Thursday, 20 March 2014

Does advocacy make you anxious or confused?


Improving Your Advocacy Skills
Hotel Indigo, 123 Metcalfe St, Ottawa
Registration 7:00
Program Starts at 7:30 to 11:30

Does advocacy make you anxious or confused? 

Well……you  can hire a consultant; or try this: CSAE-OG is hosting a morning workshop on understanding advocacy that will feature a series of panels and presentations by MPs, Hill staff, and two senior Ottawa advisors. Guests include:

Mr. Brad Trost MP (Saskatoon Humboldt) – Brad is a three term federal MP, committee member, Co-Chair of the CPC Energy Caucus and is a regular resource for CSAE. Mr. Trost is a geologist and geo-physicist by profession.

Mr. Murray Heinzlmeir – Murray Heinzlmeir has been the legislative assistant for MP Brad Trost since 2004. Before that, he was a researcher for Stockwell Day and then Stephen Harper when each was Leader of the Opposition. Before coming to Ottawa, Murray was a small town newspaper editor in Alberta. He has a Master's Degree in History from the University in Calgary.

Ms. Jenny Hooper is Executive Assistant to David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South.  As a long-time Parliament Hill staffer, Jenny has served as Executive Assistant to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chair of the Ontario Liberal Assistants' Caucus, and Executive Assistant to the Official Opposition House Leader.    

Mr. Brendan Hawley is an independent government relations consultant with a decade of experience in both government and industry prior to establishing his consultancy in 2000. He manages a range of portfolios with particular emphasis on executive advocacy and using advocacy as a process for clarifying client issues, resources, and goals.

Mr. Huw Williams is President of Insight Communications Ltd. In Ottawa. Huw is a former political advisor, trade association executive and now manages a multi-disciplinary team at Insight. The firm manages both strategic campaigns and tactical events to promote clients’ views and requirements.    

CSAE-OG Luncheon – March 27, 2014 

Concerned Citizen or Lobbyist? What’s the difference? 

Residence Inn by Marriott, 161 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa
Registration starts at 11:30; Program starts at 12 noon

Guest Speaker: Karen E. Shepherd
Commissioner of Lobbying

Ever wonder at what point you stop being a concerned citizen and start being a lobbyist subject to a Code of Conduct?  You’re not alone; as an independent Agent of Parliament, Commissioner Shepherd is responsible for administering and enforcing the Act. The Commissioner's mandate is to maintain a registry of lobbyists, to increase the transparency of lobbying activities, foster greater awareness of the Act through education and outreach, and enforces compliance with the Act and the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct .Learn more about lobbying and changes to the Act coming later this year.

Click here to register - we hope to see you there!

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