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:

  • Apply a communications framework to government relations activities
  • Describe strategies and tactics used to influence government
  • Apply communications for government relations activities
  • Define the concept of public policy
  • Create a government relations plan
  • Examine and summarize a specific public policy issue

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


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Feb 04, 2020 to Apr 13, 2020
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $495.00
Reading List / Textbook

No Required Textbook

Section Notes

Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online

It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have completed the Learning Online Waiver.

If you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins, you may enrol for this course by calling 403.220.2866.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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