Week 2023

PD Week 2023
is a wrap!

Mark Your Calendar for Next Year!

PD Week 2024,  November 19 – 22

At The Shaw Centre, Ottawa

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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 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.


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 – 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:

  • 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.


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We are pleased to announce our PDW 2023 Honorary Chair

Arun Thangaraj

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.”

should attend

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

PD Week 2023 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 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.


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.

World-class speakers and keynotes

Come be inspired…engaged...challenged

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.

George Stroumboulopoulos
Award-winning broadcasting personality
Gregor Jeffery
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



Ottawa Food Bank Donations

In lieu of speaker gifts this year, FMI will be providing a cash donation to The Ottawa Food Bank

The Ottawa Food Bank is the main emergency food provider in the National Capital Region. We work in partnership with a network of over 100 community and emergency food programs to provide fresh and non-perishable food for people in Ottawa who struggle to afford enough to eat.



“ 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!


See your options and pricing

● 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.

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Our Sponsors

PD Week is possible in part due to the generosity of these valuable sponsors


  • CGI
  • MNP
  • Workday


  • Desjardins – LOGO
  • IBM – logo
  • QMR Consulting & Professional Staffing
  • Versatil


  • CPA Canada
  • Greenlight Consulting
  • The Right Door Consulting & Solutions Inc – LOGO
  • UiPath

Friends Of FMI

  • Career Joy
  • Deloitte – EN
  • KPMG
  • National Bank
  • Niewe Consulting
  • Samson
  • Technomics Canada

Our Volunteer Committee

Special Thanks to our 2023 Volunteer Committee


  • Alain Lagacé, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Nicole Zywicki, Infrastructure Canada
  • Jennifer Sward, Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Court Miller, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Nicolas Raymond
  • Justyna Korczynski, Shared Services Canada
  • Angela Delaney, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Faisal Mamun, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Mélissa Beaumier-Robert, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat


TEAM LEAD: Court Miller, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat


  • Jing Wang, Statistics Canada
  • Yaovi Akpawu , Immigration and citizenship
  • Michael Petta, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Jenny Wang, Public Services and Procurement Canada


  • Manal Benbrahim, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Anjali Datta, Health Canada
  • Ginette Patience Ngueyo, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat


TEAM LEAD: Nicolas Raymond


  • Magalie Maceus, Shared Services Canada
  • Nathalie Brazeau, Indigenous Services Canada


TEAM LEAD: Justyna Korczynski, Shared Services Canada


  • Monjireena (Libra) Afroze, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Manal Benbrahim, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Marcus Kpetemey, Health Canada
  • Diana Romero, Health Canada
  • Yves Christian, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Dung Hien Nguyen, Immigration and citizenship
  • Ginette Patience Ngueyo, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat


TEAM LEAD: Angela Delaney, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat


  • Nicole Meloche, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Court Miller, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Anjali Datta, Health Canada
  • Amélie Langlois, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Mohamed Lash, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Neal Rice, Public Prosecution Service of Canada


TEAM LEAD: Faisal Mamun, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat


  • John Falbo, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Marjorie Markle, Department of Justice
  • Pierre Liu, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Ann Gloade, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Véronique Eng, Health Canada
  • Jean-Claude Rutayisire, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat


TEAM LEAD: Mélissa Beaumier-Robert, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat


  • Nathalie Martin, Canada Border Services Agency
  • Martin Côté, Shared Services Canada
  • Justine Bouchard, Global Affairs Canada
  • Cora-Lee Lavallée, Shared Services Canada
  • Lyne McMillan
  • Isabelle Morin, Transport Canada


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