Webcast July 10 2014

posted Jul 21, 2014, 2:44 AM by darren.cannell@galexgroup.com   [ updated Aug 8, 2014, 9:38 AM ]

Dr. Jim Propp, owner and Principal of Opsis Group Consulting was born and raised in Yorkton, SK. He attended the University of Regina (B.Ed) and the University of Saskatchewan (M.Ed., Ph.D). In completing his graduate studies, Jim specialized in organizational behaviour and  organizational theory with particular interest in human relations and human resources, positive relationship building, collaboration, general HR administration, and the language of leadership.


Jim has been a manager of people  his entire career as a public school educator and Principal in Saskatchewan (1983-2004). He taught post-secondary learners as a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP)  (2006-2009) and University of Alaska at Anchorage (2011). Concurrent with his career in public education, Jim was seconded by the Ministry of Education (1985-2002) as a curriculum developer, curriculum implementation coach, and workshop facilitator and was appointed to the provincial curriculum review committee (1997-2001). Between 2002 and 2012 Jim consulted on a number of organizational effectiveness and program and services reviews with the Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit (SELU). Jim has been working in the private sector since 2006 and regular consults, coaches, and collaborates with non-profit organizations, business and educational organizations.


Awareness, understanding, and appreciation for diversity, learning styles, and personality and behaviour preferences are core values for Jim, and continue to guide him in his work and his life.


Jim has been a student of human nature his entire career and during his service as a school administrator, he honed his HR skill set. An effective trainer and developer, Jim has helped youth and adult learners understand, internalize and articulate effective communication, teambuilding, and positive relationship theory and practice, contributing to enhanced job satisfaction. Inspired by Don Clifton’s positive psychology, Jim practices strengths-based approaches to developmental supervision, professional growth planning, leadership, and general HR practices and self-describes himself as one who “gathers gifts” rather than “dwells on deficiencies.”