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Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries - Director, Policy and Government Relations

Director, Policy and Government Relations

The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is seeking a Director, Policy and Government Relations, who will be responsible for a broad range of policy, advocacy and government relations duties, including outreach, research and tactical communications.

CADSI is a not-for-profit business association representing more than 1,000 member companies in the defence and security industrial sector.

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Manning Centre for Building Democracy - Director of Training and Development

Our Mission: To be the preeminent training organization in Canada dedicated to increasing skilled and effective political participation by those who share our founding values and principles.

Location: Calgary AB | Salary: Commensurate with experience Duration: Full-time salary

Director of Training and Development

• The Director, reporting to the Vice-President, Training, is responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating training and development experiences for the Manning School to meet business objectives, organization’s strategic initiatives and training goals.
• The Director will lead training and development for individuals in all areas of the political spectrum including volunteers, campaign teams, political candidates, industry government relations professionals, and elected officials.
• The Director will facilitate the development of training programs and support materials targeted to diverse audiences in a variety of formats such as webinars, online offerings and lectures on-site.

The Director must be personally and enthusiastically supportive of the Manning School’s Mission, which is to strengthen the values, knowledge, ethics, skills, communication abilities, and leadership capacities of Canada’s political participants who share our founding values and principles, through applied research, training, and mentorship. The Director will share and agree to promote the School’s guiding values of honesty, transparency, caring, service, and trustworthiness.

• Design, develop and implement well-documented, effective learning experiences
• Develop, implement, and monitor training
• Recruit instructors
• Create training materials
• Develop multimedia visual aids and presentations
• Actively engage in and manage contractor relationships to develop, maintain and deliver highest quality training content
• Create multimedia resources and evaluation processes
• Conduct competency-based needs assessment
• Lead the Training Team and Developers
• Coach and guide training and operational teams on use of training methods and techniques
• Identify appropriate learning objectives for effective performance within the roles
• Identify, evaluate, and implement best practices in training methods and technologies
• Ensure consistent application of learning and development standards; including learning experiences delivered by training staff and other subject matter experts
• Oversee the modification of programs based on results of feedback while continuously aligning programs with the Manning School strategic initiatives and operational strategies

• 8 to 10 years experience in training, including design and delivery preferably with a focus in political training
• University degree in Business, Human Resources or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience; Master’s degree preferred
• LMS experience and certification would be an asset
• Strong supervisory skills to guide and direct teams
• Demonstrates strong leadership and coaching abilities
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent facilitation, teaching and presentation skills
• Strong collaborating and influencing skills
• Ability to apply innovative approaches to training and development programs,including utilizing e-learning
• Senior political campaign involvement at the provincial or national level
• Knowledge of adult learning principles and applications

Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Manning Centre for Building Democracy | Email:

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