About John Howie Learning

John Howie johnhowie.ca

I started John Howie Learning for one reason: I love learning!

A strong learning strategy will take your business from basic to extraordinary. 

Your workforce is your greatest asset, and you can't grow without good people. Investing in your people and planning for their development is critical to your brand.

People call me the Instructional Design Grand Poobah as I've designed and delivered thousands of courses. These have been live, online, hybrid, VR, text-based, synchronous and asynchronous. The secret to successful instruction? Create an emotional reaction. I can show you how.

Do you need some structure around your software or learning management systems? I can get you organized, and save you money in the process. I'm an HR Information Systems nerd: I've led several software implementations, including BlackBoard, SAP SuccessFactors, Litmos, Moodle, FiLMS, Eco, etc.

I'm also a lifelong learner: when learning new programs and implementing them, any ignorance about the business function becomes my strength. I'll do a deep dive to learn it all, and then I'll deliver fit-for-purpose learning.

I believe that learning goes hand-in-hand with strong communications, and many projects require this dual expertise. My associates and I bring both to the table, for end-to-end support that creates successful outcomes.

We support clients across many sectors, including: 

Municipal and Provincial Governments

  • The City of Calgary, Corporate Planning Applications Group
  • Government of Alberta, Justice Department

Government Agencies and Organizations

  • Parks Canada
  • Calgary Transit

Real Estate – REALTOR® licensing and training programs

  • British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA)
  • Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®) 
  • REALTORS® Association of Edmonton (RAE)
  • Association of Saskatchewan REALTORS® (ASR)
  • Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® (NSAR)
  • REvia®, the real estate knowledge network 

Oil and Gas

  • TransCanada Corporation 
  • SemCAMS gas processors

Construction and Ground Services

  • Badger Daylighting Environmental Services 


  • McHard Consulting 

Post-Secondary Education

  • University of Victoria, Continuing Studies
  • Mount Royal University, Career Services 
  • St. Mary’s University, Continuing Education 
  • SAIT

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