It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. Nowhere is that truer than within the financial management profession of the public sector – in Canada and around the world.
At all levels of government, financial management professionals have faced unprecedented challenges that have spurred remarkable innovation.
We have adapted to new ways of working and delivering professional services. “Lessons have been learned”. New best practices have emerged. We are rapidly moving from survival mode to a dramatically new way of working.
Now is the time to take stock of a transformed public sector landscape and lead the charge for sustainable excellence. That’s the umbrella theme driving this year’s in-person PD Week:
Leading the Charge:
Accelerating from Innovation to Excellence
Please plan to join us now for this inspiring live event from November 22–25 in Ottawa at the Shaw CentreSee package details and register now
Leading the Charge: Accelerating from Innovation to Excellence is supported by four day themes that are shaping public sector priorities and best practices globally.
Each day theme has been carefully chosen through input from an extensive volunteer organizing committee comprised of financial management professionals drawn from all levels of government – including senior leaders, and various thought leaders.
This is how PD Week continues to be the most relevant and anticipated professional development and networking event of its kind in Canada: it is developed by financial management professionals, for financial management professionals.
Each day theme delivers a potent mix of inspiring and practical sessions that are guaranteed to provide new insights on achieving excellence in your public sector financial management career.
Governments around the world are adapting at different speeds to ever-accelerating change driven by climatic upheavals, pandemics, IT revolutions, and new ways of working. Their ability to adapt will have significant implications for their economy, social programs, and ability to deliver services to the broader society.
Join us as we explore the effects and opportunities of these transformational trends. Discover what is being done by public sector financial management professionals to embrace unprecedented change and find new ways to achieve excellence in a post-pandemic world.
Comptrollers have always adapted and continued to provide essential support to their departments and programs as the machinery of government changes. Never before has the pressure and pace of change been greater. Distinguished speakers will share their experience and provide real-life examples of how they’re adapting and helping to elevate and modernize Comptrollership in their organizations.
Join these leaders and learn about emerging best practices in various disciplines including Financial Management, Internal Audit, Acquired Services and Assets.
Day 3 provides participants with an exceptional opportunity to hear world-class experts address the many impacts of technology on public sector organizations. Topics include emerging digital technologies, innovation and experimentation of new ideas, methods, and activities. Leading speakers will share their experiences, how they are adapting to continual change in a quest to achieve excellence.
This fast-paced day is guaranteed to provide you with eye-opening insights that are shaping the future of the public service – and information that will help you adapt and thrive in a climate of perpetual change.
The final day provides invaluable information and guidance on how to become the best version of yourself. You’ll hear incredible speakers who will share inspiring stories while getting actionable information that you can immediately apply to various aspects of your career and life. Topics include ways to improve self-confidence, resilience, and mental health; diversity and inclusion, stress management, change management, remote work and more!
Join us for a most intimate and personal journey with thoughtful sessions guaranteed to help you better understand and manage changes while staying connected to others.
PD Week consistently attracts some of the most respected, knowledgeable, and sought-after experts in the world. Speakers, presenters, and keynotes are chosen for their proven ability to engage, inform, entertain, challenge, and above all inspire. Confirmed keynotes to-date include:
Jean François Ménard is widely recognized for his contributions to the field of performance psychology. He is the bestselling author of ‘’Train Your Brain Like an Olympian’’, a radio personality, and an accomplished speaker who travels the globe to share his knowledge with top-performing organizations including NASA, Redbull, Western Union, FBI, Cisco, PepsiCo, SunLife Financial, Toronto BlueJays, and Novartis.His keynote speeches typically include innovative content, charismatic storytelling, thought-provoking video clips, and applied exercises. His explicit goal is to provide attendees with inspirational, in-depth educational experiences that are both experiential and interactive, where participants get to learn practical and powerful skills that can be transferred easily in the workplace.
Maayan Ziv is an activist, photographer and entrepreneur. In 2015, she launched AccessNow, a mobile app and website that collects and shares information about the accessibility status of places worldwide.As CEO of AccessNow, Maayan has created a powerful shift in thinking about the importance of accessibility in our world, from accessible technologies to infrastructure, public policy, media and communications. To date AccessNow has shared accessibility information in over 35 countries.
PDWeek 2022 will be invaluable if you are involved with financial management, audit, or you have budget responsibilities. Specifically:
PD Week is the Financial Management Institute’s (FMI) longest running, premiere professional development and networking event for financial management professionals. Since its inception in 1962, FMI has built PD Week into the most anticipated, largest, and longest running event of its kind in Canada.
Always hosted in the National Capital Region this unique, annual event consistently attracts thousands of financial management professionals in all stages of their career, from all levels of government, and from across Canada.
The overriding goal of PDWeek is to provide an inspiring mix of challenging and practical information that is immediately useful, balanced with big picture insights on key trends that are shaping the public sector.
This year’s event includes in-person, in-person with on-demand, and on-demand only options.
You can choose our best value, 4-day All Access Pass, or Day Pass for 1, 2, or 3 days depending on your needs, budget, and availability. All in-person options include the opportunity to take advantage of Speed Mentoring, Networking and Vendor Engagement in the Exhibit Hall.
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Ensure you get updates as PDWeek continues to confirm keynote presenters, session speakers, and exhibitors for this year’s event.