Dwyer

Rocky J. Dwyer, PhD, FCPA, CPA, FCMA, CMA

EXECUTIVE ADVISOR (CANADA)

Dr. Dwyer is an award winning writer, editor and educator who has spent more than 35 years working in the public sector at the regional, national, and international levels. He has leveraged his expertise to facilitate and strategically engage public-sector leadership to support human resource strategies related to education and employability, corporate ethics, environmental stewardship, and responsible management. His research has been published and presented at conferences and symposiums in Canada, Germany, China, Russia, South America, and the U.S. Dr. Dwyer is a university faculty member at several universities in Canada, the US and South America. More…


Relevant Experience

Principal
Department of National Defence

Provides independent evaluation and other advisory and assurance services to the Deputy Minister, Chief of Defence Staff and the senior leadership of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces. Plans, manages and directs a portfolio of multiple, concurrent projects (including their associated financial budgets and expenditures) consisting of program evaluations, formulating strategies and recommendations related to results-based management, developing and promoting results-based management systems and tools, internal audits, reviews or other studies.

Director Audit & Evaluation
Canada Firearms Centre

Developed strategic direction, policy orientation priorities, plans, methodologies, procedures, tools, techniques and best practices for the CAFC Audit and Evaluation function including the development of audit, evaluation and risk policies. Provided authoritative advice and expert guidance to CAFC’s Minister, the Departmental Audit & Evaluation Committee, Deputy Minister, ADM’s, other senior management, internal and external stakeholders and partners on the efficiency, effectiveness, economy of policies, programs and relevance of CAFC’s risk management strategies and practices, accountability and compliance structures including formulating strategies and recommendations related to results-based management, developing and promoting results-based management systems and tools and Risk-based Audit Frameworks, Performance Measurement Metrics, programs, policies and control systems related to the delivery of services by all departmental organizations and functions to effect improvements in departmental operations.

Manager Evaluation Policy & Research Methodology
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Provided consultative strategic and performance advice including recommendations to ACOA Ministers, ACOA’s Review Committee, Deputy Minister, ADM’s and other senior management, stakeholders / partners and internal clients. Developed strategic and operational evaluation and performance measurement policies and plans, which positioned Evaluation as a senior management decisionmaking tool. Directed the methodological design of formulating strategies and recommendations related to results-based management, developing and promoting results-based management systems and tools and Risk-based Audit Frameworks, Performance Measurement Metrics, and conduct of corporate or departmental level evaluation and performance measurement studies to provide credible quantitative estimates of the longterm policy outcomes of the totality of ACOA programs and policies. Directed and conducted evaluations of the Agency’s strategic priorities and key policy initiatives, as well as negotiating acceptance of evaluation results and recommendations.

Senior Advisor – Director General Human Resources
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Provided strategic and transactional advice and recommendations to the ADM Corporate Services, the ADM Northern Affairs Program, the Director General Human Resources (DGHR) and other DIAND senior officials on strategic human resources planning in areas of: employment strategies (Aboriginal Employment Strategies, leadership, learning organizations, centres of excellence and other related areas). Identified and analysed emerging private and public sector Human Resource issues, private sector organizational trends and other issues of relevance to DIAND. Conducted qualitative and quantitative research pertaining to issues affecting corporate business lines. Monitored and evaluated the leadership competency initiative and related programs. Executed the leadership profile development, learning organization and centres of excellence initiatives. Directed the work of contract professionals involved with the leadership initiative and related programs. Consulted and negotiated with First Nations leadership, senior federal and territorial officials to ensure the development and delivery of the Aboriginal Employment Strategies and Economic Development strategies that supported the advancement of First Nations communities.

Director – Human Resources (Alberta)
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Planned, developed and directed the administration of a Regional Human Resources Program; provided strategic and transactional advice to regional management on the total spectrum of human resource services including the analyses, development and implementation of the regional strategic human resource policy and plan, regional Phase I & II workforce adjustment programs. Participated as a member of the Regional Executive Committee; evaluated effectiveness of Human Resource policies, programs and systems; initiated improvements and contributed to the development of regional and corporate Human Resources policies, strategies, and procedures including the upward feedback process for EX and non-EX employees; succession planning, the career development enhancement and assessment programs and conflict resolution program. Prepared briefing notes for senior regional and corporate officials including, the Minister, DM, ADMs, and DGHR. Represented the region as chairperson or as a member of committees or project teams; supervised a staff of twelve engaged in all aspects of Human Resources including compensation and benefits. Responsible for managing a team of lawyers, consultants and indeterminate employees

Education

Ph.D (Organizational Management
CPA (Charted Professional Accountant)
CMA (Certified Management Accountant)
MS (Human Resource Development)