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U of R alumnus and former top advisor to PM coming to Regina

By Dale Johnson Posted: April 5, 2016 1:00 p.m.

David Herle is one of Canada’s most sought after public affairs and corporate strategists.
David Herle is one of Canada’s most sought after public affairs and corporate strategists. Photo courtesy of David Herle.

A University of Regina alumnus, who is also one of Canada’s most sought after public affairs and corporate strategists, is returning to Regina as the featured speaker at this year’s Tansley Lecture.

David Herle earned his Bachelor of Arts at the U of R through Campion College. He is now principal at the Gandalf Group. Herle will compare fiscal policy in the 1990s when governments persuaded Canadians that deficits needed to be conquered – and now, when public opinion is taking government finances in the opposite direction.

Herle has first-hand experience in this area, as he served as a top advisor to former Prime Minister Paul Martin.

The Tansley Lecture is presented by the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan.

Herle will discuss the relationship between public opinion and public policy, and the role that government can, but does not always, play in shaping public opinion.
 
Herle has an impressive resume when it comes to helping governments, companies and organizations deal with very public issues and challenges.

A regular on CBC National News bi-weekly “Insiders” panel, he’s helped CEOs manage crises and union leaders shape their public appeals. He’s directed winning campaigns for prime ministers and premiers. He has helped clients like Maple Leaf Foods with crisis management and brand recovery. He has worked with industries like nuclear power to reposition them publicly within the context of a more environmentally-conscious marketplace. He has worked with consumer brands to reposition them in dynamic markets.

Originally from Saskatchewan, Herle earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Regina and was called to the Bar in Ontario after receiving his LLB from the University of Saskatchewan.

Those interested in attending are asked to purchase a ticket online – please visit here to purchase your tickets:

(https://secure.touchnet.net/C22138_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=47&SINGLESTORE=true)

Tickets are only available for purchase until April 7, 2016.  Contact Karen Jaster-Laforge at 306-585-5512 or js_outreach@uregina.ca

The Tansley Lecture is named in honour of Donald D. Tansley, who had a remarkable career as a senior civil servant in Canada. This lecture highlights the various organizational approaches which have been used to implement innovative and often contentious policy decisions by governments.  

Event:          Tansley Lecture: David Herle on Public Policy and the Art of Persuasion

Date:            Thursday, April 14, 2016, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location:      Convention Hall, Conexus Arts Centre 200A Lakeshore Drive, Regina, SK

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy has become one of Canada’s leading policy schools for educating graduate students and public servants interested in and devoted to advancing public value. The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School offers five graduate programs, five master’s certificates and a wealth of executive and board education options.