Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Seneca College Students Get Political Staff Training From Experts

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Seneca CollegePolitical veterans and industry experts will all be on hand to teach the next generation of political staffers the business. This November, Seneca College will offer a symposium for political staff in Ontario.

“Seneca College brings together industry leaders to share their knowledge and experience with students,” said Seneca College President David Agnew.

“This symposium is an example of providing a targeted, profession-specific symposium led by key influencers whose insight can help guide political staff as they embark on a new chapter in their careers.”

On November 5, 6, 12 and 13th Seneca College’s students will benefit from the expertise and experience from guests such as:

  • Steve Paikin, The Agenda with Steve Paikin
  • David Tsubouchi, Partner – Fogler Rubinoff LLP, Former PC ON Cabinet Minister
  • George Smitherman, Former Deputy Premier
  • Gerry Caplan, Former NDP campaign director, political strategist and analyst
  • Jack Siegel, Blaney McMurtry and legal counsel Liberals [IIP]

“Believe me, for a politician, good political staff can make or break a career. But where do you learn to be a ‘good’ staffer,” said Frances Lankin, former member of the Ontario Legislature, where she held several cabinet portfolios.

“Until now it was trial by fire….now Seneca is offering a first class, practical, how-to program. This should be mandatory for anyone wanting to work in the field of politics.”

Schools mentioned: Seneca College

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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