About Denis Pageau

Mr. Denis Pageau was born in Quebec city at the beginning of the Quiet Revolution. At the age of 7, he moved with his family to Miami, Florida, where he learned English. The year after, they move back to the Quebec city. Mr. Pageau stayed in this beautiful city until he completed his college education.

In 1982 he moved from one capital to another in order to study at the University of Ottawa from which he obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Certificate in Public Administration.

In 2006, he obtained an MBA in E-Business from Laval University. Interestingly enough, these are the three fields M. Pageau had an interest in as he was making a choice for his college education: psychology, administration or computing science.

M. Pageau is a generalist and an early adopter of best practices. He fully embraced Peter Drucker’s Knowledge Society concept as well as embarking early on in the Information and technology era. He was a member of several organizations associated with social planning. He has front-line experience working with different clienteles, both in terms of ages and issues. He has managerial experience in educational, health and social services.

Although a baby boomer, Mr. Pageau is a late bloomer. Indeed he only found his “true calling” in 2005 as he tried to find a way to adapt Etienne Wenger‘s concept of communities of practices, so that it can be used to help citizens participate in the social planning and development of their societies. This led to the beginning of his societalogical journey in 2007.

The result of this journey led him to develop the Societal Change Continuum which includes a new citizen management science called SOCIETALogy. This new science will help us make our societies better societies, or to use management terms, more performing societies, and to make us better citizens, or to use management terms, become more competent citizens.