Competence Consultants have many years of combined experience as frontline service providers; training & development specialists, in senior administrative positions; human resources and human rights management.
Competence Consultants use models and theories that break through resistance to change, create change agents and transform organizational cultures. We work with individuals, groups and organizations; utilize models and theories that break through resistance to change; create change agents; transform organizational cultures
Douglas has worked as an equity trainer, dispute resolution officer and as Chief Human Rights Advisor at Centennial College.
Douglas’ work now focuses on the field of organizational change management, diversity, human rights and cultural competence. His primarily works on building the capacity of smaller community based not for profit organizations, providing strategic planning, systems reviews, process facilitation, and a range of professional development services. He has demonstrated a long history of commitment to youth development, regularly providing training and organizational development to many youth empowerment agencies such as SERVE! He has also worked with the Toronto District School Board on anti-discrimination initiatives and in alternative school programs. Douglas is also very active in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual community and he was the founding Executive Director of the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention.
Douglas was the 2006 recipient of the City of Toronto’s William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations.
Gloria is a Registered Social Worker and psychotherapist. She has a Master's in Adult Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, a Diploma in Human Services Management from George Brown College and a Bachelor of Social Work from McMaster University.
Gloria has 25 years of local, national and international experience in individual, organizational, and community capacity building. In her professional career she has been Executive Director of Bereaved Families of Ontario Toronto Office; Education and Organizational Development Specialist at Casey House Hospice; Coordinator of a community Anti-racism Project; Manager of a Rural Development Organization in Botswana, and a Life Skills Coach/Adult Educator at Mohawk College. She has lived and worked in India, Australia, Israel and Botswana. She has published articles in the area of Care for the Caregiver and Hospice Volunteers. She is a member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists and the Canadian Association of psychodynamic therapists. Gloria is also a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Facilitator. For more information about this go to: www.mindfultherapies.com/gloria_murrant.php. For more about Gloria’s psychotherapy practice go to www.therapytoronto.ca/gloria_murrant.phtml.
"Staff feedback on the foundation level training was overwhelmingly positive! Gloria and Douglas are sensitive and engaging facilitators. We are planning the second level of training and will work with them on our broader diversity strategy. We recommend them whole heartedly."
Associate Director, Services and Operations Toronto Region CNIB