Registered Professional Trainer, Probus Human Resources Training Design, Halifax, NS. Born: Saint John, NB.
Born and educated in New Brunswick, Rick Joseph has a strong relationship with the African-Nova Scotian community, having served as Chair of the Preston Development Committee and a term as Executive Director of the Black United Front of Nova Scotia (1985/86). During his tenure as Executive Director, Rick founded and directed the Preston Institute, a computer school established at the Black Cultural Centre, which offered training in data communications and technology.
Prior to establishing Probus Human Resources Training Design, Rick served as Executive Director – Environmental Services Association Nova Scotia (formerly the Nova Scotia Environmental Industry Association) from 2000 to 2008.
Associations: Registered Professional Trainer with the Canadian Professional Trainers Association; member of the National Association of Parliamentarians; active member of Toastmasters International, holding the designation of Distinguished Toastmaster.
Education: BA and post-graduate Diploma in Marketing and International Business from St. Mary’s University, Halifax NS; post-graduate Diploma in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS.
Favourite book? Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill. It’s a good guide to goal setting.
Favourite quote? “If it is to be, it is up to me.”
Given the chance, what would you love to do that you haven’t done yet? Find a way to encourage and motivate young African-Nova Scotians to achieve the best in themselves.
Who inspires you? People who love what they do. I enjoy challenges and creating solutions to problems.