Diplomat Events and Opportunities

39th Christmas Dinner with Mr. Peter Hall

39th Christmas Dinner with Mr. Peter Hall

November 29, 2022 18h30-21h00

Is there reason for hope in these times which seem to be defined by gloomy forecasts? Hear of critical elements that are almost entirely absent from today’s policy, strategic and social discourse.

Diplomats, parliamentarians, business leaders and their guests are invited to begin celebrating the Christmas season by enjoying a festive meal, live seasonal music and inspirational keynote speaker Peter Hall.

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“Analysis of the Conservative Party Leadership Contest” with Mike Donison and Adam Bolek

“Analysis of the Conservative Party Leadership Contest” with Mike Donison and Adam Bolek

September 15, 2022

What might the results of the Conservative leadership race mean for the future of the party and indicate about the current state of politics in Canada?

Mr. Donison will provide an overview of how the Conservative Party of Canada voting process and the counting of ballots worked, along with an analysis of the results of the leadership contest. 

Mr. Bolek will give a detailed analysis of individual campaigns and what contributed to their outcomes, as well as why the newly elected leader and their campaign were successful. 

They will also comment on what challenges the Conservative Party may face and how this affects the federal political scene looking towards the next general election. 

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38th Christmas Celebration with Supreme Court of Canada Justice, the Honourable Russell Brown

38th Christmas Celebration with Supreme Court of Canada Justice, the Honourable Russell Brown

November 23, 2021

“The Most Important Judicial Virtue” with Supreme Court of Canada Justice, the Honourable Russell Brown

A Christmas celebration to inspire and connect diplomats, parliamentarians and business leaders from across Canada and the world.

What is the most important judicial virtue? For decades, lawyers, judges and academics have debated this. The leading views focus on competing virtues of sympathy and detachment, but can they be reconciled? And if so, how?

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“Election Analysis” – Lucas Malinowski and Mike Donison

“Election Analysis” – Lucas Malinowski and Mike Donison

September 28, 2021

“Election Analysis” with Lucas Malinowski and Mike Donison

Lucas Malinowski and Mike Donison summarized the election results with an analysis of the outcome and responded to audience questions. They also commented on how their faith shapes their perspectives on the election results. Ambassadors appreciated the mutual respect evident by these panelists of opposing political views.

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“Election Analysis” – Lucas Malinowski and Mike Donison

“Insights on the Canadian Electoral Process” with Mike Donison and Deputy Speaker MP Bruce Stanton

September 9, 2021

Mr. Mike Donison summarized the rules governing the calling and the conduct of a Canadian federal general election. Deputy Speaker MP Bruce Stanton gave perspective from his experience as a five time successful candidate and spoke frankly about how his faith in Christ impacts his attitude. They addressed some of the major developments early in the election campaign, followed by Question and Answer.

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37th Christmas Celebration “Hope in Uncertainty” with Dr. Peter Chung

37th Christmas Celebration “Hope in Uncertainty” with Dr. Peter Chung

December 1 and 2, 2020

“Hope in Uncertainty” with keynote speaker, Dr. Peter Chung and special music by Getty Music

Financial challenges, isolation, relational stresses, illness or the death of a loved one…Where does one find hope?

A virtual Christmas celebration to inspire and connect diplomats, parliamentarians and business leaders from across Canada and the world.

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Leadership Race Analysis – Conservatives Decide!

Leadership Race Analysis – Conservatives Decide!

August 26, 2020

Her Majesty’s Loyal Official Opposition decides, the Conservative Party of Canada chooses a new Leader! In this zoom meeting, Mike Donison, political analyst, will summarize the Conservative Party’s leadership race and provide an analysis of the outcome. He will also speak about how his faith shapes his professional perspectives.

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2020 Global Leadership Summit: World Class Leadership Training

2020 Global Leadership Summit: World Class Leadership Training

August 6 – 7, 2020

The Global Leadership Summit is your opportunity to gain access to a wealth of leadership insight from a world-class faculty ready to equip and inspire you—no matter where you have influence.

Now more than ever, when you grow in your leadership, you can withstand difficult seasons, re-imagine the future, strengthen your relationships, improve your business, and provide hope to your community through effective charity or church engagement.

Join us this year in a global movement of more than 420,000 people learning together across 124 countries.

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Michael Ramsden: Charting a Course in a Post-COVID World

Michael Ramsden: Charting a Course in a Post-COVID World

June 11, 2020

“Charting a Course in a Post-COVID World – Truth and Trust in Work and Life” with Michael Ramsden

While it feels that life has been put on hold around the world, our world seems to be changing faster than we could have imagined only months ago. Leadership at times like this is challenging and is needed as never before. The questions as to who we can trust and what is trustworthy resurface with a new edge to them.

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“Recession. Re-flation. Restoration.” with Jonathan Wellum

“Recession. Re-flation. Restoration.” with Jonathan Wellum

April 21, 2020

As a result of the public health policy response to COVID-19, the global economy is experiencing the largest contraction in GDP in modern history. This has thrust the global economy into an economic recession/depression. Governments and central banks have responded with massive spending programs funded by record levels of debt coupled with an enormous expansion in the money supply.

Jonathan will be discussing some of the impacts and potential unintended
consequences of these dramatic actions. He will address the questions:
What are some of the impacts and potential unintended consequences of these dramatic actions?
As decision makers what approach might we take?
How do we begin economic and spiritual restoration?

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Roundtable: “Reconciliation in a Divided Culture” with Michael Ramsden

Roundtable: “Reconciliation in a Divided Culture” with Michael Ramsden

December 3, 2019

“Reconciliation in a Divided Culture” with Michael Ramsden

“Why is there so much bitterness in our society?” Mr. Ramsden has heard this question in Canada and in every place he has spoken in 2019 including the United Kingdom, the Ukraine, Australia, Hong Kong and Nigeria. He says, “Global culture seems to have converged on a very negative aspect. If the cry for justice is based on bitterness, even when you get justice, you are left with bitterness.” Is there an alternative? Come hear and interact with Michael Ramsden.

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