Way to go, Jay Shanahan!
The ASPA Executive was very excited to learn about the selection of our former Executive member Jay Shanahan as a participant in the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference 2017 (GGCLC). The conference: “brings together Canada’s emerging leaders from business, labour, government, NGOs, education and the cultural sector for a unique two-week experience aimed at broadening their perspectives on work, leadership, their communities and their country”
Before Jay left the ASPA Executive and the university in the fall of 2016, he began the application process to become one of the 250 participants in this illustrious event. This process included a written application and an interview, in a competitive selections process to identify the best candidates from almost 1500 applicants from across the country. Jay was selected as one of 65 labour representatives in the total cohort of 258 conference participants.
Following an opening plenary session of three days, conference participants will be divided into 16 study groups. Each group will travel to a different region of the country, and over the course of 8 days interact and engage with municipal leaders, grassroots activists, and community organizations. A three day closing plenary will conclude the conference activities. For more detailed information, visit http://www.leadershipcanada.ca/about-the-ggclc/format/.
The ASPA Executive members congratulate Jay Shanahan on this accomplishment.
The 2017 AGM is coming up on April 25th. Click the link below to download the nomination form for ASPA executive.
2017 Nomination Form
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