Denys M. Candy
Senior Consultant
e-mail: dcandy@ConsultRDP.com


Denys Candy is a community builder. Denys is noted for co-designing and facilitating, with stakeholders, entrepreneurial programs that respond to complex issues and challenges at the community level. He has provided innovative leadership to schools and school districts, universities, foundations and community based organizations in the United States, the UK, and his native Ireland. Denys designed and implemented the Random Acts of Kindness Community Building Model with community-based organizations and schools in Wilkinsburg, PA. He also trained community builders from around the United States in the application of this innovative, comprehensive model.

His work includes facilitating peace making programs with youth across cultural divides in Pittsburgh, PA and Northern Ireland, and community wide dialogue on education and economic development in Syracuse, NY. In addition to the creation of a USA/Ireland exchange of community builders, Denys works with university/community partnerships in Sunderland UK, Dublin Ireland and Pittsburgh, PA. He has developed a specialty in advising and facilitating high engagement collaboration and community partnerships and has worked extensively with such partnerships in the United States and Ireland.

Over the past four years Denys has worked with people from the public, private and nonprofit sectors using the arts to generate broader involvement and action in community plans. He has a reputation for creating practical working partnerships in real time to address crises related to substance abuse and youth violence and community building. Denys works effectively in a diverse array of settings.

Denys has been an adjunct faculty member in community organization at the University of Pittsburgh and is a former Executive Director of the Community Technical Assistance Center in Pittsburgh. As a songwriter, Denys is featured on several recordings and has performed original acoustic music with bands in the United States and Ireland.

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