Transformational Learning

All of our consultants, instructors and facilitators are committed to 3 key transformational truths.  We make the work interesting, by creating an energy and curiosity.  We help you and your teams think differently about how they do what they do (shift a paradigm or two); and, we ensure that learners can apply their new-found knowledge immediately on the job.  All 3 combined make experiences transformational and help the learning “stick”.

Needs Assessment: Survey

At the start of engaging you, we offer an advance survey function that is intended to specifically identify what you need.  Working with you, we prepare questions that address any number of operational, staffing or cultural realities that you believe need attention.  Survey findings then help us shape the training content while also allowing us to affordably customize it.  This includes real-world scenarios and practical realities unique to your particular business or industry.


It goes without saying that we would love to work with you on an on-going basis but that’s not always practical. You can optimize your training or consulting investment by allowing us to train-your-trainers.  We are happy to create the “tools” and resources that your trainers need so they can get a confident, strong start and, more importantly, ensure that the learning momentum continues.


Jennifer Patrick, MBA

Jennifer Patrick, MBA

Executive Director

Jennifer is a 2000 MBA graduate of Canisius College. She has 25 years of management and consulting experience to her role as Executive Director of the Center for Professional Development. Having worked in private and public sectors in both the US and Canada, she brings a transformational approach to all CPD programming. Jennifer also teaches in the College’s own Wehle School of Business (change management) and sessionally at the University of Toronto’s Centre for the Management of Technology and Entrepreneurship (School of Engineering).

Dr. Denise Rotondo, PhD

Dr. Denise Rotondo, PhD

Dean, Wehle School of Business

Dr. Denise Rotondo brings significant energy and experience not only to the Wehle School of Business (as its first female Dean) but also in her oversight of the Center for Professional Development. Working with the team, she brings seasoned insight into what the best global schools are doing in business, graduate preparation and professional development. She has an esteemed working history with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a gold standard in accreditations that the Canisius Wehle School of Business has proudly maintained since 1977.

Celebrating 50 years for our Wehle School of Business. Internationally-recognized. Transformative.