The RETHINK GROUP shares a 42 year tradition of consulting and training excellence in  planning, management, research, community engagement and human resource development.

Founded in 1979, the RETHINK GROUP works with all levels of government, NGOs, business and the non-profit sector to help our clients plan and prepare for the future, and to train staff and enhance volunteer services and resources.

The RETHINK GROUP comprises three principles and our associates - operating from our Ontario and British Columbia offices.  Robert Lockhart and Donna Lockhart operate the Ontario office, while Ken Balmer heads up the western operation - Rethink (West) Inc.  As projects dictate, we collaborate with other top specialists in architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, financial analysis, tourism planning and other disciplines to compliment our skills and experience.

We join your team at those critical moments when it is critical that you explore new directions, strategic options and related transitions. 

Our extensive experience will help you re-focus and identify strengths and opportunities, as well as needs and challenges - and then set goals and determine the optimal strategic response. 

Our specialized experience, data bases and facilitation skills will inform and support your ability to be insightful, objective and decisive.

We've made a commitment to nurturing visionary and strategic leadership.  We work with those who face the challenges head on and who understand that change is the essential survival tool of the decade.

             Helping you embrace change,
                            nurture strategic leadership,
                                              and incubate innovation;
                                                         shaping your future with confidence!

Our Focus

Within the Ontario office, most of our experience is in the following areas of specialty:  

  •  Leisure Services Planning and Management,
  •  Strategic Planning and Visioning, and
  •  Volunteer Engagement.
As an integral component of these specialty areas, we have developed a great deal of successful experience in trend forecasting, community and stakeholder engagement programs, and group facilitation.

Professional services comprise:
  • research and studies,
  • plans and strategies,
  • community and stakeholder engagement programs
  • customized training, and
  • webinars and certificate courses.
The Ontario Leadership Team

Robert Lockhart

Donna Lockhart

Our Associates

When required, we collaborate with top specialists in allied fields such as architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, land use planning, survey research, financial analysis and tourism planning.
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