Rodney Holt is a highly experienced practitioner in leadership and organizational learning, with a passion for coaching and a commitment to lifelong learning. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, drawing on his experience in senior leadership positions in Residential Development, Higher Education, University Athletics, and various business development roles across Oil & Gas and Natural Resource Industries.
Rod holds an undergraduate degree in Management & Finance from the University of Lethbridge and M.Ed. in Adult Learning & Leadership from the University of Victoria. His doctorate (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Administration is expected for completion in 2024 . As the Associate Vice-President of Academics for a Polytechnic University, he emphasized the importance of bridging the relationship between industry leaders and the academic community by reimagining traditional degree constructs into micro-credentialed pathways.
Mr. Holt has developed learning experiences in oil and gas, sales, construction, government, and more. He fosters relationships and trust through active listening, establishing creative spaces for individuals to be self-reflective and innovative in articulating the opportunities that are available. He carefully uses questions coupled with deep listening and supportive coaching tools to enable individuals to discover the right questions to ask and see progressive pathways forward.
Rod serves as a community coach for football, basketball, and youth leadership initiatives. He and his family are passionate outdoor activists who enjoy spending time in the pristine Canadian Rockies.