November 2012

Presenter Name(s): 
John Stapleton

In today’s world it can be difficult to get your message read by those who have the power to make or influence decisions. How do you get your message up the ladder? 

Join Essential Skills Ontario Tuesday, November 20 at 1:00PM ET for ‘Starting the Vertical Conversation’, the second in a series of six webinars on policy with John Stapleton from Open Policy Ontario. 
In this free, one hour webinar, participants will: 
• Learn the difference between a horizontal and a vertical conversation 
• Find out who takes part in a vertical conversation 
• Learn why there are too many horizontal conversations taking place 
• Discover what a successful conversation looks like 
There will time for questions at the end of the webinar.
*Please note that the opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Essential Skills Ontario.
Webinar Title: 
Starting the Vertical Conversation

John Stapleton worked for the Ontario Government in the Ministry of Community and Social Services and its predecessors for 28 years in the areas of social assistance policy and operations. During his career, John was the senior policy advisor to the Social Assistance Review Committee and the Minister’s Advisory Group on New Legislation. His more recent government work concerned the implementation of the National Child Benefit. He is a Commissioner with the Ontario Soldiers’ Aid Commission and is a volunteer with St. Christopher House and Woodgreen Community Services of Toronto. John was Research Director for the Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults in Toronto and was the co-chair of the working group associated with this project. He is undertaking an Innovations Fellowship with the Metcalf Foundation. He teaches public policy and is a member of 25 in 5.

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Webinar Date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 1:00pm