Clients & Testimonials


Avant Learning has consulted for dozens of programs, from non-for-profits all the way to the United Nations.


St. Lawrence College, Zambian College of Open Learning (ZAMCOL), Tamwood College, Collège Multi-Hexa


Queen’s University, Royal Roads University. The University of Alberta, Dalhousie University, Glendon College/York University, Universidad Estatal a Distancia de Costa Rica


Commonwealth of Learning (COL), United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Development Gateway, Industry Canada, Open School BC


St. Lawrence College, Zambian College, Queen’s University/Kingston General Hospital Department of Pathology Alberta Rehabilitation Continuous Learning Network, Canadian Council on Learning’s Centre for Health & Learning, Workers Compensation NS and Workers Compensation Board of Alta


World University Service of Canada/Zimbabwe, Victoria International Buskers Festival


“I worked with Robert on several projects while I was working for the Commonwealth of Learning including designing and developing several courses for COL’s Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC).

Robert and I also worked on a World Bank-sponsored project called the Development Gateway which provides daily news stories about international development.

During this time, Robert demonstrated true leadership and professionalism in his ability to work with experts from a variety of disciplines around the world. The courses he developed were excellent and remain in use by VUSSC. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Robert and his team again.

– Paul West, Former Director of Knowledge Management, Commonwealth of Learning

“I did an intercultural assessment and coaching session with Avant Learning earlier this year. I wanted to see where I stood in the spectrum of diversity acceptance, so to speak, and, as I work in healthcare, I wanted to address any potential gaps in knowledge I may uncover.

I have to say, I really enjoyed the process, it is simple to use, even for someone like me, who is not tech savvy.

We have people of many different cultures and nationalities at my workplace, so I feel that the more people participate in this process, the stronger our organization will be. I would highly recommend Robert and Avant Learning as your intercultural specialist.

– Gaston Deveaux – Senior Pharmacist, Loblaws, NB.

“At Dalhousie, Robert was instrumental in the development and implementation of a 10-course Diploma in Disability Management.

His instructional design skills, delivered collaboratively across a diverse group of players (health professionals, Workers Compensation managers and university administrators) was a key ingredient to the program’s national success. I hope to work with Robert again.”

Fred McGinn – Dean of Health and Community Studies McEwan University

“Avant Learning’s work with intercultural assessment and training using the Intercultural Development Inventory is a valuable tool to help a company identify where it needs to focus its efforts to be more culturally aware. You are also presented with a plan, individualized to your own specific results.

Robert and his team made the process easy and enjoyable, and we learned a lot. I highly recommend it for any company wanting to assess and improve the intercultural environment in their workplace.”

Lorne Buchanan – President of GOwithHIPPO Travel & Tourist Agency