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BMC 223 Government Relations

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Course Description

The actions and decisions of various levels of governments in Canada impact organizations in positive and negative ways.  In this overview course, you will explore what drives government decision making and learn communications methods to attempt to influence government. You will learn how to communicate effectively with government and how to build coalitions to influence government, all geared to help achieve results for you and your organization.

Formerly: Government Relations: Communicating With and Influencing Government


Course Details

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply a communications framework to government relations activities
  • Understand and apply strategies and tactics used to influence government
  • Use communications for government relations activities
  • Understand the concept of public policy
  • Create a government relations plan


Prerequisite: Learning Online

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


  BMC 223 - 011 Government Relations  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
Class:   Sat 8:30AM - 4:30PM
27 May 2017 to 17 Jun 2017
Number of Sessions: 4 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $495.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
Campus: Downtown
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Sheridan Mcvean
  Reading List / Textbook:  

No textbook required. A list of readings will be available closer to the course start date.

  Section Notes:  Please note that is course follows an intensive format and takes place on four consecutive Saturdays on May 27 and June 3, 10 & 17.

Due to the intensive nature of this course, it is recommended that you pre-read or familiarize yourself with course materials prior to the course.

Students are expected to attend all sessions.

Students will be required to complete assignments during the week and may be asked to prepare a final assignment after the course has ended.

The instructor may choose to use Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning environment, to post the Course Outline and other course materials. If you have questions about using D2L, let your instructor know when you attend the first class. D2L may not be available before the start date of the course.

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers.  

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