DevEd International is a small, versatile consulting firm dedicated to educational technology, team-building, instructional design, and international development. We founded DevEd in 2007 but our experience spans three decades and over 30 countries.

How We Think

We believe in people. We believe diversity makes us stronger. And we believe that education and development have never been smarter, more effective, better for the environment, or able to transcend language, culture, disability, or geography.

Our international work has given us insight into what true problem-solving can be. Our experience helps us see solutions that are less expensive and more sustainable.

Our Clients

Our clients have included:

Canada Food Grains Bank
Canadian Medical Association
Care Canada
Compassion International
Construction Specifications Canada
Fellowship for African Relief
McMaster University
The Canadian Red Cross
Université Francophone de Développement International(UFDI)
William Carey International University
World Vision International


Our Team

Jim Klaas, CTDP, Distance Education & Learning Specialist

Specialties: Corporate Training, Instructional Design, International Agriculture

Jim is an educator, learning coach, facilitator, and project manager. For more than 30 years, he’s engaged students, employees, and volunteers around the world. He qualified as a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) with the Canadian Society for Training and Development, writes The 1 Minute Learner blog, and is the author of Fractals and Faith: Patterns for Learning in Discipleship, available digitally and in print. He is also the founder of the community-based His rich foundation in cross-cultural leadership development and passion for learning informs the work he does with every client.

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Naomi Klaas, International Nutrition Specialist

Specialties: Training, Design, Monitoring & Evaluation, Project Management

Naomi’s background as an international nutritionist has contributed to a deep understanding of diverse cultures and allowed her to better support clients in capacity building and programme design, monitoring, and evaluation. She has led interdisciplinary teams in programme design and management, designed and delivered training in nutrition and health initiatives, and collaborated with field partners worldwide to strengthen initiatives supporting local development. Her expertise in Positive Deviance/Hearth programmes has played a vital role in supporting her skills as a project evaluator.

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