We’re all about the business of people. For more than 30 years, The T-R Group Inc. has been best known by the company it keeps. Canada’s corporate giants, mid-sized firms, professional organizations, small enterprises, and not-for-profits.
We focus on the human side of business, helping leaders strategically manage their human resources with best practices to achieve organizational effectiveness and superior compliance and risk management. We’re research-based, results-driven.
Meet Your Team
Our project team brings unique perspectives and solutions to specific human resource and organizational effectiveness issues with proven experience and expertise in variety of business sectors:
Vern Belos, Sr. Consultant
Vern serves as the managing director of the T-R Group Inc. and leads our human resources, organizational development and assessment practice. Vern holds a doctorate in organizational development, a master’s degree in human resources and a masters of laws degree from Osgoode Hall School. He has been trained as a Certified Executive Coach.
Both a Certified Managed Consultant and a Certified Human Resource Leader, Vern brings more than 15 years’ experience to strategic human resources, organizational change, and talent management.
He also serves as a third-party neutral mediator in resolving workplace disputes, and conducts workplace investigations concerning human rights concerns, harassment and violence.
Tony Pilon, HR Consultant
Tony leads our compliance, policy and safe workplace practice area. Tony holds a business administration diploma with a specialty in human resources, and adult education credentials from Brock University. Tony facilitates action learning and routinely conducts seminars and training workshops with supervisors and managers on compliance and legislative training including occupational health and safety. He is a Certified Human Resource Professional.
Additionally, Tony conducts workplace investigations and workplace compliance auditing.
Colleen Carruthers, Sr. Consultant
Colleen leads our coaching and learning practice area. She is a PCC certified coach accredited through the International Coach Federation, in addition to holding a degree in Adult education from Brock University.
Colleen facilitates leadership development programs for supervisors, managers, and senior’s executives. She conducts Action Learning programs, facilitates groups processes, and strategic planning. She specializes in communication and relationship dynamics in holding difficult conversations and a coach approach to conflict resolution.
Colleen provides counselling and psychotherapy services to employees as Registered Psychotherapist with the CRPO. (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.)
Nancy Levasseur, Facilitator and Learning Coach
Nancy is a learning facilitator and coach who have been helping employees polish their business skills since 1984.
Nancy has a strong background in training and human resource development. She has designed and delivered hundreds of workshops in selling, interpersonal, customer service, training and mentoring skills. She holds a master’s degree.
Bill Templeman, Facilitator and Instructional Designer
Bill Templeman, holds a master’s degree and has broad experience in helping organizations in corporate workplace learning and performance. He has won co-authoring awards from the American Society for Training & Development for instructional design. In addition to instructional design, he facilitates teambuilding sessions, and leadership development. He routinely assists employee with outplacement coaching.
Rhonda Smith, HR Specialist & Mediator
Rhonda Smith brings her legal background to all of her endeavors and is known for her ability to make human resources management and workplace conflict resolution “make sense”.
Rhonda has both business and law degrees, and holds a Master of Laws in Alternate Dispute Resolution. She spent a number of years representing management in labor and employment disputes.