Canadian Management Team


June 1st, 2009 - - The NCEA is pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement with Schwenker & Associates based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

     "NCEA's National Certification Program was founded on the principle of raising the esthetician's education to the level required to be successful in today's competitive workplace. Bringing this program to Canada will strengthen the Canadian esthetician's skill set and give them a global step up if they choose to work in the states or to be on the cutting edge," said Susanne S. Warfield, executive director of the NCEA.

     Schwenker & Associates is an independent management consulting practice based in Halifax, Nova Scotia with specializations in Human Resources management and development (incl. e-training, coaching and leadership development), project management & evaluation, strategic planning, and facilitation services. The practice is well recognized for coaching and training management consultants across Canada and for providing services to develop consultants and consulting organizations internationally.

     Kevin Schwenker, FCMC, specializes in Management education, serving as a National Trainer for CMC-Canada (the professional organization of Certified Management Consultants in Canada) and also delivers a number of management courses in the Sobey School of Business MBA program at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada, and as an adjunct professor at SMOT, a private graduate management school in Chennai, India.  He has led a wide range of multi-faceted consulting projects locally, nationally and internationally, for private, public and not-for-profit sector clients. 

     Kevin’s links with the NCEA date back to the founding of the organization. In June 2000, he was brought to New York to facilitate the development of the first governance model, bylaws, and strategic direction of the NCEA. Kevin continued to work with the organization facilitating its Annual General Meetings and Board of Directors meetings for the next two years.  He performed similar duties in assisting with the founding of the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists in San Francisco in February 2002.  Kevin also contributed editorial assistance to the PCI Journal from time to time, including abstracting medical journal articles for issues published in 2004-2005.

Canadian Contact                                              
Kevin Schwenker                                             
NCEA Certification Program                             
Box 36037, 5675 Spring Garden Road            
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3S9                              

Tel: (201) 670-4100
Fax: (201) 670-4265