His broadcast media career experience (on-air and administrative in radio and televisions) includes radio program host, journalist, interviewer and program manager.
He has extensive background in audio-visual productions.
Volunteer participation in the community and province provides a mastery level knowledge of the not for profit sector through positions on various positions on Boards of Directors, Committees and community causes/events.
He’s developed and taught courses at a College level for adults in public relations/ communications theory and practice as well as designed/executed communication plans.
Additionally, he’s conducted workshops on communication planning and media training for spokespersons (for staff and board members) in the private and not-for-profit sectors.
His consulting practice and personal approach to projects are based on a foundation of excellence in business and customer service ethics as outlined in the principles of: the Sault Ste. Marie and District Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Public Relations Assocation.
In healthcare his background includes: Diploma, Clinical Management, Ontario Hospital Association credit program; Front Line Leadership, The Achieve Group; Continuing Education Teleconferences, through Telemedicine, University of Toronto and Northeastern Ontario Teleconference Network, Sudbury; Quality Service in Healthcare, sponsored by Harvard School of Public Health, and presented at Babson College, Boston, MA
Professional achievements and affiliations have included:
> International Association of Business Communicators > Health Care Public Relations Association of Canada > Public Relations Society of America, Health Academy, only Canadian to hold membership at the time > Society for Health Care Marketing and Public Relations, certification awarded, 1985; accreditation, 1991; only Canadian to earn designation at the time > The Canadian College of Health Service Executives > Michigan Healthcare Communicators Association, Past Director, Upper Peninsula Michigan District 8; first Canadian to hold office > Association for Health Care Philanthropy > Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Charter Member
Experienced in international settings, Art Osborne has organized trade missions to Ireland and Costa Rica. He’s also produced television documentaries on armed forces roles in Germany, Cyprus and Egypt. Personal travels have taken him to various Caribbean countries. Family military service research is a current special interest.
Special interest memberships:
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 25
Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
Bomber Command Museum of Canada
Canadian Aviation Historical Society
Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior
Lake Superior Marine Museum
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders Glens Association