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Professional Registered Parliamentarian

A professional registered parliamentarian, Dave Bennett is a highly experienced organizational meetings, board governance, and association management consultant and trainer.

Dave’s career includes more than 15 years in senior management with national not-for-profit professional associations and over 25 years in executive management.  He has served as an officer with the Canadian Forces, Managing Director for the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board, Chair of the Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada, Director of Accreditation with the Canadian University Schools of Nursing, Director of Defence Engineering and Technical Services for the ADGA Group, and Director of Governance and Component Relations with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Key association experiences include serving as a parliamentarian, leading stakeholders in board governance and policy development, board orientation, strategic planning, development of national certification and training standards and negotiating international substantial equivalence agreements for reciprocity of professional credentials. He has developed bylaws and governing documents for numerous provincial and national associations and led three not-for-profit associations in successfully achieving their Articles of Continuance under the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA). He has twice been selected as keynote speaker for professional conventions internationally.

Dave graduated from the Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Association Executives, the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Association, the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. He currently sits as a Director on Board of Directors for the National Association of Federal Retirees – Ottawa Chapter and as an advisor to the Governance Committee of the Ottawa Safety Council.

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