BIO

Kim Bater is a human development consultant providing facilitation and training services to business, community organizations and government. Kim’s focus is on assisting the health, education and social sectors and he specializes in the areas of enhancing team skills and leadership. A Certified Life Skills Coach since 1991 and Coach trainer since 1993, Kim has trained new coaches in facilitation techniques, communication skill building, conflict resolution, problem-solving approaches, effective feedback, group development, and program planning and delivery.

Kim uses an experiential approach to assist people in the learning process. His facilitation techniques link the practices of creativity and leadership to individual, team and organizational development.

Kim Bater is also an actor and musician and who is engaged in a life-long exploration of creativity. Clowning, juggling, theatre improv, music and outdoor games are a few of the creative tools he uses to assist his clients with increasing their effectiveness and reaching their potential. The phrase “thinking outside the box” needs tools and a practice to make it real and come alive. Kim assists people to feel and know what it is to be “outside the box” and how to transfer this to work and life situations. To think, feel, and do things differently and then achieve different results. This is increasingly important in a world of change and complexity.

Kim is active putting leadership theory into practice as a community leader. He was the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Rockies School Division from 2003 to 2013 as is currently the Vice-Chair.  Kim was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Alberta School Boards Association.  He was also a founder and former Director of the Banff Community Foundation. Kim was the Executive Director of the Banff Child Care Centre for 13 years and has a thorough knowledge of human development, which he applies to his work in community and professional development. He has discovered in these endeavours that leadership practice requires an acute attention to process in order to build success and create results.

Kim has provided leadership training to the Town of Banff (senior leadership team and Community Services department), Banff Mineral Springs Hospital leadership team, Canadian Rockies School Division, Families Matter, Community Links, Olds College, and Bow Valley College.  He also has experience in working with the Alberta Ministry of Education with department staff, the deputy minister and the Minister.  Leading effectively, influencing, managing the complexity of political relationships and effective collaborations are key challenges in this sector and Kim has experience in this area along with tools to successfully navigate this territory.

He has been a faculty member with Leadership Development at The Banff Centre since 1999.  He is also a consultant for Community Foundations of Canada covering Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and NWT.

Kim with Leadership Development at the Banff Centre

Kim Bater Consulting

Box 1011, Banff, Ab. T1L 1A9

403-762-3665

kbater@telusplanet.net

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