Rebuilding and Re-Imagining: Policy Opportunity in Leadership Changes 2002-2014
June 19th, 2015 from 9:00am – 4:30pm
General elections and party changes of leadership are challenging moments in Canadian political dynamics at all three levels of government. They offer exciting opportunities for policy change. Leaders eager to make their mark, followers seeking re-energizing, and civil services hungry for new challenges create exciting momentum for a new political offering. At the same time inertia, habit, and entrenched interests are at work: delaying, blunting and even thwarting change.
How can leaders and their teams seize a moment of change? Is renewal possible within a governing party? What conditions allow it? Where do elections fit in?
These central issues in Canadian politics and government are explored by one of Canada’s leading practitioners in campaigning, platform development, and governing. Experience high policy decision-making in “the kitchen of government” in this exciting workshop.