Alfred DePew

Alfred DePew’s day job consists of training executive leaders and their organizations in change management, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, diversity, non-toxic communication, and implementing vision. He is on the faculty of Center for Right Relationship, for whom he delivers advanced training in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching. He is available for keynotes, breakout sessions, leadership training, staff development, team building, and retreat facilitation. For more information see his website or read his regular blog, “Relationship Matters”.

Before moving to Vancouver in 2007, DePew taught at the Maine College of Art, the Salt Center for Documentary Studies, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. His first book of stories, The Melancholy of Departure, won a Flannery O’Connor Award. His second book, Wild & Woolly: A Journal Keeper’s Handbook is available to Canadian readers through his website and at a few local independent bookstores. His third book, another collection of short fiction, is in search of a publisher—got any ideas?


Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival presents Madeleine Thien, author of Dogs at the Perimeter

Madeleine Thien's novel acts upon the mind with the disturbing power of a dream from which one cannot turn away.

MSN Travel's worst-dressed rating targets Vancouver. Style consultant Jasjit Rai fights back.

MSN Travel recently named Vancouver the third worst-dressed city in the world, and although I don’t follow fashion, I have to admit I’m not surprised. I was used to seeing well-dressed women in...

The Artist's Notebook and Word and Image: two workshops in West Vancouver

Feeling stumped for creativity? You can help remove the mental block by taking two new art workshops in West Vancouver. It's coming up next week, so sign up early! The Artist’s Notebook  Sat,...

Remembering 9/11

Mostly I was following my intuition here. Fear did not seem to play any part in this. At least not consciously.

Honouring Jack Layton, a dream

In the dream, I’m to interview Jack Layton. I walk into a room where he sits at a table. We look at each other, and as we go on looking, our eyes fill with tears. We have not said a word. I cannot...

Susan Moore and Bell Alliance Transitions offer illness and bereavement support

We assume everybody has that support, from the church, the government or community, but that’s not always the case.

Vancouver riots: a new Canadian’s hockey initiation

Somehow I thought coming to terms with the monarchy was my final stumbling block to becoming a Canadian. I’d forgotten all about hockey.

Be The Change “un-conference” attracts Vancouver activists young and old

Conference vibrated with the energy and originality of young participants -- and an overall sense of hope.

What did we see when we watched the Royal Wedding?

At my citizenship ceremony a year from now, there will likely be a number of my ancestors who will look down, shake their heads and frown.

Candidate profile: Jennifer Clarke, Vancouver Centre, Conservative Party

DECISION 2011: The first time Jennifer Clarke ran for office, people told her not to be disappointed; nobody wins the first time out. Much to her surprise, she won.