Saint John NB ~ Catherine Doucette BPR, MEd, CTDP brought home the National Volunteer Recognition Award from the Institute for Performance and Learning during its national conference in Toronto last night. The Institute is Canada’s association for workplace training professionals.

“Catherine has demonstrated strong leadership at the chapter level by leading the launch of the New Brunswick Chapter and chairing it since 2011,” says Institute CEO Rob Pearson. “Her vision has continued to build and drive the NB Chapter forward. Dedicated members like Catherine are what make our organization so strong.”

Ms. Doucette operated the chapter on her own the first year, contacting nearly 1,000 people individually to let them know about the new chapter and organizing all of its events. In addition, she has facilitated instructional design, learning style, and presentation skills workshops at chapter or national events for the Institute.

Today under her volunteer leadership, the New Brunswick Chapter Executive represents companies in Moncton, Fredericton, and Saint John such as Innovatia, Salesforce, and Wyndham. Over the past four years, safety teams, corporate trainers, nurses, coaches, and managers in NB have learned about facilitation, training design, and elearning at chapter events.

“I’m passionate about workplace learning because training professionals are in a unique position to grow our economy,” Ms. Doucette explained. “Whether the topic is management skills or software, our role is to help your employees become better at their jobs. Higher productivity means stronger bottom lines, which leads to a healthier economy for all New Brunswickers.”

In her life as President of C. Doucette Training and Communications Inc., she delivers leadership, communications, and customized classroom and one-on-one training. Ms. Doucette is one of only seven nationally certified training and development professionals in the province. “Helping people and organizations create their own success fuels my work ~ whether I’m doing business communications training for a client or volunteering for the Institute to help grow our profession.”

November was a special month for Ms. Doucette whose company was also a finalist for the Emerging Enterprise award from the Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Business Achievement awards (OBAs).

C. Doucette Training and Communications Inc. makes a measureable impact on organizations by providing customized learning systems, leadership, and business communications training, as well as training for trainers (facilitation skills, designing for different learning styles, etc.).

The Institute for Performance and Learning is Canada’s association representing performance and learning professionals. Supported by a rapidly growing membership across 16 chapters from coast to coast, The Institute sets the standards for excellence in professional practice through a competency framework, code of ethics, and sought-after professional designations. www.performanceandlearning.ca

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Catherine Doucette BPR, MEd, CTDP
President, C. Doucette Training and Communications Inc.
506.652.9915     catherine@catherinedoucette.com     www.catherinedoucette.com

Resources:          Institute Award Announcement    High Resolution Images


  1. Pat Donihee on November 20, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Congratulations Catherine!

    • Catherine Doucette on November 24, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks, Pat. It was a very special night 🙂

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