in driving performance by empowering people and bring a unique set of skills and knowledge to the future clients of Canadian Training Partners. With a total of over 100 years of experience imbedded in our firm, we are prepared to meet and exceed your expectations.
What They’re Saying
“I have known and worked closely with David Johnson for over 15 years. He is a unique individual who is able to combine passion, knowledge, ability and leadership to drive progress. I have seen David progress in his career to become an outstanding and creative leader who I have retained in my business in a very delicate coaching capacity. In this role, David utilizes his communication, organization, and leadership experiences to coach high profile members of a marque federal government agency. Through David’s coaching, members of the agency are able to articulate, and put in play, personal leadership development plans. I endorse Mr. Johnson without reservation.”Bob DelaneyPresident, EarningThroughLearning.com
“As a leadership trainer, David reads and understands people so well that he is always able to guide people through whatever situation to their ultimate goals. Having been working in adult education for decades, David is a true expert in resume writing, leadership assessment and curriculum designing. Attendance in the training program initiated by David will absolutely enhance one's leadership performance and future career development.”Yan (Caroline) ZhaoCo-Founder, Vice President, CHONGQING ZHIHONG MEDICAL EQUIPMENTS
“David truly knows that we all are lifelong learners who relish the chance to grow and evolve. I highly endorse all his skills as an educator, manager and trainer. As his career attests, I strongly believe that he can customize any program that is perfect for his clients in any learning environment and he can structure any curriculum that can enhance the ability and effectiveness of learners.”Eric MoonProfessor, University of Toronto
“David Johnson was one of my instructors in the Adult Education - Staff Training and Development Certificate program at Seneca College. He certainly knows a lot about training and in particular, leadership training. I have no hesitation in endorsing him.”Hanan KaterinaAssistant Registrar, College of Optometrists of Ontario
“David is the best boss I have ever had. He has excellent leadership skills and other staff also enjoyed working with him. David trusts his staff to get the job done and knows how to run a business. He is very knowledgeable, treats employees with respect and is good at motivating staff. David has a lot of experience in a leadership role. I took a training course from David at Seneca and he is also an excellent instructor. I recommend David as both a manager and trainer as he is very skilled in both of these areas.”Jill SchoenhoferPresident, WellConnectedToday.com
“David and I have known each other for many years and through the years his leadership, integrity and initiative have been inspiring. David is able to rally enthusiasm from all types of people: students, entrepreneurs, senior and middle management, front line staff; anyone who crosses his path. No challenge is too difficult for David. He approaches each situation as an opportunity to learn and grow and to inspire others to do the same. David has a vibrant personality and all that know him want to be around him, to be motivated by his knowledge, experiences and infectious energy. I would definitely recommend that any organization work with David Johnson.”Linda BeckPresident, Pillar Performance