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 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 2023 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 career.
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 21 – 24, 2023. 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.REGISTER NOW
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 – and this year’s honorary chair, Arun Thangaraj, Deputy Minister of Transport.
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 work, and how we bring productivity to the highest levels possible.
Choose practical and inspiring sessions in these four areas:
Economic/fiscal update, AI trends & risks, data management strategies, hybrid work, approaches and best practices in DEI, cybercrime, cons, frauds & scams.
Parliamentary appearances, economic update, financial fraud, ethics – a panel on best practices, IA & risk management, evolving trends in costing.
The implications of ChatGPT, e-Government/e-Services, robotic accounting, cloud computing, storytelling with data, financial upskilling, and much more.
Workplace evolution, labor shortage, inclusion & leadership, ethical behavior & mobilizing people, best practice communication skills, personal finance
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.
See details and register now
Deputy Minister of Transport Canada
“I am so excited to once again be taking part in Professional Development Week. I always look forward to coming together with leaders in the financial management community to share ideas and explore trends in the sector. I have learned so many invaluable lessons from previous participation – most notably being confident to take risks and learn from mistakes – and am confident that the next generation of financial professionals will get as much and more out of this year’s event as I have.”
PD Week 2023 will be invaluable if you are involved with financial management, audit, or you have budget responsibilities. Specifically:
PD Week 2023 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.
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.
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.
Award-winning broadcasting personality
Communication Thought Leader
|Dr. Shimi Kang
Bestselling author, entertaining speaker, and Global Social Entrepreneur
|Dr. Susan Biali Haas
Expert in Burnout Prevention, Stress Management, and Resilience | Mental Health Advocate
Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect:
“ 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!”
● In-person Only Pass for each day selected,
● On-Demand Only Pass (for each day(s) selected), and
● Our BEST VALUE All Access Pass In Person PLUS On-Demand for each day(s) selected.
Ensure you get updates as PD Week continues to confirm keynote presenters, session speakers, and exhibitors for this year’s event.