I often have the pleasure of giving academic presentations or professional keynote addresses across Canada and on occasion at conferences throughout the world. If you are interested in inviting me to present at your conference on topics such as those in the presentations below, please email me at email@example.com
Here is a list of my most recent presentations:
“A life on the frontlines: From practitioner to professor.” Guest lecture to the faculty and students of the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communications program, Royal Roads University. (22 Nov).
“Stories & Storytellers: Insights from neuroscience that are influencing professional communications.” Presentation to the School of Communication faculty members. Dublin, Ireland. (16 Oct).
“Stories & Storytellers: Insights from neuroscience that are influencing professional communications.” Guest Lecture. Dr. Pauline Madigan. Institute of Technology Carlow. Carlow, Ireland. (12 Oct).
“Global public relations trends & opportunities. Guest lecture Dublin City University, School of Communications. Professor Martin Mohony. Dublin, Ireland (10 Oct).
“Social marketing: Audiences, markets and messages.” Guest lecture for KINESIOL 4B03. Dr. Janet Pritchard. McMaster University Hamilton, ON. (25 September).
“Nudge, nudge: Using behavioural insights as part of your communications research.” Peer-reviewed presentation to the annual BledCom conference. Bled Slovenia. (7 July).
“Life and lesions from the frontlines: Thoughts on 25 years of risk communication practice and theory building.” Guest lecture for P731: Crisis Management & Communications. Professor Heather Pullen. DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. (6 March).
“Nudge, nudge: Using behavioural insights as part of your communications tool kit.” Guest lecture for SU/Newhouse Communications Management Class. Professor Tony D’Angelo. (28 Feb).
“Stories & Storytellers: Insights from neuroscience that are influencing professional communications.” Presentation to ‘Beyond the Hype’ conference. Canadian Public Relations Society – Vancouver Island Chapter. Victoria, British Columbia. (23 Nov).
“The science of trust and empathy and relationship building.” Presentation to the annual research conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (23 Oct).
“Stories & Storytellers: Insights from neuroscience that are influencing professional communications.” Presentation to Head of Communications and staff of the Central Bank of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland (25 Oct).
“Stories & Storytellers: Insights from neuroscience that are influencing professional communications.” Presentation to the Public Relations Institute of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland (23 Oct).
“Managing issues, risks & crises: A strategic approach to crisis preparedness.” Presentation to the Public Relations Institute of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland (11 Oct).
“Building trust & credibility: Using behavioural insights to build lasting relationships.” Keynote presentation to the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. (15 August). Halifax, NS.
“Risk, trust and influencing the public’s perception of nuclear energy.” Presentation to the annual conference of the Canadian Nuclear Association (Public Affairs Workshop). (21 February). Ottawa.
“Risky business? Communicating risk in science in everday life.” McMaster University Radiation Sciences Speakers Series. (April 20), Hamilton, ON.
“The changing landscape of motor vehicle protocols: Dealing with today’s 24/7 media environment”. Annual conference of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada. (June 16), Niagara Falls, ON.
“Champions of truth: The role of public relations in an era of fake news”. Workshop presentation. Annual Canadian Public Relations Conference. (May 30), Kelowna, BC.
“Communicating is a risky business: Are you prepared?” Keynote presentation. Fleet Safety Council Central Chapter. (May 9), Cambridge, ON.
“Stories, storytellers and social media: Establishing the framework for effective communications”. Keynote presentation. Thrive Group Annual Speakers Series “Social Media: The Good, the bad and the ugly”. (May 3), Hamilton, ON.
“The new Chief Communication Officer (CCO): Transforming enterprises in a changing world”. Keynote presentation. IABC Grand Valley Chapter Break Through Conference. (March 29), Kitchener, ON.
“Getting to change: How trustworthy communicators & persuasive narratives can lead to healthy attitude and behavioural change” Keynote presentation. The Region of Waterloo Annual Communicators Conference. (January 27). Waterloo, ON.
“Academic leadership and professional associations: The role of academics in leadership positions on professional public relations associations.” Invited speaker to the annual Public Relations Division Pre-Conference Meeting. Annual Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication. (3 August). Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“Realizing the value and importance of reputation management in the Brazilian mining sector.” Keynote presentation to Anglo Gold Ashanti’s Leadership Development Forum. (August 10), Nova Lima – Minas Gerais, Brazil.
“Planning and preparing for the inevitable: Developing a crisis mindset in long-term care facilities.” Keynote presentation to the Thrive Group Annual Speakers Series “Crisis management: The Human Factor” (May 4), Burlington, Ontario.
“Reputation, risks and social capital: Re-imaging the neighbourhood variety store”. Keynote presentation to the Ontario Convenience Store Association Annual Meeting. (March 7), Toronto, Ontario.
“Order makers or order takers: Developing the mindset of a strategic communicator”. Keynote presentation. Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs, Government of Ontario. (January 27), Toronto, Ontario.