Benoît has over 20 years of experience managing organizations and projects, specializing in strategic planning, facilitation and capacity building. He is particularly interested in the development of individual and organizational leadership and in continuous improvement within public institutions.
As part of his work on the PGF team since 2007, he has led numerous strategic and operational planning exercises, facilitated meetings and supported management teams in various organizations both in Canada and at the international level. He has worked with many organizations of the Canadian Francophonie in the areas of education, health, culture and economic development and supported the planning exercises of various West and Central African agencies.
Benoît holds a BA in Political Science and Canadian History from the University of Ottawa and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex in England. He is accredited by the Centre for Creative Leadership in Raleigh, USA, as a facilitator of 360 degree feedback exercises, and also completed an advanced course in peacekeeping at the Lester B. Pearson Canadian International Peacekeeping Training Centre. Benoît is fluent in French and English, both spoken and written.
Always interested in meeting others, Benoît volunteers at the head of a unique mentoring program for young leaders offered by La Maison des Leaders in Montreal. He serves on the boards of the Fondation pour l’avancement du théâtre francophone au Canada and the Québec Planetree Network, an organization dedicated to advancing patient-centred health care.