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Future Proofing Your Career as a Communicator

Few industries require its practitioners to reinvent themselves as frequently as communications. Our field is always on the leading edge of change – we’re required to constantly find new ways of reaching our audiences, of delivering results, and of demonstrating unique value. 

“Future Proofing Your Career as a Communicator” will feature four communications leaders who will provide insights on how communicators can future-proof their careers. This facilitated conversation will challenge you to move beyond the status quo, consider what’s next, and how you can prepare. Our expert panelists will discuss the skills, experience and mindset required for communicators to propel careers forward and capitalize on future opportunities. 

After all, if you don’t take ownership of future-proofing your career, who will?

Speakers for this event include:

  • Christina Cefaloni, Director General Communications and Public Outreach, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Shirley Anne Off, Director General Communications, Department of Justice
  • Melanie Sullivan, Executive Director, Government of Canada Communications Community Office
  • Jamie Tomlinson, Director General Communications, Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

About Christina Cefaloni: Christina Cefaloni is a senior Marketing and Communications executive with a record for delivering exceptional results in the areas of Public Relations, Media Relations, Advertising, Crisis Communications, Website Design, Employee Communications, Change Management, Community Relations and Internal Communications. Christina is a trusted advisor to senior executives on sensitive issues with the proven ability to lead complex initiatives and manage multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously. A respected leader who thrives in a rapid changing business environment, Christina has unique work experience in the political arena, private sector and government and her specialties include: media relations, crisis communications, advertising, website design, employee communications, change management, communications training, issues management, community relations and event management.

About Shirley Anne Off: With over 20 years of expertise in the field of communication, Shirley Anne Off is currently Director General, Communications at the Department of Justice, Canada. Shirley Anne is a strategic and integrated thinker able to execute creative and effective communications strategies. She is a strong leader of multi-faceted teams and motivates teams to achieve excellence in the face of a constantly changing public environment. Shirley Anne specializes in issues management, digital government communications, outreach, justice and Indigenous issues.

About Melanie Sullivan: Melanie Sullivan brings 20 years of Communications experience from the private, not-for-profit and public sector.  Melanie has worked with Employment and Social Development Canada in a variety of communication roles for 15 years and is currently the Executive Director for the Government of Canada Communications Community Office.   

About Jamie Tomlinson: Jamie Tomlinson has worked for more than 20 years in the field of communications, including 18 years with the Government of Canada. Currently, Jamie is the Director General of the Communications Directorate at the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. His responsibilities include leading Public Safety’s efforts in coordinating emergency and national security public communications activities for the Government of Canada between domestic and international partners. Jamie has coordinated the whole of government communications response on files including the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Jamie’s leadership focus is on people management. He is a firm believer of the principle that with happiness comes success. 

  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Instructor
  • Get an insider perspective on the most sought-after communication skill sets
  • Learn what employers are looking for in communications talent

  • Identify the training and experience essential to positioning your career for success

  • Explore the mindsets and consultative skills that are vital to becoming an invaluable strategic contributor at any career stage

  • Communicators at all levels

About Christina Cefaloni
Christina Cefaloni, Director General Communications and Public Outreach, Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Christina Cefaloni is a senior Marketing and Communications executive with a record for delivering exceptional results in the areas of Public Relations, Media Relations, Advertising, Crisis Communications, Website Design, Employee Communications, Change Management, Community Relations and Internal Communications. Christina is a trusted advisor to senior executives on sensitive issues with the proven ability to lead complex initiatives and manage multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously. A respected leader who thrives in a rapid changing business environment, Christina has unique work experience in the political arena, private sector and government and her specialties include: media relations, crisis communications, advertising, website design, employee communications, change management, communications training, issues management, community relations and event management.

About Shirley Anne Off
Shirley Anne Off, Director General Communications, Department of Justice.

With over 20 years of expertise in the field of communication, Shirley Anne Off is currently Director General, Communications at the Department of Justice, Canada. Shirley Anne is a strategic and integrated thinker able to execute creative and effective communications strategies. She is a strong leader of multi-faceted teams and motivates teams to achieve excellence in the face of a constantly changing public environment. Shirley Anne specializes in issues management, digital government communications, outreach, justice and Indigenous issues.

About Melanie Sullivan
Melanie Sullivan, Executive Director, Government of Canada Communications Community Office.

Melanie Sullivan brings 20 years of Communications experience from the private, not-for-profit and public sector.  Melanie has worked with Employment and Social Development Canada in a variety of communication roles for 15 years and is currently the Executive Director for the Government of Canada Communications Community Office.   

About Jamie Tomlinson
Jamie Tomlinson, Director General Communications, Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

Jamie Tomlinson has worked for more than 20 years in the field of communications, including 18 years with the Government of Canada. Currently, Jamie is the Director General of the Communications Directorate at the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. His responsibilities include leading Public Safety’s efforts in coordinating emergency and national security public communications activities for the Government of Canada between domestic and international partners. Jamie has coordinated the whole of government communications response on files including the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Jamie’s leadership focus is on people management. He is a firm believer of the principle that with happiness comes success. 

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Strategic Communications Institute of Professional Development

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Few industries require its practitioners to reinvent themselves as frequently as communications. Our field is always on the leading edge of change – we’re required to constantly find new ways of reaching our audiences, of delivering results, and of demonstrating unique value. 

“Future Proofing Your Career as a Communicator” will feature four communications leaders who will provide insights on how communicators can future-proof their careers. This facilitated conversation will challenge you to move beyond the status quo, consider what’s next, and how you can prepare. Our expert panelists will discuss the skills, experience and mindset required for communicators to propel careers forward and capitalize on future opportunities. 

After all, if you don’t take ownership of future-proofing your career, who will?

Speakers for this event include:

  • Christina Cefaloni, Director General Communications and Public Outreach, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Shirley Anne Off, Director General Communications, Department of Justice
  • Melanie Sullivan, Executive Director, Government of Canada Communications Community Office
  • Jamie Tomlinson, Director General Communications, Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

About Christina Cefaloni: Christina Cefaloni is a senior Marketing and Communications executive with a record for delivering exceptional results in the areas of Public Relations, Media Relations, Advertising, Crisis Communications, Website Design, Employee Communications, Change Management, Community Relations and Internal Communications. Christina is a trusted advisor to senior executives on sensitive issues with the proven ability to lead complex initiatives and manage multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously. A respected leader who thrives in a rapid changing business environment, Christina has unique work experience in the political arena, private sector and government and her specialties include: media relations, crisis communications, advertising, website design, employee communications, change management, communications training, issues management, community relations and event management.

About Shirley Anne Off: With over 20 years of expertise in the field of communication, Shirley Anne Off is currently Director General, Communications at the Department of Justice, Canada. Shirley Anne is a strategic and integrated thinker able to execute creative and effective communications strategies. She is a strong leader of multi-faceted teams and motivates teams to achieve excellence in the face of a constantly changing public environment. Shirley Anne specializes in issues management, digital government communications, outreach, justice and Indigenous issues.

About Melanie Sullivan: Melanie Sullivan brings 20 years of Communications experience from the private, not-for-profit and public sector.  Melanie has worked with Employment and Social Development Canada in a variety of communication roles for 15 years and is currently the Executive Director for the Government of Canada Communications Community Office.   

About Jamie Tomlinson: Jamie Tomlinson has worked for more than 20 years in the field of communications, including 18 years with the Government of Canada. Currently, Jamie is the Director General of the Communications Directorate at the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. His responsibilities include leading Public Safety’s efforts in coordinating emergency and national security public communications activities for the Government of Canada between domestic and international partners. Jamie has coordinated the whole of government communications response on files including the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Jamie’s leadership focus is on people management. He is a firm believer of the principle that with happiness comes success. 

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Future Proofing Your Career as a Communicator

Course Code: 

774

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About Christina Cefaloni
Christina Cefaloni, Director General Communications and Public Outreach, Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Christina Cefaloni is a senior Marketing and Communications executive with a record for delivering exceptional results in the areas of Public Relations, Media Relations, Advertising, Crisis Communications, Website Design, Employee Communications, Change Management, Community Relations and Internal Communications. Christina is a trusted advisor to senior executives on sensitive issues with the proven ability to lead complex initiatives and manage multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously. A respected leader who thrives in a rapid changing business environment, Christina has unique work experience in the political arena, private sector and government and her specialties include: media relations, crisis communications, advertising, website design, employee communications, change management, communications training, issues management, community relations and event management.

About Shirley Anne Off
Shirley Anne Off, Director General Communications, Department of Justice.

With over 20 years of expertise in the field of communication, Shirley Anne Off is currently Director General, Communications at the Department of Justice, Canada. Shirley Anne is a strategic and integrated thinker able to execute creative and effective communications strategies. She is a strong leader of multi-faceted teams and motivates teams to achieve excellence in the face of a constantly changing public environment. Shirley Anne specializes in issues management, digital government communications, outreach, justice and Indigenous issues.

About Melanie Sullivan
Melanie Sullivan, Executive Director, Government of Canada Communications Community Office.

Melanie Sullivan brings 20 years of Communications experience from the private, not-for-profit and public sector.  Melanie has worked with Employment and Social Development Canada in a variety of communication roles for 15 years and is currently the Executive Director for the Government of Canada Communications Community Office.   

About Jamie Tomlinson
Jamie Tomlinson, Director General Communications, Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

Jamie Tomlinson has worked for more than 20 years in the field of communications, including 18 years with the Government of Canada. Currently, Jamie is the Director General of the Communications Directorate at the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. His responsibilities include leading Public Safety’s efforts in coordinating emergency and national security public communications activities for the Government of Canada between domestic and international partners. Jamie has coordinated the whole of government communications response on files including the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Jamie’s leadership focus is on people management. He is a firm believer of the principle that with happiness comes success. 

Audience: 

Communicators at all levels

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Future Proofing Your Career as a Communicator
June 20, 2018
11:30 - 13:30
$25.00
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