R10(a) - Special Roundtable: Chiefs of Staff
Date: May 31 | Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm | Location: Classroom - CL 127 Room ID:15780
Chair/Président/Présidente : Anna Esselment (University of Waterloo)
ParticipantsKatie Telford (Office of the Prime Minister of Canada, Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)Ian Brodie (Former Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper / University of Calgary)Judy Samuelson (Former Chief of Staff to Premier Roy Romanow)
Chiefs of staff sit at the top of the political staff hierarchy. In the context of the Office of the Prime Minister or Premier, the chief of staff is responsible for running an organization that provides policy and political advice, communications and speechwriting, and logistics for events and travel. Both a manager of personnel and a key advisor, the role of chief of staff has gained increasing attention in both academic and media circles. This special roundtable will shed further light on the role of chief of staff by engaging directly with people who have held the position.