May 21 Senior Communicators: Getting a seat at the boardroom table!

Join other senior communicators on Thursday, May 21 for an evening of conversation, casual networking and the opportunity to ask Christine Tausig Ford, vice president and chief operating officer of Universities Canada, anything about how to get strategic communications professionals into the C-suite or about women in leadership roles.

Universities Canada is the national organization representing Canada’s 97 universities. In her role as COO, Christine Tausig Ford serves as internal leader of the organization, with oversight of governance, public affairs, communications, member relations, international relations, research and policy development. She provides the president and Board of Directors with high-level advice on strategic issues, and motivates, mentors and coaches staff to achieve their individual goals and to develop a nimble and high-performance work culture open to change. Her work includes the anticipation of future trends in higher education, research and innovation. She has a special interest in developing and supporting a new network of university women presidents in Canada.

Join Christine, and senior communicators like you, for what should be a lively discussion about the executive role communicators should (and sometimes do) play in Canadian industry, government and not-for-profit sectors.

If you have more than 15 years as a professional communicator and/or play a senior, strategic role in the profession this event is for you. Come share your experience, learn with and from others, and enjoy friendly conversation over a great, three-course dinner with the people you enjoy networking with.

About the speaker: 

ctfChristine Tausig Ford is an IABC Ottawa past president and has more than three decades of experience in higher education and association management. She is Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Universities Canada, the national organization representing Canada’s 97 universities.

Previously, Christine served in a number of positions at Universities Canada, including corporate secretary, director of communications and publications and editor of the award-winning magazine University Affairs. She began her career as a journalist, and has written for the Times Higher Education Supplement and the U.S.-based Chronicle of Higher Education. She holds an honours bachelor of journalism from Carleton University and a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Toronto’s Trinity College.

Event Location:

Roger’s Italian Bistro
500 Terminal Ave
Unit 2
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3S2

Thursday, 21 May 2015 from 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM (EDT)

RSVP today – Early bird ends May 13


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