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  • Competency and Organizational Development Consultant

    Griffiths Sheppard Consulting Group

    Competency and Organizational Development Consultants



    Since 2002 Griffiths Sheppard Consulting Group has served Canada’s backbone industries, helping to create learning organizations that can thrive in an uncertain future. From strategic and cultural alignment, through organizational capacity assessment and enhancement, competency analysis and development, and performance analytics we can assist you at any stage on your journey



    Contact: Jeff Griffiths

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  • News - ​There’s a fresh approach to work site safety with Waiward Steel’s MODOS competency management system

    Click here for an inspiring story turning tragedy into innovation and excellence in the field of safety and competency tracking.

  • Budget 2017 Sees Innovation and Competency Keys to Adaptive Work Force

    Interested in how the new 2017 Budget will affect our efforts to improve productivity and safety?


    Check out this blog post: Click Here from our local GO Productivity blogger Ken Chapman.

  • SCMA AB White Paper : Supply Chain As A Strategic Asset


    How do you go about managing a Supply Chain which is enormous and complicated that is not controlled by a single owner? The answer lies in the concept of “strategic asset” and how it is managed.

  • Strategic Value Chain Leadership and the Five Shifts

    Great changes are afoot in the supply chain management (SCM) world. As a profession, SCM emerged over twenty years ago in the 1990s when the fields of procurement and logistics integrated. Now we are on the doorstep of an even more powerful set of integrative and evolutionary shifts. We call these the “five shifts”. The five shifts are not independent, but highly inter-related and inter-connected – a network of transformative changes in thinking, processes, and skills that are destined to create a bold new future for those supply chain managers willing to progress to the next level.

    This white paper explores and outlines the five shifts, relates them to three stages of supply chain professionalism as one progresses from manager to director to executive, and then suggests some key training areas for future professional development.

  • Benchmarking 101 from COAA

    Interested in learning about Benchmarking? Check out the great information and database of projects available to you.

  • COAA Workforce Development Best Practices

    The COAA Workforce Development committee members work toward a vision where Alberta's construction industry has access to a workforce with the right mix of skills at the right time and in the right numbers. They are leading the way when it comes to strategic thinking about Alberta's future workforces, as well as ensuring there are opportunities and respect for all Albertans within the construction industry.

  • COAA Contracting Best Practices

    The COAA Contracting committee is responsible for developing best practices that enhance efficiency and performance for all parties on industrial projects in Alberta. The committee's goal is to offer tools that help contracting parties be clear on the obligations and risks they are about to undertake, and maintain a consistent approach in contract development, preparation and administration in an effort to make contracting in Alberta's construction industry more efficient and cost-effective.

  • COAA Construction Performance Best Practices

    The COAA Construction Performance committee operates under a mandate to improve productivity in heavy industrial construction and industrial maintenance. The committee is developing next-generation tools for advanced work packaging, championing the implementation of workface planning and rework reduction strategies, and developing the tools and the culture for incorporating benchmarking into Alberta construction practices.

  • COAA Safety Best Practices

    COAA Safety committee members are committed to improving safety and performance in Alberta's construction industry. They work collaboratively to identify, develop and support the implementation of innovative philosophies, practices and tools that help improve safety performance for owners, contractors and labour groups.

  • COAA Winter Works Best Practice

    The COAA "Winter Works" best practice provides guidelines to follow when developing a winter (cold weather) preparedness construction program specific to the company or site requirements.

  • COAA Best Practice: Advanced Work Packaging


    Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) is a disciplined approach to improving project productivity and predictability. It accomplishes this by aligning planning and execution activities throughout the project life cycle, from project set-up to start-up and turnover.

  • COAA Best Practice: Module Assembly

    A guideline to assist all module stakeholders in developing their own project-specific module assembly plan. This tool outlines a number of key principles that should be adopted for all module assembly projects.

  • Special Report: The new project era: Aligning capital costs with new market realities

    Working with its APIN partners COAA and GO Productivity, JWN conducted a comprehensive review of research into the factors that contribute to poor project delivery in Alberta, as well as a number of the solutions that have been identified.

  • JWN Oilweek Top 100 Oil & Gas Producers (2016)

    Oilweek Top 100

    Oilweek's definitive list of the top 100 Canadian oil and gas producers in 2016.

  • JWN Service & Supply Industry Outlook

    A complete market outlook including information on how service and supply companies are adapting to the low oil environment; current challenges and opportunities; short- and long-term strategies to survive and thrive; and an industry forecast on what 2016 and beyond has in store for the sector.

  • UofC Report on Lump Sum Contracting in Oil & Gas Capital Projects


    The main goal of this report is to study the potential for lump sum contracting and to answer the question whether lump sum contracting increase the efficiency and cost and schedule predictability of on major projects in the Western Canadian oil and gas sector.

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  • UofC Report on Improving Construction Productivity in Oil & Gas Capital Projects


    This paper describes the findings of an ongoing research project at the UofC that outlines the most critical aspects that can improve productivity in the delivery of oil and gas construction projects in Alberta.

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