As a professor, consultant, and researcher, I firmly believe that the best work is done through cooperation and collaboration with the various individuals, organizations, and teams that I work with. The process may not always be easy; however excellence is more than a level that is achieved. I firmly believe that the journey we take towards our excellence is where the most learning and development can occur. This website contains information related to my work, and highlights the statement that defines everything I do: search for excellence. Welcome!
IN THE NEWS
McGill’s Teaching and Learning Services MOOC
Event: March 13, 2015, Montreal, QC
Raye was invited to present as part of McGill’s Teaching and Learning Services MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) entitled Social Learning for Social Impact. In her talk “Unleashing the Power of Teamwork and Human Relations”, Raye outlined for students the many benefits that can be found when teams are given the best tools to tap into and unleash their best work through training to advance team accomplishment and effectiveness.
Cadets Canada program
Event: March 19, 2015, Montreal, QC
Raye was invited to present to a group of teens and young adults from the Cadets Canada program (specifically the 803 North Shore Sabre Squadron). Entitled “Living in Space: Lessons Learned from Training Astronauts”, Raye outlined her experiences about training and working closely with astronauts, and how complex real practice in working with groups in the space sciences field and lessons learned from extreme situations, can be applied to groups in general.
AGNICO Eagle Mines Limited
Posted on November 26, 2014, Toronto
Once again, this fall, Prof. Kass was invited to address key stakeholders and upper management from AGNICO Eagle Mines Ltd. This last of three presentations focused on the challenges that arise when working with today’s multifunctional teams in network organizations.
Niagara Institute: The Conference Board of Canada
Posted on October 16, 2014, Montreal
In this 60-minute invited webinar session Prof. Raye Kass, Ross Roxburgh, Executive Director of The Niagara Institute, and participants explored the dynamics behind the inescapable influence of a group's emotional underworld with the view to maximizing team effectiveness and task accomplishment.