Management Consultant

Arnaud SEGLA, M. Sc., M. Sc. Adm., CAPM

Tel.: + 1 (514) 802 2860 / Email: admin@thewisemencouncil.com

Bilingual English / French; elementary Spanish and German

Introduction

Manager of a consulting firm and Think Tank since 2009, I’m building an expertise in ethnic entrepreneurial projects for communities’ economic empowerment through different project management and business engineering experiences aiming to the definition of alternative informal solutions within economic and sustainable development in Canada and Africa.

Summary of skills

  • Specialist in business project management and business engineering
  • Involved in social, ethnic, informal and numeric entrepreneurship
  • Expertise in local, ethnic and informal workforce evolving towards business
  • Analyze and accompaniment of projects within result-oriented management
  • Establish and monitor action plan under critical economic environment
  • Develop project monitoring and performance reports and, presentations, and assessments
  • Plan, draft contracts and service offers
  • Perform group training and conferences
  • Sense of responsibility, interpersonal skills, adaptability, strength of action

Software knowledge: Office Suite, MS Project, Visio, Publisher, SharePoint, XMind, CRM Zoho, Canva, Trello, promotion under Facebook HTML, CSS, create and manage websites under CMS WordPress

Methodology: Results-based management, predictive (Waterfalls) and adaptive methods (Agile) in project management, Lean Startup, Lean, Business Model Canva

Project Management know how
1. Draft Result Based Management Projects
2. Draft Technical and Project Proposal or Documents
3. Correct and Enrich existing Business or Project Plan version
4. Organization implementation and operationalization
5. Elicitation and process facilitation

Business Engineering know how
1. Business writing and conception
2. Build an informal Business Plan
3. Build an informal Strategic Marketing Plan
4. Business strategic and technic teaching
5. E-License in Advising about Community Economy.

Work experience

Consultant Manager in Socioeconomic Action Project Strategy 2009 -…

The Wisemen Council (Montreal, QC) / www.thewisemencouncil.com

  • Develop a service offer with trainings, coaching and technical support
  • Use an informal and exclusive business project startup method
  • Offer training, tutorial and conferences in ethnic entrepreneurship
  • Guides, eBooks and articles writing as well as blog animation
  • Entrepreneurs accompaniment and technical support
  • Prospecting target clients with online and traditional media

Realization: Supporting entrepreneurs’ project. Organizing Idea sharing meetings. Management of research projects in Economics and management. Launching of the brand “Business in the box” with the website arnaudsegla.com

Technical Advisor for Women and Youth Economic Empowerment 2017- 2018

Oxfam-Québec – (Cotonou, BJ) / www.oxfam.qc.ca

  • Coordinate the implementation and evaluation of the strategy
  • Support the local partner in identifying and planning innovations
  • Perform monitoring and act as focus point in potential projects implementation
  • Coordinate reporting – at a program level – of achievements and results
  • Facilitate the participation of local partners and allies to expert network

Realization : Contributing in monitoring UNCDF “Bank the Youth” project. Support in the drafting of an incubator project for Benin Youth Advisory Organ. Perform Reporting and act as focus point in potential projects implementation.

Advisor for Women and Youth Economic Entrepreneurship 2016-2017

Centre for International Studies and Cooperation, CECI – Uniterra 3 (Dakar, SN)/ www.ceci.ca

  • Capacity building for the NGO ALPHADEV in matter of entrepreneurship at Malika (SN)
  • Introduce an entrepreneurship learning cursus for the apprenticeship certification level
  • Train the teaching staff to give the course, do the coaching and write the business plans
  • Assist in the implementation of a cooperative for the groups of women federation
  • Draft different reports and diagnostics

Realization: total mentoring of 17 young apprentices out of 23, writing of 8 informal business plan (including 2 for EIG), made a proposal for election mode for the federation. Fundraising to by a machinery.

Interim Office Administrator 2015-2015

Côte des Neiges Black Community Association, CDNBCA (Montreal, QC)/ www.cdnbca.ca

  • Coordinate activities and work of the office
  • Ensure communication between the different department of the association
  • Develop detailed reports for the City Hall and other funders
  • Prepare and report the minute of the staff meeting and support the staff

Realization: Established many reports for our main funder. Organized a thanking event for the staff and partners at the end of the year.

Project Coordinator 2014-2015

Ujamaa Initiative for Black Entrepreneurship project, UIBE (Montreal, QC)/ www.uibe.ca

  • Coordinate activities and information to support entrepreneurs
  • Ensure a proactive leadership in solving problems (individual support)
  • Facilitate the networking between the business promoter and financing institutions
  • Develop detailed plans of action for various projects
  • Prepare and present reports to various levels of visibility of the organization
  • Manage the budget and project deliverables, as awarded

Realization: Manage the organization of two main promotional events: an annual conference and expo; a business plan based competition. Writing of performance reports. Made an application to a new program

Entrepreneurship Development Agent 2012-2013

Ujamaa Initiative for Black Entrepreneurship project, UIBE (Montreal, QC)/ www.uibe.ca

  • Sensitize and accompany the entrepreneurs
  • Ensure a proactive leadership in solving problems (individual support)
  • Prepare and present reports to various levels of visibility of the organization

Realization: Reached the annual goal in matter of accompaniment and management of an annual conference and expo; a business plan based contest. Writing of performance reports.

Business project consultant 2012-2014

Temari Consulting, (Montréal, QC) / www.temari.co

  • Act as resource member in project management
  • Carry out preliminary studies and projects research
  • Build the objectives of project performance in meeting
  • Maintaining contact with clients and identify needs
  • Investigate the feasibility of projects and prepare feasibility reports

Realization: Advisor and Project Manager de for GSC – Consulting Services projet. Review, writing and translation of website. Research for feasibility reports.

Project Controller Officer (PCO) in automotive 2009

TM4 Electrodynamics Systems (Boucherville, QC) / www.tm4.com

  • Coordinate engineering meetings, prepare and distribute reports
  • Analyze and monitor the performance of continuous improvement and cost reduction projects in engineering

Realization: Update of the scoreboard for cost management. Starting the macro programming for the projects monitoring file. Assist in writing the report for ISO certification.

Junior Information Officer in Public Service  2008-2008

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (Thunder Bay, ON) / www.mndmf.gov.on.ca

  • Perform searches, reviews, analysis on issues of income distribution and development of mines in North of Ontario
  • Provide strategic intelligence in various physical media online

Junior Project Manager in aircraft maintenance 2004-2006

SNECMA & SNECMA Services (Villaroche and Montereau, France) / www.snecma.com

  • Providing solutions for process optimization and productivity gain in the organization of a production line
  • Follow up the key performance indicators of project and responsible of the integration of deliverables in the management system

Junior Technical Officer in aircraft maintenance 1998-2001

Air Littoral, Air Gabon, Aircraft Maintenance Institute, Air Logistic Operational Techniques.

  • Ensure the recording of flight hours and cycles of the fleet.
  • Update the maintenance policies from manufacturer and regulator documentation.

Academic

2018    Attestation of Collegial Studies in Community Development and Intercultural relations

Cégep Marie-Victorin, Montreal, Canada.

2015    7 month Business Coaching/Training 

Global 21 Consulting & Training Firm, Montreal, Canada.

2011    Attestation of Vocational Specialization in Starting a Business

Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys – SAJE, Montreal, Canada.

2009    Certificate in Project Management

École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), Montreal, Canada.

2005    Diploma in Management and International Business 

European Institute of Business (IEA), Paris, France.

2004    Master of Administrative Sciences

Institute of Business Administration (IAE), Bordeaux, France.

2003    Master of pure and applied sciences

Institute of Aeronautical Maintenance (IMA), Bordeaux, France.

1998    College diploma in electronics

University Institute of Technology (IUT), Montpellier, France.

1996    C Serie Baccaleaureate

Lycée National Léon M’ba, Libreville, Gabon.

Certifications

2018     E-Licence in Community Economy

The Wisemen Council

2018    Gender and Power

Oxfam

2017   Gender justice : An Introduction

Oxfam

2013    Certified GrowthWheel Business Advisor

GrowthWheel International

2006    Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Project Management Institute (PMI License, 1216578)

Online Courses

2019    BDC

Financial fundamentals I

2019    Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United States e-Learning

Introduction to Trade, Food Security and Nutrition Climate Change and Food Security, Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan for Food Security and Agriculture Programmes

2018    The Inter-Agency Standing Committee

Different Needs – Equal Opportunities: Increasing Effectiveness Of Humanitarian Action For Women, Girls, Boys And Men

2018    LinkedIn

Finance Foundations; Communication Foundations; Leading with Emotional Intelligence; Nonprofit Management Foundations; Agile Project Management Principles; Building an Online Community; Business Analysis Foundations; Business Development Foundations; Strategic Planning Foundations; Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

2017    Red-Cross International

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Voluntering

Montreal Black Community Entrepreneurship 2006-2011

Economic Empowerment

Supporting member and volunteer for specific projects at African Business and Professional Network (REPAF), Chantier d’Afrique au Canada (Chafric) and Jeune chambre de Commerce Haïtienne (JCCH)

L’Hirondelle, accueil et intégration des immigrants 2006

Social Action

Acting as workforce within a food bank for new immigrants in Montreal

Aviation Without Borders 1999-2006

Humanitarian Aviation

Supporting Member for humanitarian activities

Communities and Organizations

Project Management Institute

Project Management

Project Management Certified Consultant Membership

PM4NGOs

Project Management

Fellowship in development project management

Interests and hobbies

Since 2010 – Self-published Author in Community Economy

THE WISEMEN COUNCIL (Montreal, QC) / www.theleanintention.com

Writing, coordination of publication projects and sale of books related to ethnic identity and economic development.

Daily stretching and personal exercises

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