Gale Simpson

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After a successful 25 year career in public relations with the Alberta provincial government and a major Alberta corporation, Gale turned to consulting.  Very early in her consulting practice, Gale got her first taste of public participation and she realized that’s where she would focus her work.  In the past 10 years, she has developed and managed a wide variety of programs for clients in transportation, planning, education, health, and waste management.   Gale is particularly interested in why conflict develops in public engagement and how practitioners can deal with those situations that are now becoming the “norm” and she is certified to teach two advanced courses on the subject.  Gale has been a member of IAP2 since 2000 and has served on local, national and international boards.  Gale loves to travel and continues to search for spare time to journey to new places.