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Laura Peck

Senior Partner,

Degrees:B.A., B.Ed

Laura M. Peck. B.A., B.Ed. (Dalhousie), (HKS ’04) has been a Fellow with the Clayton H. Riddell Master of Political Management program since its inception and regularly teaches courses and is a guest instructor in the Program.  Laura has conducted thousands of communications skills programs for senior executives and political leaders across Canada and the United States. Prior to her becoming a communications consultant and trainer, Laura was a television and radio broadcaster for private radio and the CBC in the Maritimes, and then was a Political Assistant to the Chief Government Whip and Press Secretary to a Minister on Parliament Hill.

Laura has conducted thousands of seminars in media training, presentation skills delivery, strategic communications, handling conflict, Appearing Before Parliamentary Committees, and Risk & Crisis Communications. She has trained numerous Premiers, MPs, and elected officials at every level across the country.

Laura is frequently asked to be a media and issues analyst for CTV National News, Global TV’s The National, 1310 News, CFRA580, the Ottawa Citizen and CBC Power & Politics, as well as online media including She has also contributed articles for Campaigns and Elections magazine on campaign communications.

Laura is a chapter author of the Oxford University Press book ‘Public Speaking in Canada’ and is profiled in Fearless: Girls with Dreams, Women with Vision (2019) by Janice McDonald and is a recipient of a ‘Communications Excellence’ Award from Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) in 2014. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education Degree from Dalhousie University and is a graduate of the Executive Development Program, The Art and Practice of Leadership Development at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) in 2004. She graduated from the Certificate programs at the Harvard Business School, Teaching the Case Study Method I and II in 2013 and 2014.

She is an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program at the Shannon School of Business, Cape Breton University where she teaches Strategic Communications.