The May 2015 election of Premier Rachel Notley in Alberta has represented a significant shift in the tone, priorities and style of the provincial government. At the federal level, the Justin Trudeau-led Liberals came to power last year as well. Both governments are putting a priority on gender parity and diversity. "Because it’s 2015" was the simple rationale that the Prime Minister responded to when asked about the diversity of his first Cabinet.
Kristin Anderson of Global Public Affairs will speak about the impact the shifts at both the federal and provincial levels mean for government relations practitioners, with a unique lens on what it means for women in the industry. She will also come prepared to address your questions about how organizations, be they project proponents or not-for-profits, can strategically approach governments to achieve positive outcomes in this new paradigm.
5:15 – 6:00 pm: Registration and networking
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Presentation by Kristin Anderson
7:00 – 7:30 pm: Q & A with Kristen
Tickets include light appetizers. A cash bar will be available.
About the presenter
Kristin Anderson is Vice President and General Manager (Alberta and the Prairies) of Global Public Affairs, Canada’s largest privately-held integrated strategic communications and government relations consultancy.
Kristin has over ten years of experience providing senior strategic counsel and guidance to clients navigating some of the most complex public policy challenges in the country. Her expertise lies in her ability to take a wide-angle view of the stakeholder landscape to understand how the pieces fit together to build advocacy strategies that drive successful outcomes for clients.
As General Manager for Global’s Alberta and the Prairies division, she is responsible for planning and strategy, business development, and managing and mentoring staff. Kristin is a Calgary native with deep roots in the corporate and government sectors.
Prior to joining Global, Kristin worked in marketing communications at Nortel Networks and in Stephen Harper’s Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition. She sits on the Board of Directors of Propellus, the Volunteer and Capacity Centre of Calgary and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary.