Tom Stephenson, MBA, PMP, CM Lean

Tom Stephenson is an award-winning professor and author whose background in postsecondary education spans over three decades at George Brown College. His diverse teaching disciplines include construction project management, business management, architecture, carpentry, and brick and stone masonry. As a dual-professional, Tom is called upon by industry leaders to translate knowledge, reinvigorate corporate cultures, and inspire innovation in emerging and established companies across Canada. Before entering the academic realm, Tom acquired more than a decade of practical project-management experience, operating a mid-sized Toronto-based general contracting firm. He is the author of four best-selling editions of Understanding Construction Drawings for Housing and Small Buildings with Nelson Publishing Canada and recently released Planning, Scheduling and Control of Construction Projects with American Technical Publishing. Tom has collaborated with the Toronto Construction Association (TCA), The Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) and its member companies for nearly two decades, designing and teaching a number of courses. 

A champion of change management, Tom takes pride in helping students and businesses navigate uncharted territories, take calculated risks, and rise above the status quo. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, he diversified his teaching approach, launching a YouTube channel and microsite to ensure learners had access to timely, relevant content. His 100+ videos have more than 30,000 views.