Dr. Elliott joined the Telfer School of Management in 2009, first as a part-time professor of organizational theory and design, and later in 2011 as an Assistant Professor of organizational behaviour and human resources. Dr. Elliott obtained a B.A./B.Phe from Queen's in 1982, and an M.A. in 1984. She then completed a M.B.A. from the Telfer School of Management in 1990 and a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa in 2010. Her thesis examined the consequences, context, and impact of accreditation on Canadian University Business Schools. Particular interest was paid to the effect of evaluative inquiry on organizational learning.
Her research interests are focused on improving organizational performance and enterprise growth in three main areas: human performance, (women's entrepreneurship, mentoring and diversity), performance management in public sector organizations, (including evaluation capacity building and organizational learning), and management education (adult learning and business school accreditation).
Prior to academia, Dr. Elliott worked for a large global consultancy for 12 years, as a change management consultant and human resources manager. In the former, she worked with a variety of public sector clients to deliver solutions in the area of organizational and human performance systems. Clients included Canada Post Corporation, PWGSC, the Department of National Defence, and Export Development Corporation. As a human resources manager, she worked in variety of corporate roles and HR functions - recruiting, staffing, and talent management - to serve practices in Canada and the United States.
Catherine has also managed an independent consulting firm since 2002. Her consultancy has provided services primarily to federal government clients in research and evaluation, training and education and human resource management. Sample projects have included: a review of best practices in public sector talent management (competency management, leadership development, knowledge transfer, and advisory services); an evaluation of the career services function; an evaluation of educational programs.
|2018-2019||Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship||Contributor - Ontario Inclusive Innovation (I2) Action Strategy, in collaboration with B. Orser, Telfer Centre for Executive Leadership and the Ryerson Diversity Institute. See http://brookfieldinstitute.ca/2018/05/17/unlocking-potential-ontarios-women-entrepreneurs/||U||G||Collaborator||$ 224,768|
|2015-2016||Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)||Is the stereotype of the male entrepreneur still relevant?||R||I||PI||$ 1,000|
|2014-2015||Carleton (CREWW Women and Work Incubator Grant (WWIG))||Entrepreneurial Leadership Attributes: Developing a Gender-Neutral Vocabulary||R||O||PI||$ 4,810|
|2014-2015||Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)||Limited by language? Constructing a contemporary vocabulary for entrepreneurs||R||I||PI||$ 1,000|
|2013-2014||SSHRC||Knowledge Synthesis Grant-Mentoring a diverse workforce||R||C||PI||$ 24,552|
*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown
**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown
Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator