Guest speakers wanted


As many of you know, in addition to consulting I often teach part-time. This winter I am doing a course entitled Professional Practice,which is part of the Advertising and Marketing Communications Program at Algonquin College. A program that I graduated from when typewriters were the norm and which I eventually led in the nineties until the internet lured me away. The course is for graduating students and helps students make the transformation from school to the workplace, the blurb from the program outline reads:

“Attitude, communication, and human relations are the key to surviving in the ever-changing world of advertising. This course helps you prepare for workplace success by providing practical expectations and useful tools to make a successful transition from school to workplace. The course discusses self-management, workplace politics and etiquette, building relationships, and tools for the future.”

A key part of the course is the speakers program where professionals just like you come in for an hour to share their wisdom and insights into the real world.

The main themes of the course are  personal brand, networking, and finance with an emphasis on the first two.  I try to bring in a variety of people, and not every speaker is from the Communications industry. Some speakers dive deep into relevant topics while others simply tell their career story and engage in conversation with the students. If you have some insight to share or an interesting story to tell, I would like to hear from you.

There are potentially 18 one hour speaking spots available on Wednesdays from January 8 to March 12 between 12:00 and 2:00 PM. Lectures take place in the J building at the Woodroofe campus of Algonquin College in Ottawa.  We should be able to offer web conferencing if you are outside of Ottawa.

The detailed schedule and other information is available in this google document.

Thanks, hope 2014 is good to you.


About Thom Kearney

Change agent, teacher, arts, science, open government, father, mentor, storyteller, husband, dog owner,collaborator, not necessarily in that order.
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2 Responses to Guest speakers wanted

  1. John Verdon says:

    Hi Thom,

    If you think I could add value – I would be very happy to talk about my career in foresight and other related matters. 🙂 john


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