Hendrik Slegtenhorst – Summing the Parts

Hendrik Slegtenhorst is a Canadian author and the managing principal and co-owner of Falstaff Enterprises

Since 1991, Falstaff Enterprises has promoted his consultative work in local government and heritage preservation, his writing, editing, delivery of workshops and seminars, and his teaching of international trade.

Banff, Alberta. 26 December 2010. (Photo: Gloria Steel)

Banff, Alberta. 26 December 2010. (Photo: Gloria Steel)

His 45 years’ experience extends across:

  • executive management of local government and heritage institutions,
  • board directorships in community development,
  • senior management in higher education,
  • corporate appointments in project management, information technology, human resources, compensation, and training at transnationals,
  • accreditation as an award-winning Certified International Trade Professional (CITP),
  • extensive participation in cultural and artistic organizations, and
  • his activities as a professional writer, columnist, and editor.
At Dinosaur Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, near Brooks, Alberta, 14 July 2012 (Photo: Gloria Steel)

At Dinosaur Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, near Brooks, Alberta, 14 July 2012 (Photo: Gloria Steel)

As a writer, he has published Caravaggio’s Dagger (Iguana, 2013) and over 100 works in established literary publications and as a newspaper columnist on local government. He is a professional member of the Canadian Authors’ Association. His website is www.culturalrites.com.

For most of the last seven years, he has served as the chief administrative officer to municipalities in New Brunswick, British Columbia, and Alberta.

He is a former executive director of the Museum of Vancouver; and has held many senior appointments in post-secondary adult education, including that of director of administration and planning at York University’s Atkinson College, registrar of The Banff Centre, and registrar of Alberta’s Athabasca University.

By design, he has lived and worked in Canada’s six largest cities—OttawaMontréalEdmontonCalgaryToronto, and Vancouver—, many of the country’s smaller communities, and all regions of Canada except the far north. He has travelled extensively throughout Canada, some years in excess of 100,000 kilometres. He has as well travelled and worked in the United States, in 37 of the states; Europe, in 11 of its nations; and, Africa, in 5 of its countries.

Crack house demolition, St. Stephen New Brunswick

The morning I had the crack house on Green Street demolished for Linda Noel, the long-suffering neighbour next to it. St. Stephen, New Brunswick. 7 October 2008.


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