Week 2023

60 years of Excellence

The #1 Learning Event for Public Sector Financial Management professionals

Some are calling it public sector reform. Others speak of government transformations. However you characterize it; it is clear that all levels of the public sector are grappling with a dramatic change.

Globalization, artificial intelligence – embodied in part by ChatGPT, a rapidly changing workforce, increasing decentralization, diversity & inclusion, technological innovation, ethics & tech, sluggish economic growth, burnout and stress. These are just a few of the powerful forces driving transformational organizational and personal change.

PD Week 2024 is about creating a framework for and understanding these powerful, transformative forces and enabling financial management professionals to make the best decisions at all stages of their careers.

From the latest in neuroscience-based strategies for achieving resilience and creativity to CPD earning opportunities, and unique speed mentoring sessions – only available from PD Week, this year’s event is guaranteed to inform, challenge, entertain, and engage.

Plan to join us for four days of transformational learning from November 19 – 22, 2024. This is without a doubt a unique opportunity to connect with, network, and learn from visionary presenters and other financial management professionals from across Canada.


A proven format with
four major themes

A mix of ‘must attend’ practical and inspiring content

Speakers and sessions are once again organized around four compelling themes that are shaping the public sector across Canada and around the globe. These themes have been identified through extensive input from a wide network of volunteers including CFOs, CAEs, senior leaders, various thought leaders.

  • Tuesday (Day 1) Hot Topics

    Economic/fiscal update, AI trends & risks, data management strategies, hybrid work, approaches and best practices in DEI, cybercrime, cons, frauds & scams.

  • Wednesday (Day 2) Excellence and Evolution

    Parliamentary appearances, economic update, financial fraud, ethics – a panel on best practices, IA & risk management, evolving trends in costing.

  • Thursday (Day 3) Technology and Innovation

    The implications of ChatGPT, e-Government/e-Services, robotic accounting, cloud computing, storytelling with data, financial upskilling, and much more.

  • Friday (Day 4) Mobilizing People

    Workplace evolution, labor shortage, inclusion & leadership, ethical behavior & mobilizing people, best practice communication skills, personal finance


Executive Program

Be sure to check out our special programming designed specifically for the ‘ Executive cadre.”

This exclusive half-day session is available to all executives of the public service, CFOs, DCFOs, and CAEs ( including those in executive-equivalent positions.), looking to find new and innovative ways of enhancing their leadership skills.


should attend

Plan to join us if you are a public sector financial professional

PD Week 2024 will be invaluable if you are involved with financial management, audit, or you have budget responsibilities. Specifically:

  • Public Sector CFOs and DCFOs
  • Public Sector CIOs
  • Comptrollers
  • Financial Managers/Officers
  • Treasurers
  • HR Managers
  • CPA or CIA designation holders
  • Fraud Examiners
  • Accountants / Auditors
  • Program Managers / Directors
  • Policy Analysts / Managers / Directors
  • Those involved in financial IT transformation projects
  • Public Sector managers with budgetary responsibilities
  • Those with financial, accounting, procurement or audit responsibility in the public sector

Post event recordings
available On-Demand

Extend your learning opportunities!

PD Week  is a live in-person learning and networking event. In addition, recorded sessions will be available on-demand for 3 months post event. These recorded sessions make it super easy to take advantage of the full breadth and depth of what PD Week has to offer with a flexible learn-at-your-own-pace conference package.


The easiest and fastest way to earn your CPD credits

You can earn up to 42 hours of credits towards CPD certification with a 4-day On-Demand or All-Access Pass – the most credits for the least investment of time. All event sessions qualify. Many recorded sessions are available for 3-months post event – which means you can spread your CPD hours over two calendar years if necessary.

“ The public sector is going through a period of seismic change. PD Week is designed to give you the insights, knowledge, skills, and a lifelong network that will enable you to not only survive but thrive as a financial management professional. Please join us in November and be part of this important professional development event!”

Marty Muldoon, CEO, FMI

Big Benefits

Something for everyone to stretch and grow

Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect:

  • Tips on how to cultivate key 21st century skills, including resilience, connection, creativity
  • Burnout prevention and stress reduction in today’s wild world
  • The future of artificial intelligence
  • Diversity of learning material with “tips and tricks” you can apply immediately, in addition to strategic content to inspire you to be a future leader
  • How to overcome the labor shortage in your organization
  • Insights to Canada’s economic situation and outlook – what to expect
  • Our brains, bodies, behaviors, and tech: how to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks
  • Innovative, science-based approaches for excelling at communicating and leading in complex corporate environments
  • A ton of educational content and information to help you build better strategies and deliver results
  • Themed days ensure a laser focus for sessions and presenters
  • Discover what skills you need to add to your personal wheelhouse for the foreseeable future
  • Scientifically proven ways to quickly boost your mood, reduce your stress and increase your energy
  • Network with like-minded financial management professionals at all stages in their career and from across the country
  • Learn from the most outstanding lineup of keynote speakers and session presenters ever delivered by PD Week in over 60 years of providing educational content to public sector financial managers
  • Take advantage of PD Week’s unique one-on-one pre-scheduled 15-minute Speed Mentoring sessions to get important, personal career building insights
  • Earn up to 42 hours of CPD credits with our All-Access Pass and enjoy a four-day agenda like no other
  • Extend your learning post event with access to recorded sessions on-demand available for up to 3 months
  • Content for this event is geared to professionals at all levels from junior to the most senior and experienced roles – across federal, provincial, and municipal sectors – ensuring you’ll find something relevant no matter where you are in your career arc
  • And many more depending on the specific sessions you participate in!


Stay informed with convenient email updates

Ensure you get updates as PD Week continues to confirm keynote presenters, session speakers, and exhibitors for this year’s event.