Devon Clunis

Winnipeg Chief of Police, Personal & Professional Life Growth, Diversity & Inclusion Expert

Devon Clunis always believed that one person can make a difference and his personal and professional life has been about exhibiting that ideal.

Devon grew up in Jamaica and immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1975 at age 11.  With the help of key difference makers, He was able to achieve success in a culturally challenging setting. The little boy from Jamaica went on to become a Canadian history maker; the first Black Chief of Police in Canadian history. 

As Chief of the Winnipeg Police Service, Devon led an organization of over 1900 employees with an annual budget surpassing $263,000,000.00.  

Success meant learning to navigate complex work environments, attracting and retaining highly motivated, passionate, results-driven, teamoriented individuals, while creating inclusive, caring cultures that gave each individual a sense of purpose and belonging. 

Devon now apply these proven leadership principles across North America helping individuals and organizations achieve their aspirational goals. 

Topic Presentations

We are more powerful and effective than we give ourselves credit for. Sometimes, we simply need someone to remind us of that truth. We need to know that our individual actions matter, that what we do can change the course of a single life and impact the destiny of many.

Devon and Pearlene have spoken to audiences of all ages; in schools, businesses, government, and community gatherings. Their messages of hope have inspired many locally in Winnipeg, nationally across Canada, and internationally in the U.S. and the Caribbean. They inspire you to achieve your personal and professional potential.

  1. Personal Fulfillment

Learn to:

  • Define your purpose

  • Stay focused

  • Achieve interpersonal potential


  1. Ethical Leadership

Learn to:

  • Create a Caring Culture

  • Engage Effectively

  • Development Leaders

  • Set Leaders Free


  1. What Do You Need?

We listen:

  • Sometimes you need a plan designed just for your needs

  • We do that

  1. Focus Group Engagement

Help to:

  • Coordinate and lead discussions

  • Collect data

  • Produce detailed analysis/reports

  • Provide stakeholder feedback


  1. Strategic Alignment

Help to:

  • Formulate vision

  • Define strategic goals

  • Assess resource needs

  • Develop implementation plans

  • Facilitate implementation

  • Evaluate results and provide follow-up feedback


  1. Creative Outreach

Help to:

  • Conduct situational assessments

  • Develop educational and outreach plans

  • Coordinate outreach

  • Evaluate outcomes

Learn to:

  • Assess workplace vulnerabilities

  • Develop physical and psychological resilience

  • Prepare and respond effectively to a workplace crisis

  • Protect people and property

  • Survive and thrive​ after a crisis

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