The past 18 months have been unprecedented for everyone. Nowhere is that more true than within the public sector. Financial management professionals have quickly embraced new ways of working and managing. Everything has changed and continues to rapidly evolve in a fast, dynamic, and unpredictable environment. Important lessons have been learned. Adaptation, innovation and creativity has thrived.
PDWeek 2021 is about sharing and celebrating these successes while moving forward with confidence into a dramatically different future. Envisioning that future is what this year’s PDWeek is all about.
Plan to join us for five days of transformational learning – a unique interactive virtual opportunity to connect with, network, and learn from visionary presenters and other financial management professionals from across Canada. Now is the time to renew your connections, learn from the best, see what’s working in the trenches, and envision an exciting future – together.Register Now
Speakers and sessions are organized around four themes that are shaping the public sector around the globe. These themes have been identified through extensive input from a wide network of volunteers including CFOs, CAEs, senior leaders, and various thought leaders.
The overriding goal is to bring you practical information that is immediately useful, and insights on powerful trends that are transforming how we think, how we function, how we leverage, and how we bring productivity to the highest levels possible. Choose practical and inspiring sessions in these four areas:
Find out how governments around the world are adapting to seismic, ever accelerating change, climate upheavals, pandemics, IT revolutions, and more. See what’s being done to embrace change and prepare for the future.
Hear distinguished presenters share their real-life experiences and expertise on how they’re helping to elevate and modernize the profession of Comptrollership and what you can do too.
See how emerging digital technologies, innovation, and experimentation of new ideas, methods and activities are rapidly shaping the future of the public sector.
Learn how to grow in your career and become the best version of yourself – someone who is mentally and physically able to tackle the many personal and professional challenges created by an increasingly unpredictable world.
“ This year’s event brings together an amazing group of thought leaders and global practitioners who will help public sector professionals see extraordinary new possibilities, overcome uncertainty, and blaze a path to an exciting future. I encourage you to seriously consider being a part of this can’t miss learning event!”
Marty Muldoon, CEO, FMI
PDWeek 2021 will be invaluable if you are involved with financial management, audit, or you have budget responsibilities. Specifically:
PDWeek 2021 will be a fully virtual event featuring a flexible learn-at-your-own-pace conference package. For the first time, you can easily participate from any location in the country. Take advantage of a time zone friendly agenda to maximize your participation in keynote presentations and education sessions.
Plus, recorded sessions will be available for 3 months post event. It has never been easier to take advantage of the full breadth and depth that PDWeek has to offer.
Whether you sign up for the full five-day event with an All Access Pass or opt for a single Day Pass to participate in one themed day, you also automatically get access to all concurrent sessions on Envision Kick Off Monday. This first day sets the stage for the entire event and features:
All Access Pass holders can earn more than 47 hours towards CPD certification, Day Pass holders, at least 16 hours – the most for the least investment we’ve ever been able to offer. All recorded sessions will be available on demand until February 28, 2022 – which means you can learn at your own pace and spread your CPD hours over two calendar years.
Celebrated comedian, political satirist, host of the Rick Mercer Report for 15 years, author of Rick Mercer Final Report
No one in Canada chronicles, satirizes, and ultimately celebrates all that is great and irreverent about this country better than the one and only Rick Mercer.
Comptroller General of Canada
Hear Canada’s Comptroller General share his perspective on leading the financial management, audit and project management functions of government, latest topics, biggest challenges during the unprecedented year behind us, key priorities and what lies ahead.
Enterprise Strategist, Amazon Web Services Canada
Mark is a sought-after technology leader, prolific writer, and frequent speaker. He has held C-suite positions at several organizations, large and small, where over time he earned a reputation for challenging the status quo in business, processes, and technology.
Expert on resiliency and workplace wellness
Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, and personal wellness in the workplace.
Award-winning performance coach
Dr. Ivan Joseph inspires people and teams to achieve more than they dreamed. An award-winning coach, educator, and leader, Joseph has spent his career leading cultural transformation, helping people believe in themselves, and creating cohesive teams. Dr. Joseph’s TEDx Talk has more than 21 million views, which speaks to the impact he has on people.
This event brings together an impressive and diverse line-up of keynote speakers and session presenters from across Canada and around the world representing all levels of the public sector – federal, provincial, and municipal. These individuals have been carefully chosen to inform, inspire, and challenge you to grow both personally and professionally.
Dynamic keynote presenters include:
This five day event provides unprecedented virtual networking and learning opportunities. Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect:
See virtual exhibits with the opportunity to book a consult with representatives for more information. Our growing list of exhibitors includes:
“ This is my fifth year coming to PD Week and it's great. Great educational value, but probably the best benefit of all is the networking, meeting people from across country; federal, provincial, municipal, private sector. We're all sharing the same ideas. It's a great week.”
Derek Cockburn, Manager Financial Operations at Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology, B.C. Provincial Government
“ PD Week has been an amazing experience. Each day we're seeing new folks from every facet of the government, from Canadian border security through to the Department of National Defence, Food Inspection Agency. It's a really great, mixed crowd. We're really happy to be seeing decision-makers at all levels within those organizations.”
John Craig Solutions Delivery, MindBridge Ai
PDWeek 2021 provides two compelling options for participating: a great value Day Pass, or the best value five day All Access Pass. Both passes include Envision Kick Off Monday concurrent sessions.See detail and register now
Ensure you get updates as PDWeek continues to confirm keynote presenters, session speakers, and exhibitors.