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Ruth Kinzel  |  Pierre Cadrin

Ruth is a Certified Human Resource Professional (CPHR) who holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology and a Professional Development Certificate from the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioural Science.

An insightful analyst in complex and ambiguous situations, Ruth works with organizations of every size to support business excellence. Her passion lies in process as she works with others to build their collective and personal capacities.

She served for 16 years as faculy member of the Royal Roads University Peace and Conflict Studies graduate program in Conflict Analysis and Management and a Professional Affiliate of the U of S Department of Psychology.


Ruth combines process skills with extensive expertise in organizational culture and change, human relations, equity and diversity issues, group dynamics, conflict, leadership, performance management, and applied research.

As Consultant & Coach …

  • helps people clarify their needs and options
  • resources decision-makers to plan and implement workplace change initiatives and strategic HR improvements
  • provides coaching to executives and other leaders to support implementation

As Group Facilitator & Trainer …

  • designs and delivers custom training through Kinzel Cadrin & Associates
  • designs and delivers professional development workshops for the University of Saskatchewan's Centre for Continuing & Distance Education and Edwards School of Business

As Faculty and Conference Speaker …

  • serves as a resource person, speaker or faculty for a broad array of conferences, workshops and programs

As Conflict Consultant …

  • assesses situations and intervenes with groups experiencing strained human relations and difficulties in managing differences
  • designs and delivers custom interventions

As Evaluation & Program Development Resource …

  • as an applied researcher, assists organizations to define and evaluate programs and improvement initiative
  • conducts peer assessments of Crown Corporation boards

Education & Certifications

2004 - Group Facilitation Skills, Community at Work, San Francisco, CA
2004 - Organizational Diagnosis, Community at Work, San Francisco, CA
2001 - Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Qualifying Training, Steps I & II
1996 - Ph.D. (Applied Social Psychology), University of Saskatchewan
1994 - Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP), Saskatchewan Council of Human Resource Associations
1989 - M.A. (Applied Social Psychology), University of Saskatchewan
1987 - Professional Development Program Certificate, NTL Institute, Virginia, USA
1982 - B.A. Honors (Psychology), University of Saskatchewan

Professional Associations

Conflict Resolution Saskatchewan
CPHR Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Women's Network

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Ruth Kinzel