Huberts 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
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 "Whats 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
thoughtleaders and practitioners in transforming organizations into
21st century knowledge-based enterprises.
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 twenty five years has focused on developing the
full potential of organizations and their human assets to optimize
Experience Around the Globe
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. Hubert recently delivered a
keynote address to the World Congress of Accountants in Hong Kong,
entitled "Knowledge and Leadership in the 21st Century".
This presentation addressed knowledge as the key theme of the conference
in the context of the leadership attendees needed to exercise to
ensure the integrity of accounting firms. 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.
Partnering to Build Sustainable Performance
Building on his experience as an in-company practitioner,
Hubert Saint-Onge has delivered proven results implementing what
he recommends. His current focus is on serving a growing list of
clients in North America, Europe and around the world. His clients
see him as a pragmatic practitioner who readily understands their
business and that can help them shape interventions that will significantly
enhance their performance on a sustainable basis.
Recognized by Harvard University for his thought
leadership in the field, Hubert has been appointed a Visiting Scholar
to Harvard for the 2005/2006 year. His main areas of study will
be organizational learning, knowledge management and leadership
development. He will also continue with his consulting work throughout
To speak directly with Hubert, please contact him
519.580.5840 or 519.656.2320, or by email at