Large and Small Group Facilitation,
Consensus Building, Conflict Resolution,
Relationship Building, Effective Public Engagement
After a successful number of years in progressive management roles with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Kimberly accepted a position in the Yukon Government’s Cabinet Office. At the age of 30 she was appointed Deputy Cabinet Secretary, with the distinction of being one of the youngest women to hold a Cabinet Secretary position in the history of the Canadian Public Service
In 1999, Kimberly was recruited by the Privy Council Office to join the implementation team helping to design, establish and train the administration for the newly established Nunavut Government. Kimberly was instrumental in establishing Cabinet Office policies and procedures. She has the distinction of preparing Nunavut’s first Cabinet meetings and overseeing the planning sessions for this historical shift in Canada’s political landscape.
In addition to Deputy Cabinet Secretary and Special Advisor, Kimberly has held the positions of Director of Policy and Planning, Director of Communications, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, Manager of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy and Manager of Contentious Issues and Briefings. She was also part of the three person negotiating team representing the Yukon Government in the Yukon Medical Association’s salary negotiations, project managed a number of Premiers’ Conferences and negotiated the signing of numerous intergovernmental agreements.
Kimberly is an International Association of Facilitators Certified Professional Facilitator and works with groups numbering 5 to 500. She has facilitated community groups, professionals associations, volunteers organizations, academic institutions, hospitals, medical and research professionals, government departments and stakeholder groups. She has an international reputation as expert facilitator and has facilitated at the 1998 International Sustainable Development in the Arctic Conference, the United Nations sponsored Conference on Human Develop in Takayama, Japan in 2009, as well as sessions in Turkey, Netherlands, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, France, Malaysia and across North America.
Kimberly holds the appointment of visiting scholar at Queen’s University, is the current Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Facilitators and is member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario and Canada. Ms Bain has certificates in mediation and dispute resolution and is an instructor at the Mediation Centre of Southeastern Ontario, Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College. Kimberly has an Honours Degree from Queen’s University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Carleton University.
As Senior Partner at Bain Group Consulting, Kimberly has spent the last 14 years helping public sector and not-for-profit clients reach a sustainable consensus, resolve conflicts, effectively engage their clients/stakeholders/public and make meetings a productive use of time and effort. Kimberly knows that groups of people have great wisdom and together are able to produce amazing results. She is well known for her facilitative and consensus building style and loves to help individuals and groups to do incredible things. She prides herself on providing innovative and practical solutions to the problems faced by her clients, and assisting them to implement those solutions to a successful conclusion.