Howard Williamson

Howard Williamson

Williamson Consulting Inc.

Howard Williamson is the president of Williamson Consulting Inc. and has over 25 years of communications and community engagement experience in Canada. Howard's recent work has focused on multi-disciplinary teams assembled for the purpose of obtaining public input into the design of environmental engineering projects and community planning processes. He is widely recognized for his success in coordinating public consultation processes, organizing World Cafés and managing the communications surrounding contentious projects.

In addition to a certificate in public participation from the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), Howard has completed numerous community engagement courses with the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States. He recently completed a certificate course on emotion, outrage and public participation.

He has extensive public consultation experience in Ontario having participated in dozens of environmental assessments and various road and infrastructure upgrades. These assignments have involved large road projects, major renovations to wastewater facilities, large federal infrastructure projects, interprovincial bridge projects and locating and expanding numerous engineered landfills.

Howard is a past-chair of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and a past-chair of the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre. He is presently a board director at the Caring and Sharing Exchange in Ottawa.

Workshop: Marking PR Relevant to Decision Makers – Using the World Café Process

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