Shannon Jackson is an Associate Director with the Education and Skills Knowledge group of the Conference Board of Canada. She joined the Conference Board of Canada in 2015 and led the HR Transformation research portfolio until fall 2018. Shannon led The Board’s research on strategic workforce planning, HR Transformation, evidence-based decision-making skill development, and the changing nature of work in Canadian organizations. She has been instrumental in leading the design, planning, and development of many core research initiatives and custom research engagements involving complex qualitative data analysis and analytics.
Prior to joining the Board, Shannon’s twenty-five-year career focused on organizational design and effectiveness, skills development and transformation. She has developed a unique perspective of the Canadian workforce through her senior and leadership roles in Consulting, Operations, and Human Resources. Her industry experience includes, Software/IT, Professional Services, Financial Services, Heavy Industry and Hospitality.
Shannon holds a Master of Industrial Relations - University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Business Administration - University of New Brunswick. She is a certified Change Management professional with PROSCI and held a Certified HR Professional designation in New Brunswick.