Dr. Aaron Barth discovered his passion for teaching as a philosophy professor at Western University. By 2011, he noticed the science of decision-making was changing quickly. But there was a problem: these advancements were not accessible to the companies that could benefit the most.
Luckily, helping people grasp the nuances in complex ideas was Aaron’s specialty. He started developing lessons to teach business leaders the most important scientific skill: critical thinking. Soon, he had developed a series of workshops exploring this science through an audience-friendly lense. Dialectic was started to deliver these workshops.
As the list of Dialectic clients grew, we were asked to solve more and more kinds of behaviour change problems. Soon, we were developing and delivering custom training and e-learning to meet this growing demand, always with the same ethos of making cutting-edge science accessible to a wide audience. Each successive project helped to hone our processes into what would become the I2E® methodology.
Even in the early days, we recognized though the market for training was rapidly shifting online, there was very little innovation happening. We recognized a real opportunity to harness novel elements of e-learning to design person-centred training that could demonstrably change behaviour and organizational culture.
Dialectic grew deliberately, bringing in professionals of varying backgrounds—from philosophy and social psychology, to marketing and graphic design—to generate scientific insights, validate them, and then build the most effective workplace training available.
Today, this approach drives our passion for improving the health of organizations and their employees. Often, we’re building solutions to help organizations develop leadership and culture, aid digital transformation, or reemphasize the behaviours of an inclusive workplace. We value co-creation and work closely with our clients, encouraging them to join our team and make key contributions at each stage of the I2E® process.
Aaron Barth is an innovator working at the convergence of science, smart design and technology to change behaviour and transform organizations.
His deep expertise in critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving is grounded by a PhD in Philosophy from Western University. Inspired by the need for transformational, evidence-based solutions to business challenges, he left a burgeoning career in academia to launch Dialectic in 2010.
Ashland Johnson is the founder and president of The Inclusion Playbook, a sports impact consultancy. An attorney, equity and inclusion strategist and former Division I athlete, Ashland has over a decade of civil rights experience working with social justice communities, advising sports leaders and serving in leadership roles in advocacy organizations.
Camille Dundas is the co-founder of byblacks.com, public speaker and corporate DEI consultant. An intersectionality expert, she puts a specific emphasis on the idea that effective diversity work must go beyond gender. Camille’s approach is heavily rooted in explaining what allyship looks like and giving tangible steps to transforming how teams understand how this plays out in the workplace.
With over fifteen years of experience promoting inclusive environments in public, private, education and not for profit sectors, Colleen has been able to blend her passions of education and diversity. As the Principal consultant at Divonify, she provides equity diversity and inclusion (EDI) training to organizations, companies and individuals.
Brian has a PhD from the University of Toronto and has spent twenty years at Encounter delivering engaging programming to workplaces, schools, and organizations to increase religious literacy in our communities. An Associate of the Canadian Centre of Diversity and Inclusion, he is honoured to work with leaders and staff in government, health care, police, manufacturing, high-tech, and service sectors.
Adriana Leigh (she/her/hers) brings 19+ years of diverse global experience as a workplace human rights lawyer and facilitator in gender equality, sexual harassment, and gender-based violence prevention and diversity and inclusion. Trilingual in English, French and Spanish, Adriana leverages her well-rounded background to support organizations to build harassment-free, inclusive environments and relations through training, policy development, coaching, thought leadership and knowledge building and sharing.
Our team deeply understands human behaviour. We use evidence-based tools and interventions to shape it at scale.
With years of experience in designing learning experiences, we go well beyond “whiz-bang” e-learning.
Our work is supported by top-notch research – drawing on methods from surveys and questionnaires to ethnography, interviews and focus groups.
Exceptional work deserves exceptional presentation. Our projects reflect our attention to detail with a modern, polished and understated aesthetic.
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