Leading from the Heart (Tim O'Loan)

Discussing the self as an instrument; how to facilitate difficult conversations; how to care for oneself and others within a large institution.

Host: Laura Wesley, Executive Director, Public Engagement and Marketing, Privy Council Office 

Guest: Tim O'Loan, Former Advisor to TRC Chair. Reconciliation Ambassador, Speaker, Change Maker, Facilitator, Emcee, Veteran, Advocate.

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Duration: 59:18



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Speaker bios:

Laura Wesley, Executive Director, Public Engagement And Marketing, Privy Council Office

Laura’s knowledge of, and interest in, systems change, design, and human motivation form a lens through which to consider new ways of working together. After more than 15 years working in the federal public service, she's come to believe that working across boundaries – sectors, disciplines and organizations – results in better outcomes for everyone. In guiding individuals and teams, Laura shows an unwavering commitment to supporting people through change. 

Tim O’Loan

Tim O’Loan is a proud member of the Dene Nation and veteran, having served for 10 years in the Canadian military.  Tim has worked for the Government of the Northwest Territories as an Intergovernmental Relations Advisor and Land Claim Negotiator.  In 2006, he moved to Ottawa to pursue further studies as a mature student and obtained a Master of Arts degree in Canadian Studies in 2008.  After graduating, Tim worked for the Federal Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and was asked to join the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in 2010, as the Intergovernmental Advisor to the Chief Commissioner, the Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, now a Senator.  Tim has returned to working with the Government of Canada and is regularly invited to speak about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its Calls to Action to professionals in government, other workplaces and in schools and the community across Canada. Tim is passionate about encouraging Canadians to walk with Indigenous Peoples on the journey of reconciliation.


Other public engagement resources in this series: 

Public Engagement series: Public Engagement: Want to Learn more?
Public Engagement series: Learning Together for Better Public Engagement: Intro video (Laura Wesley) (Disponible en anglais seulement)
Public Engagement series: Government of Canada Public Engagement Principles
Public Engagement series: Designing Public Engagement Experiences Toolkit 
Public Engagement series: Public Engagement Strategy Template
Public Engagement series: Podcast: Designing Public Engagement Experiences (Jonathan Rose and Daniel Buckles) (Disponible en anglais seulement)
Public Engagement series: Podcast: Building Nation-to-Nation Relationships (Georgina Lloyd) (Disponible en anglais seulement)
Public Engagement series: Video: Digital, Data & Open Policy Making (Panel) (Disponible en anglais seulement)