Week 2022

Presentation Materials

Presentation Materials for On-Demand: Will be posted to the event platform as they are uploaded.  Please check back later if not available at the time you login, as you have until February 28th, 2023 to access the portal.

Presentation Materials for In-person: you will be able to find presentation decks and materials, on our website at for sessions who have provided materials.


The most anticipated event for public sector financial managers is back

We are pleased to announce our PDW 2022 Honorary Chair

Monia Lahaie

Assistant Comptroller General, Financial Management Sector, Office of the Comptroller General

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat



Leading the Charge:
Accelerating from Innovation to Excellence

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:

Please plan to join us now for this inspiring live event from November 22–25 in Ottawa at the Shaw Centre

See package details and register now

Day Themes

Developed by Financial Managers – for Financial Managers

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.

  • Hot Topics – Adapting to a Changing World Tuesday Nov 22

    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.

  • Leading Practices in Comptrollership Wednesday Nov 23

    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.

  • Technology, Innovation, and Experimentation Thursday Nov 24

    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.

  • Mobilizing People – Achieving Personal Excellence Friday Nov 25

    Please Note: In-Person Only AND In-Person/On-Demand passes for Friday, November 25th (Mobilizing People) are SOLD OUT. Passes for On-Demand Only are still available for Friday..


    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.

World-class speakers and keynotes

Come be inspired!

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:

Hamza Khan
Future of Work Expert | Author of Leadership, Reinvented
Hamza Khan is a multi-award-winning marketer, bestselling author, and global keynote speaker whose TEDx talk “Stop Managing, Start Leading” has been viewed over a million times. He shares actionable insights on resilience, productivity, and leadership to help people and organizations thrive in the future of work. Through his consulting, writing, teaching, and speaking, Khan empowers people and businesses to transform ideas into action.


Jean François Ménard
Bestselling Author and Mental Performance CoachJean 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
Founder and CEO, AccessNowMaayan 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.
Check out our full speaker line-up here

Key Features

Our most comprehensive event ever

  • Three ways to take advantage of PD Week 2022: in-person only, on-demand only, and our best value offer: in-person with on-demand
  • Rich Content Themes: 4 themed days, packed with relevant, practical, insightful content
  • Executive Program – includes a dedicated stream during PD Week, exclusively available to executives looking to enhance their leadership skills
  • Speed mentoring (complimentary and available with in-person options) enabling attendees to schedule invaluable one-on-one, coaching sessions with a CFO or a CEA career mentor
  • Networking: in-person networking opportunities including our highly anticipated “President’s Reception!”
  • Accreditation of continuing professional development – CPD-eligible sessions towards CPD certification hours

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

PDWeek 2022 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

PD Week

The #1 Learning Event for Public Sector Financial Management professionals

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.


Registration Pass Types & Options

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.

Two ways to save

  • Early bird discount: save $50 per pass by registering before August 31, 2022
  • Group discounts: save an additional $50 per person when you order 5 or more passes (for details email us at
See package details and register now


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



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