Dan Pontefract

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Dan is a passionate leader in the leadership, collaboration, learning and technology spaces and is uniquely skilled to ensure an organization can move from traditional models and cultures to those that embrace participative, connected and collaborative frameworks.

His career is interwoven with both corporate and academic experience, coupled with an MBA, B.Ed and multiple industry certifications and accreditations. Dan is also a renowned speaker and has been invited to deliver over 40 external keynotes and presentations since 2009. In 2012 he appeared on the covers of T+D Magazine and Chief Learning Officer Magazine.

In 2010, Dan was acknowledged by CLO as a ‘Vanguard Award’ winner and is a 2-time winner by the Corporate University Best in Class Awards of the ‘Leader of the Year’ in both 2010 and 2011. In 2012, SkillSoft awarded Dan the ‘Learning Leader of the Year’ for his work at TELUS and CLO Magazine bestowed the ‘Learning in Practice Innovation Award’ as well. He is also the recipient of the 2012 Brandon-Hall ‘Gold Award in Strategy & Governance’. In 2012, his team became a 7-time winner of the prestigious ‘ASTD BEST’ award.

His book, Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization launches April 8, 2013.

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