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• Project management
• Communications planning
• Issues management and messaging
• Media relations
• Internet and social media communications
• Editing, writing and design for print and web

Communications planning is essentially a thinking process that every organization needs to go through. It should be a very consultative process, so my collaborative style and experience as a facilitator have been important assets in this planning process.

Selected Contracts: Communications Planning

Marine Planning
Coastal First Nations - Great Bear Initiative

Developed a communications strategy and implementation plan for this First Nations organization.

Communications Strategy
anwakolas Council
Developed a marine planning communications strategy for this First Nations organization with members from the north end of Vancouver Island. Re-visited and revised the plan two years later.

Communications Planning
Red Deer River Watershed Alliance

Wrote several communications plans for the watershed planning process and implemented plans as part of a public and stakeholder consultation process.

Communications Plan Framework for the Skeena Quality Waters Strategy
Ministry of Environment

Developed a framework for communications as part of the Skeena Quality Waters Strategy, a community engagement project on steelhead angling in the Skeena River system.

Communications Plan, BC Biodiversity Action Plan
Biodiversity BC

Worked with a partnership of governments and conservation organizations to develop a communications plan for a major biodiversity protection initiative in BC.

Communications Plan: Spotted Owl in British Columbia
Environment Canada

Researched and analyzed media coverage, spoke with key researchers, policy analysts, and decision makers, and reviewed the positions of the environmental community to develop an approach to managing spotted owl communications in BC.

Communications Plan, International Children's Conference on the Environment
Molloy & Associates (United Nations Environment Programme)

Contracted as communications manager for the conference and oversaw all communications and media. Researched and wrote a communications and marketing plan, which included a protocol for reviewing and approving all communications.

Communications Strategy
Office of the Ombudsman

Researched and wrote a communications strategy that focused on how to improve awareness of the office. Met with key staff and Ombudsman and used a facilitated discussion process to build the strategy.

Communications Plan
Centre for Integral Economics

Developed communications plan for the National Aboriginal Risk Capital Association, a network of Aboriginal financing organizations interested in establishing venture capital opportunities for First Nations’ businesses.

Communications Plan, Land and Resources Data Warehouse
Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management

Responsible for researching, writing, and coordinating the review and approval of the communications plan.

Communications Plan, The Leading Edge: Stewardship & Conservation in Canada 2003 conference
The Molloy Group

Contracted as communications manager for the conference, overseeing all aspects of communications and media, including the development of a communications and marketing plan.

Standing Offer
Environment Canada

Alan Dolan & Associates held a three-year standing offer with the Pacific and Yukon Region of Environment Canada for the provision of communications planning services.

Internal Communications Plan: Environmental Management Plan and ISO Certification
BC Buildings Corporation

Developed an internal plan for communicating to staff about the implementation of an environmental management plan and ISO certification.

Vegetation Resources Inventory Communications Plan
Beacon Hill Communications (Ministry of Forests)

Developed a communications plan to provide information to internal staff and stakeholders.

Corporate Communications Plan
BC Centre for Disease Control

Through extensive interviews with executive and key staff, developed a communications plan that addressed some key fundamental issues around the CDC's ability to communicate to the public, industry and other stakeholder groups, and the media.

Strategic Communications Planning
Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

In cooperation with local First Nations and the federal government, developed a series of communications plans for delivering public education programs to various communities around BC.

Update of the Official Regional Parks Plan
CRD Parks

Researched and wrote a communications plan that included both consultation and communications initiatives for the update of CRD Parks' Official Regional Parks Plan.

Communications and Marketing Plan
The Molloy Group (Meeting and Event Marketplace)
Developed a communications and marketing strategy for an online meeting and events management service.

Public Health Information System (PHIS) Communications Plan
BC Centre for Disease Control

Developed a plan to coordinate communications to 1,800 PHIS users as well as other relevant ministries and agencies across BC.

Communications Strategy
Hill, Murray & Associates

A media and issues analysis revealed that the company needed to re-position its key messages and develop a new visual identity in order to better reach its target audiences. Developed a large number of communications products to assist company in its marketing, including print materials, advertisements and a website.

Communications and Marketing Plan
Business Adventure Centre

Researched and wrote a communications and marketing plan for the Business Adventure Centre, a partnership of organizations in the western communities of Victoria that was established to promote and support entrepreneurship and small business.

Selected Contracts: Media Relations

Ministry of Environment
Media relations support and advice for the Skeena Quality Waters Strategy

Environment Canada
On-the ground media relations for Species At Risk Act conference

Ministry of Social Services
Provincewide and national media campaign to inform Canadians of new adoption legislation

District of Central Saanich
Media relations and strategic communications support for the Mayor

Molloy & Associates (United Nations Environment Programme)
Media relations and strategic media advice for the International Children's Conference on the Environment

Hill Murray & Associates
Wrote and distributed news releases and other media relations

The Molloy Group
Developed national media coverage for The Leading Edge conference

Selected Contracts: Other Communications

Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Researched and wrote pamphlet on new aquaculture regulations, summaries of aquaculture scientific research papers, two progress reports for the Pacific Integrated Commercial Fishing Initiative (PICFI), two fact sheets on catch monitoring, and one brochure on fish species at risk (SARA).

Ministry of Environment
Wrote, edited and designed informational and promotional materials related to the Skeena Quality Waters Strategy, a community engagement project on steelhead angling in the Skeena River system

Biodiversity BC
Logo development; web organization and copy writing; developed brochure; wrote and edited various communications products

Gorge Waterway Initiative Capital Regional District)
Developed logo, and write and design brochure, information sheets and display material

Environment Canada
Researched, wrote and designed brochure on marine vessel air emissions

Environment Canada
Technical editing and writing standing offer (three-year)

Environment Canada
General editing and writing standing offer (three year)

The Reach Group
Wrote newsletters, service profiles, information sheets and brochures

Waterstone Communications
Develoed presentation for FirstVentures, an Aboriginal Investment Capital organization

The Molloy Group
Wrote and designed brochure, program, conference report, website, and other communications materials for The Leading Edge: Stewardship & Conservation in Canada 2003

Nature Trust of British Columbia
Produced presentation for Cowichan Estuary Stewardship plan

Molloy & Associates/United Nations Environment Programme
Wrote and designed conference brochure, program, final report and other materials for International Children’s Conference on the Environment

Office of the Ombudsman
Produced annual reports for 2003 – 2005

Ministry of Forests
Technical editing standing offer for Research Branch

Fisheries Renewal BC
Researched, wrote and designed annual reports for 1997 – 2000 and two brochure/inserts

Hill Murray & Associates
Developed corporate visual identity, brochure, quarterly newsletter, project highlight sheets, modular display system, web site design and copy, and other promotional materials

ESI Environmental Sensors Inc
Researched, wrote and designed corporate brochure, product fact sheets, product brochures, packaging design, displays, and other materials

Sierra Club of BC
Wrote and edited five brochures on forestry

Environmental Assessment Office
Researched, wrote and designed annual reports for 1995 – 2001, several brochures, displays and other communications products

Ministry of Environment
Research and wrote annual report 1999–2000

CRD Parks/Provincial Capital Commission
Produced newsletter for Green/Blue Spaces Strategy

Ministry of Forests
Researched, wrote and designed Forest Service News, a monthly internal newsletter over a two-year period

Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Edited wilderness and endangered species calendars 2003 – 2011

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food
Edited and designed report on the World Trade Organization

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Developed a wordmark, brochure, fact sheets, staff presentation package, overheads and poster for right-to-farm legislation

BC Treaty Commission
Researched and wrote newsletter articles

Royal Roads University
Edited program brochures and calendars

Public Service Employee Relations Commission
Produced 1996 – 2001 annual reports

Business Adventure Centre
Wrote brochure, poster, and ad copy

District of Central Saanich
Wrote and designed brochures and overheads for public meetings on the 1995, 1996 and 1997 budgets

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Edited and designed backgrounders, annual reports, and other publications

BC Salmon Marketing Council
Researched and wrote brochure on salmon

RLG International
Creative direction and writing of Performance Journal and two successful applications for 50 Best Managed Private Companies in Canada

BC Buildings Corporation
Wrote and edited various publications