Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management
At all levels of government and across the spectrum of partisan persuasion, young people are drawn to politics in this country out of passion and conviction, determined to make a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens.
As political staff to cabinet ministers and elected representatives, strategists and tacticians for political parties, campaign managers and communication officers, policy advocates for civil society organizations and grassroots movements, they are essential to democratic practice and to the institutions and apparatus of contested politics. However, until now there has been no formal education available to them in the professional skills of applied politics in Canada.
In response, Carleton University has created Canada’s first graduate program in political management: an intensive master’s degree designed to provide a professional foundation for students who will go on to leadership roles in the political offices and parties of the nation, and intended to contribute to a more constructive politics and well-informed policy decisions.
Students in Carleton’s Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management are fortunate to be receiving instruction from renowned political marketing scholar Jennifer Lees-Marshment. Lees-Marshment will be delivering four lectures at Carleton University through Oct. 10, 2013 about political marketing. Lees-Marshment is an associate professor in political science at the University of Auckland in New ... more
The Master of Political Management Class of 2013 hosted the annual Riddell Reception on April 11 at Métropolitain Brasserie, honouring three special guests who were exemplary as mentors and contacts: Anne McGrath (NDP), Chris Froggatt (Conservative) and Isabel Metcalfe (Liberal). The reception was sponsored by the Canadian Wireless and Telecommunication Association, SUMMA Strategies, the Manning ... more
Carleton’s Master of Political Management program is at the forefront of a wider trend in Canada towards formal education in practical politics and government relations skills. In the latest issue of the Lobby Monitor, Carleton faculty member Jennifer Robson notes that GR shops and public affairs consulting agencies can’t count on a steady stream of seasoned ... more