We’re delighted to announce that we’re working with Dr. Rumeet Billan, CEO, learning architect, and award-winning entrepreneur!
The CEO and president of Viewpoint Leadership and Jobs in Education is committed to creating social impact through her entrepreneurial work, and her mission has always been to raise students’ potential by designing experiences that build resilience. As a learning architect, she led the development of a pioneering program in social entrepreneurship at Humber College—the first of its kind in Canada—and is currently the developer and lead facilitator for a new, innovative program in strategic leadership at McMaster University. After speaking about the future of education at TEDx Halifax, the highly-lauded talk was later adapted into a workshop, titled Who do you want to be when you grow up? ™, for students in Ontario.
Billan founded Viewpoint Leadership in 2014 to provide professional and personal development through a series of programs, workshops, and keynote speeches. She has designed and facilitated courses and training sessions across industries and sectors, for clients in Canada and abroad such as BMO Financial, University of Toronto, PDN: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and G(irls)20.
Since 2004, Billan has contributed to various social impact initiatives that improve the accessibility and quality of education in North America, South America, and Africa. In addition to building schools, supporting scholarships, breakfast programs, and soccer tournaments, her vision led to the creation and development of a teacher’s college in rural Kenya. Billan’s professional achievement and the impact of her work earned her the Desmond Parker Outstanding Young Alumni Award from University of Toronto, and the Leaders and Legends Award from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. By the time Billan turned twenty-eight, she has been named—twice—as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network.
The CEO, speaker, and learning architect has written about entrepreneurship, leadership, and education for The Globe and Mail, The Financial Post, Metro News, Professionally Speaking, The Canadian Teacher Magazine, and Global Citizen Digest among others. She is currently a contributor at Forbes, where she is writing about the importance of emotional resilience and psychological capital in the workplace, and writing a picture book about the importance of kids thinking about who they want to become—not just what they want to be.#page two news