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Procept Associates Ltd. Announces Acquisition of TidalShift Inc.

Bringing together two training companies leading in their respective fields, Procept Associates Ltd. has acquired 100% of the shares in TidalShift Inc.

FEB. 2018

 

“What first attracted us to TidalShift was its Organizational Lift ModelTM,” says Kevin Aguanno, President of Procept. “This model focuses on developing understanding, skills and behaviours in three areas of competency that underpin any organization’s ability to move ahead, allowing it to be adaptive, effective, and cohesive. We found that this comprehensive model well described the needs of our clients and provided a framework for improving their performance. Through this acquisition, Procept now has a structured way of moving from being a transactional training provider to becoming a strategic partner in achieving long-term performance improvements for our clients.”

Noting the strong synergies between the two organizations, TidalShift co-founder Catherine Daw notes: “Procept’s position in the marketplace as Canada’s premiere project management training provider fits well with TidalShift’s Organizational Lift Model. We plan on leveraging Procept’s deep catalogue of offerings in this area to bolster the organizational effectiveness portion of our model. I see tremendous benefits for our clients by leveraging the combined strengths of our two organizations.”

Kevin Aguanno also commented on the strategic nature of the acquisition: “In recent years, the standards bodies and thought leaders of the project management profession have noted the growing importance of soft skills training for project leaders. In addition, there has been growing demand for benefits realization – projects need to deliver results – so change management skills are now highly sought after. TidalShift brings strong capabilities in these two strategic areas to the Procept team. We believe that the combination of these two organizations will position us well to meet the changing needs of our clients.”

While their back-office functions will merge, the two companies will continue to operate and deliver under their own brands, selling the combined offerings of the two organizations to their clients.

ABOUT PROCEPT
Based in Toronto, Ontario, Procept Associates Ltd. is an international training and consulting company with offices across Canada, in the USA, in Switzerland, and with franchises in Africa. Procept is best well known as a pioneer in project management, business analysis and IT service management training and consulting. Procept and its subsidiaries have trained over 1 million people in over 17,000 organizations since 1965 making it one of the oldest adult training providers in the world. Find out more at www.Procept.com.

ABOUT TIDALSHIFT
TidalShift Inc. (formerly SPM Learning Ltd., the training division spun off the SPM Group Ltd. in 2010) is a leader in leadership and team development, and change management training, consulting and coaching. TidalShift has won several international awards for its work including Continuing Education Provider of the Year from the Project Management Institute and the Gold Level award from the Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly Canadian Society for Training and Development).

 

TidalShift Partners With Agility Consulting To Help Businesses Succeed in a VUCA World

New curriculum enables organizations to be Fast, Focused and Flexible

OCT. 2016


TidalShift is excited to announce a new partnership with Agility Consulting. Through this partnership, TidalShift will now be offering its clients proven Leadership and Team Agility seminars developed and delivered by Agility Consulting. The focus of the curriculum is to help global leaders and organizations to adapt and thrive in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) world.

 

In today’s turbulent business environment, where the volume of turbulence of change is faster and more uncertain than ever, the ability to pre-emptively act and react with agility has become a crucial capability for organizations, teams and individuals alike. With more than 15 years of research and practical experience, Agility Consulting has developed their Agility Framework based on five critical drivers required for organizations to be capable of successfully navigating change: Anticipate Change, Generate Confidence, Initiate Action, Liberate Thinking, and Evaluate Results (AGILE).

 

In today’s turbulent business environment, where the volume of turbulence of change is faster and more uncertain than ever, the ability to pre-emptively act and react with agility has become a crucial capability for organizations, teams and individuals alike. With more than 15 years of research and practical experience, Agility Consulting has developed their Agility Framework based on five critical drivers required for organizations to be capable of successfully navigating change: Anticipate Change, Generate Confidence, Initiate Action, Liberate Thinking, and Evaluate Results (AGILE).

 

Through the AGILE Model®, TidalShift’s clients will be provided with practical tools that will help them become more Focused, Fast and Flexible, as shared in the book, Focused, Fast & Flexible: Creating Agility in a VUCA World, authored by Agility Consulting Principles, Dr. Nick Horney and Tom O’Shea.


“At TidalShift, we are committed to providing today’s leaders and teams with transformative development experiences grounded in proven methodologies,” explains Al Nasturzio, President, TidalShift. “With the AGILE Model® developed and delivered by Dr. Nick Horney and his associates at Agility Consulting, we will be able to expand upon TidalShift’s renown learning curriculum and offer our clients a critical edge for succeeding in an increasingly VUCA global economy.”

 


 

TidalShift Partners with The Mindful Project to Help Leaders & Businesses Build Resiliency, Effectiveness, and Creativity

Mindfulness in the Workplace

SEP. 2017

As part of TidalShift’s ongoing commitment to top quality learning and development, we are excited to announce our new partnership with The Mindful Project. Through this partnership, TidalShift will now be offering its clients access to the highest standard of secular Mindfulness training aimed at educating Senior Leaders and Managers in improving decision-making, enhancing clarity, and expanding creativity.

Mindfulness provides a pathway and a set of tools and practices to better understand what is happening in our minds in order to more effectively respond to our circumstances with improved choices and increased clarity.

In practice, mindfulness supports resiliency — the ability to return to peak performance again and again, and is now scientifically validated as a form of ‘brain fitness’. For senior leaders and executives, Mindfulness has been described as a pathway to increased resiliency, enhanced sense of balance, sharpened insight, and an increase in one’s ability to inspire others.

This new curriculum, unique to Canada, is grounded in the accredited and tested Mindful Awareness Program (MAPS), designed by the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Centre (MARC) as part of the Semel Neuroscience Institute.

Through a variety of workshop formats, participants will learn a set of tools and approaches they can begin to apply in their day to day life both in the workplace and at home that will lower stress, enhance clarity and improve decision making

 

About Beth Wallace

Beth is the first Canadian certified by the Mindfulness Awareness Research Centre (MARC) at UCLA, and will be offering TidalShift clients content and training that builds on evidence-based scientific mindfulness research. With over 25 years of experience, primarily in the education and software sectors, Beth has been working with start-up and growing organizations in all major regions in Canada and across the US, helping them troubleshoot their barriers to growth.

Through The Mindful Project, Beth assists others to uncover their natural ability for greater clarity, resiliency, and presence in meeting the challenges of leadership.

Beth offers mindfulness based programs that emphasize resiliency and growth. The format ranges from presentations and keynotes, to seminars, workshop training, and individual coaching format. Beth also engages in project based in-house consulting.

Beth is a board and faculty member of the Atlantic Contemplative Center and regularly publishes articles on mindfulness.[/expand]