Upcoming Seminars

Announcing a special Leonard Domino & Associates Government Relations seminar

Join us on the morning of May 11 2018 for our seminar, “You Only Get One Chance.”

This is a very practical workshop focusing on methods and tactics that can help government relations practitioners make tangible progress towards their goals.

DATE:              Friday, May 11, 2018

TIME:              8:00 a.m. registration, with continental breakfast

PLACE:             The University Club of Toronto
380 University Avenue,Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R6
West side between Queen St and Dundas Street. St. Patrick’s is the
nearest subway station.

WIND-UP:       The conference will end at around 11:45

LUNCH:            Complimentary lunch and informal “debriefing.”


We’re holding a Leonard Domino government relations workshop on May 11th because the old saying is true: you only get one chance to make a first impression.

No matter which party wins Ontario’s provincial election on June 7th, we’re going to have a new government in this province. The PCs are currently ahead in the polls. The NDP are always an alternative for many Ontario voters. If the Wynne Liberals are successful with their new budget, it will still be a new government. It’s important for your organization to get off on the right foot with the new regime.

Your plan for a successful introduction to the new government should start with some careful thought around the real values and priorities of the Doug Ford PCs. We’ll be covering that in depth at the May 11th workshop.

The Ford PCs have made it very clear that they aim to control government spending. That can be bad news for organization counting on big increases in government support. But it will also mean that they may be open to new ideas for doing things more effectively.Looking for opportunities to suggest meaningful reforms should be an important part of your planning for a successful introduction to the new government. We’ll help you do that at the May 11 th workshop. And that kind of thinking is good preparation – no matter which party forms the next Ontario Government.

Like it or not, your behavior and your organization’s public statements during the election will be part of your introduction to the new government. On May 11 th , we’ll talk about how that works, too.

Political parties – including the Doug Ford PCs – understand that organizations and individuals will disagree with them from time to time. So, speaking out on the issues that concern you is not a problem.
But politicians – like anyone else – do have a problem with people who question their honesty or their character. Keeping your election focus on the issues will make it less likely the new government and its staffers will view you as “the enemy” before you even start to build relationships with them.

There are no magic tricks to achieving good working relationships with governments, but there are some common sense, win-win strategies that can get your new relationships with the new government off on the right foot.

We’ll be talking about those strategies on May 11th.


9:00 –10:00 a.m. Session 1: “Values and how they will affect government decisions after the election”  

– Led by Leonard Domino.

10:00 – 11:00  Session 2:  “Making a good first impression”  

– This will address how best to introduce your organization to a new government.  

– Led by Sarah Domino. 

Structured discussions will involve table talk, expert panel comments and advice from Leonard and Sarah.

[Break at 11:00] 

11:15 – 11:45  Session 3: “New restrictions”

–  Leonard will explain the new restrictions on in-house lobbyists during elections.


If there are any other specific issues you’d like to see discussed at the workshop, please let us know by including them in the email when you enroll for the workshop.

Our seminar will be limited to 20 people, so there will be ample opportunity for questions, comments and suggestions.  Past seminars have been very enjoyable, involving lots of interactions.  We expect the same the morning of May 11th.

We look forward to sharing ideas, and we hope to see you there.

Cost: $179 plus tax.

Please note, we offer complimentary seat/s at our seminars to associations with gross revenues less than a million dollars. To take advantage of this offer please email Len@leonardomino.com

Questions? please e-mail Hunter Domino at Hunter@leonarddomino.com


Market Green Salad with House Dressing (V)

7 oz Grilled Black Angus Striploin of Beef Café de Paris
Poached Fillet of Atlantic Salmon with a Champagne Beurre Blanc
Striped Bauletti Pasta with Butternut Squash in a Cream Mushroom Sage and Parmesan
Sauce (V)

Apple Pie with Ice Cream
Fresh brewed Regular and de-caffeinated Coffee and a selection of Herbal Teas


To Register. Please fill out our form below.

Please let us know what problem/issues you are facing or what fears you have with the upcoming election.