AGORA Management Associates

By: Agora Management  09-12-2011


Agora Management Associates has met clients’ needs for the following services:

  • management consulting; change management; organizational development; best practices benchmarking
  • strategic studies
  • training and education; workshops and seminars
  • communications (plans, writing, editing, translation)
  • facilitation
  • performance management
  • program evaluation; surveys

Our services have focused frequently on the following domains:

  • partnership, collaboration, corporate sponsorship
  • governance
  • health care
  • social services
  • arts and culture
  • spirituality
  • ethics and values
  • organizational climate and management feedback (360 surveys)


Robert, your handling of our 360-degree feedback exercise for all 64 executives, managers and supervisors -- despite the complexity and the potential for resistance – went without a hitch. Your questionnaire also helped us to reinforce our recently formulated management competencies. The managers who took up the offer of coaching sessions found you very supportive and helpful.
Scott MacInnes, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario

Bob, this is outstanding. Your dedication shows in every page.
John Callaghan, Steering Committee Chair for the Catholic Health Care Leadership Development Project and the "Forming Health Care Leaders" guide (July 2009)

Your grasp of the key characteristics of partnership helped us to refine our questions and to provide well-founded analysis that the client greatly appreciated. Further, your handling of key informant interviews of lead officials of the provinces and territories worked out great; I especially liked your well-written summaries and interpretation, they integrated smoothly into the overall report.
Dr. Celine Pinsent, Goss Gilroy Inc., Project Leader for the evaluation of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HRSDC, Government of Canada)

Your effective planning and management of external stakeholder communications provided an essential element in the renewal of the Canadian Police Information Centre system at the RCMP, because of the incredible complexity of that endeavour. You also helped us to look calm and coherent in the midst of chaos!
Ray Power, Managing Partner, FMP/Flaman Management Partners (Team Leader, Management of Change, at the CPIC Renewal Project, RCMP, National Police Services)

I wanted to thank you very much for the time and trouble you went to in preparing the partnership presentation for the International Federation of Library Associations conference. It's excellent and somehow or other, I think you captured "me" in there too.
William Young, Parliamentary Librarian

When Team Canada Inc first came to you for assistance in bringing some order to our growing partnership and sponsorship program, I must admit I was skeptical. But the guidelines that you developed for us allowed TCI to work in a systematic and responsible manner, not make it up on a case by case basis. This reduced risk and increased trust because our decisions had a consistent, transparent and reasonable foundation. The agreements template also proved to be a very useful tool.
Michael Calvert, former Director, Team Canada Inc (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)