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Available Instructors

Here is a listing of Advocacy School's currently available Instructors

  • David McKie

    David McKie is an award-winning journalist with the CBC News Investigative Unit. He is a specialist in computer-assisted reporting and teaches investigative journalism at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Algonguin College He is a co-author of Digging Deeper: A Canadian reporter’s Research Guide and Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Comprehensive Primer. He offers professional training at the Canadian Association of Journalists and guest lectures at the journalism schools at the University of Kings College and the University of British Columbia.

    Organization: CBC Radio News
  • Glen Milne

    Training Offered: 

    Glen provides facilitation, design, training and advisory services for all sectors. He works with his clients to design and help implement executive and team responsibilities. His projects have included dozens of strategic plans, major foresight studies, multi-lateral consultations, town-hall meetings, design of policy options, memos to Cabinet, constitutional renewal, organizational design and governance, and crisis management.

    His has worked with all levels of government including municipalities, provinces, a Prime Minister, central agencies, senior departmental executives, program and regional office staff, remote communities, and the Canadian Forces. That government work has been balanced with clients in banking, telecommunications, information technology, national business associations, and academic, voluntary, community and aboriginal organizations.

    He holds architecture and planning degrees from the universities of Toronto and Pennsylvania, is an adjunct professor in Public Administration at the University of Victoria BC, and Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCAD University in Toronto; and was trained in facilitation by Synectics Inc. Boston.

  • James Mitchell

    James Mitchell is a founding partner of the policy-consulting firm Sussex Circle. After several years as a university lecturer, Mr. Mitchell began his government career in 1978 in the Department of Foreign Affairs before moving to the Privy Council Office in 1983. He later served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Board and, from 1991 to 1994, as Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Machinery of Government).  In the latter capacity he was responsible for providing advice to successive Secretaries to the Cabinet and Prime Ministers on matters related to the organization of government, the reform and renewal of the Public Service, and a host of other issues related to the workings of Westminster government in Canada.

    As a consultant, Mr. Mitchell has provided policy and organizational advice in virtually every area of federal responsibility.  He is well known as an author and lecturer on public administration and public policy. Some of his speeches and articles can be found on the Sussex Circle website www.sussexcircle.com under the heading ‘Ideas’.

    A native of British Columbia, Mr. Mitchell holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Colorado.  He is married (Margaret Mitchell) and has two grown children – one a professor of classics at Dalhousie and the other an RCMP officer.

    Organization: Sussex Circle
  • Sean Moore

    Sean Moore is Founder and Principal of Advocacy School and one of Canada’s most experienced practitioners, writers and teachers on public-policy advocacy. He has more than 30 years experience in public-policy and advocacy related to local, provincial/state and federal government affairs in Canada and the United States. He is a former Partner and Public-Policy Advisor withe national law firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, a former president of what was then then Canada's largest government relations consulting firm and a vice-president of a Washington, DC-based public-policy research and consulting company.

    Today, he advises corporations, NGOs and associations on their compliance with federal and provincial "rules" of lobbying and advocacy. He also designs and conducts professional-development training in advocacy for industry and professional associations and NGOs. He has taught graduate courses on public-policy advocacy at Carleton University’s Graduate School of Public Policy and Administration and the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management Executive MBA program. He has been a faculty member of the Maytree Foundation’s Public-Policy Training Institute and is an advocacy mentor to grantees and fellows of a number of Canadian foundations including the Social Innovation Generation (SiG) initiative, a collaboration of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation of Montreal, the MaRS Discovery District of Toronto, the University of Waterloo and the PLAN Institute of Vancouver.  (For additional biographical information go to www.seanmoore.ca )

    Sean is also the recipient of the 2013 Bissett Distinguished Alumni Award from Carleton University's School of Public Policy & Administration (SPPA).

    Organization: Advocacy School / Sean Moore Advisory Services Inc.
  • Elizabeth H. Mulholland

    Elizabeth Mulholland is an independent public policy consultant specializing in social development, R&D policy in relation to economic development and sport for development. Prior to launching her consulting practice, Ms. Mulholland served as the Senior Advisor on Social Development in the Office of the Prime Minister, providing strategic direction on national social and health policy issues. In addition to her experience at the federal level, Ms. Mulholland directed United Ways of Ontario’s government relations program for four years and served as a senior policy advisor to the Task Force on the Future of the Greater Toronto Area.

    Organization: Mulholland Consulting