Visionary, Leader, Educator
James Aitchison brings a plethora of experience from multiple perspectives and leverages his skills to support and build capacity in change management. His unique style allows teams to collaboratively set direction and intentionally plan to implement the steps necessary to cause cultural shifts. His work is being highly sought after as the changes he implements MOVES teams. Communication and Business Process are two keys his work develops in the creation of collaborative, focused teams.
“James has spent the last 7 months working with our IT Services Department in a dual role as a leadership mentor/advisor and as a guide for the implementation of sustainable processes based on proven practices. In this short time, James has fostered a cohesive environment focused on accountability, which has seen measured improvement in prioritization and completion of projects. His work in supporting the leadership team, both in departmental restructuring and effective communication, has led to a cultural shift with a noticeable increase in collaboration within teams, within the larger department, and across departments. His style has allowed this new leadership team to develop the culture and style that works best for them, while offering the support and advice to make them successful, in this transformational time for the IT Services Department. All of this, while reinforcing the Board’s core mission to Ignite Learning.
David Visser, Associate Director, DDSB