Lessons from the Trenches: What senior communicators wish they’d known
How often do you have carte blanche to ask whatever professional advice you seek from multiple experts in your field? Now is your opportunity. Join us and our diverse panel of seasoned communicators on January 8 for our first lunch-and-learn of 2020.
We have lined up four communicators who will lend sage advice based on their own experiences about how to grow, advance and navigate the word of professional communications. Find out what’s been pivotal as they built their own impressive careers. They will share what they’ve learned along the way with the goal of helping you to grow yourself as a professional communicator. You’ll take home tips to further your career, find meaning in the important work you do, and contribute value to the organizations you serve, no matter what your ultimate career goals.
- Ghislaine McLeod is the owner of Capital G Communications in Saskatoon.
- Véronique Loewen is communications manager for Orano Canada Inc. and is owner of Verolingo Communications, an English/French translation and communication services provider.
- Jason Aebig works at the communications and public relations firm Creative Fire where he leads the agency’s strategy, practice and advises senior leaders in media relations, communications and brand strategy.
- Lynn Redl-Huntingon is vice-president of communications at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Have a specific question in mind for one or all of our panelists? Submit it with your registration. We choose a few to incorporate into the panel discussion.
11:45 AM- Registration
12:00 PM – Lunch
12:15 PM – Panel discussion
- Ghislaine McLeod is the owner of Capital G Communications in Saskatoon. She has 25 years of experience in organizational communication, spanning the public and private sectors, multiple NGOs and non-profit organizations. She provides clients with strategic counsel on communications planning, strategy, issues management, fundraising and employee engagement. Ghislaine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan, a public relations diploma from Mount Royal College and a masters degree in business administration from Royal Roads University. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Ghislaine has worked with many organizations and business that make our province a vibrant place to live and work. She currently serves as a board member for the Saskatoon Club and HelpOne, a local charity.
- Véronique Loewen is communications manager for Orano Canada Inc., a world-leading producer of uranium. She is owner of Verolingo Communications, an English/French translation and communication services provider. She holds an MBA from Royal Roads University (Victoria, BC) and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Foreign Languages from UPV Montpellier III (France). She also is a Communications Management Professional from the Global Communication Certification Council. Véronique’s passion for communication is also reflected in her community involvement and engagement. She is a founding member of Women in Mining/Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan, a member of the Saskatchewan Mining Association’s public affairs committee, and a member of the boards of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan and Prairieland Park. Véronique is also a member of the board of directors of SaskEnergy Inc. In 2017, Véronique was the recipient of the YWCA Saskatoon Women of Distinction Award in Leadership as well as the Women in Nuclear Canada Leadership Award.
- Jason Aebig works at the communications and public relations firm Creative Fire where he leads the agency’s strategy practice and advises senior leaders in media relations, communications and brand strategy. He is an active member of CPRS and IABC and alumnus of the University of Saskatchewan and University of Toronto. He has been recognized for his extensive community and board leadership, and currently serves as vice-chair of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce and chair of the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
- Lynn Redl-Huntingon is vice-president of communications at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. Lynn has worked in communications and marketing in Alberta and Saskatchewan for more than 20 years. As vice-president of communications at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation, she was responsible for overseeing the successful rebrand of the foundation and the grand opening events for the new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital. She has also been responsible for major fundraising events and social media marketing campaigns that have reached more than 18 million accounts. Before moving to the non-profit world, Lynn led in the development and management for several award-winning television programs and digital platforms for CTV, CHUM Television and Canadian Learning Television.
This event may qualify for one CMP or SCMP maintenance point.