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Navigating Relationships with Government: Influence, Communication, & Trust

Navigating Relationships with Government: Influence, Communication, & Trust

Thursday, August 31, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)


Event Details

We’re all trying to do the important work of regulation while faced with a changing and sometimes (most times) charged political landscape.  How can professional regulators successfully lead and navigate their relationship with governments?  Join us for a moderated panel discussion to explore questions such as these:

  • What strategies can regulatory organizations use to navigate government relations?
  • How can regulators communicate effectively with government?  What type of messaging should regulators be sharing with government officials, and what are some tips and tricks for communicating that message?
  • In the media and from government, regulators are often portrayed as “barriers” – barriers to people’s right to earn a living, barriers to economic growth, barriers to mobility of professionals.  How can regulators respond to the idea that “regulators are barriers”?
  • How does trust come into play in regulator-government relationships, and what implications or effect can that have?

Priya Bhatia
, Executive Director, Professional Development and Competence, Law Society of Ontario

Scott McLeod, Registrar and CEO, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta 

Jennifer Garrett, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Sheena Weir, Director of External Relations, Law Society of Ontario 

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Stephanie Thompson
Stephanie Thompson
Content Coordinator

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