James B. Pealow, M.B.A., C.M.A., C.A.E., C.M.C.

2013 Calgary Speaker

James Pealow

James B. Pealow, M.B.A., C.M.A., C.A.E., C.M.C.

Board Professional Staff Development Speaker
Author and management consultant
The GPS to Navigating Governance Roles & Relationships

Jim has close to forty years experience in industry, three levels of government and served as a CEO with not-for-profit organizations. Jim has been a key leader in the not-for-profit community and has served as the chief volunteer for six organizations including a term as Chair of the Canadian Society of Association Executives.

Jim delivers leading edge not-for-profit management seminars and workshops, speaks at events nationally and internationally, writes articles and is a regular contributor to the magazine “Association”. A collection of articles from the magazine is available in the publication “Learning Links”. His book, “Benchmarking and Best Practices for Associations” published by the Canadian Society of Association Executives is one of their bestsellers and is used by progressive association managers and in the Certified Association Executive Program.

He is co-author of another publication “Best Practices and Tools for Not-for-Profit Boards”. He is co-editor and a contributing author of Canada’s first association management textbook “Canadian Association Management”. His publication “Successful Meetings for Not-Profit Volunteer Leaders and Staff” is becoming a must read for volunteer leaders. His most recent publication is “Association Management Evaluation Toolkit - Recognizing Success and Identifying Opportunities for Improvement”. These publications illustrate Jim’s insight into not-for-profi t organizations, their issues and practices.

Jim develops management and leadership courses and instructs/coaches online courses for not-for-profit organizations including the Canadian Society of Association Executives. Through his delivery of courses, projects and research he has been exposed to hundreds of not-for-profit organizations and their challenges and solutions. He has seen the good, the bad and the ugly.

Jim is an MBA, Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a Certifi ed Association Executive (CAE) and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Jim is a recipient of the prestigious Life Member Award, which recognizes outstanding contribution to the Canadian Society of Association Executives.