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David is an experienced facilitator, trainer, courseware developer, and consultant with over 25 years of experience building and delivering solutions for clients across North America.

David brings a unique style and perspective to the sessions he facilitates. His deep-rooted belief that one needs to master the core essence of a concept before moving forward, keeps his sessions grounded and makes the key learning objectives more relevant and applicable (a difficult task in today’s world of quick fixes and miracle cures!). David is often praised for breathing life into the subject matter he teaches and giving his students a unique, holistic experience.

David holds a Change Management Practitioner™ (CMP) designation from APMG International, a Project Management Professional (PMP®) designation from the Project Management Institute (PMI), and is a Certified Training & Development Professional (CTDP) from The Institute for Performance and Learning (formerly CSTD). He is an active member of The Institute for Performance and Learning as well as a faculty member for the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC)—a strategic business unit of the Schulich School of Business at York University—for the Master Certificate in Adult Training and Development (MCATD) program.

David’s diverse training experience extends beyond the corporate setting. In his spare time, he trains fledgling pilots to get their wings and young horses to trust their mounts.





Cross-Industry, Education


Change Management, Curriculum Development, Leadership, Presentation Design and Delivery, Project Management


PDU Webinar Program - what you need to know


David Donaldson on Project Management


Surviving Change in a VUCA World with Dr. Nick Horney

Dave made it extremely comfortable to participate and share ideas openly.

Angela Baldesarra: Executive Assistant, Ontario Pension Board

Very good speaker. Knows how to deliver the information.

Jana Gardner: Portfolio Director, TD

Dave is an excellent instructor.

Tony Fazzari: Project Manager, TD

Dave was very engaging & motivating.

Lourdes Olalia: PM and ScrumMaster, TD Bank

Informative and fun!

Jane Paterak: IT Specialist, TD Canada Trust

Dave always ensured that everyone's comments & feedback were heard. Great in facilitating workshops & keeping the class engaged.

Aijaz Ahmed: Sr. Project Manager, TD Bank

Loved the workshop! I hope this becomes a standard for Mercer -- you are an exceptional instructor. Thanks for putting your passion into this!

Gina Chiarella: Global Project Manager, Mercer

Dave was very engaging and provided great examples that made the content more interesting.

Sebastian van Gilst: Research & Policy Analyst, Region of Peel

Dave is highly knowledgeable & is highly professional, impressive & took a great interest in teaching the course!

Sabbir Saiyed: Manager, Transportation System Planning at Region of Peel