Biography for Judy Kent
Kent Consulting Inc.
Judy Kent owns and operates Kent Consulting Inc., a company specializing in the effective management of change. For the past thirty years, Judy has provided services to a wide-variety of clients, specializing in the public and not-for-profit sector from local to international level.
Judy is a well-known author, speaker, facilitator and volunteer.
As an author, Judy is best known for her Applied Strategic Planning manual sold in over forty countries. Highlights of other publications include:
• Montreal Tool Kit (legacy document for 2002 World Conference on Women and Sport
· Children and Youth Living in Poverty Tool Kit and Benefits based Recreation Tool Kit for Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (2002)
• Working Together: from Conflict to Consensus (published by International Federation of University Women and adopted by United Nations Consultancy Organizations on Women¹s Issues, i.e., Five O)
• Effective Organizations: A Consultant’s Resource (Skills Program for Management Volunteers)
· “Sport: The Way Ahead” report of the Federal Task Force of Amateur Sport.
As a speaker, Judy has made keynote presentations on all continents and has led strategic planning sessions for organisations, nations, and regions around the world. Clients include the governments of Belize, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Namibia, St. Lucia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Western Australia, and hundreds of social service, sport, recreation and health, education, arts and culture organizations in North America, Caribbean, Southern Africa, Australia, and Europe.
As a facilitator Judy is know for her skill in conducting large forums with diverse participants. Judy facilitated the Management Training Seminar for Women at the University of Lausanne (June 2006), Women in Sport Fora in Shanghai (May 2005), Qatar (March 2004) and Swaziland (September 2003), Sport and Recreation South Africa Conference on Strategy for Hosting Sporting Events (February 2003), 2002 Sport in the City Conference, Melbourne, Australia, and the World Summit on Physical Education for ICCSSPE in Berlin.
The highlight of Judy’s career has been her work from 2008 – 2014 with Generations For Peace. Judy started working with the nascent NGO as the Lead Facilitator and Curriculum Developer based in Amman, Jordan, and created by Prince Feisal al Hussein. Judy has trained over 1000 Peace Pioneers from 53 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. In 2015, Generations For Peace was recognized as one of the top 100 NGOs in the world (#37) and the highest ranking of all peace building NGOs.
As a volunteer, Judy is a Past President of Commonwealth Games Canada and The Lifesaving Society. Judy was a member of the Sports Committee of the Commonwealth Games Federation, and Chair of its Women and Sport Committee. Since moving to the County in 1999, Judy has been a volunteer and Board member of the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory, Chair of the PEC Arts Council, and member of the Arts Trail/Taste Trail Steering Committee.
In 1995, Judy won the Canadian Volunteer Sport Leader of the Year presented by the Canadian Sport Council and the Women of Distinction Award presented by the YWCA. In 2001, Judy was inducted into the McMaster University Athletics Hall of Fame as a Builder. In 2003 and 2004, Judy was included in the list of Canada’s 20 Most Influential Women in Canadian Sport.