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Hubert Saint-Onge is an accomplished keynote speaker, delivering powerful and thought-provoking presentations remotely and face-to-face. His skilful and seasoned approach is suitable for organizational events, conferences, panel discussions and webinars.
MEET HUBERT SAINT-ONGE
Hubert’s client work showcases the extensive experience he accumulated as a senior executive in the oil industry as well as in financial services.
Based on his work as Senior Vice President of Strategic Capabilities at Clarica, Hubert was recently featured as one of five practitioners around the world who have had the most impact on organizations according to authors Larry Prusak and Tom Davenport in "What’s the Big Idea? Creating and Capitalizing on the Best New Management Thinking". The literature in this field identifies Hubert as one of the most respected thought leaders and practitioners in transforming organizations into 21st-century knowledge-based enterprises.
Proven results on a global scale
As Vice-President, Learning Organization and Leadership Development for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Hubert's role was to support the accelerated development of the leadership and organizational capabilities required to achieve CIBC's business strategies.
He developed the CIBC Leadership Centre from concept to completion and ran it for five years.
This work was featured in a Fortune article as a prime example of how to accelerate organizational learning. Hubert's work for the last 35 years has focused on developing the full potential of organizations and their human assets to optimize performance.
EXPERIENCE ON THE GLOBE STAGE
An international pedigree
Hubert holds an Honors BA in Political Science from York University and an MA in Political Science from Carleton University. He was appointed by the Prime Minister to the Board of The Canadian Centre for Management Development between 1995 and 1999. He has given presentations across North America, Europe and Asia on organizational learning, leadership development, and knowledge value creation.
In addition to publishing a number of articles on these subjects, Hubert has also co-authored two leading-edge books in the field since 2002. His most recent book 'The Conductive Organization' provides a blueprint for creating knowledge-based cultures in organizations to achieve breakthrough performance.
Recognized by Harvard University for his thought leadership in the field, Hubert was appointed a Visiting Scholar to Harvard for the 2005/2006 year. His main areas of study were organizational learning, knowledge management and leadership development.
Hubert is a passionate and compelling presenter in English, French and Spanish, and able to easily synthesize disparate perspectives into themes that will support dialogue and build commitment.
Building strategic capabilities
Leading through ambiguity
High-performing teams and psychological safety
Rekindling a sense of community in organizations
"Hubert is a remarkable professional and a wonderful person to work with. His thought leadership is world-class and I always walk away with greater knowledge every time I meet with Hubert. Hubert has a tremendous ability to collaborate with others at all levels, and he quickly establishes strong trust based relationships."
Scott Shaffar, Northrop Gruman