McMaster University Engineering Students

Jim has been a key participant in developing one of McMaster University's Engineering SELECT Leadership Program Workshops on Values and Goal Setting from the 2011-2012 pilot year of the program until today!

Jim's wish for engineering students participating in SELECT Leadership Program is:


"To become aware of how their values shape their decisions and learn tools to move towards what they want in all areas of their lives."

Here is what SELECT Leadership Program students have said about Jim's contributions:


  Jim was amazing in engaging the audience, full of great experiences and very passionate about his work.  I greatly appreciate the time he set aside for us, SELECT team of McMaster.  Thank you Jim!
  Hello Jim Ribau, this was my favorite SELECT tutorial so far!  Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy days to run last week's tutorial.  It was a pleasure to listen to your presentation.  Thank you!
  Was a great experience learning more about myself, and learning how to apply more direct goals to tasks throughout my life.  Thank you Jim.
  Dear Mr. Jim Ribau, thank you for your charismatic and engaging workshop for Module 3 - Values and Goal Setting.  This was my favorite and the most valuable workshop I've had at SELECT.
Recommendation posted on LinkedIn by Minha Ha, McMaster University SELECT Engineering Leadership Program Coordinator:

  Jim has been volunteering as a coach to young engineering students in leadership development program since 2011.

His expertise and thoroughness in planning and consultation resulted in the development of a strong, fine-tuned workshop module (2-3 hours) in Values and Goal Setting for personal and team leadership.

Jim's energetic, well-paced facilitation gets everyone engaged in groups of 15-30 students. His attentive, collegial mentoring style deeply inspired small groups (4-6 students).

Students consistently ask for more time with Jim. He is an enabler!"

Service Category: Leadership Training
Year first hired: 2011 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity


Minha Ha,
McMaster University SELECT Engineering Leadership Program Coordinator
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