We are a seasoned firm of professionals offering expertise in the higher education field. Our approach involves putting the learner at the centre of any change effort. We do this by working with you to consider changes to policies and practices through a student informed perspective. Our techniques include interviews, environmental scans, broad band consultation, research, surveys and analysis. Our goal is to support institutions, governments and organizations to advance best practice informed by evidence.
At Duklas Cornerstone Consulting Inc., we believe in working closely with you to improve your organization's capacities to make change happen.
The team at DCC Inc. focuses first on understanding your needs, gathering relevant data and developing a nuanced and customized plan for implementing change.
We bring to projects extensive experience in strategic market planning, policy development, systems implementation and business process redesign.
Our team are experts in leading large-scale change across complex organizations. We work with you and your communities to develop change strategies that enable more effective recruitment, retention and student success and mobility.
Working together to develop best-in-class policies, systems and practices in higher education
The firm’s founder, Joanne Duklas, brings to projects extensive expertise in higher education with a unique ability to lead large complex projects. Her focus remains solidly on helping her clients develop best-in-class, high functioning teams and strategies.
Joanne Duklas, founder of Duklas Cornerstone Consulting Inc., is the proud winner of the PESC Distinguished Service Award (2020) by the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council. PESC is an international standards organization dedicated to interoperability and student mobility.
An exceptional capacity to manage work of provincial and national scale successfully, on time, and on budget.
Director - Research and Admissions | BCCAT
Professional, prepared, and well known in Higher Education for expertise.
Past-President | WARUCC
DCC Inc's ability to synthesize and make sense of the complexities of change management, technology implementations, policy matters, and other stakeholder issues has enabled ARUCC to keep pace and remain agile.
President | ARUCC
What impressed me the most was Joanne's and her team's ability to bring senior level expertise alongside the people skills necessary to engage the whole team in the process.
Director of Enrolment Services and Registrar | Red River College
Joanne and her team were able to provide an overview of practices at post-secondary institutions across Canada and to offer solid recommendations to Sask Polytech that are being implemented.
Dr. Barb Gustafson
Special Advisor to the Provost | Saskatchewan Polytechnic
A source for encouragement, collaboration, problem-solving, and outside-the-box thinking.
Director, Student Recruitment | University of Northern British Columbia
Go-to experts for insight, perspective, and sound advice.
Registrar | Ryerson University
Helped to inform next steps for transfer credit research and data in Alberta.
Ann Marie Lyseng
Director, Learner Pathways | ACAT
Over a multi-year period, Joanne and the team at Duklas Cornerstone Consulting Inc. provided exceptional leadership and collaboration.
Dr. Robert Flemming
Director | PCCAT
Thorough, intentional, and always works with a lens of moving beyond the status quo for the betterment of all stakeholders in the higher education.
Managing Director and Deputy Executive Director | World Education Services
DCC's expertise brought valuable insight and provided guidance.
Coordinator | CMEC