2018 Presenter

John Sedgwick

John Sedgwick lives in St Catharines, ON and is presenting:

John is a lifelong student of group dynamics and the art and science of facilitation. And though he’ll probably retaliate with water bombs for our saying this, Sedge is arguably one of the world’s authorities in this area.

For the past decade John has designed and delivered training programs for corporate clients including General Motors, Dofasco, Stelco, and Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. For more than 20 years before that he was Professor of Business Administration at Mohawk College, designing and developing training programs tailored for corporate and government clients.

John conducts seminars and workshops through North America and Europe in the field of management development. He is a former adjunct professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity, and has presented at creativity conferences throughout the world.

Sedge is also the spark plug that ignited the conceptual thinking behind Facilitators Without Borders and is one of its founding directors.

In the past, John has presented:


  • Critical Thinking: Has critical thinking taken a holiday? (2017)
  • Mirror, Mirror: Learn the art and science of delivering and receiving feedback (2016)
  • %&#$* It’s BROKEN! Being creative when things aren’t working (2013)
  • %&#$* It’s BROKEN! Being creative when things aren’t working (2012)
  • Scrambled Eggheads: Ideas in collision and collusion (2012)
  • So, How’s That Working for Me? Building your own personal feedback loop (2011)
  • The Charging Rhinos: When big-and-hairy trumps tools-and-techniques, try emergence! (2010)
  • Yoda’s Sock (2009)
  • Don’t Debate Facilitate! (2008)
  • All About Why? (2007)
  • Feed It Forward: How to make feedback do the job it’s supposed to (2007)
  • The Civil War in Your Head and How to Win it (2005)
  • The New Science of Cognitive Capability (2005)
  • It’s Your Mind, But What’s Really Driving It? (2004)
  • Creativity in Context (2003)

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