Joan Roberts has over 30 years of experience managing projects, developing organizations and working with different levels of government. She is a former city councillor and has run her own consulting and training practice for clients in government and the not-for-profit sector since 1998. She holds a Master’s Degree in Organization Development and has designed and delivered over 100 workshops on various topics including management, multi-stakeholder processes and governance.
She co-authored 2 articles in the Fieldbook on Collaborative Work Systems published by Jossey Bass in 2003. New Society Publishers released her book Alliances, Coalitions and Partnerships: Building Collaborative Organizations in 2004 and continues to be on university course reading lists. Governance for Collaboratives: A Guide to Resolving Power and Conflict Issues was released in 2010. Charity Channel Press included 2 articles by Joan in You and Your Non-Profit Board, Advice and Practical Tips from the Field’s Top Practitioners, Researchers, and Provocateurs, published in 2013.
Joan provides advice, coaching and training for nonprofits involved in difficult collaborations.