Campaign College 2023

Session 1 – Tuesday May 9 2023

Know Your Story: Exploring your why, building
your backstory, and defining your persona.

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Facilitator: Judy White, KC

Guest Speakers: MHA Pamela Parsons, Patricia Johnson-Castle, & Shannie Duff.

Session 2 – Tuesday May 16 2023

Pick Your Podium: Where do you want to make your impact?

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Facilitator: Chi Nguyen

Guest Speakers: Elder Odelle Pike, Nicole Kieley, Mary Shortall

Session 3 – Tuesday May23 2023

Getting Prepared: What you need to do behind the
scenes to get ready for a life in the public eye.

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Facilitator: Dr. Deatra Walsh

Guest Speakers: Gerry Rogers, Gemma Hickey, Gillian Pearson

Session 4 – Tuesday May 30 2023

Raise Your Profile: Strategies on how to build your overall network,
gain a social media following, and canvassing.

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Facilitator: Hope Jamieson

Guest Speakers: Jess Puddister, Mandy Woodland, Rhonda Pittman

Session 5 – Tuesday June 6 2023

Media Confidence: Preparing for and responding to
media interviews using helpful guidelines.

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Facilitator: Laurabel Mba

Guest Speakers: Leila Beaudoin, Amy Coady, Heather Dalton

Session 6 – Tuesday June 13 2023

Face the Challenge: Chat with experienced leaders about some challenges you may face on your journey, both during elections and in office.

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Facilitator: Dr. Amanda Bittner

Guest Speakers: MP Yvonne Jones, Elizabeth Laurie, and Honourable Bernadette Jordan

Session 7 – Tuesday June 20 2023

Assembling Your Team: Learn about the different campaign team roles, personality traits and skills to look for, as well as tips on how to recruit and manage volunteers and staff.

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Facilitator: Dr. Betsy McGregor, C.M

Session 8 – Tuesday June 27 2023

Finance & Fundraising: How much will you need,
where will you get it, and what are the rules?

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Facilitator: Courtney Clarke

Guest Speakers: Kristina Ennis, Ashley Power-Stack, MHA Helen Conway-Ottenheimer