Nadia Kyba, MSW, RSW, is an Instructor with the UBC School of Social Work where she teaches the 4th year Field Education Integrated Seminar. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Victoria, and her Master of Social Work at the University of British Columbia. Nadia completed a Certificate in Advanced Facilitation and Consultation with the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).
Nadia’s career spans 21 years within the British Columbia Child Welfare system working as a Resource Social Worker, a Family Service Social Worker, a Collaborative Practice Facilitator and a Practice Consultant. She has extensive experience working with Indigenous communities within all of her roles with Ministry for Children and Family Development.
More recently, Nadia moved her practice to the private sector where she founded Now What Facilitation where she continues to support Child Welfare Social Workers through “new hire training” through the JIBC.
She has a passion for conflict management and regularly works with organizations providing coaching and training in this area. Nadia is a lifelong athlete and believes that a positive experience in organized sport provides children, youth and adults benefits impacting all areas of their lives. This passion has lead to Nadia’s appointment as a “named expert” with the US Anti-Doping Agency’s True Sport program where she provides consultation and resources to national level sports organizations in the United States. Nadia has also recently assumed the role as the “Safe Guarding Liaison” with Sport BC to support its Safe Sport Initiative in British Columbia.
Nadia has published a guide book for coaches: “This is How We Roll: Transforming Conflict into High Performance” along with companion workbooks for sports teams and workplaces.
Nadia lives and works on the traditional unceded territory of the Musqueam, Kwantlen and Tsawassen First Nations with her husband, cat and two adult daughters where she enjoys walks along the Fraser River, playing basketball and practicing yoga.