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Hi, and welcome to my website. If you were looking for me you found me. If you were just surfing the web and landed here by chance—well you’re still welcome. Now that you’re here, let me tell you about myself, my company and what you’ll find on my site.

I’m a management consultant specializing in community and organizational development. I live in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (on the shores of Great Slave Lake about 1500 kilometers directly north of Edmonton, Alberta) with my wife and three grown children.

I founded my company, Inukshuk Management Consultants, in 1986. Since then I’ve worked in almost all the communities in two northern territories: with Dene (Indian) and Métis communities in the Northwest Territories, and with Inuit communities in Nunavut.


My clients are regional tribal (band) councils, aboriginal organizations, municipalities and hamlets, business organizations and development corporations, non profit agencies and government departments. I also work with local and regional groups: elders, community justice committees, health and social services committees, environmental groups. In recent years much of my work has been with land claims organizations and/or aboriginal groups developing their self-government institutions.Mike_Bell

Though I work in the broad range of community and organizational development, the services I offer seem to fall into three areas: group animation (facilitation), training, and systems development. Just tap the appropriate buttons above and you’ll get the specifics.

My special area of interest—my passion in life—is to help build a bridge that links the traditional teachings and spirituality of aboriginal elders with the insights of the new science and cosmology. These insights are leading to a growing awareness that organizations and communities are organisms, are part of a living universe, have a self-organizing capability and are guided by the same developmental principles that guide the development of the earth itself. I do a fair amount of writing on this subject and foist my articles and essays on whoever will read them—especially if they will give me some feedback. You’ll find them in the section entitled “My Writings.”

If at any time you need to return to the home page, just click on the Inukshuk to find your way.

 

 

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