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Rosalyn Rubenstein, Principal

Rosalyn Rubenstein, MMSt, CTDP, CMC, is the Principal of Rubenstein & Associates. A pioneer of specialized professional services, for over twenty-five years she has provided executive training, facilitation and consulting services, helping a wide range of cultural and creative clients across Canada and internationally. A theorist as well as a practitioner, the author of scientific papers, popular articles and training resources, her work has been widely endorsed by professional associations at home and abroad.

Rosalyn has a post-graduate degree in the cultural field (museum studies) and two professional designations — certified training and development professional and certified management consultant, credentials which set her apart with a commitment to global standards of excellence. A respected senior consultant, she is an examiner (oral assessor) for the CMC certified management consultant designation to candidates from all industries and sectors, from education and not-for-profits to financial services and technology.

Rosalyn Rubenstein began her career working in cultural organizations in Canada and in the U.K. and started her business as a social entrepreneur to pursue innovative work for community engagement, widely practiced today. In her new work — Leadership for Engagement and Empowerment — she takes it to the next level. Her vision and dedication continue to drive the company and inspire both its clients and the profession with forward-looking expertise.


Research and Development

Research and development has been an integral part of Rubenstein & Associates since its inception, providing insights on industry trends and proprietary resources to build capacity. Research is also shared widely through industry events, public lectures and publications.



Rubenstein & Associates utilizes a flexible human resources model to deliver the best team for the best value, from one-on-one assignments to large-scale team projects, including multiple-city and bilingual projects. We work with, contract and employ a range of specialists, both freelancers and consulting firms. We are proud of our recognition for student employment, our mentoring and our track record to employ locally when working away from our home base.

Our partners have included prominent arts and culture organizations; research and training centres; professional service organizations; a diverse range of funders; and businesses. Collaborations have resulted in a major conference and symposium, panels and workshops, publications and a wide variety of projects making a positive difference to our clients, the profession and the community.