Terry provides a range of advisory and consulting services under the North Shore Project Leadership (NSPL) banner. He is a proven specialist in the tourism development, education and Indigenous partnerships fields. He is highly experienced in:
- Project management
- Group facilitation and mediation
- Program development
Recently, Terry was the recipient of the BC William Van Horne Tourism Visionary Award. He also was awarded an honorary degree from the University of British Columbia Native Indian Teacher Education Program.
Mr. Hood has built his reputation as a highly successful project manager over a 35 year period. He most recently established and served for 8 years the as general manager for LinkBC: the tourism & hospitality education network. This precedent setting network model was unique in North America and connected 23 college and university tourism/hospitality programs in British Columbia. Through this organization he initiated the development of the Tourism Online Resource Centre and coordinated the development of a number of tourism-related learning resources including Transforming Communities through Tourism, and Cultural/Heritage Tourism: a Handbook for Community Champions.
As principal of the NSPL consultancy, he has coordinated many tourism strategic plans and broader initiatives for the industry. He has also built a strong reputation as an innovative program developer in the post-secondary education field. Terry has extensive experience working in collaboration with the Indigenous community and, through North Shore Project Leadership, has provided project management services for many Canadian and international clients.
Terry also serves as a Commissioner for the North Vancouver Museum and Archives and in this voluntary role is actively involved in the development of a new museum now being built on the North Vancouver waterfront. He is co-chair of the Indigenous Voices Advisory Committee and chair of the Community Engagement and Partnerships Committee.
A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Terry has also held faculty and administrative positions at the University of British Columbia and Capilano University.
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The NSPL logo
The North Shore Project Leadership logo represents the combined talents of the Squamish First Nation artist Xwalacktun, and designer Jason Brawn of Freelance Imagination. The image acknowledges and respects the past, present and future influence of Indigenous culture on the mountainous Vancouver North Shore region Terry calls home.
Terry is the father of three grown children and lives with his wife near the lower slopes of Vancouver’s North Shore mountains. When not busy working with project clients, he can be found hiking trails in the region, bicycling, kayaking, gardening and pursuing his passion for travel. He is an avid photographer.
Terry is known as an exemplary team player, but also works competently as an independent contractor. Through his North Shore Project Leadership consultancy, he has built a reputation for:
- Leading strategic planning projects
- Coordinating multi-stakeholder initiatives
- Collaborating respectfully with Aboriginal communities
- Developing innovative teaching and learning resources
- Analyzing skills development needs
- Designing effective training programs
- Managing curriculum development initiatives
- Facilitating community stakeholder groups
- Conceptualizing organization models
- Organizing conferences and events
- Planning for tourism development and sustainable growth for British Columbian, Canadian and international clients
“I have rarely seen such dedication and success in providing post-secondary education for the Aboriginal community”
-Dr. R. Turner, Capilano University
Acknowledgements: Terry would like to thank AtBC for use of the image of the Aboriginal mask on this website.