Patrick Sherlock

Patrick Sherlock, a senior experience designer and facilitator at Experience It Inc., brings more than 30 years of experience in business and adult education to deliver innovative classroom and virtual learning programs to global organizations. His work includes helping clients with organizational assessments, strategic analyses and coaching and counseling to address leadership development needs.

Patrick’s primary areas of expertise include international education; adult teaching methods and alternative delivery practices; individual coaching and counseling; program evaluation and assessment for individuals and groups; research methods, including quantitative (surveys) and qualitative (focus group) processes; and strategic business and market analysis.

At Experience It, Patrick has designed and delivered innovative classroom and virtual learning programs for large international organizations, including ABB, GE and Microsoft. Other notable experiences include:

  • He facilitated a simulation (The Maxx™) that links value-based management with emotional intelligence competencies for participants at the Bank of Montreal, an experience that received the highest longitudinal rating of any training program in the history of the bank’s acclaimed Institute for Learning.
  • He developed and delivered the Marsh Inc. Graduate Training Program, a 35-day course that weaves traditional technical teaching with the strategic use of simulation, which has become a benchmark of success within the insurance industry.
  • He developed workshops on professional skills and understanding organizational systems for large organizations, including the Canadian Federal Public Service, the nation’s civil service organization.
  • He researched, designed and delivered a curriculum for the Atlantic Association of College Educators that continues to be a benchmark for college educators.
  • He contributed to the development of the Impact! simulation, an ROI-themed program that links individual participation to measurable results.
  • He created and delivered international curriculum for the Thai government.
  • He designed and conducted extensive research projects for private and public clients using survey and focus group data and analysis.
  • He provided training for international adult senior educators from Thailand, Malaysia and Romania.

In his work as an experience designer and facilitator, Patrick draws upon his long career as a professor of economics, organizational behavior, psychology, measurement and evaluation at Nova Scotia Community College.

Patrick holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Dalhousie University and a doctorate in adult education from the University of Bath. He also holds a master’s degree in education, for psychology measurement and evaluation, from Mount Saint Vincent University, and a bachelor’s in economics from Saint Mary’s University.

He has taught economics and organizational behavior at the college level and is well versed in the latest adult teaching methods and alternative delivery practices.