Don Rutherford is an international consultant with over 25 years of business experience in Canada and has spent more than 8 years in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. He provides counsel and training in such areas as cross-cultural communication, multicultural teams, global business consulting, and executive coaching.
Since co-founding Culture Connect in 1997, Don has worked with large, medium and small enterprises to help their employees work more successfully with people of other cultures. Projects have included pre-departure and group business programs that have taken him across Canada and around the world. Helping organizations and individuals succeed in the Canadian business context is an area of expertise. Prior to founding Culture Connect, Don worked in the technology sector for a decade.
Don co-authored the 2007 book Recruiting, Retaining and Promoting Culturally Different Employees, as well as the Canada program of the Cultural Detective® series. He also developed the American Management Association’s program Managing a Multicultural Team.
Don is a senior Canadian business resource for relocation/intercultural companies Brookfield, Cartus, Global Dynamics, Intercultures.de, IOR, MIGroup and Weichert.
He has presented at the following conferences – Canadian Employee Relocation Council, Canadian Institute: Hiring Foreign Workers, Canadian Pensions & Benefits Institute, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, Certified General Accountants, Engineers Without Borders, Human Resources Institute of Alberta, Infonex, Oil & Gas and Aboriginal Partnerships Conference, Petroleum Services Association of Canada and SIETAR (Society of Intercultural Education Training and Research) USA.