Professional Development at Dunsky

Continuous learning and deep curiosity are integral to our culture.  

We invest in ways for our people to grow their skills, stay on top of the most innovative solutions, and increase the impact of their work.

Bi-weekly Lunch and Learn Sessions

Led by members of our team as well as guest speakers, these sessions cover the latest topics impacting the energy transition, including deep dives into firm projects. Examples of sessions given in 2021 include:

  • Utility and municipal EV adoption strategies
  • HVAC fundamentals and current topics in heating electrification
  • Strategies for achieving economy-wide net-zero targets
  • Reducing reliance on diesel in northern and remote communities
  • GHG Accounting methods
  • Transportation demand management
  • Introduction to life-cycle analysis
  • Current trends in energy storage
  • Decarbonization strategies for natural-gas heated buildings
  • Stakeholder facilitation: tips and strategies
  • Innovative building retrofit financing models
  • Understanding innovative and equitable solar adoption programs
  • The application and impacts of HERD and BERD performance standards
  • The benefits of ground source heat pumps for beneficial electrification
  • Strategies for decarbonizing gas utilities
  • Green hydrogen and low carbon resilience

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Connected to Industry

We are committed to being leaders in our field. Consequently, our firm actively participates in a variety of industry associations and boards. Our people can take advantage of firm association memberships or get directly involved by running for board positions. Our involvement includes:


memberships in industry associations across North America


of our team serve on a
board of directors


of our team sit on association working groups

Each year, we commit to having two-thirds of our team publish, present or participate in industry groups / market activities.

On Project Learning

Dunsky serves a diverse and sophisticated group of clients. This provides the opportunity for our team to be part of cutting-edge projects across a range of areas that impact the energy transition, and exposes you to emerging technologies and innovative solutions. 

Read more about our latest projects by visiting our News section.

Project Management Training

Clients rely on our team’s rigorous and proactive project management approach to deliver results on time, and on budget. To support our team in the delivery of projects, senior members of the firm host a monthly project manager forum to share best practices, recent successes and learnings, and ensure consistent processes across the firm. Recent topics include:

  • Effectively managing project scope
  • Running efficient meetings
  • Proposal best practices
  • Project setup and planning best practices
  • Numerous Dunsky project debriefs
  • Understanding the PM triangle (quality-schedule-budget)
  • Client support best practices
  • Effectively managing project teams

Coaching and Feedback

We believe that coaching empowers people to grow, to be better and to deepen the impact of their work. That is why everyone on our team has access to internal coaching and to offer their own time as a coach.

All members of the team also receive an individual Professional Development budget that can be used for learning and development activities.